Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay, the southern-most city of mainland Australia is Melbourne; the capital city of Victoria where creativity and innovation come together to deliver great events, exciting places to explore and cutting-edge advancements that are globally acclaimed.
An undisputed leader in innovation, the city has become synonymous with many success stories particularly in the fields of technology, science and medicine. Fostering education, research and development, Melbourne is recognised as a knowledge powerhouse where collaborations of great minds have led to breakthroughs of international acclaim. This has led to Melbourne become an appealing destination to host collaborative business events that facilitate knowledge-sharing, trade partnerships, education, investment and long lasting legacies.
Melbourne is a compact city that is easy to get to and navigate on foot or by the many transport options. Only 25 minutes from Melbourne’s international airport, your short trip into the city centre is quick and easy with options ranging from dedicated Skybus to individual passenger services. The airport accommodates a vast airline network with many direct flights and 24/7 operations and services, offering maximum flexibility for delegates.
Once in the city, you’ll come to appreciate Melbourne’s grid layout which makes it one of the most convenient cities in the world to navigate. All amenities are within walking distance, making it ideal to explore the city on foot. Alternatively, the extensive public transport network offers trams, trains, buses and taxis providing ample options for those wishing to explore the city landmarks, culture, food and wine and events. Destinations further afield can be discovered via one of the many tour operators that will take you on a journey beyond Melbourne, exploring spectacular coastlines, encountering native wildlife and enjoying local food and wine amidst breath-taking landscapes.
There is no shortage of things to see, do and explore in Melbourne and Victoria. The city offers a multitude of everchanging experiences at numerous attractions in the city and regional destinations. Take your pick from museums and art galleries, zoos and aquariums, landmark and historic sites, family fun activities and attractions, bars and cafes, sandy beaches and white-water rafting, spas, wildlife and wineries, or drives along Victoria’s coastline.
Experience Melbourne’s mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you’re after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours – Melbourne’s eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly ground-breaking. Share a drink while snacking on high end tapas in a laneway eatery, take on a Szechuan chilli dish in Chinatown, or break out of the CBD and discover the city’s specialist eating destinations – Richmond for Vietnamese, Carlton’s ‘Little Italy’, Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese.