Melbourne, Australia / Courtesy of Tourism Australia 

Melbourne is Australia's mecca for all things trendy and tasty. The city offers up exquisite dining, exhilarating sport and abundant opportunities to experience art.

A perfect blend of rich cultural history and new age trends is waiting for you in Melbourne. As the sun goes down, the city comes to life with a vibrant dining scene as well as events and exhibitions. Explore its bustling laneways, trendy neighbourhoods and sophisticated foodie scene to get a taste of what Melbourne is all about.

Getting to Melbourne is easy with flights arriving direct to two airports. 

  • Melbourne Airport at Tullamarine (MEL) is 22km (14mi) from the city and services international and domestic arrivals

  • Avalon Airport (AVV) is 55km (34mi) from the city and services domestic flights only

  • Hire cars, taxis, ride-shares and a shuttle service are available from both airports

Getting around is just as easy as finding a great cup of coffee in Melbourne. The city offers clean, reliable and affordable public transport services. There is even a free City Circle tram line with historical commentary.

Despite having four distinct seasons, Melbourne's weather is known for being a bit unpredictable. Summers are generally warm and winters cold, but just ask a local and they’ll tell you that it’s not uncommon to experience all four seasons in a single day. So whenever you decide to visit, be sure to pack layers and carry an umbrella in your day bag. 

  • High season: Spring and summer (November to February)

  • Low season: Winter (June to August)

Melbourne, Australia is the Official Host City for all events of Australia's Royalty Pageant