At the centre of Australiaï¿½s sporting and entertainment life, Melbourne hosts more major events than any other Australian city. The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held here. The Australian Tennis Open, the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the world renowned Melbourne Cup, part of the Spring horseracing carnival, also take place in Melbourne each year. Melbourneï¿½s also home to the national obsession, Australian Rules Football, and the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, the MCG.
With world class sporting facilities such as Olympic class swimming pools, tennis courts, athletic tracks and gyms, Melbourne is also a great place to compete at any level. We have hundreds of teams, playing just about any sport you can think of. Whatever sport youï¿½re into, youï¿½ll find someone to play against in Melbourne. And this is one of the worldï¿½s best cities for jogging and cycling. Hundreds of linked paths wind through the city and along our beaches and rivers. To find a sports club or that perfect bike path visit the Go For Your Life website.
Melbourneï¿½s many entertainment areas are popular with international students. You can socialise throughout the day and night. Whether itï¿½s clubbing until dawn at dance venues, cakking yourself (see Aussie slang) at a comedy club, or watching art-house cinema, itï¿½s safe, itï¿½s fun and it never shuts down. Theatres, galleries, music; every night thereï¿½s something happening in Melbourne. Even in the streets, buskers keep things lively.
Visit any of these links to find out whatï¿½s going on in Melbourne and Victoria now.
Melbourne Visitors Centre ï¿½ Federation Square, corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets; (03) 9658-9658.