As the most livable city in the world for the third time running, Melbourne, will be proud to host Easters 2014. The Victorian capital is recognized as being both the most cosmopolitan city within Australia, as well as its unofficial sports capital. It is both multicultural and vibrant, and we hope all our participants will be able to appreciate its glorious culture.


Melbourne is a true culinary hub, with its eclectic mix of charming cafes, fine dining and fusion cuisine inspired by the melting pot of various cultures. Head to Lygon Street in Carlton for the best Italian cuisine and gelato in town, while Brunswick Street is a safe haven for those seeking vegan or vegetarian food. Chinatown, nested within the perimeter of the city itself, is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the West is renowned for its specialty cuisine, but for those longing for fine dining, Chapel Street beckons them all.


Melbourne weather is notorious for its unpredictability so it is imperative to come well-prepared. April is typically a pleasant autumn month, with sunny daytime weather, and temperatures in the mid-twenties (ºC). Nights are generally cool, with a drop of approximately 10ºC between day and evening. Light rain is also to be expected. As the popular Melbournian mantra goes:  “If you don’t like Melbourne’s weather, wait half an hour, it will change”.


Melbourne is filled with a plethora of attractions that tourists can visit. Appreciate our wildlife at the Melbourne Zoo or the Melbourne Aquarium. For those artistic souls, there is much to appreciate in the Victorian architecture that characterises Melbourne. The National Gallery of Victoria, Arts Centre, Melbourne Museum and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image are also well worth a visit. Take a lift up to the top of the Eureka Tower, to enjoy the gorgeous view of Victoria, in all its glory. Sports fans will appreciate tours of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and Rod Laver Arena (home of the Australian Open), while naturists will enjoy walking around the scenic Royal Botanic Gardens or the Yarra Valley. In short, Melbourne has an innumerable number of interesting sights that enthrall both tourists and locals alike.

As we proudly proclaim on all our car plates, Victoria really is “The Place To Be”. We look forward to welcoming all our institutions to Easters 2014!