Author: Nathan Murphy

Meet the founder behind Just Melbourne. Nathan's a business and tech enthusiast, triathlon lover, and avocado fan. He's passionate about delivering top-notch content about everything Melbourne. Tweet your thoughts or ideas to him @nathanjmurphy - he loves hearing from our readers!

Walking into Molly Rose Brewing is akin to a refreshing plunge into a funky, cool pool of craft beer. With white walls reflecting the hospitable charm of the staff, the vibe is easy-going and inviting. Six tantalizing craft beers grace the taps, offering a glimpse into the brewing artistry that unfolds behind the scenes. Beginning with a citrus pale ale, I was struck with the vibrant refreshment of mandarin and grapefruit. This delicious brew primed my palate for the culinary delights to come, courtesy of their unique ‘Chef’s Table’ option. A labor of love by founder and lead brewer, Nic…

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Be Well Hawthorn has launched with an entirely new approach to getting healthy & well when you hit middle age & up. “What our bodies need at 25 is entirely different to what they need at 50.” – David James, Co-founder. After his heart attack, David, along with his wife, Jan Owen, decided to take their health seriously, but found their options lacking. Disco-like gyms, pamper-parade spas, ad hoc classes, and trendy gimmicks were inescapable. David, now 64, couldn’t find anything dedicated to actually improving the health & wellbeing for him and people like him. “There was nothing out there…

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Melbourne has a long list of world firsts to its name. And we’ve curated ten noteworthy achievements that many Melburnians might not know about. He steps up to the crease, swings the bat, and it’s a six! As Tim Paine leads the Aussie test cricket side in matches across the globe, this game was actually first played on Melbourne soil. A little after one in the afternoon on 15 March, 1877, the first Test match kicked off at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) between England and Australia. The home team was captained by Dave Gregory who guided Australia to victory…

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Are you thinking of getting help from a Virtual CFO (VCFO) for your business and don’t know where to find one? Look no further. We’ve rounded up the top Virtual CFOs in Melbourne. A VCFO is an outsourced CFO that provides financial leadership for business owners in the areas of Management Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Financial Management, Financial Risk Analysis, Financial Planning, Financial Modelling, Business Advisory, Financial Strategies, and more so you can have a better understanding of your business from a financial perspective. They act like the chief financial officer of the company without the hefty price tag of…

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Had a motor vehicle accident? In this article, we share with you the best car accident lawyers in Melbourne. Why Do You Need a Car Accident Lawyer? Although the number of road fatalities has dramatically decreased in Melbourne since the ’80s, unfortunately, car accidents are still very common. Now, for your usual fender bender, you probably don’t need a lawyer. In complicated cases where you’ve been seriously injured and need to claim, where you’re wondering who and for what to sue for damages, you will need legal representation from experienced lawyers. A Melbourne car accident lawyer can also help with…

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We’ve all heard of Uber, Didi and Ola. The giant rideshare platforms, backed by billions from venture capitalists, all trying to get your personal transport dollars. But would you be surprised to know that a Melbourne firm, based out of the Hub at Southern Cross, is giving these guys a run for their money when it comes to competing with their level of technology? Cars on Demand is an Australian local provider, that operates across the whole of Australia but only does chauffeur driven cars, they too have an app, both on iOS and Android. They also have number masking technology to…

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A few weeks ago myself and Emily from the JM team went to try out one of the best new pottery classes in Melbourne for beginners. Dean Millsom welcomed us into his beautifully decorated studio, located in South Melbourne. It’s a small studio, catering to a maximum of 6 students which allows for an intimate and personalised class. Millsom grew up in Bacchus Marsh, studying ceramics and finishing with a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Ceramics & Grad Dip in Education. After some time teaching in Melbourne secondary schools his path first took him over to the United Kingdom…

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There’s no doubt that Melbourne has become a bit of a hub for entrepreneurship and startups. These days, most people you know have some sort of side hustle going on outside their 9 til 5. But the ones I want to bring to your attention right now are the ones driving positive change for our planet.  Why Sustainable Businesses Matter Did you know that by 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish? More than ever before, there’s a need for us to reconsider our plastic and carbon footprint. Whether you realise it…

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I sat down with the founders of Repairy, Qivin & Johan, to learn more about this startup that is trying to change how people get their car serviced. Dealing with scheduled maintenance and sending your vehicle for repairs is an all too familiar pain for car owners. Thankfully, Repairy provides a solution to make car serving a transparent and hassle-free experience. The company works closely with a number of local mechanic workshops to ensure a high quality of work whilst reducing the cost and amount of time required for successful repairs. Repairy offers an end-to-end concierge service, dropping off the…

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Looking for the best marriage celebrant Melbourne has to offer to complete the biggest day of your life? You’ve come to the right place. Without a marriage celebrant, your wedding day will just be a party – they are the one person at your wedding who can make things official between you and your special someone, not just before your family and friends, but also in the eyes of the law. You also want a good celebrant who will make your wedding ceremony memorable and engaging. But, with over 8,500 civil celebrants registered to conduct marriages in Australia, how do…

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