Visit Tourism Victoria for comprehensive information about Melbourne and Victoria.
Time ZoneAustralian Eastern Standard Time is GMT plus 10 hours.
Daylight HoursWinter: 9 hours, 32 minutes (June 21) Summer: 14 hours, 47 minutes (December 22)
Melbourne’s ClimateMelbourne's climate is temperate and variable with no great extremes and one of the lowest rainfall levels in Australia. For further information, visit www.bom.gov.au
Melbourne Shopping Hours
As a general guide, trading hours for city shops are:
Saturday to Wednesday – 10am-5pm
Hours of operation often vary between shops and areas.
Taxis can be hailed in the street if their sign is illuminated. Orange lights indicate that the taxi is not for hire. Contact numbers within Australia are:
Melbourne Visitor Services
Melbourne Visitor Centre
Melbourne Greeter ServiceFree personal orientations of the city with a local volunteer who shares your interest and speaks your language are available seven days a week.Bookings must be made three days in advance.
t|+61 3 9658 9658
City Ambassadors and Info BoothMelbourne’s Ambassadors wear distinctive red uniforms and rove the streets providing free information to visitors. Ask them for directions or ideas for things to do or see. The Melbourne Visitor Booth is located in Bourke Street Mall and operates Monday to Saturday: 9am–5pm and Sunday: 10am–5pm.