Australia
Australian Official Links:
U.S. Consulate General Melbourne:
Intranet, Internet, CG Bio, DCMA,
U.S. Embassy Canberra: Intranet, Internet,
U.S. Consulate General Sydney: Internet,
U.S. Consulate General Perth: Internet,
Virtual Consulate Adelaide, Brisbane,
EAP Bureau: Intranet, Internet,
Australia Facts & Useful Information,

Australian Official Sites:
Australian Commonwealth:
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Governor General of Australia,
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Parliament: House, Senate
- Office of the Prime Minister,
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Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet,
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Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry,
- Dept of Attorney General,
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Dept of Communications, IT & Arts,
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Dept of Defence,
- Dept of Education, Training & Youth...,
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Dept of Employment, Workplace Rel...,
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Dept of Environment & Heritage,
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Dept of Family & Community Services,
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Dept of Finance and Administration,
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Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT):
Heads of Government (HOG), Dip List,
Protocol Guidelines;
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Dept of Health & Aged Care,
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Dept of Immigration & Multicultural...,
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Dept of Industry, Science & Resources,
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Dept of Transport & Regional Services,
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Dept of Treasury,
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Dept of Veteran Affairs,
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High Court of Australia,
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Reserve Bank of Australia,
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Australian Bureau of Statistics,
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Australian Stock Exchange,
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Commission,
States:
- Australian Capital Territory:
Govt, Leg,
- New South Wales:
Govt, Parliament,
- Northern Territory:
Govt, Leg, Admin,
- Queensland:
Govt, Parliament, Courts,
- South Australia:
Govt, Parliament,
- Tasmania:
Gov, Govt, Parliament, Court,
- Victoria:
Gov, Govt, Parliament, Court,
- Western Australia:
Govt, Parliament,
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City of Melbourne
- City of West Melbourne
- Australian Embassy in Washington, DC,
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Australian Perm Mission to UN, NY,
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Australian Labor Party (ALP),
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Liberal Party of Australia,
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Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU):
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Australian Royal Mint: about the mint;
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Reserve Bank of Australia: Notes in
circulation;
Melbourne & Victoria State Info:
 Background, Travel & Entertainment:
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Melbourne News Online:
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That's Me!bourne:
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Melbourne Map Directory: street-directory.com.au
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Alliance Francaise Melbourne: French language/culture
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Arthurs Seat Chairlift: Melway 159 E9; 5987-2565
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Arts Centre, The: 100 St Kilda Rd; 9281-8000
 Arts Centre Sunday Market: Sundays 10am to 5pm
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Auscard: Christmas cards
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Australia Day: 26 Jan 2007; 9651-5174;
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Australia on Collins: 260 Collins St 9650-4355
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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI): Fed Sq
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Australian Footbal League-AFL: Swanston & Lonsdale
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Australian Garden: 9a-5p Ballarto Rd, Cranbourne 5990-
2200
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Australian Open: 15-28 Jan 2007
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Australian Racing Museum: Fed Square
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Balloon Flights over Melbourne: 9427-0088 0418-878-
818
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Bridge Rd, Richmond:
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Bundoora Park: Tram Rt 86, stop 61; Melway 19 F4
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Centre of Italian Studies: 247-249 Cardigan St, Carlton
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Chapel Street: Prahran 9529-6331
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Charles Sturt Univ Guide to Aus:
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Christmas Cave: 98-108 Wellington St, Collingwood 03-
9417-5224
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CityLink: 132629 tollway
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CitySearch.com : Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney,
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City Museum: M-F 9a-5p, Sa-Su 10a-4p Old Treasury
Bldg, Spring Street, top of Collins St; 9651-2233 Melway
2F K3
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Click for Australia
- Concierge Australia & Pacific
- Council for Adult Education (CAE): classes 9652-0611
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Cricket Victoria: for you sports fans
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Crown Casino: 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
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Dalai Lama 2007 Australia Tour:
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Dame Edna:
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Docklands: 1300-663-008
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Economist Australia Guide:
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Elgin Street: what's happening on Elgin Street
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Esplanade Market: St Kilda; Tram 16 & 96; 9534-0066
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Expatriate Australia:
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Fashion Trend Australia Magazine: w/ Editor Nikita Papas
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Federation Square: 9650-3663; tours M-Sa 11a & 2p
- Foster's Brewery Tours: 9420-6800 Abbotsford
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Garden Design Fest: Rotary club of Kew 9815-2266
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Global Ballooning: 9428-5703
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Good Gym Guide Australia for Victoria:
- Gumbuya Park: Tynong North 5629-2613 10am-6pm
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Gumtree: Melbourne classifieds
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Hanging Rock Winery: 88 Jim Road Newham 5427-0542
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IMAX: 10a-10p 9663-5454 Melb Museum Rathdowne
St
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Immigration Museum: 400 Flinders Street; 9927-2700
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Island Day Spa: 9654-5888; 267 Collins Street; e-mail;
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Italian Institute of Culture: 233 Domain Rd; 9866-5931
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Janelle Koenig: female comedienne
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Lightning Ridge Opal Mines: 9654-4444; 175 Flinders
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Lonely Planet: Melbourne
- Luna Park: 1300-888-272 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
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Malthouse Theatre: 113 Sturt St Southbank 3006 9685-
5111
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Melband - Melbourne Music Directory
- Melbourne.com:
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Melbourne & Olympic Parks: Rod Laver Arena 9286-
1530;
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Melbourne Aquarium: King & Flinders Sts 9620-0999; 9:
30am - 6:00pm
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Melbourne Blogs:
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Melbourne Central:
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Melbourne Citybike Tours: daily 10a-4p; 1800-686-069
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Melbourne City Tourist: city hotel & travel info
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Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau:
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Melbourne Design Festival/Centre: Federation Square
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Melbourne Diners Guide: restaurants
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Melbourne Hotel and Travel: travel & tourist info
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Melbourne Hotels: hot-travel.org
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Melbourne Hotel Search: hotel.com.au
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Melbourne Int'l Film Festival
- Melbourne Int'l Airport
- Melbourne Int'l Arts Festival
- Melbourne Int'l Comedy Festival
- Melbourne Marathon: Sun 7 Oct 2007
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Melbourne Museum: Nicholson St, Carlton 131102 10a-
5p
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Metlink: Melbourne and Victoria public transport guide
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Melbourne Observation Deck: 525 Collins St (Rialto
Towers); 9629-8222; 360 degree views of Melbourne!
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Melbourne PC User Group
- Melbourne Pubs.com: Pubs, Bars, Nightclubs in
Melbourne
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Melbourne Real Post Reports:
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Melbourne River Cruises: Princes Bridge or Southgate
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Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club: official site
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
- Melbourne Water: restrictions, treatment
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Melbourne Wireless: Community Wireless Network
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Melbourne Writers' Festival: from The Age
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Midsumma Festival: 19 Jan - 11 Feb 2007; 9415-9819;
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Museum Victoria:
   
Royal Exhibition Building: Nicholson St 131102
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National Gallery of Victoria (NGV): Federation Square
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National Trust of Australia - Victoria:
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Needitnow: travel deals for Australia & New Zealand
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Newcomers Network:
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Omnicam Melbourne:
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OnlyMelbourne.com: Telling Melburnians 'where to go'
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Parks Victoria: Werribee Park;
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Puffing Billy Steam Railway: Melway 75 F10
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Queen Victoria Market: Elizabeth & Victoria 9320-5822;
Tu & Th 6a-2p, Fr 6a-6p, Sa 6a-3p, Su 9a-4p;
Wednesday Night Market 5:30p-10p Nov-Feb
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RAAF Museum: RAAF Williams, Point Cook 9256-1040
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Rod Laver Arena Guided Tours: 9286-1530
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Royal Auto (RACV): care@racv.com.au 13-19-55
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Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne: 9252-2300
Birdwood Av
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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT):
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Sail Melbourne
- Scienceworks Museum & Planetarium: 10a-4:30p 9392-
4800
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Shrine of Remembrance: St Kilda Rd, Tram Stop 19
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South Melbourne Market: 8am-4 or 6pm
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Southgate: 9699-4311; shopping, dining; (Yarra River)
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Stadium and Waterfront News
- State Library of Victoria: 328 Swanston St; 8664-7000
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Swing Patrol: swing dancing; timetable;
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That's Melbourne:
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Time: current time in Melbourne
- Tourism Victoria
- University of Melbourne: Campus map,
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VicNet
- VicRoads:
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Victoria Travel Guide:
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Visit Me!bourne.com:
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Visit Victoria.com: Melbourne tel: 132 842
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Walk Arcade: 309-325 Bourke St Mall 9654-6744
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Walking Melbourne:
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Whereis.com: Search Australian maps
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Yahoo! Vacations, Tourism, Hotels
- Yarra River Shuttle: 13.19.63; 3 Nov – 6 Apr
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Zoo: Healesville Sanctuary
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ZoomIn: On-Line Street Maps for Aus

