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General Information on Visiting Melbourne



Melbourne's climate is subtropical oceanic, with mild winters and pleasantly warm summers. June is the beginning of winter in Melbourne with an average daily temperature of 11°C. The average overnight low temperature falls to 7°C.


Hotels and restaurants do not add service charges to your bill, and tipping is always your choice. In most venues tipping is not expected, though in upmarket restaurants, it is common to tip waiters 10 per cent of the bill for good service.


Australia is a very safe country to visit (even if you travel alone). The country has a stable political system and a low crime rate, and Australians generally experience a safe lifestyle. Be sure to follow the health and safety advice, including water safety, wherever you go.


Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces and certain public spaces where members of the public gather and may be exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke.