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Melbourne, Australia Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 339
Total Sleeping Rooms 30,819
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,604
Committable Meeting Rooms* 63
Convention Center Space 1,000,000 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Exhibit Space 300,000 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Ballroom 300,000 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate AUD $270
Average Daily Meal Cost AUD $210
Average Weekly Car Rental AUD $251
*Maximum for a single hotel

Melbourne, Australia Key Stats for Meeting Planners

Time Zone: E. Australia Time (AEST)
Convention Center(s):
Hotel at Convention Center? Yes
Sleeping Rooms 1 Mile from Convention Center: 6,000
Airport(s): Destination Type(s):
  • Beach Destination
  • Golf Destination
  • Smoke-free Restaurants
  • Special Event Venues
  • 1,026
  • Population
  • 4,529,500
  • Restaurants
  • 802
  • Country Code
  • 61
  • Sales Tax
  • 10.00%
  • Currency
  • Australian Dollar
  • Standard Tipping Practice
  • 0%
  • Electricity
  • 240V / 50Hz
  • Official Languages
  • English
Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques widely accepted? Yes

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

Cities Near Melbourne, Australia

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Bacchus Marsh, VIC 58 km 50 min n/a N/A
Ballarat, VIC 115 km 1 hr 27 min n/a N/A
Traralgon, VIC 164 km 2 hr 10 min n/a N/A
Geelong, VIC 74 km 1 hr 4 min n/a N/A
Brisbane, QLD 1,661 km 18 hr 13 min 2 hr 10 min AUD $300+
Sydney, NSW 878 km 8 hrs 48 min 1 hr 25 min AUD $110+

Melbourne, Australia Climate Information

JanFeb MarApr MayJun JulAug SepOct NovDec
Avg. High (°C) 26 26 23 20 16 13 12 13 16 18 21 24
Avg. Low (°C) 13 13 12 10 8 6 5 5 6 8 10 11
Rec. High (°C) 43 43 40 34 26 19 22 25 28 34 39 41
Rec. Low (°C) 6 5 4 3 - -1 -2 -2 -1 1 1 3
Rainfall (cm) 4.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 4.0

Melbourne's climate can be described as fickle, as visitors can experience a variety of weather conditions in one day, but the city can still be enjoyed year-round. Melbourne summers from December through February are typically dry, while autumn from March through May features cooler temperatures and light breeze. Winter from June through August is cold and cloudy, while spring from September through November features variable conditions and much rainfall. Typically, February features the warmest temperatures of the year, averaging a high of 78⁰F and low of 53⁰F, while July features the coolest temperatures of the year, averaging a high of 59⁰F and average low of 44⁰F.

 
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