Overview

Where In The World Is Melbourne? is a story about two very different families.

One family who live overseas, are dreaming about the perfect holiday, which just so happens to be in Victoria. The other family from Melbourne are living out these dreams in their day-to-day life, as they explore our beautiful state.

Take a journey with us to Melbourne and Victoria, through the animated video below. What makes this book unique and special, is that it can be read back to front. Day-dream with the overseas family, as they plan the perfect holiday to Melbourne. Then, flip the page back and begin again, from the perspective of the Australian family.

Read the book at your own pace and share the story with friends and family, either at home or overseas. Fill in the form below the videos for your free copy, which you can download alongside a printable colour-in book, full of iconic Melbourne imagery.

Do you too ever wonder, Where In The World Is Melbourne? It's time to find out - sit back and settle in for the adventure.

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Download

Experience the journey to Melbourne and Victoria for yourself. Fill in the form below, to download the story as a PDF or an eBook. The book comes with a free set of colouring pages, featuring iconic images of Melbourne and Victoria.

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Kid's resources

Here's a list of online resources from Victoria's major attractions, perfect for keeping kids busy and entertained.

ACMI

The entire season of the ACMI Cinémathèque is streaming free every Wednesday.

Heide Museum

Get involved in creative workshops for kids with downloadable resources.

Immigration Museum

Explore curated online content from home.

Koorie Heritage Trust

Click through the Trust's oral and visual recordings collection.

LEGOLAND

Live-stream workshops and watch interviews with LEGO Masters.

Melbourne Museum

Check out Melbourne Museum school holiday activities for kids at home.

TJump on a Virtual Tour accompanied by online hosts via the Learnadome.

Tune into the Kinderling Kids radio show.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Watch past performances free, online.

Melbourne Theatre Company

Take a virtual tour of MTC.

Complete the MTC props store treasure hunt.

National Gallery of Victoria

Explore a range of online resources for kids.

Continue young student's education via online learning resources.

View the NGV's exhibitions online.

Explore current and past Top Arts exhibitions.

Take part in virtual drawing lessons through the NGV Channel.

Old Melbourne Gaol

Wander through the Old Melbourne Gaol via a virtual 3D tour. Explore former prisoner cells, learn about the gaol's history and the infamous felons and criminals that were housed there.

Make your own chatterbox among other activities with these printable activity sheets.

Polly Woodside

Jump onboard this 19th century iron-hulled barque and get exploring on a virtual 3D tour.

Make a paper boat and design a postcard to send to someone special, using a printable activity sheet.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Complete this outdoor checklist on walks around your neighbourhood, or in your own backyard.

Scienceworks

Get virtual access to museum exhibitions.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Sign up to SEA LIFE to dive into their virtual aquarium.

Discover new underwater creatures and see what the aquarium's beloved inhabitants are up to via live-stream.

State Library of Victoria

Access over 19,000 free e-books.

The National Trust

Print off fun activity sheets to complete at home.

Zoos Victoria

Zoom into Zoo education resources online.