Melbourne and Victoria Essentials

Our beloved Melbourne has been voted on numerous occasions the most livable cities in the world. And it’s not hard to see why – amazing cafe scene, diverse culinary options, festivals of all types held all year round, majestic parks and gardens and the wide-ranging retailer offerings in the CBD and surrounds. Yes, you may hear a local Melbournians complain about the paltry public transport system (and notorious Myki system), traffic congestion and having four weather seasons in one day – but generally we have got it good!

The below resources have been curated from personal experiences, recommendations and either for providing a wealth of useful information. They showcase what Melbourne and Victoria in general have to offer. Ready. Set. Explore!

Note: Event resources hosted in and Melbourne are highlighted under the subheadings including ‘Events‘.


Custom map and guide of Melbourne (and overall Victoria)

Melbourne (and overall Victoria) – Life through the lens – Custom city Google map – https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zY-64Q2XxyfU.kki4nhngX484&usp=sharing


IMPORTANT ESSENTIALS


Communication / Postal
Free wifi hotspots

Victorian Government – Free wifi program in Melbourne CBD- http://www.vic.gov.au/wifi.html
– Called ‘Vicfreewifi’ hot spots
– Run by TPG and allows 250mb of use per day

Melbourne city – Free wifi- http://www.vic.gov.au/wifi and https://www.vic.gov.au/wifi/find.html

Australia Post (Postal Service) – http://www.auspost.com

Main Melbourne post office location:
Melbourne GPO
250 Elizabeth street, Melbourne
Mon to Fri – 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm

Poste Restante – Melbourne – Bourke Street – http://www.tickettotheworld.co.uk/backpacking_australia/poste_restante.php

And general information – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poste_restante

Local courier and postage services

Last mile porter – Melbourne courier service – http://www.lastmileporter.com

Victorian Public holidays
*** Victorian public holidays – http://www.business.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-holidays-and-daylight-saving/victorian-public-holidays

Directories

General:
Directory – White Pages – http://www.whitepages.com.au/
Directory – Yellow Pages – http://www.yellowpages.com.au/
Directories order – http://www.directoryselect.com.au

Pbezy directories (rural area directories) –
True Local – Local directory – http://www.truelocal.com.au/

Specific area:
Docklands Directory – http://www.docklandsdirectory.com.au


Essential Numbers
– More numbers listed in the Yellow or white pages telephone directories (Online or in print), Melways or other authorities websites.

Emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) – 000
– Triple zero Australia – http://www.triplezero.gov.au/ and http://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au/
– Using emergency numbers – https://www.triplezero.gov.au/Pages/Usingotheremergencynumbers.aspx
– 112 number – free emergency calls from a Mobile telephone – https://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA/calling-the-emergency-call-service-from-a-mobile-phone–faqs

Victorian Government – Hot lines directory – http://www.vic.gov.au/hotlines.html

Dial before you dig – http://www.1100.com.au

Crime stoppers – 1800 333 000
VIC roads emergency – 131 170
Poisons info line – 13 11 26

Australian search and rescue – http://www.amsa.gov.au/Search_and_Rescue/
– Marine – 1800 641 792
– Aviation – 1800 815 257

Medicines line – 1300 888 763
National security hotline – 1800 123 400
RSPCA Rescue – 9224 2222
Wildlife rescue – 0500 540 000
Wildlife emergency – 13 000 94535 and https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/

Directory assistance – 1223

Reverse-charge calls: 12550

Gas emergencies – 13 27 71
Electricity faults – Jemena – 13 16 26
Powercor – 13 24 12
Interpreting services – 13 14 50

Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333

Nurse on Call (Telephone health advice service – free) – 1300 60 60 24

Relay service (National) (For deaf or hearing impaired) – http://www.relayservice.com.au/
– Sitemap – https://relayservice.gov.au/sitemap/

24-hour relay call numbers
TTY/voice calls
133 677

Speak & Listen
1300 555 727

SMS relay
0423 677 767

SES (State emergency service – Natural disasters and weather damage – Flood, Storm, Tsunami and Earthquake Emergency) – 13 25 00

VicEmergency Hotline: 1800 226 226

Victorian bushfire information line – 1800 240 67


Essential Mobile and tablet Apps (applications) and sources of Information

– 3aw Radio (Official emergency services provider)
– Twitter via emergency services accounts
– Twitter – Emergency list –

ABC – Emergency – http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/ and twitter – https://twitter.com/ABCemergency

Victorian state government – Applications – http://www.vic.gov.au/social-media/mobile-apps.html
Australian federal government – Applications – http://www.australia.gov.au/news-and-social-media/apps

Victorian – Consumer affairs – Shop right app (Consumer rights)
Victorian Emergency Services App – http://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au/

Visit Victoria – Portal of visitor tourist apps – http://www.visitvictoria.com/Information/Smartphone-apps


Victorian emergencies to keep in mind
– Bushfires
– Flood
– Storm


Emergency misc preparation aspects

Vial of life – Emergency details in canisters from State Automotive organisations (EG RACV) – http://www.vialoflife.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vial_of_Life
Telephone ICE1 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Case_of_Emergency


Essential Services

Victorian Emergency Portal (Current Alerts (Such as planned burns, bushfires and more), Warnings and Conditions – Includes; Incidents and warnings, Prepare and get ready resources, Relief and recovery resources) – http://emergency.vic.gov.au/
– *** About Victoria emergency (Summary of sources of information and emergency services listings)
http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/about-this-site/introduction?noexpanded
– Current warnings and incidents – http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/
– Relief and recovery – http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/relief/
– Emergencies and safety information – http://www.vic.gov.au/emergencies-safety.html
– Understanding types of warnings – http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/prepare/#being-prepared/understanding-warnings
– Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCskGgVGdfEp1C3BMiiwAyzQ/featured

Victorian government – Emergencies and resources – https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/emergencies

– Emergency Broadcasters – http://www.firecommissioner.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/EmergencyBroadcasters.pdf
– Fire danger ratings (Region by region) – http://emergency.vic.gov.au/map#prepare-fdr
– Fire – http://emergency.vic.gov.au/map#prepare-fire
– Flood – http://emergency.vic.gov.au/map#prepare-flood
– Emergency Manual Victoria – http://www.emv.vic.gov.au/policies/emmv
Emergency (Police, Fire Ambulance) 000 – Advice about details to give and more – http://www.esta.vic.gov.au/None/EmergencyVic+Landing+Page

Flooding resources
– Melbourne water – Flooding information and advice –
https://www.melbournewater.com.au/planning-and-building/flooding-information-and-advice
– Victorian government – Flood overlay map – http://services.land.vic.gov.au/maps/pmo.jsp
– SES local flood information – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/your-local-flood-information

ABC Emergency portal (Updates, resources and information) –
http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/
– Local Victoria – http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/state/vic/

Airwatch – Deaking University – https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/sebe/airwatch/

Agricultural emergency (Livestock and pets) – http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/emergencies
Ambulance Victoria – http://www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/

Assessible Melbourne resources (For disabled, impaired or special needs–
– Lonely planet – http://www.lonelyplanet.com/assessable-melbourne
– Australia for all – http://www.australiaforall.com
– Nican – http://www.nican.com.au
Australian Bureau of Meteorology – Victoria portal http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/
– Current Melbourne weather – http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/observations/melbourne.shtml
– Twitter – https://twitter.com/BOM_Vic

– Places (Search locations) – http://www.bom.gov.au/places/
– 7 day Melbourne forecast – http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/melbourne.shtml
– Victoria weather warnings – http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings
– Tsunami Warnings – http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami
– Australia rainfall and river conditions – http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/flood
– Climate forecast – http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/

– Heatwaves – http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/heatwave/

Australian weather sources – other –
– Jane Bunn (channel 7 weather reporter) – http://www.janebunn.net/
– Time and date.com – Moon phases – https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/
Australian bureau of statistics – Current population and statistics – http://www.abs.gov.au/

Australian Communications and media authority (Including do not call register) – http://www.acma.gov.au/
Australian Electoral commission (Federal voting) – http://www.aec.gov.au/
– Federal electorates – http://www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/
– Elections – http://www.aec.gov.au/Elections/
– Electoral redistributions – http://www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/Redistributions/2017/vic/proposed-report/index.htm

Australian Emergency Information – Visual online interactive map of current national emergencies – http://emergencyaus.info/map
Australian Federal Police – http://www.afp.gov.au/

Australian Government – Australian National security (Includes terrorism information and how to report suspicious activity) – https://www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/

Australian Government (Main federal portal) – http://www.australia.gov.au/
Australian Government – Prime minister’s office – http://www.pm.gov.au/
Australian Government – Federal Parliament (Includes live video streaming) – http://www.aph.gov.au/
Australian government – Attorney general – Emergency management – https://www.ag.gov.au/emergencymanagement/Pages/default.aspx

Australian Government – Building our future – http://www.buildingourfuture.gov.au/home

Australian government – state of the environment
http://www.soe.environment.gov.au

Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council – https://www.afac.com.au/

Australian institite for disaster resilience – https://aidr.org.au/

Australian red cross – http://www.redcross.org.au/
– Publications – http://www.redcross.org.au/publications.aspx

Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre – http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/

CFA (Country Fire Authority) – http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/
– Current Fire Warnings (Bushfires and situations) – http://warnings.cfa.vic.gov.au/
– Total fire bans and fire ratings – http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/total-fire-bans-and-ratings/
– What you can and can’t do – http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can/
– Fire ready app – http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/fireready-app/

Committee for Melbourne – http://melbourne.org.au/

Consumer affairs Victoria – https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/
Council of Australian governments (COAG)- https://www.coag.gov.au/

Councils – Local councils – Refer to your local council for emergency information.

Crime Prevention Victoria – http://www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/

Crime Stoppers – https://crimestoppers.com.au/

Crime – Victims of Crime Helpline – http://www.victimsofcrime.vic.gov.au/

Department of foreign affairs and trade – Passport Office – Victoria (Bourke Street) – http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/our-locations/australian-offices/victoria-state-office/Pages/victoria-state-office.aspx

Department of primary industry Victoria (Water, fire and land) – http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/home
– Planned back burning – http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/fire-and-emergencies/planned-burns/planned-burns-now-and-next-10-days

Department of Human services – Victoria – Emergency – http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/emergency

Department of Immigration and border protection – Victorian office (Lonsdale street) – https://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/offices-locations/australia

Distress Beacons – http://beacons.amsa.gov.au/

EMelbourne – Melbourne heritage and culture portal – http://www.emelbourne.net.au/

Emergency alerts (Federal government) – http://www.emergencyalert.gov.au/

Emergency Management Victoria (Runs Vic emergency page) – http://www.emv.vic.gov.au/
– Site map – https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/sitemap
– News – https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news
– Education resources – http://www.em.gov.au/Education/Pages/default.aspx
– Inspector general – http://www.igem.vic.gov.au/
– Emergency broadcasters – https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/our-work/victorias-warning-system/emergency-broadcasters

– Victorian Emergency Management Institute (VEMI) –
https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/VEMI

Sections:
About us
Responsibilities
How we help
News
Publications

Emergency Relief and recovery Victoria – http://www.recovery.vic.gov.au/

Energy and resources Victoria – Power Outages and utility safety – http://www.energyandresources.vic.gov.au/energy/safety-and-emergencies/power-outages

– EPA airwatch – Current air quality – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/epa-airwatch
– Air quality updates – Melbourne – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/air-quality-bulletins
– Prohibited times for residential noise – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/noise/residential-noise/prohibited-times-for-residential-noise

Effects of smoke – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/air/smoke/effects-of-smoke

Current issues – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/current-issues
Remedial notices – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/compliance-and-enforcement/remedial-notices-and-directions

– Yarra and bay – Yarra watch – http://yarraandbay.vic.gov.au/yarra-watch
– Yarra and bay – Beach report – http://yarraandbay.vic.gov.au/beach-report

– Waste – Asbestos – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/waste/asbestos

EPA publications – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/publications

Get involved – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/get-involved
– Report pollution
– Report litter
– Report illegal dumping
– Have your say
– Report smoky vehicles
– Useful environmental apps

Your environment
http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment
– Air
– Climate change
– Land and groundwater
– Noise
– Odour
– Waste
– Water
– Human health

Business
– Business forms, permits and online tools – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/business-and-industry/forms

Farmsafe Victoria – https://farmsafe.org.au/
Fire services Victoria (Paid Fire services of Victoria) – https://fireservices.vic.gov.au/

Forest fire management Victoria – http://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/
Forest fire management Victoria – Planned burn offs – http://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/bushfire-fuel-and-risk-management/planned-burns

Geoscience Australia (Earthquakes) – Recent earthquake alerts – http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/
Geoscience Australia – Natural hazards – http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards

Governor of Victoria – https://www.governor.vic.gov.au/

Heart Attack Help (Defibrilator locator) – http://www.heartattackhelp.org.au/
– Should be at all sporting clubs, Hospitals, Fire stations, Police stations and shopping centres.

