When to visit
It is often said that Melbourne has “four seasons in one day”. This is particularly common in late Autumn and early Spring, when the weather is quite changeable, although major extremes are rarely felt in one day.
Before Your Travel
Time Zone ( GMT )
November to March – GMT +11
April to October – GMT +10
Visa is required for tourist and can apply Electronic Travel Authority ( ETA ) online or through travel agents. Maximum length of each visit is up to 3 months.
An ETA is equivalent to a visa, but there is no stamp or label in your passport and there is no need for you to visit an Australian diplomatic office to submit an application.
There is a AUD20 service charge when applying online.
To apply ETA or For More Info : Australia ETA
240/250 volt AC 50Hz. Australian power outlets take 3 flat prong plugs. Most hotels provide adaptors.
Australian tap water is safe to drink. Bottled water can be purchased from convenient stores or supermarket.
English is widely spoken in Australia.
From the Airport
Skybus is a non stop express bus connecting you to Melbourne city from airport & vice versa.
SkyBus operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including public holidays. The average trip time is 20 minutes.
At no extra cost for SkyBus passengers, SkyBus can transfer you to your city hotel or motel from our city terminal using our fleet of mini-buses.
For More Info on Skybus : Skybus Melbourne
Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport, outside Terminal 2 (T2 – International) and both domestic terminals (Terminal 1 – T1 and Terminal 3 – T3).
Expect a taxi fare of around A$80 to A$85 for a return trip between the CBD and Melbourne Airport.
A $2.00 taxi parking fee applies at Melbourne Airport. This $2.00 per vehicle fee only applies to passengers leaving Melbourne Airport from a taxi rank.
A $3.00 per vehicle pre-booked taxi fee also applies for passengers catching a limousine or taxi from the premium parking area opposite T2.
Melbourne’s public transport system is very efficient and able to get you to most tourist attractions.
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
Traveling around Melbourne? Get yourself a Metcard for your traveling convenience.
Metcard is a universal ticket which allows users to ride on the city’s Metlink network, consisting of suburban trains, trams, and buses, including the NightRider network.
Thus saving you precious time in queuing up in lines and looking for small change. You can buy Metcard from 7 Eleven, Metshop, premium train stations, and even on Trams & Buses.
Choose either a daily or a weekly Metcard for UNLIMITED rides on trains, trams & buses.
For More Info : Metcard Official Site
Trams in Melbourne are a major form of public transport and Melbourne is home to the largest tram network in the world.
It is one of the best transport to get you around Melbourne City and nearby surroundings such as St Kilda, Docklands, Malvern.
For More info on Melbourne’s Tram – Metlink Tram
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
Traveling around Melbourne CBT? Hop on to the FREE Melbourne City Tram Service – City Circle.
City Circle trams run in both directions approximately every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (except Christmas Day and Good Friday).
Flinders Street > Harbour Esplanade > Docklands Drive > La Trobe Street > Victoria Street > Nicholson Street > Spring Street > Flinders Street
Flinders Street > Spring Street > Nicholson Street > Victoria Parade > La Trobe Street > Docklands Drive > Harbour Esplanade > Flinders Street
Download : City Circle Free Tram Map
For More Info on Melbourne’s City Circle – Metlink Free Tram Service
Melbourne Metropolitan Train Network
Metro Trains offer everyone a convenient way to travel around outer Melbourne.
Download : Metro Train Map
For More Info : Metro Trains Melbourne
Victoria Regional Train Network
As the state’s regional public transport provider, VLine run more than 1400 train services and 600 coach services every week, helping a potential 1.3 million regional Victorian customers get from place to place
Download : VLine Rail Map
For More Info : V/Line
Yellow Melbourne taxis are ubiquitous in the city center but less often spotted in the suburbs.
For More Info on Taxi Fare : Department of Transport Victoria
Most paths are “shared footways” under the law, although the majority of users in most places are cyclists. This means cyclists should expect to share the path with pedestrians, dog-walkers, rollerbladers, joggers, prams and tricycles.
Helmets are required by law, and care should be taken when cycling near slippery tram tracks.
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All the information above is correct upon published & is subject to change without further notice. Please make an effort to double check. Neither the author nor owner will be liable for any damage or lost caused.
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