Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania. The name “Melbourne” covers an urban agglomeration spanning 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi), which comprises the broader metropolitan area, as well as being the common name for its city centre. The metropolis is located on the large natural bay of Port Phillip and expands into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon mountain ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5,000,000, approximately 19% of the national population, and its inhabitants are often referred to as ‘Melburnians’.
Melbourne’s events calendar is packed: music, film and design festivals, major exhibitions, sports events, theatre, and food and wine celebrations.
Find out more about Melbourne’s major events here: https://www.visitvictoria.com/events/major-events
A very useful guide to travel in Victoria be found at: https://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/melbourne/travel-information