Kidsafe Victoria – https://www.kidsafevic.com.au/

MFB (Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Brigade) – http://www.mfb.vic.gov.au/
MFB – Emergency medical response – http://mfb.vic.gov.au/Community/Emergency-Medical-Response.html
– Safe mistake zone (Fire safety awareness) – http://safemistakezone.com.au/

Magpie Alert – Swooping portal (Report magpie swooping incidents – occurs from September to late October) – http://www.magpiealert.com/

Magpie swooping – Victorian Department of Land and wildlife – Swooping birds (Locations and reporting) – http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/wildlife/swooping-birds

Melbourne city Council – Water hydration stations – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/water

Melbourne forum (Melbourne community engagement and voice outlet) – http://www.melbourneforum.org.au

Melbourne safety map – Plan – free to be – https://www.plan.org.au/free-to-be and http://freetobe.crowdspot.com.au/page/welcome

Melbourne Water (Peak body for water services) – http://www.melbournewater.com.au/

Water catchments – http://www.melbournewater.com.au/whatwedo/supply-water/water-catchments/pages/water-catchments.aspx

Water storage levels – https://www.melbournewater.com.au/water/rainfall-and-river-levels#/
Current water levels – https://www.melbournewater.com.au/water/water-storage-and-use#/ws/freq/daily/type/storage

Drinking water quality – https://www.melbournewater.com.au/water/health-and-monitoring/drinking-water-quality
Community rainfall data – https://www.melbournewater.com.au/water/rainfall-and-river-levels/community-rainfall-data

Melbourne Water – Works or projects nearby – https://www.melbournewater.com.au/what-we-are-doing/works-and-projects-near-me
– By areas – https://www.melbournewater.com.au/what-we-are-doing/works-and-projects-near-me/all-projects

Melbourne water- Desalination plant – Wonthaggi – http://www.watersure.com.au

Melway – Melbourne mapping – http://www.melway.com.au and interactive mapping – http://online.melway.com.au/melway/

*** My Hospitals (Hospital Info database) – Australian Government – http://www.myhospitals.gov.au/

National Public Toilet Directory – https://toiletmap.gov.au/ and (Printed guide) – http://www.chartandmapshop.com.au/2809429/National-Public-Toilet-Directory/9781741174953

Neighbourhood watch victoria – http://www.nhw.com.au
Nurse on Call (Phone Health Advice) – http://www.health.vic.gov.au/nurseoncall/index.htm

Parks Victoria – National park closures – http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/safety/fire,-flood-and-other-closures

Plan Melbourne – http://planmelbourne.vic.gov.au/
– Future plans – http://www.planmelbourne.vic.gov.au/the-plan

Poisons information service (poisons and bites) – http://www.austin.org.au/poisons

Pollen count –
– Australian pollen – http://www.pollenforecast.com.au/
– Pollen Count – Melbourne – http://www.melbournepollen.com.au/
– Weatherzone – http://www.weatherzone.com.au/pollen-index/vic/melbourne/melbourne

Reserve bank of Australia (Currency) – Suite of former and new bank notes – including design features – https://banknotes.rba.gov.au/banknote-features/

Royal life saving – respect the rivers – http://www.royallifesaving.com.au/programs/respecttheriver

SES (State Emergency Service) – http://www.ses.vic.gov.au/
– News and updates – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/media/news

– Current warnings – http://www.ses.vic.gov.au/warnings
– About SES warnings – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/warnings/about-ses-warnings

– Volunteering – Associate members – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/volunteer/what-volunteers-do/associate-members

– ***** Emergency contacts – http://www.ses.vic.gov.au/warnings/emergency-contacts
– Emergency tool kit – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/documents/112015/135368/Emergency+Toolkit-pdf/4f569017-36e6-4cb1-982a-67003016699b

– Get ready – Flood, storm, earthquake, tsunami /Home, work, school, road – http://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready
– Storm – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/stormsafe
– Flood – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/floodsafe
– Quake – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/quakesafe
– Tsunami – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/tsunamisafe

– Home emergency planning – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/at-home

** – Roadside driver reviver – https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/driver-reviver

Social media – http://www.facebook.com/vicses and http://www.twitter.com/vicseswarnings and http://www.youtube.com/vicsestv

Shark reports – https://www.facebook.com/dorsalaus/- Victoria – https://www.facebook.com/victoriasharkreports/
https://www.facebook.com/victoriasharkreports/

Snow Safe – http://snowsafe.org.au/

Speed camera locations – http://www.camerassavelives.vic.gov.au/home/locations/

Sunsmart – UV index – http://www.sunsmart.com.au/
Sustainability Victoria – home – http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/

Traffic accident commission (TAC) – http://www.tac.vic.gov.au

Transport Safety Victoria – http://transportsafety.vic.gov.au/
– Bus, Marine and Rail safety

– Rail – Track safe foundation – http://tracksafefoundation.com.au/
– Rail – Rail safety week – August – http://tracksafefoundation.com.au/rail-safety-week/

Transport Safety Victoria – Wear a life jacket – http://www.wearalifejacket.vic.gov.au/

Vic Roads – Driver safety – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au

Victoria Rise and set times – Melbourne planetarium – https://museumvictoria.com.au/planetarium/discoverycentre/rise-and-set-times/

Victorian Coastguard – http://www.coastguard.com.au

Victorian Council of churches – Multi faith Chaplaincy – http://www.vcc.org.au/
– Emergency – http://www.vcc.org.au/what-we-do/emergencies-ministry and
– Emergency ministry – Emergency chaplaincy – http://www.vccem.org.au/

Victorian department of health – Emergencies – https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/emergencies
Victorian department of human services – emergencies and preparedness – http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-service-providers/emergencies-and-preparedness

Victorian planning authority – https://vpa.vic.gov.au/
Victoria Police – http://www.police.vic.gov.au/
– Services – http://203.25.230.66/content.asp?Document_ID=6
Victoria police – Crime stoppers – https://www.crimestoppersvic.com.au/

*** Victoria Police – Eye watch – Social media pages by local area – http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=35566

** Victoria Police news – https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au

Victoria Police – Victoria police news – Emergency portal – https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/emergency-portal

Victorian government – help your self – own crime prevention strategies – http://www.helpyourself.vic.gov.au/
Victoria police – eye watch (suburban) pages – http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=35566

Victorian government – Crime statistics Victoria – https://www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au/

Metro police stations
– Melbourne East – 226 Flinders lane, Melbourne East – 9637 1100
– Melbourne West – 313 Spencer street, Docklands – 8690 4444

Victorian Electoral commission – State and Council elections – https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/
– Local council maps – https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/ElectoralBoundaries/LocalCouncilMaps.html
– Electoral boundaries – https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/ElectoralBoundaries/Default.html
– Candidature helper – https://candidatehelpercouncil.vec.vic.gov.au/

Victoria Emergency services training centre – Mount Macedon

** Victorian Government – http://www.vic.gov.au/
– **** Services (Portal of all state government services) – http://www.vic.gov.au/services.html
– Portal of all services and areas – Directory – http://www.vic.gov.au/contactsandservices/directory/

– Publications – http://www.vic.gov.au/publications.html

– Departments and other bodies – http://www.vic.gov.au/contactsandservices/directory/?ea0_lfz149_120.&organizationalUnit&ff4a0b25-6f81-4925-8061-2191e54eabb4

Victorian government – Victorian and proud of it – https://proud.vic.gov.au/ and events https://www.facebook.com/pg/vicandproudofit/events/

Victorian Goverment – Parliament – http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/
– News – https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/news

Victorian Government – Site Map – http://www.vic.gov.au/sitemap.html

Victorian government – Community engagement and feedback – Engage -https://engage.vic.gov.au/
– Portal of consultations – https://engage.vic.gov.au/consultations

Victorian Government – Infrastructure – http://www.Infrastructurevictoria.com.au
Victorian government – Metropolitan partnerships initiative – http://metropolitanpartnerships.vic.gov.au/

Victorian Government – Premiers’ office – http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/ and https://www.facebook.com/DanielAndrewsMP and https://twitter.com/danielandrewsmp
– media centre – http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/media-centre/#results
Victorian Government – Premiers’ department –
http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/
Victorian Government – Premiers’ department – Community resilience –
http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/about/community-resilience-unit

Priorities – https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/our-priorities/
– Health – https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/our-priorities/health/
– Jobs – https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/our-priorities/jobs/
– Education – https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/our-priorities/education/
– Transport – https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/our-priorities/transport/

Victorian Government – Budget – https://www.budget.vic.gov.au/
– Budget explorer map (search by suburb) – https://www.budget.vic.gov.au/explore-budget-map

Victorian Government – Aerial Photography Library (Laverton North) – http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/forestry-and-land-use/spatial-data-and-resources/imagery-and-elevation/aerial-photography
Victorian Government – Towards zero (Victorian road safety) – http://www.towardszero.vic.gov.au

Victorian Government – Department of education – http://www.education.vic.gov.au/

Victorian Government – Department of Environment, land, water and planning – http://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/
Victorian Government – Department of Environment, land, water and planning – Wildlife – ttp://delwp.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/wildlife

Department of environment, land, water and planning.

https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/media-centre/news-and-announcements
– Offices – https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/communities-and-regions/regions-and-locations

Energy – http://delwp.vic.gov.au/energy
Water and Catchments – https://www.water.vic.gov.au/
Climate change – https://www.climatechange.vic.gov.au/
Local Government – https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/
Wildlife – https://www.wildlife.vic.gov.au/
Forest Fire Management Victoria – https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/
Planning – https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/
Environment – https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/
Coasts and Marine – https://www.coastsandmarine.vic.gov.au/
Property and land titles – https://www.propertyandlandtitles.vic.gov.au/
Forests and reserves – https://www.forestsandreserves.vic.gov.au/
Heritage – http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/heritage

** Victorian Government – Department of Environment, land, water and planning – Planned fire burns (10 days in advance) and fire handling – http://delwp.vic.gov.au/fire-and-emergencies
Victorian Government – Department of Environment, land, water and planning – Land for wildlife – http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/community-programs/land-for-wildlife

Victorian Government – Department of human services – http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/home

Victorian government – Animal emergency – http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/emergencies/response/victorian-emergency-animal-welfare-plan

Victorian Health department –
http://www.health.vic.gov.au/contact.htm

Better Health – https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/
Better Health – Campaigns – Mosquitoes
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/campaigns/beat-the-bite
Better Health – Campaigns – Heat – https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/campaigns/survive-the-heat
Victorian government – Department of health – Extreme heat – https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/environmental-health/climate-weather-and-public-health/heatwaves-and-extreme-heat

VIC Health – Emergency Management – http://www.health.vic.gov.au/emergency/ and http://www.vic.gov.au/contactsandservices/directory/?ea0_lfz149_120.&organizationalUnit&c7634c5a-0f1f-43ca-a198-d15231c8bf55

VIC Health – Wellbeing and health portal – https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/
VIC Health – Heatwaves in Victoria – http://www.health.vic.gov.au/environment/heatwave
VIC Health – Primary and Community Health Centres – http://www.health.vic.gov.au/pch/commhealth/directory.htm

VIC Health – Melbourne Hospitals Map – http://www.health.vic.gov.au/maps/index.htm
VIC Health – Victorian PUBLIC Hospitals list – http://www.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals/pubwebs.htm
VIC Health – Victorian PRIVATE Hospitals and day clinics list – http://www.health.vic.gov.au/privatehospitals/index.htm

Selected hospitals:
– Epworth – 89 Bridge road, Richmond – 9426 6666
– Royal Melbourne hospital – 300 Grattan street, Parkville – 9342 7000
– St Vincents – 41 Victoria parade, Fitzroy – 9288 2000
– Royal childrens – 50 flemington road, Parkville – 9345 5522

Vic Roads – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
Vic roads – Consultation – http://www.consult.vicroads.vic.gov.au

Victorian Volunteer Coastguard – http://www.coastguard.com.au/

Wildlife victoria – https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/
Worksafe Victoria – http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au

Water safety Victoria – http://www.watersafety.vic.gov.au/


Embassies / Consulates

Consular corps Melbourne – Association of Consulates and Embassies – https://ccmelb.com/
– Twitter – https://twitter.com/consularcorps

Embassy / Consulates areas (Notable)
– St Kilda road, Melbourne
– Melbourne CBD
– Carlton


Language services / Translators

Portals:

Auslan signbank – http://www.auslan.org.au/

National accreditation authority for translators and interpreters Australia – http://www.naati.com.au/

Translator services

Oncall interpreters – http://oncallinterpreters.com.au/
Victorian Institute of translators – http://www.vits.com.au/

Laundry Locations (Laundromat)

– Various coin operated laundromat places are scattered through Melbourne
– There is also home collection and return delivery of laundry services available.


Essential Visitor Information / Tourism Information Centres

International students portal – City of Melbourne –
http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/internaionalstudents

*** Melbourne City Council – Visitors to Melbourne Information – https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitors/Pages/VisitorInfo.aspx
– Visitor services – https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitors/services/Pages/Visitorservices.aspx
– Maps – https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitors/maps/Pages/Maps.aspx
– Tour and cruise operators – https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitors/tours/Pages/ToursCruises.aspx
– Transport – https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitors/transport/Pages/Transport.aspx
– Walks and itineraries – https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitors/WalksItineraries/Pages/WalksItineraries.aspx
– Attractions
– Foreign language guides
– Travel tips – https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitors/tips/Pages/TravelTips.aspx
– Accessibility
– Accomodation

– Melbourne Awards – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/AboutMelbourne/MelbourneAwards/Pages/MelbourneAwards.aspx

Melbourne tourist information – https://www.melbournetouristinformation.com/
Michael Page – Melbourne city guide – http://www.michaelpage.com.au/global-opportunities/city-guides/melbourne

Only Melbourne – Melbourne essentials guide – http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne-guides.php

Study Melbourne (International students resource centre and services) – http://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/
– Study Melbourne – Blog – http://blog.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/

Study Melbourne – International Student centre – Near Southern cross station – http://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/help-and-advice/support-services/study-melbourne-student-centre
Study Melbourne – Unlock Melbourne app – https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/study-melbourne-news-updates/unlock-melbourne-study-melbourne-app

Study Melbourne – Events – https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/search?collection=study-melbourne-events

Visit Victoria (Official tourism information centres – Melbourne CBD and Regional Victoria) – http://www.visitvictoria.com/Information/Visitor-information-centres and http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Melbourne/Travel-information/Visitor-information-centres

– Victorian tourism industry association – Victorian visitor information centres – http://www.vtic.com.au/policy-advocacy/victorian-visitor-information-centres/

Visit Victoria – Information – http://www.visitvictoria.com/Information

Sections:
About Victoria
Smartphone apps
Getting here & around
Route planner
Weather
Work
Volunteer
Study
Health & safety
Accessible Victoria
Visitor information centres
Subscribe to eNews

Visit Victoria – Traveller type – http://www.visitvictoria.com/Traveller-type

Social media
– Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/visitmelbourne
– Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/visitmelbourne
– Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/visitvictoria

City of Melbourne visitor centres:

Telephone – 9658 9658
Email: visitor@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Website: Melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitor
Facebook /whatsonmelb
Twitter – @whatsonmelb
Instagram @whatsonmelb

Melbourne Information centres

– Federation Square (Main)
– Bourke Street mall
– Fitzroy gardens(Captains cook cottage)
– Southern cross station – SkyBus terminal and at a kiosk at the intersection of Bourke St and Spencer St. – Seasonal.
– Hamer Hall / Arts centre(Ticketing booth and visitor hub) – Summer months
– Red city ambassadors (Roaming)
– Melbourne greeter service (Tours)

Suburban information centres

– Williamstown (Near pier) – Williamstown Info centre – http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Arts-Leisure/Visitor-Information-Centre
– Frankston (Near pier)

Australian visitor centres – Melbourne central –
https://www.melbournecentral.com.au/what-s-happening/australian-visitor-centres

Wikipedia – List of Melbourne Suburbs – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Melbourne_suburbs

Wikipedia – Melbourne CBD – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne_City_Centre


Australian visitor centres (Formerly best of Australia) – Melbourne Airport and Federation square) -http://www.australianvisitorcentres.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/bestofvic
– Melbourne airport visitor information centre – https://www.facebook.com/MELairportinfo

Main melbourne Federation square – Centre sections (Counter clockwise direction)

Info sections
Main Melbourne guide
Creative and performing arts
Public transport
Melbourne walks

Cbd and regional guides
Regional Vic
Travel bookings
Best of Vic agent booking desk
Souvenir desk
Day trips and tours
Indigenous
Cbd fringe
Main attractions
Docklands
Outdoors
Streets and villages
Big melb region map
Dining
Nightlife
Arts and culture
Big cbd map
Shopping
Feature area
Main info desk


Essential Maps

Avenza maps – Melbourne CBD map – http://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/603278
Cartoscope- Maps and guides – http://www.maps.com.au
– Coastal explorer guide – Sydney to Melbourne touring route (via the coast)
– Maps – http://www.maps.com.au/Cart/Maps.asp
– Guides – http://www.maps.com.au/Cart/Guides.asp
Melbourne city Council – Melbourne city maps – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/melbourne-profile/Pages/city-maps.aspx
Melbourne map – Detailed hand drawn map of Melbourne https://www.themelbournemap.com.au/
You are here maps – http://www.youareheremaps.com.au/IMAP/map.html


Webcameras – Notable

367 Collins street falcons (Optus building)- http://www.367collinsfalcons.com.au/

Federation square –


Melbourne and regional guides / Publications

Melbourne city council – Official Brochure series
– Arts and culture
– Attractions
– Bars
– Dining
– Docklands
– Laneways
– Shopping

Melbourne trails guides
– Melbourne river trails
– Harbourside – Docklands art trail
– Dockside – Docklands walking tours

Melbourne Walks – fold out maps
1. A walk in the park
2. Secret gardens
3. On the waterfront
4. Arcades and lanes
5. The Cosmopolitan
6. Melbourne music walk
7. Elegant enclave

Official Tourism Victoria Regional Tourism Guides (Printed):
– Produced by tourism authorities and/or local councils / local shires.

00 – Victoria and Melbourne Overall

Experience culture Victoria

Official Melbourne tourism guides – By Destination Melbourne-
– Seasonal Official tourism guides (Quarterly by season) – By destination Melbourne
– Spring
– Summer
– Autumn
– Winter – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/winter

– Melbourne now (quarterly by season)
– Melbourne accommodation guide (annually)
– Melbourne official map (Annual)
http://www.destinationmelbourne.com.au/ and
https://issuu.com/destinationmelbourne
– Map created by Visual voice – http://www.visualvoice.com.au

Destination Melbourne published guides – https://destination.melbourne/marketing-opportunities

01 – Melbourne CBD and suburbs
Frankston
Hobsons bay – Out and about booklet – http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/files/2d0e6bb7-6113-4093-9f4b-a53f0102be32/Out-and-About-Booklet.pdf
St Kilda
Werribee, Point cook and surrounds

02 – Daylesford and Macedon ranges
Daylesford and Macedon ranges

03 – Gippsland and promontory
Central Gippsland
East Gippsland
Prom country

04 – Goldfields Bendigo and Ballarat)
Ballarat – http://www.visitballarat.com.au/getting-to-ballarat
Bendigo and Heathcote
Castlemaine, Maldon and surrounds
Goldfields getaway
Maryborough and surrounds

05 – Grampians and Mallee
Buloke country
Grampians
Hamilton region
Hindmarsh
Loddon valley

Pyrenees region
West wimmera

06 – Great ocean road (and Geelong)
Great ocean road
Geelong and Bellarine
Portland, Casterton and surrounds

07 – High country Victoria
Baw Baw
Beechworth and Yacandandah
Benalla
Bright and surrounds
Chiltern
Dinner plain
Euroa, lake Nagambie and Strathbogie
Greater shepparton
Lake Mountain, Lake Eildon
Mansfield Mt Buller and surrounds
Rutherglen
Walhalla
Wangaratta and surrounds

08 – Mornington Peninsula
Mornington peninsula

09 – Murray river region
Albury Wodonga
Corowa – Howlong – Mulwala
Echuca Moama – http://www.echucamoama.com/official-visitors-guide
Koondrook, Cohuna and Kerang Region
Mildura
Sun country on the Murray (inc Numurkah and District)
Swan hill region

10 – Phillip island
Philip island and bass coast

11 – Yarra valley and Dandenongs
Yarra valley and surrounds
Dandenong ranges

Council publications
– Tourism
– Resident newsletter
– Melbourne city living guide – http://www.melbournemedia.com.au

Notable council publications:
Melbourne city council – Melbourne Magazine – http://magazine.melbourne.vic.gov.au
Melbourne city council – Foreign language guides – https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitors/foreignlanguage/Pages/Foreignlanguageguides.aspx

Stonnington south magazine – https://issuu.com/furstmedia/docs/south


Independent Tourism publications:
– Usually created by local newspapers – tourism guides
– Local and state publications usually printed by seasons ( every four months)

Australia Wide:
** Insider Guides – International Student guides to Australia and Australian Major cities (Handy practical PDF guides about living, studying, working and enjoying Australia – especially Melbourne) – http://insiderguides.com.au/international-student-guides/

Insider Guides – Melbourne – http://insiderguides.com.au/ and http://insiderguides.com.au/melbourne/

Travellers Companion – Australian free travel publications – http://www.travellerscompanion.com.au

YHA Accommodation guide Australia (Annual)
YHA Australia map (Annual)

Word Australia – https://issuu.com/sydneyguideandmap

Victoria and Melbourne – Overall:
Cartoscope- Maps and guides – http://www.maps.com.au
– Coastal explorer guide – Sydney to Melbourne touring route (via the coast)
– Maps – http://www.maps.com.au/Cart/Maps.asp
– Guides – http://www.maps.com.au/Cart/Guides.asp
Cultural Tourism Victoria – http://www.culturaltourismvictoria.com.au/ and Regions of Victoria – http://www.culturaltourismvictoria.com.au/index.php?pageID=10599&action=retail&sectionID=10583
Cultural tourism guide Victoria – Guide (Annual) – http://www.culturaltourismvictoria.com.au/experience-culture-victoria/

Destinations Victoria magazine – http://publicitypress.com.au/ and https://issuu.com/publicitypress

Melbourne Metro:

Hello Melbourne – http://hellomelbourne.com.au/ and https://issuu.com/hellomelbourne4
Melbourne city living guide – by http://www.melbournemedia.com.au
Shop Melbourne – https://issuu.com/thisweekinaustralia
This Week in Melbounre (Publication per season and online portal) – http://www.thisweekinaustralia.com/index.php/this-week-in-melbourne/ and http://www.exploreaustralia.net.au/Victoria/Melbourne
– Magazine – https://issuu.com/thisweekinaustralia

Where magazine – Melbourne – http://www.wheretraveler.com
– Morris media – Where guides – http://www.morrismedianetwork.com/ and https://issuu.com/morrismedianetwork
We know Melbourne – http://www.weknowmelbourne.com.au and publication – https://issuu.com/weknowmelbournep
– Includes – ‘your key to’ CBD city precinct information sheets.

3rd Party (Unofficial maps):
Explore Melbourne Guide map (Chinese and Japanese)
This week in Melbourne (Map) – Chinese language

Suburban Melbourne Publications:
Mornington peninsula magazine – http://www.morningtonpeninsulamagazine.com.au

Regional Victoria:
Alpine news (Victorian alps and snow areas) – http://nemedia.pressreader.com/alpine-news and http://www.nemedia.com.au / http://www.nemedia.pressreader.com

Central Victoria tourism news –

Explore – Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong and Great Ocean Road (By Geelong Advertiser)

Food
– Wine touring maps by region

Geelong coast magazine – https://gcmagazine.com.au/
Goldfields getaway – by Maryborough Advertiser –
Great alpine road visitors guide – http://greatalpineroadguide.com.au/ and https://eastvicmedia.com.au/index.php/en/

Lakes coast visitors guide (Lakes entrance) – http://lakescoast.com.au/

Midland tourist news – http://www.elliotmidnews.com.au
Mildura and sunraysia tourist news
Mornington peninsula magazine – http://www.morningtonpeninsulamagazine.com.au
Murrindini guide – http://www.murrindindiguide.com.au
http://www.issuu.com/murrindindiguide

North central Victoria – Country lifestyle guide (By North central review newspaper) – http://www.newspaperhouse.com.au and http://online.fliphtml5.com/jynd/nlaq/

Northeast tourist news – http://nemedia.pressreader.com/alpine-news and http://www.nemedia.com.au and http://www.nemedia.newspaperdirect.com and https://issuu.com/provincialpressgroup

Out and about by the Border mail – Albury / Wodonga – http://www.bordermail.com.au/special-publications/

Secrets Magazine (Central victoria region – Daylesford, Castlemaine, Maldon, Creswick and the regional cities of Ballarat and Bendigo) – http://www.secretsmagazine.com.au and https://issuu.com/secrets_magazine

What’s on Berwick to Trafalgar – http://www.clpublishing.com.au
What’s on Echuca / Moama –
What’s on Geelong – http://www.whatsoningeelong.com.au/ and https://issuu.com/whatsoningeelong
What’s on – from murray to the mountains
Yarra valley, Dandenongs and ranges – Tourist news – by Mail news group – https://touristnews.mailcommunity.com.au/ and https://touristnews.mailcommunity.com.au/emagazine/


Touring publications and maps:
Touring routes of Australia map
Discover four wheel driving guide (Victoria)


Authorities publications:
CFA Publications
Victoria Police publications
SES emergency kit and publications
Victorian law foundation publications


Notable Melbourne Publications – Paid

Annual or frequent revisions:
Age good food and wine guide (Annual)
Broadsheet books –
Gourmet traveller Australia – Food Guides
Smudge eats – Food guides and publications
Timeout Magazine

General books:
Citix – Melbourne – City guide
DK Melbourne
Foodies guide to Melbourne – hardie grant – http://www.campionandcurtis.com
Melbourne – Marvellous to modern – mark strizic

A Snapshot of Melbourne by Ian Kenins – The Worldwide Publishing Empire
All the Buildings in Melbourne: …that I’ve Drawn so Far by James Gulliver Hancock – Hardie Grant
Behind the Wheel: Photographs from the Australian Road – The Worldwide Publishing Empire
Broadsheet Melbourne cookbook
Broadsheet Melbourne Guide – Hardie Grant
Burn City: Street Art Around Melbourne – Hardie Grant
Devouring Melbourne by Monique Bayer – Walk Melbourne
Flavours of Melbourne – Smudge Publishing
Flavours of Urban Melbourne – Smudge Publishing
Footpath Guides Melbourne – Books at Manic – https://www.footpathguides.com/
– Melbourne books – https://www.footpathguides.com/collections/melbourne

Go Explore Melbourne by Dale Campisi and Michael Brady – Hardie Grant
Hello, Melbourne! – Hardie Grant
Inside Street Art Melbourne – Hardie Grant
Laneways of Melbourne – Melbourne Books
Little Big Town – The Five Mile Press
Lost Melbourne by Chapman and Stillman – Hardie Grant
Melbourne by Sophie Cunningham – Newsouth Books
Melbourne Pocket Guide – Luckie
Melbourne Precincts by Dale Campisi – Hardie Grant
Melbourne Street Art Guide – Hardie Grant
Melbourne: A City of Villages by Dale Campisi
Parks and Gardens Of Melbourne by Kornelia Freeman and Ullo Pukk
Smudge Eats Melbourne Pocket Book
Casual Cyclists Guide to Melbourne by Matt Hurst
Walks in Nature: Melbourne
Westography: Images Of A Vanishing Suburbia by Warren Kirk


Notable Melbourne Publications – Free (Street press)

Postcards:
Draw card mr moto – Postcards (Replaces Avant card) – http://www.mrmoto.com.au/ and http://www.drawcardbymrmoto.com.au

Minicards:
Mini cards – Promotional mini cards on stands – http://www.minicards.com

Overall culture:
– Assemble papers (Print only) – http://assemblepapers.com.au/
– Gram Melbourne – Food and lifestyle – https://issuu.com/grammagazine
– Music (The) – Monthly – http://www.themusic.com and https://issuu.com/spa_magazines
– Fashion journal – Monthly – http://www.fashionjournal.com.au and https://issuu.com/furstmedia

– Matters journal (By assemble papers)- https://mattersjournal.com/
– A weekly digital and biannual print publication telling interconnected stories from the worlds of arts, design, technology, health, food and the environment.
– Property developer magazines (Misc)

– Beat Magazine – Monthly – http://www.beat.com.au and https://issuu.com/furstmedia/
– Open journal

Food and cuisine (General)
– Beat eats Magazine – Seasonal – http://www.beat.com.au and https://issuu.com/furstmedia/

Food and cuisine (Specific Cuisine focused)
Japanese – Melbourne Japanese restaurant guide – http://www.dnegonnet.net/japaneserestaurantguide

Family oriented:
– Lets go kids (Family tourism guide – Annual) – Melbourne – https://www.letsgokids.com.au/ and https://issuu.com/letsgokids
– Mama Mag – http://www.mamamag.com.au and read – http://www.mamamag.com.au/read-online/
– Melbourne’s child – http://www.childmags.com.au/
RACV Royal auto – https://www.racv.com.au/membership/member-benefits/royalauto/latest-issue.html
– The Senior – http://www.childmags.com.au/

Retail centre magazines / publications:
Collins square – Squared mag – https://www.collinssquare.com.au/contact/


Melbourne – Local news – Online based and print

CBD News – http://cbdnews.com.au/
Southbank Local news – http://www.southbanklocalnews.com.au/
Docklands news – http://www.docklandsnews.com.au
Westsider news – Inner Western Melbourne local newspaper – http://thewestsider.com.au/ and https://www.facebook.com/thewestsidernewspaper/


Melbourne – Newspapers

State Wide:

Newspapers Australia – http://www.newspapers.com.au/

Age Newspaper (The) – http://www.theage.com.au/
– Melbourne express (Daily morning news) – https://www.google.com.au/search?q=the+age+melbourne+express&oq=the+age+melbourne+express

Features:

Monday
Tuesday – Taste (Food)
Wednesday – money
Thursday – Green guide
Friday

Saturday – (Jumbo day)
Good weekend magazine – Modern guru, Two of us, Making tracks, High stakes, Food, Back chat, Quizzes, Dicey topics

News
Business
– Classifieds
– Commercial
– Property
– Tenders
– Notices
– Auctions
– Mycareer

Comment
Insight
Editorial, letters
Racing
Sport
Weather
Drive
Travel
World
Spectrum
– Art, film, lunch with, your weekend, gardening, design, book reviews, columns, movie listings, crosswords, tv, leunig.

Sunday – Sunday life magazine, Melbourne arts and entertainment, Domain property

Australian regional media – http://apnarm.com.au/brands/ and http://apnarm.com.au/print/daily/

Australian Financial Review –

Features:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday –
Thursday –
Friday
Saturday / Sunday –

Australian Newspaper –

Features:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday –
Thursday –
Friday
Saturday / Sunday – Travel and indulgence, Weeekend Australian magazine, Weekend Australian Review,
Herald Sun Newspaper – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/

Features:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday –
Thursday –
Friday
Saturday – Home magazine, Weekend lifestyle liftout
Sunday – (Bumper day) – Travel, Sunday style magazine, Tv Guide, Body and soul, property.

Suburban:

Star Newspapers – http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/newspapers/
– Star weekly – Wednesdays – https://issuu.com/starweekly/
Brimbank and Northwest
Maribyrnong and Hobson bay
Melton and Moorabool
Northern
Sunbury and Macedon ranges
Wyndham

Leader Newspapers (by Herald sun / news limited) – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader
– Tuesdays
Regions portal – http://leader.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Leader Newspaper online (View online local paper)http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/digital-editions

Weekly review – http://www.theweeklyreview.com.au/digital/
– Digital – https://issuu.com/theweeklyreview.com.au
– Wednesdays

– Eastern, Stonnington and booroondara, Bayside and port philip,, ivanhoe and valley, moonee valley, melbourne times.

Regional:

Wikipedia – List of newspapers in Australia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_in_Australia

Weekly times (Herald Sun) – http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/

Fairfax Regional media – http://www.fairfaxregionalmedia.com.au/

Notable –
Albury Wodonga Border Mail – http://www.bordermail.com.au/
Ballarat Courier – http://www.thecourier.com.au/
Bendigo Advertiser – http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/
Echuca Moama Riverine Herald – http://www.riverineherald.com.au/
Geelong Advertiser – http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/
Yarrawonga Chronicle – http://www.yarrawongachronicle.com.au/


Opening Hours

Shops (Generally – Check locally)

Mon to Thurs – 9am to 5.30pm
Fri – 9am to 9pm
Sat – 9am to 5pm
Sun – 10am to 5pm


Making International calls
Dial the international access code 0011 and then the country code (which you are calling to) and then the rest of the number.


Essential State (and relevant Federal) Information

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs – Australia country and lifestyle Profile – http://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/australia-in-brief.aspx

Australian Local government association – http://alga.asn.au/

Australian Government (Australian government services portal and lifestyle information) – http://www.australia.gov.au/

*** Community Finder (Visual interactive map of services, essential businesses and other near you) – http://www.communityfinder.net/

Council areas – ID – Council areas and demographics – http://atlas.id.com.au/
Council areas – Profiles – http://profile.id.com.au/

Data Victoria – Victorian government data portal – https://www.data.vic.gov.au/

Live in Victoria (State Portal) – http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/

Know your council (Summary of Melbourne councils and figures) – https://knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au/

Local Government Areas of Victoria (Wiki) – Metropolitan and regional – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_government_areas_of_Victoria

Melbourne City council (portal) – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/
– site map – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/pages/site-map.aspx
– Twitter https://twitter.com/cityofmelbourne
– Facebook –

Site map – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/pages/site-map.aspx
– Publications – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Pages/Plans-and-publications.aspx
– News and media – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/news-and-media/Pages/news-and-media.aspx
– Council plan – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-council/vision-goals/Pages/council-plan.aspx

Melbourne as a smart city
– city lab – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/melbourne-profile/smart-city/citylab/Pages/citylab.aspx
– Pedestrian count – http://www.pedestrian.melbourne.vic.gov.au/
– Urban forest (tree count) – http://melbourneurbanforestvisual.com.au/

Melbourne city council – Council resources and services interactive map – http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Melbourne City council – Feedback on development and project feedback – http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Melbourne city council – Future Melbourne 2026 – http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/future

Melbourne City council – People for places report – http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/placesforpeople
Melbourne City council – Green laneways – http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/greenlaneways

Melbourne city council – Heatwave tips – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/CommunityServices/EmergencyManagement/Pages/SummerSense.aspx and http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/community/safety-emergency/emergency-management/pages/heatwaves.aspx

Regional development Victoria – http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/
– News – http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/news
– Information Portal – http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/information-portal/home
– Victorian regions – http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/victorian-regions
– Business centres – http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/contact-us

Regional development Victoria – Great regional lifestyle – http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/great-regional-lifestyle

Regional living Victoria – http://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/

Rural councils Victoria – http://www.ruralcouncilsvictoria.org.au/

Truelocal (Local services directory) – http://www.truelocal.com.au/

**** Time and Date – Melbourne – Moon cycle, Sunrise and sunset – http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/australia/melbourne

Time: Timezone – UTC/GMT +10 HOURS (October to March- Daylight saving – +11) – http://www.business.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-holidays-and-daylight-saving/daylight-saving

*** Victorian Councils and suburbs within each council area (Wikipedia) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Melbourne_suburbs
– Main functions include plannning and development.

Victorian Daylight Savings – http://www.business.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-holidays-and-daylight-saving/daylight-saving
Victorian and Australian Daylight savings – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_in_Australia

Victorian Government – http://www.vic.gov.au/ and http://www.vic.gov.au/browse.html

Sections –

Government:
Awards
Data.vic
Events Calendar
Directories
Grants Victoria
Latest News
Media releases
Publications
Services
Victoria Government Directory
Victoria Government Gazette
Victorian Legislation

For Victorians:
About Victoria & Tourism
Business & Industry
Culture, Sport & Recreation
Education
Emergencies & Safety
Employment & Workplace
Environment & Water
Government & Economy
Health & Community
Law & Justice
Property & Planning
Transport & Vehicles

Victorian government – Economic development –
http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/
Victorian government – Economic development –
Transport – http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/transport
Victorian government – Economic development –
Websites – http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/what-we-do/websites
Victorian government – Economic development –
Events and tourism – http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/what-we-do/events-and-tourism

Victorian government – Economic development –
Cultural and creative economy – http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/what-we-do/cultural-and-creative-economy

Victorian government – Commissioner for environmental sustainability Victoria – http://www.ces.vic.gov.au/
– State of the bays – http://www.ces.vic.gov.au/sotb

Victorian Government – Local Councils – http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/local-government
Victorian Storm Chasers – https://www.facebook.com/victorianstormchasers

Womo – Local services and more – directory – https://www.womo.com.au/category


Melbourne – Local neighbourhood community matters and resources

Nabo – Neighbourhood social media – https://www.nabo.com.au/

Other neighbourhood points of interest:
– Block parties
– Local newspapers
– Council websites
– Neighbourhood watch
– Residents groups
– Lobby / issue groups


Melbourne – Summarised


Melbourne – Hot topics

– AFL Football
– Airport Rail link – and how long it has been proposed
– Australia day – Does it celebrate all Australians or make the Aboriginal community offended?
– Bicycles and Cars – the interactions and views on the road.
– Big issues magazine sellers – Annoying or just trying to make a living?

