It has become, along with the kangaroo, one of the main symbols of Australia. After having been hunted massively for its fur,
it istoday mainly threatened by the fragility and the recoil of its biotope.t has a primary school and a state secondary school,
Melbourn Village College. There is also a well-known science park and a railway station in the neighbouring village, Meldreth.
There is a butcher's, a Co-op food shop, five hairdressers, a barber shop, two estate agents, three pubs, a newsagent, a sub-post
, two garages and three churches (Anglican, Baptist and URC). Melbourn has the well-known restaurant, Sheene Mill,
formerly owned by the television chef Stephen Saunders. The village is served by Meldreth railway station that opened in 1851.