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Local Tips & Useful Links

Plan your route, explore Melbourne's finest food, find out where your local shops are located and get to know your way around like local with our local tips and useful links guide. Whilst we endeavor to keep this page up to date, if you happen to find somewhere great to visit that is not on our list, please let us know and we'll be sure to grow our favourite spots and tips!

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Yarra Trams

Plan your route, explore Melbourne's free tram zone and get to know your way around like local. The Yarra Trams website has everything you need to ensure you never miss transport throughout your stay in Melbourne.

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The University Of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. Going to visit the Uni?

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The Royal Melbourne Hospital

For more than 165 years The Royal Melbourne Hospital has touched the lives of millions of Victorians, providing care and treatment for the sickest in our community. Visit the official website for more information.

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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Peter Mac is one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres globally and is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer. Visit the website for more information.

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What's on Melbourne

Take a look at the Victorian Governments own news feed of all local events and things to explore in Melbourne. From paid festivals to free trams, this website has it all!

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Queen Victoria Market

Visit Melbourne’s favourite shopping destination where you can wander the heritage sheds for an authentic local experience. Uncover a variety of clothing, jewellery and souvenirs, and taste the atmosphere of the meat, fish and deli halls.

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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo has the vision to be the world's leading zoo-based conservation organisation. If you are visiting Melbourne for a short period of time then the Zoo is definitely worth a few hours!

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Eureka Skydeck

Every great city has its icon, its point of recognition, the gem in its urban skyline. For Melbourne, it’s the Eureka Tower, a 297 metre (975 ft.) gold plated skyscraper by the Yarra River in the heart of the Southbank precinct.

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Sea Life Melbourne

Looking for a venue to host a corporate function or private party? SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium can provide the perfect backdrop. Alternatively, just visit with your friends or family and get great discounts!

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Melbourne Museum

Located in Carlton Gardens (Melbourne, Australia), the Melbourne Museum explores life in Victoria, from our natural environment to our culture and history.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

Located in Yarra Park (Melbourne, Australia), the Melbourne Cricket Ground or 'The G' is the birthplace of test cricket, the home of Australian Football, The National Sports museum as well as playing host to a range of other events .

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Puffing Billy Railway

The Puffing Billy Railway is Australia's premier heritage railway situated in the Dandenong Ranges (Melbourne).

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Luna Park

Visit one of Melbourne's most iconic amusement parks! Located on the beautiful foreshore of Port Phillip, St Kilda Luna Park is filled with unique rides and great food making it a fantastic family day out.

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Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo is an African themed zoo in Werribee, about 32 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is part of the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board or 'Zoos Victoria' which also includes Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.

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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are botanic gardens across two sites - Melbourne and Cranbourne. Melbourne Gardens was founded in 1846 when land was reserved on the south side of the Yarra River for a new botanic garden. It extends across 36 hectares that slope to the river with trees, garden beds, lakes and lawns.

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Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is a war memorial in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road. It was built to honour the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but now functions as a memorial to all Australians who have served in any war.

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