– Clothing – Dressing for four seasons in one day – Dress in layers, including something warm and waterproof

– Cost of living – Electricity, gas, registration, insurance prices rising
– Desalination plant
– Docklands precinct
– East West Link Tunnel

– Express fast rail from Melbourne to Sydney
– Federation square – polarising opinions on the architecture
– Flinders street station – How neglected and in need of repair the station is.
– Herald sun or the Age newspapers – Which one you read.
– Housing affordability

– Jaywalking in the city (And police fining people)

– Melbourne grand prix – Does Melbourne want it?
– Melbourne Observation wheel – and it’s history
– People wearing black in winter – almost everyone
– Public transport – Overcrowding, delays and overall poor system

– Smoking in public – Are the new regulations good or step on personal liberties?
– Sydney Vs Melbourne city rivalry
– Taxi drivers and the use of Uber
– Trucks on the road – relationship with cars

– University Fees – How expensive it’s getting
– Universities – Which university in Melbourne is best?
– Western Melbourne Vs Eastern Melbourne – The cultural and economic differences.
– Which coffee shop or cafe is best in Melbourne?
– Yarra river – is it polluted or just naturally brown-ish
– Yellow peril art work


Melbourne – Loves

– Arts scene – Performance, visual arts and music
– Beaches – Edithvale / Chelsea beach
– Coffee and cafe food culture
– Festivals – diversity on offer
– Festive season break (Christmas to New Year period).
– Fresh produce (World leading restaurants source food fresh from local rural growers – such as Yarra valley and Mornington Peninsula).
– Hospitals – World class facilities

– Laneways and streetart
– Meeting points – Flinders street station steps, Melbourne Central station clock, Federation square, Bourke street mall.
– Multiculturalism
– Parks and gardens
– Planned city – Explains the grid pattern to the CBD
– Restaurant and food scene – think Heston, Nobu, Burch and purchese deserts.

– Shopping centres – Australia’s largest centre – Chadstone.
– Snow fields – Selection of snow fields only 2.5 hours from Melbourne.
– Sporting facilities within the CBD area – Two stadiums and Olympic precinct
– Street Art installations / interactive street art
– Street marches – Protests, Hare Krishna walks or random dress up walks – such as Zombie walk.
– Street performance buskers (including quirky dressed up ones, inca music and more) – around Swanston St, Bourke st mall, Southbank Promenade and Federation square.

– Summer outdoor cinemas

– Trams – Major network unique in the world
– Two airports – Melbourne Tullamarine and Avalon airport.
– World’s most livable city


Melbourne – Dislikes

– 40c extreme heatwaves in summer
– Chuggers (Charity street hasslers)
– City Parking – Expensive
– Drugs – the spread of drugs such as Ice and ecstasy in the community

– Hoddle Street
– Hook turns (Turning right from the left side of the road)
– Gambling – The culture of gambling on anything – Especially on Melbourne cup
– King street, CBD – sleazy street district full of adult entertainment

– Magpie (birds) swooping on pedestrians in Spring – Explains why cyclists have zip ties sticking out the their helmet.
– Metro Trains (and public transport in general)
– Myki Ticketing system

– Poker machines in sports clubs and entertainment venues
– Seagulls and Pigeons hassling you at the beach and parks
– Street crime – Assaults and indecent behaviour to women late at night
– Skybus – Airport bus

– St Kilda beach – Risk of needles in the sand
– Ticket inspectors
– Traffic congestion
– Westgate bridge


Melbourne (and Victoria) Developments

Development Victoria (Merger of Major projects Victoria and Places Victoria)- Victorian Government public projects – http://www.development.vic.gov.au
– Victorian government – Department of economic development – major projects – http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/transport/major-projects
– Major Projects Victoria (Victorian Govt) – http://www.majorprojects.vic.gov.au/
– Victorian government – Department of economic development – major projects – http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/transport/major-projects
and http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/transport
– Places Victoria (Developments) – http://www.places.vic.gov.au/

Infrastructure Victoria (Victorian Government) – http://www.infrastructurevictoria.com.au/
Infrastructure Victoria – Your say – http://yoursay.infrastructurevictoria.com.au/

Melbourne city council – development – https://developmentactivity.melbourne.vic.gov.au/
Melbourne City council – Feedback on development and project feedback – http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/
Melbourne city council – Future Melbourne 2026 – http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/future

Our future cities – Sustainable cities – http://www.outfuturecities.org

Urban Melbourne – Development database -https://urban.melbourne/projectdatabase

Victorian Activity centres – http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/planning/urban-design-and-development/Activity-Centres/overview
– Fishermans bend – http://www.fishermansbend.vic.gov.au/precincts/employment-precinct

Vicroads – Melbourne road projects – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/planning-and-projects/melbourne-road-projects

Specific developments:

Citylink Tullamarine free/tollway widening – http://citylinktullawidening.vic.gov.au/
Collins arch (Pant scraper) by Zaha Hadid (New hotel)
Collins Square

Digital Harbour – Docklands – http://www.digitalharbour.com.au/
Docklands precinct (Continuing evolution)

East West Link Freeway (proposed)
Federation square – East
Federation square – West (Existing)
Fishermans bend
Flinders street station redevelopment – http://www.majorprojects.vic.gov.au/project/flinders-street-station/
Footscray complex – Cinema and integrated retail centre
Footscray Hospital

Footscray University Town Initiative – http://www.footscrayunitown.com.au

Green square – development – http://greensquareapartments.com.au/
Level Crossing removal project – http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/

Melbourne airport – Terminal 2 (International) and VIP area – Terminal 2 – http://newt2international.com/
Melbourne Metro (New Metro CBD train line) – http://mmrailproject.vic.gov.au/ and metro tunnel – http://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/

Melbourne Park (Tennis centre and grounds) – Renewal
Melbourne ports redevelopment
Melbourne quarter (Docklands)
Melbourne square – Southbank – http://melbournesquare.com.au/
Mordialloc bypass

National gallery of Victoria – New site
North East Link Freeway (Proposed) – http://northeastlink.vic.gov.au/

Peninsula hot springs development – Mornington peninsula
Port Phillip bay ferry service – from CBD to Werribee and Portarlington
Public transport victoria – Economic development projects – http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/transport/rail-and-roads/public-transport
Public Transport Victoria – projects – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/projects/rail-projects/

Ritz carlton hotel, CBD
Royal exhibition centre observation deck – https://museumvictoria.com.au/reb/

Schools – New primary and secondary
Shangri la hotel (Near Parliament station)
Southland train station
State library redevelopment (Including Victoria gallery) – due 2020 – https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/redevelopment-project and http://vision2020.slv.vic.gov.au/
Surf park – Melbourne Airport

Victoria square – Footscray

Westgate tunnel project (Formerly known as the western distributor) – http://westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/
– Information sessions – http://westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/infosessions/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westgatetunnelproject
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8e7K39UjHjnUFjnIZzN9tg

 


Area development – Advocacy groups

Time for the west – (Western Suburbs Melbourne development) – http://www.timeforthewest.org.au/



Victorian Transport


General Databases

Department of Transport – Trabsport for Victoria http://www.transport.vic.gov.au/
– Transport projects – https://transport.vic.gov.au/our-projects/
– Media releases – https://transport.vic.gov.au/news-and-media/

Google maps – Melbourne public trabsport timetabling and options fully integrated with google maps – directional search.

Transport projects
– Level crossing removal project – http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/crossings
– Victorian Government – Train Level crossings – http://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/
– Metro rail / train tunnel – Melbourne Metro Tunnel Authority (MMRA) – http://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/

Embark – Global transit planner – http://www.getembark.io/

Public Transport Ombudsman (Handles complaints and disputes relating to transport) – http://www.ptovic.com.au/

Public Transport Users Association Victoria (Lobby group) – http://www.ptua.org.au/

Transport troubles – Greens party sponsored – reporting transport issues and mapping- http://transporttroubles.org.au/

Confident commuter – Website on how to dispute fines and ticket inspectors – http://www.confidentcommuter.org.au

Infrastructure Australia – http://infrastructureaustralia.gov.au

Public transport Victoria – Dumb ways to die – Safety promotion on public transport – http://www.dumbwaystodie.com/

*** Public Transport Victoria – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/

– PTV Network track record and performance – https://ptv.vic.gov.au/about-ptv/ptv-data-and-reports/track-record-2/

– Telephone – 1800 800 007
– Language accessibility services – http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/languages
– PTV app available – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.vic.ptv&hl=en

**** Public Transport Victoria – Train, Tram, Buses, Night network, Telebus, Regional trains, Regional buses – Routes and Timetables – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/

Public transport Victoria (PTV) hubs / offices – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/customer-service/ptv-hubs/

– Southern cross station –
– 750 Collins st, Docklands

Public transport Personnel:
– Authorised officers (Ticket inspectors) – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/authorised-officers/
– Protective service officers – Patrol the train stations – http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au/pso

Key site areas:

Essential tools:

• Journey Planner
• Timetables
• Live travel updates
• Tickets
• Customer service

Getting around:
Maps
Stations and stops
Melbourne local areas – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/metro-local-areas/
Accessible transport
Mobile apps
Visiting Melbourne
Lost property
Airport buses – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/airport-buses/
Network changes
Night Network
School buses
Luggage, bikes and animals – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/luggage-bikes-and-animals/
Travelling safely
Ferries – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/ferries/
Interstate travel – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/interstate-travel/
Melbourne Bike Share – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/melbourne-bike-share/
Digital https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/digital/
– Social media – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/digital/social-media/

**Public Transport Victoria – Real time network service updates, Alerts and planned service replacements – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/live-travel-updates

** Public transport Victoria – Transport arrangements for major events (Including precinct maps) – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/events/

Public Transport Victoria – app – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/mobile-apps/
– Smart phone app – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/mobile-apps/

Public Transport Victoria – Ticketing portal – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/

Public transport Victoria – Annual service changes – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/projects/network-changes-for-the-new-year/
Public Transport Victoria – Tram changes – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/network-changes/tram-changes/

Public transport Victoria – University shuttle services – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/university-travel/new-university-shuttle-services/

** Public transport Victoria – Get involved (Public feedback and consultation on changes) – https://getinvolved.ptv.vic.gov.au/

Public transport Victoria – Transport maps – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/maps/

Public Transport Victoria – Local Area PDF Transport Maps – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/local-areas/

Public Transport Victoria – Local Area travel smart transport and bike Maps – https://www.google.com.au/search?q=-+Travelsmartmaps

Victorian government – Department of economic development – transport for Victoria – http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/transport

Big build Victoria – Portal of current transport projects and development https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/sitemap
– Distruptions map – https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/disruptions
– Updates – https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/newsfeed and https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/newsfeed

Travelsmart – Melbourne CBD and surrounds Transport Guide – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ParksandActivities/ActiveMelbourne/WalkingCyclingandSkating/Documents/Travelsmart_Melbourne_map_16MB.PDF

Wikipedia – Transport in Melbourne – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Melbourne

Melbourne subway map – fantasy mapping – https://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2017/05/17/melbourne-subway-map-rail-fantasy/

Public transport apps –

Public transport Victoria – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/mobile-apps/
– Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.vic.ptv&hl=en

Citymapper app – world transport app – https://citymapper.com/melbourne
Fine fixer app – https://finefixer.org.au/
Live map 24 – Real time public transport maps – https://www.livemap24.com/
Melbourne public transport map – privately created –
https://api.mapbox.com/styles/v1/aisey/cis1cannd0002gpm4571a8gkw.html?fresh=true&title=true&access_token=pk.eyJ1IjoiYWlzZXkiLCJhIjoiZVhQcWtnZyJ9.-YulcMjSuM7sQNxPYh26HQ#11.7/-37.8184/144.9116

Tripgo – Transport app – https://tripgo.com/
Trip view – Melbourne and Sydney public transport – https://www.grofsoft.com/tripview.php
Waze – Melbourne traffic and public transport mapping – https://www.waze.com/livemap


Airport (and transport to/from)

Avalon Airport – http://www.avalonairport.com.au/

Melbourne Airport – http://www.melbourneairport.com.au/
– News – https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Corporate/News/
– Feedback website – https://my.melbourneairport.com/

– Terminal 2 – http://newt2international.com/
– Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MelbourneInternationalAirport/

Melbourne seaplanes – http://www.melbourneseaplanes.com.au

Melbourne jetbase – Private airport terminal at Melbourne airport – http://melbourneairport.com.au/about-melbourne-airport/planning/approved/approved/melbourne-private-jet-base.html


