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Melbourne Travel Tips

Known for its colourful culture and vibrant entertainment, Melbourne is a perfect place for business, pleasure or a bit of both. Our Melbourne travel tips offer information that will help you better prepare yourself for a visit to the city.


Climate

Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate and is known as a city where you can experience "four seasons in one day". Summer (December to February) sees the average maximum temperature reach around 25.5°C. Autumn (March to May) temperatures fall to about 20°C, while temperatures in winter (June to August) range from 6 to 14°C. Spring (September to November) is characterised by cloudy weather and gusts of wind.

Transportation

The city’s many attractions are easily accessible via a well-connected network of public transport services including buses, trains and trams. The Melbourne International Airport is located around 22 kilometres from the city centre.

Business & Shopping Hours

Business hours are generally between 8am to 5.30pm, while most retail outlets are open seven days a week, generally from 9 or 10am to 5 or 6pm.

Currency

The official currency is Australian Dollar (AUD).

Major credit cards are accepted at most businesses and retail outlets, while you can also find many ATMs in the city.

Time Zone

GMT/UTC +10.