Most-Googled questions: Melbourne

We’re on hand with the answers to those nagging questions that have been putting you off from arranging your itinerary.

Melbourne is a bold and dynamic cosmopolitan offering countless opportunities to experience the culture, take in the sights and shop to your heart’s content.

If you’ve not yet had the chance to visit this buzzing city, there’s no time like the present to start planning your Melbourne adventure.

What to know before you go

Is Melbourne a city?

Yes. Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

Who was Melbourne named after?

Melbourne was named in 1837 after the British Prime Minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. He was usually addressed as Lord Melbourne.

Which Melbourne airport does Tigerair fly to?

Tigerair operates from Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine.

Which Melbourne airport does Virgin fly to?

Virgin Australia operates to and from the Virgin Australia Melbourne T3 Terminal at Melbourne airport. Melbourne International Airport is situated on Airport Drive, Tullamarine Victoria.

Which Melbourne airport is closer to the city?

Tullamarine is the airport in closest proximity to the city of Melbourne. It’s located approximately 22.8km from the city centre, which equates to approximately 23 minutes on the road.

Does Melbourne have daylight savings?

Yes. Victoria, Melbourne included, observes daylight savings. The clocks change on the first Sunday in October at the start of daylight savings time and then again on the first Sunday in April at the end of daylight savings time.

Is Melbourne colder than Sydney?

Melbourne can experience more extreme and diverse weather than Sydney.

Melbourne is much colder than Sydney in winter but it can be hotter in the summertime.

Getting around and things to do

Are Melbourne trams free?

Melbourne does have a free tram zone. Each tram stop features a map that clearly displays the boundaries of the zones. The City Circle Tram service provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. Use of the city circle tram is open to Tourists, shoppers, office workers and families.

Does Melbourne have Uber?

Uber is in operation in Melbourne. Your Uber options include uberX, uberXL, uberASSIST, UberSELECT and UberBLACK. Prices start at a base fare of $2 with an additional $1 charge per km thereafter, with the minimum fare being $7.50. uberASSIST and uberX are your cheapest options.

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