Airport (and transport to/from)

Melbourne Airport – To / from airport – https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Passengers/To-from-the-airport/
– Picking up and dropping off – https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Passengers/To-from-the-airport/Picking-up-dropping-off

Airport buses (Public and private suburban / regional services)- PTV – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/airport-buses/

Airport Transit link – Via DFO – http://www.airporttransitlink.com.au/

Blue bird – airport bus – https://bluebirdshuttle.com.au/

Greens bus (Airport bus) – http://greenbus.com.au/ and http://greenbus.com.au/australian-airport-transport/

Skybus (Airport Bus) – http://www.skybus.com.au/

– Fares – https://www.skybus.com.au/fares/
– Timetables – https://www.skybus.com.au/timetables/
– Find your stop – https://www.skybus.com.au/find-your-stop/
– Wikipedia – Skybus super shuttle –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skybus_Super_Shuttle

Melbourne Tullamarine airport to various routes–
– Melbourne CBD (Southern Cross station) – https://www.skybus.com.au/melbourne-city-express-service/
– St Kilda – https://www.skybus.com.au/st-kilda-express-service/
– Southbank / Docklands (7am to 7pm) – https://www.skybus.com.au/southbank-docklands-express/
– Frankston and the mornington peninsula – https://www.skybus.com.au/fapas/

– Skybus link – CBD Southern Cross station to City hotels (Free shuttle bus service) – https://www.skybus.com.au/free-city-hotel-shuttle/

Melbourne Avalon airport to various routes –
– Geelong – https://www.skybus.com.au/avalon-geelong-express/
– Melbourne CBD (Mid route stop in Werribee) – https://www.skybus.com.au/avalon-city-express/

Starbus – Melbourne CBD to Airport and visa versa (from $18 adult ticket one way) – http://wwww.starbusshuttle.com.au

Ride sharing
– Uber Melbourne airport – https://www.uber.com/en-AU/airports/mel/


Travellers assistance services / Mobility

Travellers Aid (Support Services for Travellers in Melbourne (Southern Cross station and Flinders street station – and Rural Train stations – Showers, Luggage storage, private rest rooms, internet, mobility equipment hire) – https://www.travellersaid.org.au/

Services:
Shower
Private rest rooms
Luggage storage
Public internet
Mobility equipment hire
And other essential services

Luggage lockers
– Southern cross station – 24hrs – $10 to $16 for 24 hours
– Flinders street station 8am to 8pm daily – Travellers aid – same day only

Mobility / Disability access:
Melbourne city council – Mobility maps – https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/community/health-support-services/disability-services/pages/accessible-amenities.aspx


Public Transport (Trains, Tram and Bus)

Note:

PTV – Timetables (Bus, train, Tram) – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables
PTV – Events – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/events/
PTV – Live travel updates – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/live-travel-updates/

Australian rail network – https://www.artc.com.au/about/

Bus – Public Transport Victoria – Smart Bus Network (Orbital bus system) – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/projects/buses/smartbus/

– Wikipedia – Melbourne smart bus – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmartBus

Melbourne bus routes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Melbourne_bus_routes

Bus – Melbourne metropolitan buses – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/projects/buses/

Bus – Public Transport Victoria – Melbourne by Bus portal – Bus route mapping and area bus guides – https://www.melbournebybus.com.au/
– Bus routes map – https://www.melbournebybus.com.au/map
– Destinations – https://www.melbournebybus.com.au/#destinations

Areas:
Footscray
Moreland
Port Phillip
Wyndham
Manningham
Whitehorse
Monash

Bus – Melbourne bus interchange – Southern cross station –

Bus –

Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle – ENDED AUGUST 2017($10 for two days – Tourist bus service with a route covering the CBD and neighbouring suburbs) – (Timetables, Route stop information and buy online tickets)

Bus providers – Bus – Victorian Bus Operators – Directory – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/customer-service/operator-contacts/bus-operators/

Bus Providers – Long distance:
– Firefly – between Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney – http://www.fireflyexpress.com.au
– Greyhound – http://www.greyhound.com.au
– Skybus Airport buses – http://www.skybus.com.au
– Vline coach services –

Bus providers – Metro (All – as of 12/03/2018):
– Broadmeadows bus lines – http://www.broadmeadowsbus.com.au/
– Cardinia Transit (Ventura Buslines)
– CDC – http://www.cdcvictoria.com.au/
– Cranborne transit – http://www.cranbournetransit.com.au/
– Dysons – http://dysongroup.com.au/dyson-buses
– East West Bus Company (Reservoir buslines)
– Ivanhoe bus company (Ventura Buslines)
– Kastoria – http://www.kastoria.com.au/
– Kingstons – http://www.kingstonstours.com.au/index.html
– Mackenzies – http://www.mckenzies.com.au/
– Martyrs – http://www.martyrs.com.au/
– Moonee Valley buses – http://www.mooneevalleybus.com.au/
– Moorabbin transit (Ventura Buslines)
– Moreland bus lines – http://morelandbus.com.au/
– Mt Dandenong Passenger Service (Ventura Buslines)
– Panorama coaches – http://www.panoramacoaches.com.au/index.html
– Peninsula Bus Lines (Ventura Buslines)
– Portsea Passenger Service (Ventura Buslines)
– Reservoir bus company – http://www.reservoirbus.com.au/
– Ryan Bros Bus – http://www.ryansbus.com.au/index.php/en/
– Sita buses – http://www.sitabus.com.au/
– Sunbury bus lines – http://www.sunburybus.com.au/html/home.asp

Transdev Melbourne – http://www.transdevmelbourne.com.au/
– Tullamarine bus lines – http://tullamarinebus.com.au/
– US Bus Lines (Ventura Buslines)
– Ventura Bus – http://venturabus.com.au/

Bus providers – Regional (Notable selected):
– Bacchus marsh coaches – http://www.bmcoaches.com.au/
– Benalla bus lines – http://www.benallabuslines.com.au/
– Castlemaine bus lines – http://www.castlemainebuslines.com.au/
– Seymour coaches – http://www.seymourcoaches.com.au/
– Warrnambool bus lines – http://www.transitsw.com.au/

Bus – Speciality – Banana bus Music festival shuttle bus service – https://www.bananabusft.com/

Bus – Driverless bus trial – Latrobe university, Bundoora – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/autonobus

Rail – Proposed Melbourne rail extensions –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposed_Melbourne_rail_extensions

Rail – List of Melbourne railway stations –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Melbourne_railway_stations
Rail – List of closed railway stations in Melbourne – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_closed_railway_stations_in_Melbourne

Rail – List of regional railway stations in Victoria –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regional_railway_stations_in_Victoria

Rail – Heritage railway lines
– Puffing billy railway
– Mornington railway
– Yarra valley railway

Rail –
CLARA (Consortium proposing Sydney to Melbourne Fast rail) – http://www.clara.com.au/

Flinders Street Station (Primary Metropolitan Train station in Melbourne) – http://www.metrotrains.com.au/stations/flinders-street/

Melbourne airport rail link (Proposed) – Air shuttle australia – http://www.airshuttleaust.com.au

Victrack – https://www.victrack.com.au/

Metro Trains (Metropolitan Melbourne Train services) – http://www.metrotrains.com.au/

– Printed Train timetables available from major train stations and information centres – by train line

Timetable lines:
Alamein
Belgrave and Lilydale
Craigieburn and Upfield
Frankston
Glen waverly
Hurstbridge
Pakenham and Cranbourne
Sandringham
South Morang
Sunbury
Werribee and Williamstown

Includes:
– Operating hours
– Maps – Victorian train network map, Specific train line map
– Your journey – City loop travel, Travel needs (Accessibility, priority seating, travellers aid, stop here service, concession tickets, kids and prams, Animals, bikes and surfboards, lost property), keeping you safe, planning your journey, Night train service, Myki ticketing
– Specific train line timetable – To and from the city
– Connections – Bus, Tram.

Metro Premium stations – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/stations-and-stops/premium-stations/

Ticketing:

Myki (Victorian Public Transport Card) – https://www.mymyki.com.au/

Mypal app – Unofficial myki app to track cards – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.longzheng.mypalionic&hl=en
Myki Tourist – Explorer pack – Visitors Public Transport Card and Pack (Preloaded visitor myki card, tourist maps, wallet and tourist attraction discounts booklet)- – http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/mykiexplorer

Auto topup – http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/autotopup
Myki – card sale and top up locations – http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbournes-myki-retailers-where-is-the-nearest-place-to-top-up-my-myki-20170307-gus8x7.html

Card types
– Senior –
– Concession –
– Student (TAFE / University) – Iuse card – http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/iuse

– Student – Primary and Secondary –

Southern Cross station (Primary Melbourne Station for Skybus airport service, Vline services, Bus Services and Train services) – http://www.southerncrossstation.net.au/

Night network (24/7 – buses, trains, trams and regional coaches)- Midnight to first service 5.30am – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/night-network/ and http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/nightnetwork

– Wikipedia – Night network Melbourne –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Network_(Melbourne)

– Train (Night) – Every 60- minutes after 1am – Direct Flinders street station only.
– Tram (Night) – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/night-network/night-tram/
– Every 30 minutes – Routes: 19. 67, 75, 86, 96, 109
– Bus (Night) – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/night-network/night-bus/
– Buses from city every 30 minutes / Buses from suburban station every hour to connect with trains.

– Coaches (Regional) – To/from Southern cross station coach terminal
Traralgon – from 10pm / to 2am
Seymour – from 11pm / to 2am
Bendigo – from 10.20pm / to 1.05 and 2.05am
Ballarat – to 1.10am and 2.10am
Geelong / Lara – to 2.15am

Trams:

Tram route guides (Sets) – Printed timetables –
A – 1,6,11,19,86 (North)
B – 57, 58, 59, 82 (West)
C – 3, 3a, 64. 67 (Malvern Brighton, Carnegie)
D – 48, 70, 75, 78, 109
E – 5. 6, 16. 58, 72
F – 12, 30, 35, 96

Tram – Proposed tram extensions -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposed_Melbourne_tram_extensions
Tram – List of Melbourne tram routes –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Melbourne_tram_routes
Tram –

Free Tram Zone

Travel within the CBD area of Melbourne by tram is free, but you will need a myki card if you plan to start or finish your journey outside of this central area.

For more information on the area covered by the Free Tram Zone and maps, refer to the ‘Public transport Victoria’ website: http://ptv.vic.gov.au

Tram –

City Circle Tram (Free – Travels a perimeter route of the CBD and docklands areas of Melbourne) – http://www.yarratrams.com.au/using-trams/visitors-new-users/city-circle-tram/

Tram – Yarra Trams – http://www.yarratrams.com.au/

– Tram classes and types:

Tram – Tram tracker – http://www.tramtracker.com/
– Tram tracker app – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yarratrams.tramtracker&hl=en

Vline Trains (Rural / Regional Victorian Train services) – http://www.vline.com.au/home/

Train lines (Timetables)
– Hard copy full range of vline timetables available from Vline offices at Southern cross station.

