Melbourne- A Dynamic, Thriving ConfidenT City
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and the most populous city in Australia with over 4 million habitants.
On first impressions Melbourne, with its elegant buildings, parks and tree-lined boulevards, would not seem out of place in Europe.
Despite its image as a centre of culture and the arts, the Victorian Capital is every bit as thrusting and dynamic as Sydney, perhaps more so now?
There always seems to be something new and exciting opening or a big world class sporting event taking place in Melbourne.
With its sub-tropical / tropical climate, Queensland is justifiably marketed as 'The Sunshine State'. Highlights include The Gold Coast, the stylish Sunshine Coast, Whitsunday Islands , and Port Douglas . Find out more...
Victoria is affectionately nicknamed the Garden State, is the smallest and most densely populated of the mainland states. Melbourne the capital is a mixture of old European elegance and new-world style. Find out more...
South Australia enjoys a Mediterranean type climate and is surrounded by five states and territories and the sea of the Great Australian Bight. Adelaide, the capital, is close to world class wine regions. Find out more...
The Northern Territory, location of Ayers Rock (Uluru) is often perceived as being entirely arid and desert like. Although true for much of the interior this contrasts with the fertile ' Top End' which includes Darwin. Find out more...
Tasmania , the 'Apple Isle', possesses magnificent lakes, mountains, beaches, rivers, waterfalls, ancient rainforests. Tasmania's diminutive size makes it possible to see much of the island in a few days. Find out more...
Season & Holidays
Check our Time and Season dashboard for each State and Territory.
Australian Climate data for all the capital cities and other popular tourist areas. This shows average monthly temperatures, rainfall, sunrise and sunset times, time zones and a latitude map.
Australians are extremely aware of the dangers of skin cancer . Sunshine has to be respected as well as enjoyed. Slip on a shirt, Slap on a hat with wide brim, and Slop on the sun cream.
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