Food & Restaurants:
- Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant: 100 Victoria St
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Lite n' Easy: 131512; delicious healthy pre-prepared
meals
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Melbourne Restaurants:
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Queen Victoria Market: 9320-5822; Nov-Feb Night
Market; Tu & Th 6a-2p, Fr 6a-6p, Sa 6a-3p, Su 9a-4p;
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Tramcar Restaurant: email reservations; 03-9696-4000;
1pm-3pm lunch; 5.45pm-7.15pm & 8.35pm-11.30pm
dinners
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USA Foods: 11 Nicholson Street, Bentleigh 9576-5655

News/Periodicals/Radio:
- Herald Sun
- JOY Melbourne 94.9FM
- News.com.au,
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NineMSN: The Great Weight Debate;
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RefDesk Newspaper List,
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Sydney Morning Herald
- The Age
- The Australian,

Television:
- ABC: TV guide;
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Seven: TV guide;
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Nine: TV guide;
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Ten: Biggest Loser, So You Think You Can Dance
Australia
- SBS: TV guide;

Melbourne Hotels:
- Trip Advisor's Melbourne Hotels rated by travelers
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Langham: best; within per diem rates; Map; One
Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006,
Australia    T (61) (3) 8696 8888;
e-mail;
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Seasons Botanic Gardens: St Kilda Rd right across
from the Shrine of Remembrance

Melbourne suburbs & nearby places:
- Ballarat: Distance 110km; 1-800-446-633
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Ballarat Wildlife Park: 5333-5933, cnr York & Fussell
Sts
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Sovereign Hill: 5337-1100
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Bayside: 15 min from CBD
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Bendigo: Distance 150km; 1-800-813-153
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Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges: Distance 37-
111km; 1-800-244-711 or 5321-6123
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Coach Tours Day Tour: 1-300-656-864
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Lake House Hotel: 5348-3329
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Geelong and the Bellarine: Distance 75km; Geelong 1-
800-620-888; Bellarine 1-800-755-611
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Adventure Park: 1251 Bellarine Hwy; 5250-2756
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Mornington Peninsula: Distance 57-87km; 1-800-804-
009
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Nagambie & Strathbogie Ranges: 1-800-444-647
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Phillip Island: Distance 135km; 1-300-366-422
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Port Phillip:
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Werribee: 9742-5971
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Williamstown: 9399-8641
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Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges: Distance 30km;
5962-2600;
Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges 9758-7522,
or
visityarravalley.com.au

