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 synonyms 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 exciting legacies.
As a major Australian gateway, Melbourne is easily accessible for international delegates and also easy to navigate once arrived. Perfect to explore on foot on an our extensive transport network, Melbourne invites delegates to discover its creative culture, expressed in its food, fashion, events, arts and music scene. Or for those wanting to explore further afield, the unique natural beauty of regional Victoria is just a short trip away.
Melbourne is a food lovers’ paradise. From fine dining restaurants to chic rooftop bars, the city thrives on its cafe culture and bustling bar scene. With an array of restaurants, cafes and world famous wine regions within easy access of the city, come and be immersed in a journey of culinary discoveries.
Melbourne’s culture is vibrant and alive. Scratch the surface and discover a thriving arts scene. The city is home to over 100 galleries, an array of live music and performing arts venues, world class theatre performances, various museums and unique outdoor public art. View Australian artwork collections and Indigenous culture at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Melbourne is Australia’s style capital. From high end fashion labels to well-known Australian designers and individual finds, the city is a premier retail destination. Uncover shopping secrets in the city’s famed laneways, indulge in retail therapy at the major department stores and shopping centres, or explore the myriad of markets to find a unique gift or souvenir.