MELBOURNE - Your host city
||Voted many times over as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne (the capital of the State of Victoria) is celebrated for its friendly locals, efficient services, fine wine and dining, and world class facilities.
No matter when you visit, there is always something special to see or experience; Melbourne is Australia’s events capital and the city’s atmosphere is even livelier when the Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival or the Australian Open Tennis Championships are in action.
Melbourne boasts comprehensive transport systems, ultra modern venues, and extensive accommodation for any event.
Recognised as a major centre for research and development in the medical, science, technology, business and financial industries, Melbourne provides the perfect setting for today’s meetings, incentive travel programs, conventions and exhibitions.
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The MCEC is located on the banks of the Yarra on South Wharf. Not only are their sweeping views of the city skyline and the river, but it’s also a hub of activity.
You needn't look far for a small eatery or a bustling bar. Shopping? Not a problem. Numerous boutiques and shopping centres are only a short walk away.
Don't forget daylight saving for 2014 starts on Sunday 6 October 2013, 2am (Eastern Standard Time).
Crown entertainment complex
MELBOURNE - Places to visit, explore and see
Located on the Southern bank of the Yarra River, Crown is Melbourne's premier entertainment venue.
Boasting over 40 restaurants, cafes and bars, cinemas, an indoor amusement park plus a live entertainment theatre and two nightclubs.
Eureka Skydeck 88
Skydeck 88 is Melbourne's new 'must see' attraction.
Two dedicated lifts propel visitors to Level 88 in under 40 seconds and only Skydeck 88 can take you to "The Edge" – a switchable glass cube which slides out from the building with you inside!
Federation Square is one of the most complex and ambitious construction projects ever undertaken in Australia.
Federation Square's cultural attractions and bustling event calendar are also supported by a great range of tourism experiences, including guided tours, bicycle hire, Yarra River cruises, sightseeing day tours and free tourism services at the Melbourne Visitor Centre.
Melbourne Aquarium one of Australia's premier tourist attractions.
Visitors should allow approximately two hours for their tour of Melbourne Aquarium. Melbourne Aquarium's convenient location is a just a short stroll from many inner city attractions such as the Crown Entertainment Complex and Southgate Leisure Precinct.
Melbourne Zoo is constantly improving and adding new facilities.
Explore the award winning Trail of the Elephants or view koalas, platypus, kangaroos, wombats and other unique native wildlife in the Australian bush setting.
National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria has two magnificent galleries located a short walk apart – both with free entry to the permanent collection. Victorians and visitors can now enjoy two public art galleries within one magnificent arts precinct.
National Sports Museum
Located at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), home to Australia's finest collection of sporting heritage. There are exhibitions on Australian football, cricket, the MCG, Olympics and much more!
Affectionately known as 'The G' to locals and cricketing fans the world over, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a cultural icon and one of the most important cricket grounds in the world. is a cultural icon and one of the most important cricket grounds in the world.
If you are wanting to explore more of Melbourne and its surrounds please take a look at the Visit Victoria website