(Just some of) Melbourne Events:
- Jan: Australian Open Tennis Championships, Melbourne
Park; 1-300-888-104;
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Midsumma Festival; 9415-9819 Jan-Feb 2008;
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Australia Day; 9651-5174
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Feb:
 - Melbourne International Boat and Lifestyle Show Feb 1-
3
 - Osaka Festival: Feb 17 Treasury Gardens
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Sidney Myer Free
Concerts Feb 13, 16, 20, 23 9626-1111
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Sustainable Living Festival Feb 15-17, 2008
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EcoEDGE 2 Conference Feb 14-26, 2008
 - NAB Cup Feb 9 - Mar 8
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Mar: "Marvellous March"
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Moomba Waterfest 9658-9658
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FORMULA 1 Grand Prix: Albert Park Mar 13-16,
2008
 - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Feb 22 - Mar 8,
2008
 - L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Mar 2-9, 2008
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Melbourne Queer Film Festival Mar 5-16; 9827-2022
 - The Alliance Francaise
French Film Festival Mar 6-19,
2008
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Sony Topfest Feb 17; 9281-8000
 - Summer Fun in the City
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Suzuki Night Market Queen Victoria Market til Feb 27
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Apr: International Comedy Festival 4/4-29/2007
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May:
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Jun:
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Jul:
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Aug:
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Sep: Italian Film Festival Melbourne 9/19-10/7/2007 at
the
Palace Cinema
- Oct:
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Greek Film Festival: Oct 31-Nov 18, 2007 Melbourne
at the
Palace Cinema Como
 - Melbourne International Arts Festival:
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Melbourne Fringe Festival:
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Melbourne Marathon:
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City Romp: treasure hunt, tourist sites and lots of fun
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Melbourne Cycling Festival:
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Nov:
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Melbourne Cup / Victoria Racing Club: 1st Tue of Nov
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Dec: 2007 Tattersall's Australian Dancesport
Championship; 9510-7770;
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Return to:
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Home page:
Australian Background & Travel:
- 2006 Australian Census Results:
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Australia Map
- Australia Map Guide: street-directory.com.au
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Australia/South Pacific Travel Guide:
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Australian American Association:
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Australian Politics: great site for info
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BestFlights: bestflights.com.au
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Charles Sturt Univ Guide to Aus:
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CitySearch.com : Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney,
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Click for Australia
- Concierge Australia & Pacific
- Economist Australia Guide
- Expatriate Australia
- Good Gym Guide Australia
- Hot Travel Organization: online hotels
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Lonely Planet: Australia, Adelaide, Alice Springs,
Brisbane, Byron Bay, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin,
Great Ocean Road, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
- Hotels: hotel.com.au
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Melbourne PC User Group
- Melbourne Real Post Reports
- Needitnow: travel deals for Australia & New
Zealand
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Opera Australia: Sydney & Melbourne info
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Royal Auto (RACV): care@racv.com.au 13-19-55
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Sail Melbourne
- Stadium and Waterfront News
- StreetSmart Australia: helping the homeless
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Sydney Chinese New Year:
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Ticketek Australia:
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Time: current time in Melbourne
- Tourism Victoria
- VicNet
- VicRoads
- Whereis.com: Search Australian maps
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White Pages:
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World Hotel and Travel: online hotels
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Yahoo! Vacations, Tourism, Hotels;
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Yellow Pages:
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Zoo

News/Periodicals/Radio:
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation,
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Canberra Times
- Herald Sun
- JOY Melbourne 94.9FM
- News.com.au,
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RefDesk Newspaper List,
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Sydney Morning Herald
- The Age
- The Australian,

Travel:
Airports:
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Melbourne International Airport:
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Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine):
Melbourne Airport Transportation:
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Airport Bus: (03) 9783-1199 for the Southern
Suburbs of Melbourne
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Star Bus: pick up from your residence
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Skybus Super Shuttle: Express Melbourne to
Airport; from Southern Cross Station, corner
Spencer & Bourke Sts; 24 hrs / 7 days from every
10-15 minutes.  Free Hotel Connection during the
day.  $15 adult one-way.  03-9670-7992. 70%
cheaper than taxis.
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Flight Centre:
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JetPets: pet travel experts 1300-668-309
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Needitnow.com: travel bargains at the last minute
Airlines:
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Jetstar:
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Qantas:
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Virgin Blue:
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WebJet: Compare and book cheap flights on
Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar, Rex and international
airlines. Find great rates on airfares, car hire, last
minute hotel accommodation specials and travel
insurance at Webjet.

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Scoop Traveller Online:
Canberra:
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Arta.com: online map of Canberra
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Canberra Arts: arts & cultural activities
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Canberra Theatre Centre: Ticketing;
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Live in Canberra:
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Virtual Canberra: Australia's National Capital
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Wilmap: Wilkins online tourist map of Canberra
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Winter in the Capital 2007:

Sydney:

SPORTS:
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Qantas Wallabies:
Me on the BridgeClimb in front of Sydney Downton
Me on BridgeClimb in front of the Sydney Opera House
This is the Sydney Harbour Bridge that I climbed.
Shark attack at the Sydney Aquarium