Mel­bourne In­for­ma­tion

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Free Tram Zone

The Free Tram Zone in Mel­bourne’s CBD in­cludes the area of the Queen Vic­to­ria Mar­ket, Vic­to­ria Har­bour in Dock­lands, Spring Street, Flin­ders Street Sta­tion and Fed­er­a­tion Square. Travel on trams within this zone is free, and you won’t need a myki, how­ever, if your jour­ney starts or fin­ishes out­side the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader in the nor­mal way to make sure you have a valid ticket.

TAXIS

Taxis can be hired off the street, at des­ig­nated taxi ranks or by phone book­ing. There are taxi ranks all over the Mel­bourne CBD, in­clud­ing four safe city taxi ranks which have been es­tab­lished to give pa­trons and taxi driv­ers ac­cess to safe trans­port and fares late at night. On week­ends af­ter 11pm, each safe city taxi rank is staffed by a se­cu­rity of­fi­cer in a dis­tinct uni­form. 13CABS ........................................... 13 22 27 Sil­ver Top Taxis ............................... 13 10 08

RENTAL CARS

Brunel Chauf­feur Drive ............ 1300 855 955 East Coast Car Rentals .... 1800 EAST COAST Hertz .......................................... hertz.com.au

CITY POSTAL SER­VICES

Mel­bourne GPO, 250 El­iz­a­beth Street, Mel­bourne. Mon­day to Fri­day, 8.30am–5.30pm and Satur­day 9am–5pm. Visit aus­post.com.au

TIP­PING

Tip­ping in Aus­tralia is not a cus­tom. How­ever for great ser­vice, tips are al­ways wel­come.

MEL­BOURNE VIS­I­TOR CEN­TRE AT FED­ER­A­TION SQUARE

Lo­cated at Fed­er­a­tion Square, cor­ner of Flin­ders Street and Swanston Street, the Mel­bourne Vis­i­tor Cen­tre is open 9am–6pm daily (ex­clud­ing Christ­mas Day) and Good Fri­day 10am–5pm.

CITY AM­BAS­SADORS

For as­sis­tance with di­rec­tions, pub­lic trans­port en­quiries, events, and gen­eral ques­tions about Mel­bourne, keep an eye out for the City Am­bas­sadors in their dis­tinc­tive red uni­forms, rov­ing the CBD from Mon­day–satur­day 10am–4pm, and Sun­day 12pm–3pm (ex­clud­ing Good Fri­day and Christ­mas Day).

SHOP­PING/ BANK HOURS

Large shop­ping cen­tres and spe­cial­ity stores are open from 9am–5pm Mon­day– Satur­day, Sun­day’s open­ing hours are from 10am, and clos­ing hour on Fri­days is 9pm.

Most banks are open 9.30am–4pm Mon­day–thurs­day, 9.30am–5pm Fri­day. Most banks are closed on week­ends.

EX­CESS BAG­GAGE

Pack & Send. Of­fer­ing a range of per­son­alised ex­cess bag­gage ser­vices to meet your needs, Pack & Send is one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing ser­vice providers to in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers wish­ing to send ex­cess bag­gage back home.

452 Flin­ders St, Mel­bourne .......... 9620 2277 541 St Kilda Rd, Mel­bourne ......... 9521 5633 ...........................................pack­send.com.au

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