A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative, exciting city centre, to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs. It’s the gateway to Victoria’s world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages. Discover more when you play Melbourne.
Hugging the tip of Australia’s east coast, Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state, covering 227,600 square kilometres – roughly the size of the British Isles.
A wealth of diverse regions and attractions are packed into this compact area, with sweeping coastlines, pristine beaches and national parks and forests teeming with wildlife, plus wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking.
Best of all, many of Victoria’s unique and varied landscapes are easily reached as day trips from Melbourne.
Melbourne and Victoria host some of Australia’s most prestigious events throughout the year, including;
- Spring Racing Carnival culminating in the Melbourne Cup in November
- The Australian Open Tennis in January
- Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
- Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix in March
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival March to April
Victoria also hosts an ever-changing schedule of blockbuster exhibitions from around the world.