Melbourne's efficient public transport system is an integrated service utilising trams, trains and buses, with standard fares. The best way to see the city and central suburbs is by tram, a fast, cheap and convenient system that is one of the largest and oldest in the world. City Circle trams, which provide a commentary, are a very convenient way to tour the city centre, providing a free round trip service that takes in many of the city's main attractions. The suburban train network is extensive and is the fastest way to reach outlying suburbs, and also has an underground city loop. Buses cover the areas that trams and trains don't reach, as well as those they do, but are little used by visitors; on weekends there is a limited night bus service. Taxis, highly visible in bright yellow, are numerous but expensive. Car hire companies are available throughout the city.
GMT +10 (GMT +11 from first Sunday in October to first Sunday in April).
La corrente elettrica in Australia è di 240/250 volt, 50Hz. Si utilizzano spine tripolari a spinotti piatti, che sono però diverse da quelle utilizzate in altri Paesi, quindi in genere si richiede un adattatore.
La valuta è il Dollaro australiano (AUD), suddiviso in 100 centesimi. Le carte di credito sono ampiamente accettate e gli sportelli bancomat sono disponibili in tutto il Paese. Banche e uffici di cambio accettano la maggior parte delle valute estere. Le banche sono aperte dalle 9:30 alle 16:00 da lunedì a giovedì, e dalle 9:30 alle 17:00 il venerdì, ma alcune offrono orari prolungati e l'apertura il sabato mattina.
Il prefisso internazionale per l'Australia è +61. Le società di telefonia mobile australiane operano su reti GSM, quindi alcuni telefoni cellulari esteri potrebbero non essere compatibili con le reti locali. È possibile noleggiare telefoni cellulari e gli internet café sono ampiamente diffusi.
Emergenze: 000 (112 da telefoni cellulari)
Numerous public bus routes access the airport, but the most convenient transport option is the SkyBus, an express bus service between the airport and the city centre, operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and departing the airport every 10 minutes. An adult SkyBus fare is A$18. Taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars are also available.
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Redspot and Thrifty.
Taxis are readily available at the airport, and taxi ranks can be found outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
The terminals are all within walking distance.
The airport has excellent facilities, with ATMs, currency exchanges, and a variety of bars, restaurants and shops in all terminals. Other facilities include showers, baby change facilities, public telephones and a medical centre. Shopping includes duty-free. Facilities for the disabled are good.
The airport has a vast range of parking options and each parking lot has different rates. Substantial discounts are available for online bookings. A courtesy bus service operates between the long-term parking and the terminal buildings.
Free wifi is available in all the terminals.