How do Aussies say Melbourne?
To instantly feel like a Melbourne resident, rather than a visitor, pronounce the name as the locals do: Mel-bin.
Is it pronounced Melbourne or melbin?
Melbourne: It’s pronounced “Melbin,” not “Melborn”
Is the R in Melbourne silent?
The sound you are looking for is Schwa. Of course with an Australian accent the ‘r‘ is silent but still sounds like bern or burn without the r. Although the spelling suggests ‘born’, the tourists who say it like that, well, that’s how you know they’re tourists.