Where is Melbourne Located, Australia?

Melbourne is located on the coast of Bass Strait in the south-east region of Australia. Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria state of Australia.

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Where is Melbourne Located?

Melbourne is the capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the 2nd-most populous city in Australia and Oceania Continent. The city Melbourne is situated on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip. The metropolitan area of Melbourne consists of 30 municipalities. The center of Melbourne City is commonly known as "Central Business District" or simply CBD. The region of CBD is the larger geographical area. Primarily, the city was founded by the settlers of Van Diemen's Land in the year 1835; however, the name has been given by Governor Richard Bourke in 1837. After a few years, Melbourne was declared as the city by Queen Victoria officially.

At present, the city is center of education, arts, commerce, sports, entertainment, and tourism. Interestingly, Melbourne is the birthplace of cultural institutions such as Australian film, Australian television, Australian Rules football, and Australian dance styles. Besides, Melbourne is also a major centre for contemporary and traditional Australian music. Probably, because of all these reasons, Melbourne is more often considered as "cultural capital of Australia."

Distance From Melbourne to Other cities

  • Distance from Canberra - 465 km (289 mi)
  • Distance from Adelaide - 654 km (406 mi)
  • Distance from Sydney - 713 km (443 mi)
  • Distance from Brisbane - 1,374 km (854 mi)
  • Distance from Perth -2,721 km (1,691 mi)

Facts about Melbourne

LocationSouth-eastern of Australia (at Pacific Coast)
Coordinates37°48′49″S 144°57′47″E
Established30 August 1835
Area9,993 km2 (3,858.3 sq mi)
Telephone country and area codes03
Country Code+61
Population5,078,193 (2019) (2nd)
Time zoneUTC+10 & UTC+11
ClimateOceanic Climate
Local government31 Municipalities across Greater Melbourne
AirportMelbourne Airport (2nd busiest airport in Australia)
Official Websitehttp://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Places to Visit in Melbourne

Melbourne is the second most visited city in Australia, the most visited attractions are:
Eureka SkydeckNational Gallery of VictoriaLuna Park MelbourneWerribee Open Range ZooSt Patrick's Cathedral
Federation SquareMelbourne MuseumSEA LIFE Melbourne AquariumFitzroy GardensScienceworks
Queen Victoria MarketMelbourne Observation DeckRoyal Exhibition BuildingMoonlit Sanctuary WildlifeWerribee Park
Crown CasinoArts Centre MelbourneCrown MelbourneArts Centre MelbourneSt Kilda Pier
SouthbankMelbourne Cricket GroundShrine of RemembranceSouth Melbourne MarketBirrarung Marr
Melbourne ZooRoyal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne GardensHealesville SanctuaryACMIFunfields Themepark
Melbourne AquariumPuffing Billy RailwayGreat Ocean RoadFlagstaff GardensThe Ian Potter Centre
DocklandsSt Kilda beachMelbourne Star Observation WheelDandenong Ranges Botanic GardenFlemington Racecourse