Ballarat
– Ararat
– Maryborough
Bendigo
– Swan hill
– Echuca

Deer park / Ardeer (Part of Ballarat line)

Geelong
– Warrnambool

Seymour
– Shepparton
– Albury / Sydney

Traralgon
– Bairnsdale

– Where to buy vline tickets – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/where-to-buy-v-line-tickets/
– Vline Resevations – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/reservations/

Vline ticketing:
– Myki available on: Geelong, ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour lines
– Paper tickets for trains and coaches to: Bairnsdale, albury, Shepparton, Echuca, swan hill, Ararat, Maryborough and warrnambool

Vline / PTV – Regional fares – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/fares/regional-fares/ and https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/ticketing-for-travel-in-regional-victoria/
PTV – Victorian fares and ticketing manual –
https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/general-information/victorian-fares-and-ticketing-manual/
Vline Trains – network maps – https://www.vline.com.au/Maps-stations-stops/Network-Maps

Staffed Vline stations – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/stations-and-stops/staffed-vline-stations/

Plan buy tickets – https://www.vline.com.au/Plan-trip-buy-tickets

Live service updates – https://www.vline.com.au/?tab=live-service-updates

Timetables – https://www.vline.com.au/Timetables
– Plan a journey, train and coach timetables, service changes, staying in touch

Fares and general info – https://www.vline.com.au/Fares-general-info
– Buy tickets – https://www.vline.com.au/Fares-general-info/Buy-tickets
– Ticketing and myki, faresand refunds, group travel, bicycles luggage and animals, on board, accessibility, first time users, hot weather, safety, FAQ

Maps, stations and stops – https://www.vline.com.au/Maps-stations-stops
– Network maps, stations and stops, where to buy tickets

Vline – Escape (Blog) – https://www.vline.com.au/Escape-with-V-Line/Escape

Interstate rail: – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/interstate-travel/

New South Wales and Australian Capital territory – NSW rail link (Office in Southern cross station – http://www.nswtrainlink.info/

– Regional tickets – https://transportnsw.info/tickets-opal/regional-tickets-fares
– XPT regional trains – https://transportnsw.info/regional/regional-train-fleet-facilities/xpt-regional-trains
– Social media – https://transportnsw.info/contact-us/social-media

South Australia – Great southern rail – https://www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/

Wikipedia – Victorian railway lines – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Victorian_Railway_Lines


Interstate trains

PTV – Interstate travel – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/interstate-travel/


Boating / Ferries

Port Phillip ferries – Port Philip bay ferry service – werribee south and Portarlington to CBD Docklands – (Trial stage) – http://www.portphillipferries.com.au/

Melbourne city council – Melbourne waterways – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/waterways
Melbourne water taxis – http://www.melbournewatertaxis.com.au
Searoad Ferries (Queenscliff to Sorrento – Passengers and Cars – across the bay) – http://www.searoad.com.au/

Sprit of Tasmania (Overnight Boat service to Devonport, Tasmania) – http://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/
– Brochures – ttps://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/customer-support/brochures

St Kilda ferries – (Ferry service between Williamstown and St Kilda) – http://www.stkildaferry.com.au

Westgate Punt (Small boating service providing connection across the Yarra River) – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/ferries/westgate-punt/ and http://westgatepunt.com/

Western ferries – Western port bay farries – Stony point to French island and Philip island – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/ferries/western-port-ferry/ and http://westernportferries.com.au/

Williamstown Ferries – http://www.williamstownferries.com.au/
Yarra River Cruise Services – http://www.fedsquare.com/shop/yarra-river-cruises

Boat rental:
– Includes boat rental clubs

Pleasure cruising – http://www.pleaseurecruising.com.au

Boating Portals:

Parks Victoria – Moorings and berths – http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/park-management/bay-and-waterways-management/moorings-and-berths
My Boating life -Boat ramp and Marina Locator – http://www.myboatinglife.com.au/on-the-water/boat-ramp-marina-locator

Australian search and rescue – http://www.amsa.gov.au/Search_and_Rescue/
Australian Search and Rescue (AusSAR) – http://www.amsa.gov.au/Search_and_Rescue/
– Marine – 1800 641 792

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard – https://www.coastguard.com.au/
Department of sustainability and environment – http://www.dse.vic.gov.au

EPA – report pollution – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/get-involved/report-pollution
Marine safety Victoria – http://www.marinesafety.vic.gov.au
Maritime safety Victoria – http://transportsafety.vic.gov.au/maritime-safety

Melbourne water – Find a fishing spot – https://www.melbournewater.com.au/community-and-education/recreation/fishing-spots

Parks Victoria – Marine areas – http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au
– Bays rivers and ports – http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/bays-rivers-and-ports
Port of Melbourne – http://www.portofmelbourne.com/
RACV – Marine resources – http://www.racv.com.au/marine

Sailing Australia – http://www.sailing.org.au/

Shipmate – 2018 shipmate marine directory (Boating industry association) – http://www.shipmate.com.au

Victorian fisheries authority – https://vfa.vic.gov.au/
Victoria police – Water police – http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=176
Victorian water police – http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=176

Boating Publications and guides
– Victoria boating guide
– Boating on the river – Yarra and Maribrynong
– Fishing guide victoria – https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/recreational-fishing-guide
– Recreational Port Phillip boating guide –

VR Fish – Rock fishing – http://www.vrfish.com.au/rock-fishing

Notable Boating ramps:
Altona –

Notable boating Marinas:
Docklands – http://www.marinaye.com.au


Taxis, Car sharing, Driving (Car) and Parking

 

Driving (Including Toll ways)

Whats on Melbourne – Car use and parking – https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitors/transport/car/Pages/Car.aspx
– Street parking in Melbourne – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ParkingTransportandRoads/Parking/Pages/OnstreetParking.aspx
– Parking rules in Melbourne CBD – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ParkingTransportandRoads/Parking/Pages/Parkingrules.aspx
Four wheel drive victoria – http://www.fwdvictoria.org.au

Australian Parking Locator – http://au.parkopedia.com/

Car Parkit – Hotel and peer parking space portal – https://www.carparkit.com.au/

Citylink Toll road (Brunswick to Westgate bridge portion of the Tullamarine freeway, Domain and Burnley tunnels) – https://www.citylink.com.au/
Eastlink (Eastlink tollroad from Springvale to near Frankston) – http://www.eastlink.com.au/
– Day passes can be bought over the phone or online – before or after your journey
– The electronic device from either citylink or eastlink can be used on both systems.

Iconic 4wd – Four wheel driving routes and road trips – http:/www.iconic4wd.com.au

Melbourne city council – Live parking information –
http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-council/governance-transparency/open-data/pages/on-street-parking-data.aspx

Only Melbourne – Hook turns in Melbourne – http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/hook-turns

Parking Australia – http://www.parking.asn.au/

Petrol – Compare the Market – Local Petrol outlet current prices tool – https://secure.comparethemarket.com.au/ctm/fuel_quote.jsp?fuel_location=3013&fueltype=P#/?stage=results

***** Petrol – RACV – Melbourne petrol prices – Cheap petrol locator –
https://www.racv.com.au/on-the-road/driving-maintenance/fuel-prices.html

Petrol – Motormouth – Melbourne petrol prices – https://motormouth.com.au/

RACV (Victorian roadside assistance and car services) –

Road rules (RACV) – http://www.racv.com.au/roadrules

Road closures – Melbourne city – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/parking-and-transport/roads/Pages/road-closures.aspx

Traffic – Waze – Melbourne traffic website and app- https://www.waze.com/livemap
Snarl – Australian traffic app – http://victoria.snarl.com.au/ and http://www.snarl.com.au/

Traffic – 3aw Radio (also other radio stations)
Traffic – ** Victorian Traffic – Live updates – http://livetraffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au
Traffic – Melbourne real time traffic conditions and times (RACV) –
http://www.racv.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/racv/Internet/Primary/travel/before+you+go/real-time+traffic

Vic Roads (Car travel and road safety Victoria) – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

– Site map – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/sitemap

– Online services – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/online-services
– Publications and forms – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/publications-and-forms
– News media – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/newsmedia

I want to – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/i-want-to
Licenses – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licences
Registration – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration
Safety and road rules – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules
Traffic and road use – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use
Planning and projects – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/planning-and-projects
Business and industry – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/business-and-industry

– Road network and performance – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use/road-network-and-performance

– Traffic management centre – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use/traffic-management/traffic-management-centre
– Incident response service – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use/traffic-management/incident-response-service
– Report a road issue – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use/report-a-road-issue

Mobile apps – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/vicroads-mobile-apps

Vic Roads – Driver safety – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/driver-safety

Visit Victoria – Drive safely (International visitor driver advice) –
http://www.visitvictoria.com/drivesafely

Visit Victoria – Route planner – http://www.visitvictoria.com/Information/Route-planner

Car Sharing and peer driving services

Melbourne Car sharing services (Portal) – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ParkingTransportandRoads/Pages/Carshare.aspx

Ride guru – Ridesharing services directory worldwide – https://ride.guru/

Buckle up – long distance ride sharing – http://www.buckleupapp.com
Car hood – Car sharing – https://www.carhood.com.au/
Car next door – car share – https://www.carnextdoor.com.au/

Flexicar – Car share – http://www.flexicar.com.au/
Go catch – Ride share – http://www.gocatch.com/gocar/
Go get – Car share – https://www.goget.com.au/
Green share car – http://www.greensharecar.com.au/
Ola cabs – Ridesharing – https://www.olacabs.com/au
Popcar – Car share – https://popcar.com.au
RACV car share (with Thrifty) – http://racvcarshare.com.au/
Scooti (Motorskooter sharing) – http://www.scooti.com.au
Shebah ride sharing (Women and children only) – https://shebah.com.au/
Taxify – Ridesharing – https://taxify.eu/en-au/

Uber (Peer car services) – http://www.uber.com
Uber Estimate (Uber fare estimate) – http://uberestimate.com/costs.php

Peer / sharing economy Car parking spot rental

Divvy – https://www.divvyparking.com/
Parkhound (Peer car parking space app) – https://www.parkhound.com.au/
Parking made easy – http://www.parkingmadeeasy.com.au/
Spacer – Car spaces or storage rental – http://www.spacer.com.au


Peer Car roadside service
Gotu – peer road side service – https://www.gotu.com.au/

Taxi Services

– Note taxi services are prepaid between 10pm to 5am

In the Melbourne CBD, there are taxi ranks located across the city.

Taxi – Essential reference
Light on – Available for hire
Light off – Occupied / not available for hire

Premium fare tariff applied on
– Toll roads
– Between 11pm and 5am

Prepaid fares only for fares between 11pm and 5pm.

13 Cabs (Taxi portal) – http://www.13cabs.com.au/
Cabit – http://www.cabit.com.au
Oiii – Taxi service / fusion of peer driving – https://oiii.com/

Rydo – Australia Taxi app – https://www.rydo.com.au/
Silvertop taxis – http://www.silvertop.com.au
Taxi Victoria – http://www.taxi.vic.gov.au
Taxi Victoria – Fare estimator tool – http://www.taxi.vic.gov.au/fareestimator

Victorian Taxi Association – http://victaxi.com.au/
Victorian Taxi services commission – passenger information – http://www.taxi.vic.gov.au/passengers
Victorian taxi services commission – Catching a taxi – http://taxi.vic.gov.au/passengers/taxi-passengers/catching-a-taxi

Car Rental / Car hire

East Coast Car rentals – http://www.eastcoastcarrentals.com.au

Hire a Combi – http://www.hireakombi.com/

Adventure car use / four wheel driving (4WD)

Four wheel drive Victoria (4WD) – http://www.4wdvictoria.org.au/
– Discover four wheel driving guide


Cycling

– Includes – council bike trails

Bicycle Network Victoria – https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/

– Resources and advice – https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/resources-and-advice/
– Bike maps – https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/resources-and-advice/193/

– Tips and resources – https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/tips-resources/

– Getting started
– Product reviews
– Road rules
– Bike maintenance
– Maps and rides – (Melbourne and Australia wide) – https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/tips-resources/maps-and-rides/bike-trail-maps/
– Know how
– Bike friendly communities
– Inspiration

*** Bike Paths Melbourne and Victoria (Guide to cycling paths and also hardcopy book) – http://www.bikepaths.com.au/

Bikely (Global GPS bike route helper) – http://www.bikely.com/

Bikes at work – Bike handling classes (Run via local council) – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/bikes-at-work-6243701093

** Bikes on public transport (Guide – PTV) – http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/luggage-bikes-and-animals/bikes-and-public-transport/

Bike Safe – http://www.bikesafe.com.au

Casual Cyclists guide to Melbourne (Book) – http://thehumblevintage.com/book/
Council – produces local area cycle guides (including cycling paths, cycling repair stations, cycling clubs, cycle shops and many more)
Good Cycles (Bike hire and also bike repairs – Docklands) – http://www.goodcycles.org/
Humble Vintage (Bike Rental and online Bicycle news / tips) – http://thehumblevintage.com/melbourne-cb/
Lost bikes of Melbourne – http://www.lostbikesofmelbourne.com/
Maribyrnong council – Cycling portal and bike classes – http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Page/page.aspx?page_Id=379

Melbourne City Council – Cycling Routes, lanemaps and support – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ParkingTransportandRoads/cycling/Pages/Cycling.aspx

Melbourne bike sharing systems:
Melbourne Bike Share (Free helmets left on bike, $5 to purchase store helmets) – http://www.melbournebikeshare.com.au/

Melbourne Bike share app (Identify where bike share stations are at) – http://www.spotcycle.net/

and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eightd.android.spotcycle&hl=en

Mobike – Dockless – https://mobike.com/global/
OBike – Dockless – https://www.o.bike/au/about.html
Ofo – Dockless -http://www.ofo.com/
Reddy Go – Dockless – https://www.reddygo.com.au/

Melbourne city council – Cycling – http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/cycling

My Trails (Trail maps and information with the outdoor adventure communities) – http://mytrails.com.au/

National bike register – http://www.nationalbikeregister.com.au/

Melbourne water – Walking tracks and bike paths –
https://www.melbournewater.com.au/community-and-education/recreation/walking-tracks-and-bike-paths

