EVENTS IN MELBOURNE
Counties: Grant, Bourke, & Mornington
Population (2010): 4,077,036
Climate: Moderate, though prone to some extreme weather, as epitomized by the local saying the city has "four seasons in one day." As it is in the southern hemisphere, summer highs between January and March are in the mid 70's (F) with lows in the winter months of July-September in the mid-40's (F).
Time Zone: Australian Eastern / Australian Daylight
Melbourne's Top Venues: Rod Laver Arena
Teams in Melbourne:
Featured Events in Melbourne: Australian Open
This prized Australian City is nestled on the eastern and western shores of Port Phillip, positioned strategically in the estuary of the Yarra River. Serving as the second largest city in the country, this metropolitan area is steeped in tradition. It was originally founded as the capital city of the Victorian Province, as Van Diemen's Land settlers migrated to the area before the British Queen Victoria declared it a city. After the famous Victorian Gold Rush in the 1850s, it quickly grew into one of the world's most flourishing and wealthiest cities. It's only natural for Melbourne to become one of Australia's hottest destinations, as tourists, professionals and avid sports fans flock to the area every year to take in the sights and get the most of their experience Down Under.
Known as a host for the 1956 Summer Olympics games, along with the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne is a city that's no stranger to engaging athletic activities. There are three major sport events that occur in this area every year - the Australian Open tennis tournament, the Melbourne Cup horse racing event and the Australian Grand Prix Formula One racing event. Serving as the most prominent sports hub in the country, the city is also home to the National Sports Museum. The most prevalent games in Melbourne are Australian football and cricket, which practically put the city on the map because it contains the largest grounds in the world. Soccer, rugby and netball are also popular sports in the area.
Those who would rather stick with the sandy beaches and cool waters of the Pacific can engage in several water sports, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, kayaking or parasailing along the illustrious Melbourne coastline. This part of Australia features some of the most unique beaches in the South Pacific.
Visitors will be happy to know that there is never a shortage of culture in Melbourne, which is considered one of the world's most livable cities, according to The Economist. This Victorian city is home to the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Those who have a firm appreciation for fine arts can experience the Australian Ballet, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra or the Victorian Opera.
Anyone who wants to gain a deep understanding of what makes Australia tick will surely find exactly what they're looking for in the vibrant urban center of Melbourne.
Melbourne, Australia Ticket Information:
The seats TicketCity offers for events in Melbourne, Australia come from our large network of suppliers. Those suppliers list and price these tickets for events in Melbourne and in many cases the ticket prices will be higher than the face value printed on them. After submitting your ticket order, TicketCity will verify the availability of those seats with our supplier before confirming your purchase. Tickets are shipped via FedEx as soon as they are available to send.
TicketCity is not affiliated with events, teams or venues associated with the city of Melbourne.