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Melbourne is an arty powerhouse with a vibrant and multicultural soul.

Nicknamed "Paris of the southern hemisphere," Melbourne is not only known to be Australia’s cultural hot-spot, but is also famous for its major sport events and its culinary delights from all across the world. With its high rising city centre and far stretching suburbs, it is hard not to be dragged in by the life of the capital of Victoria—"the place to be"—but daytrips to the wild nature of the state are also extremely attractive.

» Melbourne Facts

Population 4.1 million
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Opening Hours Most shops and businesses are open between 9am-5:30pm on weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday trading is also becoming more common with shops being open from 10am until 4pm.
Emergency Numbers Ambulance, fire or police: 000 (call 112 if using a mobile without network) Poisons information: 13 11 26 Lifeline: 13 11 14
Tourist Information www.visitmelbourne.com

» Events

Bruce Springsteen — Concert/Theathre

Date: 15/02/2014

Address: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=710544

Melbourne Victory FC - Adelaide United FC — Football

Date: 22/02/2014 Event starts at 20:30

Address: Olympic Park Oval, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=664472

Melbourne Heart FC - Brisbane Roar FC — Football

Date: 23/02/2014 Event starts at 18:00

Address: Venue TBA (Melbourne), Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=664473

Rebels - Cheetahs — Other sports

Date: 28/02/2014 Event starts at 19:40

Address: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=734148

Melbourne Heart FC - Melbourne Victory FC — Football

Date: 01/03/2014 Event starts at 20:30

Address: Venue TBA (Melbourne), Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=664477

Melbourne Victory FC - Central Coast Mariners FC — Football

Date: 07/03/2014 Event starts at 20:30

Address: Olympic Park Oval, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=664481

Collingwood - Fremantle — Other sports

Date: 14/03/2014 Event starts at 16:00

Address: Lexus Centre, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=724301

Rebels - Crusaders — Other sports

Date: 14/03/2014 Event starts at 19:40

Address: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=734152

F1 Australia 2014 — Motorsport

Date: 16/03/2014

Address: Albert Park, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=714939

Carlton - Port Adelaide — Other sports

Date: 16/03/2014 Event starts at 16:00

Address: Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=724303

Melbourne Heart FC - Wellington Phoenix FC — Football

Date: 16/03/2014 Event starts at 18:00

Address: Venue TBA (Melbourne), Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=664489

North Melbourne - Essendon — Other sports

Date: 21/03/2014 Event starts at 16:00

Address: Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=724299

Hawthorn - Brisbane Lions — Other sports

Date: 22/03/2014 Event starts at 16:00

Address: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=724302

St. Kilda - Melbourne — Other sports

Date: 22/03/2014 Event starts at 16:00

Address: Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=724304

Melbourne Heart FC - Central Coast Mariners FC — Football

Date: 23/03/2014 Event starts at 16:00

Address: Venue TBA (Melbourne), Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=664492

Richmond - Carlton — Other sports

Date: 27/03/2014 Event starts at 16:00

Address: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=724314

Essendon - Hawthorn — Other sports

Date: 28/03/2014 Event starts at 16:00

Address: Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=724306

Rebels - Brumbies — Other sports

Date: 28/03/2014 Event starts at 19:40

Address: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Website: http://www.nickes.com/en/EventInfo.aspx?eventid=734165