The state of Victoria is the southernmost of the mainland states on the east coast of Australia. Victoria has the second highest population of the states in Australia, and over 70% of the population lives in Melbourne, the state capital. The area is rich in history – gold was discovered in 1851 at Warrandyte and Ballarat, which transformed the area into a commercial and industrial centre.

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The state of Victoria is the southernmost of the mainland states on the east coast of Australia. Victoria has the second highest population of the states in Australia, and over 70% of the population lives in Melbourne, the state capital.

Victoria is well known for it's excellent cuisine and wines, and is a food lovers paradise. For a great experience, take a drive in the Milawa region in the King Valley or travel through the Yarra Valley near Melbourne.

The area is also rich in history – gold was discovered in 1851 at Warrandyte and Ballarat, which transformed the area into a commercial and industrial centre.

Travelling in Victoria

Travelling around Victoria by private car is easy as the state has the most developed road network in Australia. Distances between towns are usually not as great as in other states, unless you are travelling in the far north west or the Victorian Alps.

Travelling by train is another option that visitors may like to consider and in areas where train travel is not available, there is usually a good bus or coach service.

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Time Differences

Victoria is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). During summer Victoria observes 'daylight savings', where clocks are put forward an hour to GMT +11.

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