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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Melbourne?
If your trip to Melbourne is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Your buddies back home will be positively green with envy when they see all the incredible shots of you in front of Federation Square and Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. And by the time they’ve heard about all the epic experiences you had while at Melbourne Cricket Ground and St Kilda Beach, they’ll be racing to book their own vacation to Melbourne!You’ll have to get up early if you’re hoping to see all the notable attractions that this place has to offer. Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central are must-sees. SEA LIFE Melbourne and Eureka Tower can’t be missed either.Plan a stop at Princess Theatre. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on many travelers’ must-do lists. Melbourne Arts Centre and Carlton Gardens are also close by and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near Melbourne?
Melbourne is incredible, there’s no doubt about that — but there’s loads more to see just a little farther out. Slide back behind the wheel and enjoy a new adventure in Belgrave. This appealing day-trip destination offers some fascinating attractions, such as Dandenong Ranges National Park.
Where are the best beaches near Melbourne?
Nothing says vacation like jumping in the car, blasting some tunes and driving to the coast. Melbourne has some awesome beaches close by, so grab your favorite book (and a kite if the wind’s blowing) and take a road trip to one of these fantastic options:

  • South Melbourne Beach (2 miles away).
  • Middle Park Beach (3 miles away).
  • Sandridge Beach (3 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Melbourne?
If you have some important work-related business to attend to in Melbourne, chances are you’ll be spending lots of time at a convention center. If that’s the case, you might want to hear about the ones that have hotels and restaurants nearby:

  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (1 mile away).
  • Studley Park Boathouse (3 miles away).
  • Fairfield Boathouse (4 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Melbourne?
There’s nothing as fun as a road trip, particularly when you’re traveling somewhere as exciting as Melbourne. With big-name sights like Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Melbourne Cricket Ground, there’s so much to see in so little time. That’s where a rental car is a godsend. You’ll be able to cross off more places — but go for something small for easy city driving, like a compact car. If you don’t want to navigate those bustling streets, Victoria is full of diverse landscapes. Trade the zippy car for something larger, like a standard vehicle, and explore the most beautiful cliffs.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Melbourne?
There’s loads of choice when it comes to rental cars in Melbourne. From SUVs with trunk space galore to agile compacts, you’ll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match depends on how much you want to spend and what activities you plan on doing. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don’t need much more than a bargain, no-frills type model. What type of car will it be this time?
Is it difficult to park in Melbourne?
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Melbourne, though you might struggle to secure a spot in the busier streets. Booking a hotel that provides guests with parking is a wise idea.
Does Melbourne have peak-hour traffic?
Melbourne has a population of roughly 4,246,400, so you’re likely to come across heavier traffic at some stage. For a smooth journey, avoid driving in the rush hours before and after work — especially around the center.
Are there speed limits in Melbourne?
While driving through the streets of Melbourne, keep in mind that the speed limits typically range from 40km/h to 80km/h. Most residential zones are 50km/h unless signed otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Victoria?
Most of the time, your rental company will charge the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with local authorities so they can issue a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Melbourne?
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you are allowed to use your phone while driving in Melbourne. Just make sure you keep concentrating on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Melbourne?
While driving in Melbourne, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.05%. Thinking of having one or two drinks while you’re out? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Melbourne?
Turning on a red light isn’t allowed in Melbourne. Always be on the lookout for traffic signs and lights so you don’t breach any traffic laws.
Are seat belts compulsory in Victoria?
Seat belts must be worn in Victoria. However, these rules may not apply for certain vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.

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