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Updated, Aug 2020


about the city
population, Language, currency,  plug point, emergency no, time zone
entry requirements and best time to visit

Getting In & Around

Getting in
Melbourne Airport: 20 km northwest of city.
Shuttle Bus: Skybus $19.75 one way / $36.50 return (other options available too), Taxi: $60 to city center (additional charges may apply) fare estimator
Avalon Airport: 50 km southwest of city center, near Geelong city,
Shuttle Bus: Skybus from Avalon airport $24 one way / $46 return (other options available too) Taxi: $120-130 approximate fare to/from Melbourne (more info)
Southern Cross Station: Biggest railway station, connected with trains across Australia, Melbourne’s Metro, public buses and trams, Shopping and public facilities and luggage store are available here.
mindmybag offers a luggage storage service around Melbourne. This can help you explore the city without the hassle of carrying your bags.
Getting around

Public Transport: web:
You need to buy a miki card or Myki pass to travel in Melbourne’s public transportation. Its available on machines, station counters, PTV hubs, 7-eleven stores on the buses and online for $6/$3(kids). If you’re only travelling in the city’s Free Tram Zone, you don’t need a myki unless you are going into other zone. if travelling on regional network, off peak hours discount apply on myki cards. also concession is available of 50% to eligible.

Tickets: 2 hour A$4.50(zone 1&2) A$3(zone 2), Daily fare* A$9(zone 1&2) A$6(zone 2), Weekend fare $6.50(zone 1&2) $6.00(zone 2), 7 day myki pass $45.00(zone 1&2) $30.00(zone 2) *daily cap on fare 2 x 2 hour fare. 

Queen Victoria Market, Photo by Anggun Tan on Unsplash

See & Do

Federation Square
public square, opening hours: 24 hours, shops, cafes and restaurants may have different hours, tickets: open space, address: Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, web:, phone: + 61 3 9655 1900

Luna Park
amusement park, opening hours: 11am to 11pm on Sat, to 8pm on Sun (hours vary) closed on weekdays, tickets: visit only: A$5 (only at the park) free for under 3 years, Single ride: Adult : A$11.50 (above 13 years), Kids : A$10.50 (4-12 years) / A$5 (0-3 years), Unlimited rides: Adult : A$51.50 (above 13 years), Kids : A$41.50 (4-12 years) / A$18 (0-3 years), address: 18 Lower Esplanade. St Kilda VIC 3182, VisitWebsite Phone: +61 03 9525 5033

Melbourne Cricket Ground
stadium, MCG is one of the largest cricket ground with seating capacity of about 100000 people. The great stadium has seen cricket changing and history making. 
opening hours: 10am to 3pm (tour operation), Closed on event days, Christmas Day and Good Friday, tickets: Tour tickets: Adult – A$25 (above 16 years), Kids – A$14 (5-15 years), Family – A$60 (2 adult-2 kids), event tickets are different , address: Brunton Ave, Melbourne, VIC, VisitWebsite Phone: +61 3 9657 8879 email: [email protected]

Melbourne Museum
museum opening hours: 10am–5pm daily, Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day, tickets: Adult – A$15 (above 16 years), Kids and Students – Free, exhibitions may cost extra address: 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC, VisitWebsite Phone: 13 11 02 / +61 3 9392 4800

Melbourne Zoo
zoo, opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, tickets: Adult: A$38, Kids : A$19 (4 – 15 years), Kids under 4 years: A$5, all kids get free entry on weekends & holidays, address: Elliott Avenue, Parkville, Victoria. 3052, VisitWebsite, Phone: +61 1300 966 784 (9am to 5pm) email: [email protected]

National Gallery of Victoria
gallery. opening hours: 10am to 5pm daily, closed on Christmas Day, tickets: Entry is Free, exhibition tickets may apply, address: 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, VisitWebsite Phone: +61 3 8620 2222 (10am–5pm, Mon-Fri).

Royal Botanic Gardens: 
gardens. A lovely greens garden surrounded by vast plant species. The Royal botanical Garden of Melbourne is just south of Yarra River and Central Business District of the city. The Garden is playing a major role in conservation and research of plants. as well as protection rare varieties. use of drones is strictly prohibited for visitors
opening hours: 7:30 am to sunset every day, Address: Private Bag 2000, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra Victoria 3141,  visitwebsite , Phone: +61 3 9252 2300 

Royal Exhibition Building 
exhibition building. opening hours: 2pm tours daily (check before visiting) time depends on exhibitions Tickets: Tour Tickets -Adult $10, Kids $7.  visitwebsite, Phone: (+61) 13 11 02 , +61 3 9270 5000 address: 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3053 

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
aquarium, opening hours: 10:00am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm) everyday. time may differ on some holidays (9:30 am-6:00 pm), Check here, tickets: Adult – A$44* Kids – A$30* (4-15 years), *Book Online and save up to 15%, address: King Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, VisitWebsite

Queen Victoria Market 
market. opening hours: 6am to 3pm on Tue, Thu, Fri / 6am to 4pm on Sat / 9am to 4pm on Sun. /Closed on Monday and Wednesday (Seasonal Night market on Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm) tickets: free, address: Corner of Elizabeth Street & Victoria Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, visitwebsite Phone:  +61 3 9320 5822.

Royal Exhibition Building, Photo by britt gaiser on unsplash