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Whether you're visiting Victoria to work, play or study, you'll find details that will help you enjoy the heritage, natural beauty, cosmopolitan flavour and diversity of experiences on offer. Plan how to get here, use our handy maps and information about visas, money and banks.

Smartphone apps for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Smartphone apps

Make the best of your trip with these travel apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Find apps for food, wine, shopping, touring, transport and more.

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Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

Getting here

Whether you're travelling interstate or from overseas, Victoria has a multitude of transport options to get you here – by air, bus, train, car or boat.

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Road sign, Maldon, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Getting around

Victoria has an efficient transport system, allowing you to travel around the state by road, rail and air. Find out the best ways to get to Victoria's regions.

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Four Wheel Driving, Otway Ranges, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Route planner

Plan your journey using our 'route planner' mapping feature; get detailed, easy-to-follow driving or walking directions and information.

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Australian currency

Currency

Information on Victoria's banking and foreign exchange services, using of travellers cheques and credit cards, tipping, taxes and tax refunds.

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Domaine Chandon, Coldstream, Yarra Valley and Danenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Weather

With a variable climate, Melbourne and Victoria are warm to hot in summer, mild in autumn, cold and damp in winter, and cool in spring.

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Australian visas

Visas

You'll need a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before you travel to Australia, if you're not an Australian or New Zealand citizen.

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Customs, Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Quarantine and customs

In order to protect native flora and fauna, Australia has strict quarantine guidelines; find out about specific goods that are prohibited in Australia before you travel.

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Work, Melbourne, Australia

Work

There are plenty of opportunities to find work in Melbourne and around Victoria, in a wide range of industries. See our tips on finding employment.

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Volunteer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Volunteer

Victoria is a great place to do volunteer work. Help out a furry or feathered mate and lend a hand in conservation projects.

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Students studying, State Library, Melbourne, Australia

Study

Study at Victoria's universities, internationally recognised for their supportive study environments, quality teaching and high academic standards.

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Lifeguards talk to couple at Lakes Entrance beach, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Health and safety

Australia is a very safe destination, but be sure to observe the same precautions with your safety as you would in any other country or at home.

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Fire safety, Victoria, Australia

Bushfire safety

Follow these bushfire safety tips during the warmer months (November to April) to make sure your Victorian holiday is safe and enjoyable.

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Wheelchair

Accessible Victoria

Discover accessibility information for people with mobility related impairments travelling in Melbourne and Victoria.

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Visitor information centres

Visitor information centres

Wherever you go, drop by a local visitor information centre to help you get the most out of your stay in Victoria.

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