Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state.
The entire Greater Melbourne area covers 9992.5 km2 and has a population of around 4.5 million.
As a general rule, Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate with warm to hot summers, mild and sometimes balmy springs and autumns, and cool winters.
The weather can be changeable, so be prepared for anything – take an umbrella and wear layers that can be worn or removed as needed.
Melbourne is undergoing a lifestyle revolution whereby more and more people are electing to live within a few kilometres of the CBD. This is resulting in the transformation of docklands and older inner-city areas into brash new residential areas.
The central business district (CBD) is Melbourne’s business and financial centre. It encompasses the area from Flinders Street to Queen Victoria Market and from Spencer Street to Spring Street, plus the area between Victoria and Latrobe streets. The CBD is home to retail, financial, legal, administrative, recreational, tourist and entertainment facilities.
Federation Square is Melbourne’s major public square, situated opposite Flinders Station. As well as hosting arts and cultural events, it broadcasts major sporting events on a giant screen. Federation Square is home to popular facilities including the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
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