Parkiteer – Victorian secure Bicycle Parking locations in Train stations – https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/our-services/parkiteer/
https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/programs/370/ and http://www.parkiteer.com.au and https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/programs/372/

Pedicabs (Cycle bike taxis) – http://www.greencabs.net.au

Rail trails (Melbourne and regional Victoria – Bicycle rail trails) – http://www.railtrails.org.au/trail-descriptions/victoria/melbourne-metropolitan

RACV – Cycling roadside assistance service – Bike assist – http://www.racv.com.au/bikeassist
Rent a Bike Melbourne (Bike tours and also electric bike rentals – Federation square) – http://www.rentabike.net.au

Ride on Magazine (By Bicycles Victoria) – https://rideonmagazine.com.au/
Ride the city (Australia city bike trail maps) – http://www.ridethecity.com/
Start riding – http://www.startriding.com.au/
Tokyo Bike (Bike Shop and rentals – Collingwood) – http://www.tokyobike.com.au/hire-bike/

** Vicroads –
Cycling – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use/cycling
– Route maps, cycle network planning, infrastructiure design, places to ride, bike share, parking your bike, bikes on buses
– Cyclist safety – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/cyclist-safety
– A to Z of road rules – https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-rules/a-to-z-of-road-rules

– Bicycle and walking routes and maps (Melbourne and rural Victoria – organised by council / district area) –
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use/cycling/bicycle-route-maps

Wikipedia – Bike paths in Melbourne – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Bike_paths_in_Melbourne

Where to Ride – Melbourne (Guidebook on Inner city and suburban Melbourne Cycle tracks) – http://bicyclingaustralia.com.au/wheretoride/books/melbourne/


Cycling – Peditaxis

Green Cabs (Pedicabs) – http://www.greencabs.net.au


Cycling – Mountain biking places

– Lysterfield park


Helicopter services / Helicopter landing areas

Melbourne Helipad – http://www.melbournehelipad.com.au/
Microflite (Helicopter services) – http://www.microflite.com.au/


Luxury road transportation – Hummer, Limousine, Chauffeur driver


Shipping Vessels and Cruise Ships – Port of Melbourne

MIRRAT (Car freight port) – http://www.mirrat.com.au/

Port of Melbourne – http://www.portofmelbourne.com.au/
Port of Melbourne – Emergency contacts and useful links – http://portcapacity.portofmelbourne.com/about-the-port/useful-links
Port Of Melbourne – Waves, wind and weather – http://portcapacity.portofmelbourne.com/port-operations/waves-wind-and-weather
Port of Melbourne – Cruise shipping and station pier – http://www.portofmelbourne.com/port-operations/cruise-shipping-and-station-pier
Port of Melbourne – Cruise ships Arrival and departure schedules – http://www.portofmelbourne.com.au/port-operations/cruise-shipping-and-station-pier/cruise-schedule-1

Port of Melbourne – Shipping Lines Arrival,departure and currently in port schedules -http://www.portofmelbourne.com.au/port-operations/ship-movements/

Port of Melbourne – Webcameras (Various – able to gain online limited control) – http://www.portofmelbourne.com.au/Community-and-recreation/View-the-port/Webcams

Port of Melbourne – Development works updates – http://portcapacity.portofmelbourne.com/webbdocklive/index.asp

Port of hastings – http://www.portofhastings.com/
Regional channels authority – water – http://www.regionalchannels.vic.gov.au/

Public Transport Victoria – Cruise ship connecting public transport services – https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/events/
Public transport Victoria (bus 109 – Port melbourne to city – only during cruise ships) – https://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/6851
Victorian ports – http://www.vicports.vic.gov.au/

divide



Victoria travel hotspots (Especially during Summer break):
Rye / Dromana / Rosebud / Portsea
Great ocean road – Torquay / Lorne
Phillip island
Inverloch / venus bay


Melbourne Suburbs – Most Affluent / Wealthiest / Emerging

Albert park
Ascot Vale
Balwyn
Brighton
Canterbury
Carlton
Caulfield
Docklands
Doncaster
Elwood
Essendon
Flemington
Glen Iris
Hampton
Ivanhoe
Kew
Kooyong
Malvern
Middle Park
Moonee Ponds
Newport
Port Melbourne
Sandringham
Seddon
South yarra
Southbank
Spotswood
St Kilda
Toorak
Williamstown
Windsor
Yarraville


Melbourne Suburbs / areas – Least or lesser affluent / Disadvantaged (Includes Crime hotspots)

Ardeer
Braybrook
Broadmeadows
Brooklyn
Cambellfield
Coolaroo
Craigieburn (Pockets)
Cranbourne
Dallas
Dandenong
Endeavour hills
Footscray (Emerging)
Greenvale
Hoppers Crossing
Kealba
Keon Park
Keysborough
Kings Park
Laverton
Lynbrook
Meadow heights
Melton
Noble Park
Preston East (Pockets)
Reservoir (Pockets)
Richmond (Pockets)
Springvale
St Albans
Sunbury
Sunshine
Taylors Hill
Werribee
Westmeadows
Williams landing (Pockets)
Wyndham


Notable Eatery / Lounge / Cafe / Shopping Precincts
– Also major shopping complexes around Greater Melbourne have gourmet food eateries and cafes (Refer to Shopping).

North

Bell street mall, West Heidelburg – http://bellstmall.com.au/

• Brunswick Street / Johnston street, Fitzroy / Abbotsford
• Eltham district
• High Street, Northcote / Thornbury
• Lygon Street / Elgin Street / Nicholson Street / Rathdowne Street, Carlton
• Lygon Street / Nicholson Street, Brunswick East

• Nicholson Street / St Georges Road, North Fitzroy – http://www.northquartervillages.com.au
• Smith Street / Gertrude Street, Fitzroy/Collingwood – http://www.gertrude.org.au
• Sydney road, Brunswick/Coburg – http://sydneyroad.com.au/
• Yarra street – Heidelberg –

CBD / Inner East

• Ackland Street / Barkly Street, St Kilda – http://www.aclandstreetvillage.com.au/ and http://fitzroystreetstkilda.com.au/
• Bay road, Port Melbourne
• Bay Streeet , Brighton
• Black rock district
• Burke Road and the Camberwell Junction, Camberwell – http://www.camberwellshopping.com.au

• Carlisle Street, Balaclava
• Chapel Street / Greville Street / High Street / Toorak Road – Prahran / Windsor / South Yarra – http://www.chapelstreet.com.au/ and http://www.toorakroadsouthyarra.com.au
• Church Street / Swan Street, Richmond
• Church street, Middle brighton
• Clarendon Street / Cecil Street, South Melbourne
• Docklands – Waterfront City, New Quay, Harbourtown
• Docklands – Collins and Bourke Street

• Doncaster Road (Village) , Balwyn North / Doncaster

• Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn / Glenferrie – Glenferrie.com.au
• Glenhuntly road – Elsternwick / Caulfield
Greythorn – Greythornshoppingcentre.com.au
• High Street, Armadale / Hawksburn / Malvern / Ashburton – Ashburtonshopping.com.au
• Inkerman Street, Balaclava

• Kew Junction, Kew – http://www.kewjunction.com.au/

• Mailing road – Canterbury – Malingroad.com.au

• Melbourne CBD InnerBordered by Spencer Street (West), Victoria Market (North), Spring Street (East), Flinders Street (South) – View Google Map of Melbourne CBD to explore Notable eatries and areas of the city proper – http://goo.gl/lQpyLf

Includes:
– Docklands Precinct – http://www.docklandscc.com.au/
– Campbell Arcade, Degraves Subway (Near Flinders Street Station)
– City precinct (Overall) – http://www.cityprecinct.com.au/

– Federation Square and Federation wharf vaults
– Banana Alley
– Northbank
– ‘Paris end’ (Near Parliament station) of Collins street Precinct- http://www.collinsstreet.com.au/
– Degraves street
– Yarra river precinct – http://www.yarrariver.info/
– South wharf Promenade (CBD) – http://www.southwharfpromenade.com.au

Notable laneways, alleys, back streets and place roads of Melbourne
– Block place
– Celestial Dr
– Cohen Place
– Hardware Lane
– Howey Place
– Meyers Place

• Ormond Road, Elwood
• Sandringham District
• Southbank / Crown Casino Promenade, Melbourne CBD
• Southwharf, (Near Melbourne Exhbition Centre), Southbank, Melbourne CBD
• Swan Street, Richmond

• Toorak Road / Burwood Highway – Burwood – Burwoodvillage.com.au
• Toorak Road, Toorak (Toorak Village) – http://www.toorakvillage.com.au/
• Union road, Surrey Hills
• Victoria Avenue, Albert Park
• Victoria Street, Richmond – http://www.victoriastreet.org.au

Outer East
• Chelsea Beach precinct
• Dandenong precinct
Moorabbin Airport Precinct
• Mornington precinct
• Mount Eliza Precinct

North West / West
• Anderson Street and surrounds, Yarraville
• Barkly Street, West Footscray
Essendon Airport Precinct / Essendon fields – http://www.ef.com.au/
Essendon Junction
• Gamon Street and surrounds, Seddon

• Ferguson Street / Douglas Parade, Williamstown
• Hall Street, Newport
• Hopkins Street, Footscray
• Hudsons Road, Spotswood

• Keilor Road, Niddrie
• Pier Street, Altona
• Puckle street / Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds / Ascot Vale – http://www.pucklestreetprecinct.com.au/
• Racecourse Road, Kensington / Newmarket
• Union Road, Ascot Vale

• Victoria Street / Errol Street / Queensberry Street, North Melbourne – Inner north and west Melbourne -http://www.northwestmelbourne.com.au/


Accommodation Options

Portals (Selected)

– For more accomodation portals refer to the ‘Accomodation’ tab in the header links.

Camping Information – Parks Victoria- http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/things-to-do
Council – Accommodation guides

Melbourne now – accommodation – http://www.melbournenow.com.au/operator/search#/type/stay
– Includes the printed Melbourne now Accommodation guide – https://issuu.com/destinationmelbourne/

2018 Victorian cabin, caravan and camping guide.
http://www.franklane.com.au
http://www.vicparks.com.au

RACV – Accomodation options – Classified section in the RACV Royalauto magazine – https://www.racv.com.au/membership/member-benefits/royalauto/latest-issue.html

Trip Advisor – Melbourne Hotels Ranked – http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotels-g255100-Melbourne_Victoria-Hotels.html

Visit Victoria – Accommodation –
http://www.visitvictoria.com/Accommodation and http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Wander-Victoria/Accommodation

Glamping parks and alternative Accomodation options:
Cosy tents (Daylesford) – http://www.cosytents.com.au/
Glamping hub (Portal) – https://glampinghub.com/australia/victoria/
Happy glamper (Mornington peninsula) – http://www.happyglamper.com.au/
Melbourne zoo – Roar and snore – http://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne/wild-encounters/roar-n-snore
Parks Victoria – accommodation – http://www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/ and http://wildernessretreats.com.au/
Unyoked – Tinyhouses in Rural Victorian locations – https://www.unyoked.co/
Werribee zoo – safari huts – http://www.zoo.org.au/werribee/wild-encounters/slumber-safari

Notable Melbourne Hotels (Selected)

Adelphi
Adina

Art series hotels

Olsen
Blackman
Larwill studio

Alto hotel

Bayview
Causeway Inn
Citadines
Clarion

Crown Casino

Towers
Metropol
Promenade

Doubletree (By Hilton)
Grand Chancellor
Grand hyatt
Grand Mecure
Hilton south wharf
Holiday Inn
Ibis
Intercontinental rialto
Jasper Hotel
Langham

Mantra
Marriott

M Gallery collection

Como
Hotel Lindrum

Hyatt place hotel – Essendon fields – http://www.hyattplacemelbourne.com

Mercure
Meriton serviced apartments
Notel – Airstream trailer accommodation in the city – http://notelmelbourne.com.au/
Novotel

Oaks
Ovolo Laneways
Park Hyatt
Parkview
Peppers
Pullman
QT Hotels
Quest

RACV Clubs – https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-club.html
– CBD – https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-club/city-club.html
– Maps – https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-club/city-club/facilities/club-map.html
– Healesvile – https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-club/healesville.html
RACV resorts – https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-resorts.html

Radisson

Rendezvous

Ritz Carlton (Under Construction)
Rydges
Sebel Flinders lane
Sheraton
Sofitel

Space hotel (CBD and St Kilda) – http://www.spacehotel.com.au/

St Jeromes Hotel (Melbourne Central rooftop)
Travelodge
Vibe
Westin
Windsor Hotel
Wyndham hotel


Student accommodation providers / buildings
Setia buildings –
Student housing company – http://thestudenthousingcompany.com.au/

Urban nest (Student living) – http://urbanest.com.au/

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