Experience Melbourne

Experience Melbourne - Host City of WRFC10

Melbourne, proud host city of WRFC10 and capital of Victoria,  and Australia’s mecca for all things trendy and tasty. It provides the visitor with a perfect blend of rich cultural history and new age trends.  As the sun goes down, the city comes to life with a vibrant dining scene as well as events and exhibitions.  Walk around and discover and explore its bustling laneways, hidden bars, eclectic nightlife, tantalising food and wine, a dynamic arts scene and more.

Delegates will have access to uniquely Australian experiences. Melbourne has consistently ranked one of the world’s most liveable cities in the world (#2 in 2019), and is well known for its vibrancy, delicious food and coffee, and famous cultural and sporting events. A visit to Australia will truly inspire and delight. February is a great time to visit Melbourne. As the summer season continues, delegates can expect warm conditions and low humidity with temperatures of approximately 26°C/79°F.

Wander along the Yarra River or Birrarung, as it is known by the Wurundjeri people, and enjoy outdoor spaces and rich gardens. Just the place to savour a drink and watch the sun go down on an Australian summer day.

Come for the science and stay for city.

Experience all the exciting diversity of all there is to see and do in Melbourne here.


Experience the culinary capital of Australia. From internationally renowned restaurants such as Rosetta and Rockpool Bar & Grill to ‘pop up’ eateries, chic rooftop bars and food truck parks, Melbourne has a food experience to tantalise any taste buds. Share Melburnians’ obsession with coffee and indulge in a brew or two at some of our famous coffee haunts.


Join a Melbourne Street Tour and discover what makes Melbourne the world’s most liveable city. Experience infamous laneways, side streets and historical arcades – all with a story to tell. Be captivated by famous street art and outdoor galleries of Melbourne with a new discovery around every cobble-stoned corner. You’ll finish the tour feeling like a local.


Journey through Aboriginal Victoria for a traditional and contemporary experience of this ancient land. Learn more about the spiritual beliefs and unique traditions of South Eastern Australia’s first people, culturally significant sites, renowned art and original crafts, and a living history which reaches back more than 60,000 years. Visit cultural centres, national parks, wetlands and wildlife reserves, public and private art galleries. Head to a cultural and community event like ‘Dreamtime at the G’ in Melbourne. Take a tour with a traditional owner, or dine out at a social enterprise restaurant running traineeships with Aboriginal young people.