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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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

These online resources from Victoria's major attractions are perfect for keeping kids busy and entertained. 

Heide Museum

Get involved in creative workshops for kids with Heide at Home downloadable resources.

Immigration Museum

Explore curated stories, tours, puzzles and activities from home.

Koorie Heritage Trust

Click through the Trust's oral and visual recordings collection and explore the range of digital programs.


Live-stream workshops, download activity packs and watch interviews with LEGO Masters.

Melbourne Museum

Check out Melbourne Museum activities for kids at home.

Jump on a virtual tour accompanied by online hosts via the Learnadome.

Tune into the Kinderling Kids Fact Detectives radio show.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Watch past performances for 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 students' 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

Adapt and complete this outdoor checklist on walks around your neighbourhood, or in your own backyard.


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

Sign up as a library member and access more than 19,000 ebooks.

The National Trust

Print off fun activity sheets to complete at home.

Zoos Victoria

Catch up with the comings and goings of giraffes, otters, penguins and more via live cam.