Melbourne is the state capital and biggest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia, with a population of approximately one million inhabitants. Melbourne was the capital city of Australia from 1901 until 1927. Melbourne is home to Australia's three major corporations, Telstra, BHP Billiton and the National Australia Bank. Melbourne has twice shared top position in a survey by The Economist of The World's Most Livable Cities on the basis of its cultural attributes, climate, cost of living, and social conditions such as crime rates and health care, once in 2002, and again in 2004. In February 2006 a $1 billion project was announced to build a 5,000 seat international convention center, Hilton Hotel and commercial precinct next to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center with construction to commence in May 2006 and complete in February 2009. This will provide a final link of development along the Yarra River, linking the Crown Casino to the multi-billion dollar Docklands redevelopment.
Melbourne's most recognizable landmark is the Shrine of Remembrance it is located at St. Kilda Road. The Shrine is a tribute from the inhabitants of Victoria to the assistance and sacrifice of their men and women in times of war.
Or go visit the Melbourne Observation Deck. It is a giant tower that is internationally recognized. It is the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere.
Port of Melbourne Corporation
Level 4, 530 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000