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Melbourne. Victoria, Australia. Melbourne overview . Located mainland south – eastern corner of A ustralia Melbourne is a modern day city , less than 200 years old and never stands still Melbourne is a city of vibrant energy offering lots to do

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Melbourne

Melbourne

Victoria, Australia


Melbourne overview

Melbourne overview

  • Located mainland south – eastern corner of Australia

  • Melbourne is a modern day city , less than 200 years old and never stands still

  • Melbourne is a city of vibrant energy offering lots to do

  • Restaurants fashion boutiques café-filled laneways bars art galleries spacious parks and village-like inner

  • Ranked as one of the most liveable cities


Transportation in melbourne

Transportation in Melbourne

  • Melbourne has many transportation services available – taxi services , chauffeur services , trams , ferries and trains . Melbourne also offers environmentally friendly transport like readily able hire bikes.

  • Melbourne Bike Share is a new form of public transport, designed for short trips across the city available at $2.50 an hour or $8 per day.

  • Yarra Trams is one of the biggest tram networks in Australia and the world

    Yarra Trams are readily available in metropolitan and CBD areas of Melbourne

    http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/timetables/

    http://www.melbournebikeshare.com.au/pricing


Major gateways of transport

Major Gateways of Transport

  • Melbourne Airport is both a Domestic and International gateway for travel

  • Airlines available to and from Melbourne :

  • Flights run daily from Sydney , Adelaide , Darwin , Cairns and Brisbane airports .

  • The Melbourne airport is approx. a 30 – 40 min drive from the CBD depending on traffic congestion.


Brief history of melbourne

Brief history of Melbourne

  • Melbourne was founded on the Yarra River in 1835.

  • Within a year the township of Melbourne began to grow along the banks of the Yarra River.

  • Melbourne boomed in the 1850's as a result of the gold rush in close by northern regions.

  • After the gold rush , Melbourne boomed and welcomed a huge flood of migrants, hence cementing its future as a multi – cultural city .

  • Being less than 200 years old Melbourne is one of the worlds most modern capital cities , and still embraces technological advancements of the 21st century .


Melbourne economy

Melbourne economy

  • Tourism is a major part of the Melbourne Economy

  • Melbourne attracts an increasing number of business from the domestic and international conference market

  • Rivals with Sydney in the tourism sector , competing for domestic and international tourists

  • Melbourne has attracted approx. 7.7 million domestic travellers and 1.9 million international visitors since 2004


Local customs

Local Customs

  • Each year, the Festival unveils a world-class program of more than 250 events over two weeks – a true expression of Melbourne’s infamous love of food and wine that captures the attention of food-lovers in their hundreds of thousands.

  • Entering its 20th year, the Festival’s prestigious reputation attracts the world’s biggest culinary and wine personalities to its door to participate in a program that also showcases Victoria’s own celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers, producers and artisans.

  • http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/festival-background/about-the-festival


Melbourne cup

Melbourne cup

  • Since 1877, Cup Day has been a public holiday for Victorians

  • Melbourne Cup Day is Australia's most famous Tuesday. At 3.00 pm AEST, on the first Tuesday in November,

  • It's a day when the nation stops to listen or watch the race. Even those who don't usually bet, try their luck with a small wager or entry into a sweep

  • The Melbourne Cup has long been known as an urban fashion parade. The race track was one of the few places in colonial Australia where high society and the lower classes came together socially.

  • http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/melbourne-cup


Local facilities

Local Facilities

  • Taxi - 13 CABS ( 13 2227)

  • Royal Children's Hospital - (03) 9345 5522

  • Royal Women's Hospital - (03) 8345 2000

  • St Vincent's Hospital - (03) 9288 2211

  • Met link Transport Services - 131 638


Geographical features

Geographical features

  • Located in the south eastern pocket of Victoria.

  • Melbourne is known for its interchangeable weather

  • Melbourne has moderate oceanic climatic conditions

    • Hot and Dry Summers

    • Cold , Windy and Wet Winters


Health safety in melbourne

Health & Safety In Melbourne

  • Water in Melbourne is at a healthy and high standard for drinking and readily available.

  • Australia has compulsory OH&S standards for places of business , that have to met to continue operations.

  • Smog Days do occur , radio and television stations will broadcast this predicament to warn suffers of respiratory diseases.

    • Smog are not to the extent of those in Hong Kong , London or New York


Sources of information

Sources of information

  • www.visitmelbourne.com

  • www.thatsmelbourne.com.au

  • www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Melbourne

  • www.melbourne.vic.gov.au

  • www.melbourne.com.au

  • For information on Melbourne visit those sites.


Research resources

Research Resources

  • Internet

  • Class discussions

  • General Knowledge

  • Melbourne Locals

  • Businesses operating from Melbourne


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