Visitor Information

Getting Here

Getting to and getting about St Kilda is easy.  Walking, cycling and using public transport are quick and convenient and eliminate the need to hunt for a car park.

Trains, trams, buses and bike paths connect with other parts of Melbourne.

About Melbourne

Melbourne is situated in the South-East corner of Australia and is the capital city of Victoria, the manufacturing, services, innovation, knowledge and creative powerhouse of Australia.  Regularly ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is a sophisticated metropolis that is home to one of the most harmonious and culturally diverse communities in the world.  The population of 4.1 million hails from more than 200 countries, 230 languages and dialects, and more than 120 religious faiths, which contribute an unparalleled richness and variety to daily life.

Year-round, style-setting Melbourne enjoys an abundance of arts, a packed calendar of major events, an enduring passion for food and wine and a proliferation of fine dining and funky bars and cafés to match, an heroic love of sport, a rocking live music scene, cutting-edge fashion and great shopping.

Weather & Climate

Melbourne – and St Kilda – is renowned for its changeable conditions.  The temperature can range from cool to hot, ranging from an average minimum of 6°C (43°F) in winter to an average maximum of 25°C (77°F) in summer.  But, with the help of hot winds from the north or icy winds originating in Antarctica, it can of course be significantly hotter or colder than that, and 40°C (104°F) in summer is not uncommon.  So bring layers of clothing that can be worn or removed as required.  Check the forecast here when packing your suitcase.

Melbourne is ten hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+10 GMT) and observes Daylight Saving from the first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in April.  See what time it is here.  Click here for Public Holiday and School Term dates.