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.
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.
All major credit cards are accepted.
The General Post Office is located at the corner of Bourke Street Mall and Elizabeth Street, City.
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
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.
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.
Mon-Thurs 9.30am to 4pm Fri 9.30am to 5pm
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
Home of the Melbourne Cricket Ground