What's on in Melbourne
With a population of 5 million, Melbourne is the most populous city in Victoria and the second most populous city in Australia. Melbourne is Australia’s multicultural and cultural hub—a city for everyone.
Prior to the arrival of European settlers in the region, indigenous Australians had been living in the Melbourne area for more than 30,000 years. The city was founded on 30 August 1835 and was named Melbourne by Governor General Richard Bourne on 10 April 1837.
With more than a quarter of its population being born overseas, Melbourne is now home to people from more than 200 countries and more than 230 languages are spoken in the city. A visit to Melbourne is a visit to the world itself.
Melbourne is a city full of opportunities, places to go, things to see.
What's coming up in Melbourne?
Its time to return to the MCG because cricket season is back!
Kicking off with the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India, the MCG will reopen its gates and be able to operate at approximately 25 per cent of its total capacity for each day.
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