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Melbourne
Victoria overview

1. Introduction
2. Tourist Attractions

Melbourne

Capital of Victoria.

Situated on the Yarra River, at the head of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne is Australia's second largest city, with a population of 3.2 million.

Melbourne, a city with tree lined boulevards, parks, elegant buildings and churches.

Melbourne
Climate

Generally a temperate climate, subject to wide variation. High rainfall and four distinct seasons. If you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes and it will change.

The best time to visit Melbourne is in March when the evenings are still warm and mostly fine and sunny during the day.

Average Temperature (C)
Min
Max
Summer (Dec/Feb)
Autumn (MarMay)
Winter (Jun/Aug)
Spring (Sept/Nov)
18
 8
 6
 8
26
24
15
22
Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted.

Postal Services

The General Post Office is located at the corner of Bourke Street Mall and Elizabeth Street, City.

Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Getting there

Come by road, rail or air.

Melbourne International Airport is located approximately 20km or 30 minutes north-west from the centre of Melbourne. It provides 24 hour curfew free international and domestic services.

A Melbourne City Tram
Getting around

Melbourne has a network of public transport with trains, trams and buses.

Culture and Performing Arts

A large selection of museums, galleries and theatres. With all year round events culminating in festivals of music, opera, dance, comedy.

The Moomba Festival is held during the first half of March with fireworks and parades. Or the Woolmark Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Due to multicultural diversity, there is a wide selection of restaurants to cater to all tastes. Experience festivals of food and wine.

Banking
     Mon-Thurs 9.30am to 4pm
     Fri       9.30am to 5pm
Shopping

A shopper's paradise with inter-connected department stores, boutiques and specialty shops to suit all tastes and styles. Explore all the lanes, arcades and malls. Although shopping hours have been deregulated, most major retail outlets adhere to standard hours of:

     Mon-Wed   9am to 6pm
     Thurs-Fri 9am to 9pm 
     Saturday  9am to 5pm
     Sunday   10am to 5pm
Sport

Home of the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Australian Rules Football
The Melbourne Cup, the race that stops the nation
Australian Open Tennis Championship
Formula 1 Grand Prix
Motor Cycle Grand Prix



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