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The A-League is a professional men's soccer league run by Football Federation Australia (FFA).
ABC (formerly known as The ABC National Television Service or ABC-TV from 1956 until 2008, and as ABC1 from 2008 until 2014) is a national public television network in Australia.
ABC Classic FM is a classical music radio station available in Australia, and internationally online.
ABC Comedy (stylised as ABC COMEDY) is a national public digital television multichannel in Australia.
ABC HD is a national public television channel in Australia. It is available nationally to digital terrestrial and cable television viewers in Australia. Following the government's decision to remove the SD Primary Channel limitations, the channel returned as an HD simulcast on channel 20 on 6 December 2016. On 6 December 2016, when ABC HD was revived, ABC News 24's HD feed was removed and reduced to standard definition (SDTV).
ABC Me (stylised as ABC ME) is an Australian children's public digital television multichannel owned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
ABC News is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation 24-hour news radio service.
ABC Radio Melbourne is an ABC Local Radio station in Melbourne, Australia.
ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation launched in 1956.
ABV is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Melbourne, Victoria.
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.
The AFL Grand Final is an annual Australian rules football match, traditionally held on the final Saturday in September or the first Saturday in October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, to determine the Australian Football League (AFL) premiers for that year.
Air pollution occurs when harmful or excessive quantities of substances including gases, particulates, and biological molecules are introduced into Earth's atmosphere.
Albert Park is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 3 km south of Melbourne's central business district.
Formally known as Alinta, Alinta Energy is a leading Australian energy generator and retailer with an owned and contracted generation portfolio of around 2,000MW and over 800,000 combined electricity and gas retail customers in Australia.
Altona is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 13 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Hobsons Bay local government area.
Alvin Purple is a 1973 Australian comedy film starring Graeme Blundell, written by Alan Hopgood and directed by Tim Burstall.
The Anglican Church of Australia is a Christian church in Australia and an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion.
The APA Building was a Victorian "skyscraper" in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; at 12 storeys and 53m to the tip of its corner spire, it was the tallest commercial building in Australia at the time of its construction in 1888-9, later reputed (erroneously) to have been the world's tallest (or the third or fourth tallest) at the time.
An apartment (American English), flat (British English) or unit (Australian English) is a self-contained housing unit (a type of residential real estate) that occupies only part of a building, generally on a single storey.
An arcade is a succession of arches, each counter-thrusting the next, supported by columns, piers, or a covered walkway enclosed by a line of such arches on one or both sides.
Arthurs Seat is a mountainous and small locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia, noted for its exclusivity and the general affluence of the demographics which make up the enclave.
The Arts Centre Melbourne, originally known as the Victorian Arts Centre and briefly officially called the Arts Centre, is a performing arts centre consisting of a complex of theatres and concert halls in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, located in the central Melbourne suburb of Southbank in Victoria, Australia.
Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as APAC, Asia-Pac, AsPac, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Attribution of recent climate change is the effort to scientifically ascertain mechanisms responsible for recent climate changes on Earth, commonly known as 'global warming'.
ATV is a television station in Melbourne, Australia, part of Network Ten – one of the three major Australian commercial television networks.
AusNet Services (previously SP AusNet) is an Australian energy company, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, commonly called ANZ, is the third largest bank by market capitalisation in Australia, after the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation.
Australian airExpress was a logistics company based in Melbourne, Australia.
The 1893 banking crisis occurred in Australia when several of the commercial banks of the colonies within Australia collapsed.
The Australian Baseball League (ABL) is a professional baseball league in Australia.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the independent statistical agency of the Government of Australia.
The Australian Centre For Contemporary Art (ACCA) is a contemporary art gallery in Melbourne, Australia.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is the largest peak body representing workers in Australia.
A limited-overs cricket tournament has been a feature of Australian cricket since the 1969–70 season, branded as the JLT One-Day Cup for the 2017–18 season.
The Australian Dream or Great Australian Dream is a belief that in Australia, home-ownership can lead to a better life and is an expression of success and security.
The Australian Football League (AFL) is the pre-eminent professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football in Australia and features only Australian teams.
Australian Gas Networks Limited, formerly Envestra Limited, is an Australian energy company that operates natural gas transmission pipelines and distribution networks in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory.
The Australian Government Future Fund is an independently managed sovereign wealth fund into which the Australian Government deposits funds to meet the government's future liabilities for the payment of superannuation to retired civil servants of the Australian Public Service.
The Australian Grand Prix is a motor race held annually in Australia currently under contract to host Formula One until 2023.
The Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) is Australia's top-level ice hockey league.
The Australian Masters was an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia held in Victoria, Australia from 1979 to 2015.
The Australian New Wave (also known as the Australian Film Revival, Australian Film Renaissance, or New Australian Cinema) was an era of resurgence in worldwide popularity of Australian cinema, particularly in the United States.
The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.
The Australian Radio Network is a group of commercial radio stations around Australia.
The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) is an Australian medical research institute.
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground.
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX, sometimes referred to outside Australia as the Sydney Stock Exchange) is Australia's primary securities exchange.
The Australian Stem Cell Centre is an Australian medical research and development centre which focuses on regenerative medicine through the use of stem cells.
1 Electron gun 2 Linear accelerator (linac) 3 Booster ring 4 Storage ring 5 Beamline 6 Endstation (or experimental workstation, i.e., laboratory) --> The Australian Synchrotron is a 3 GeV national synchrotron radiation facility located in Clayton, in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, which opened in 2007.
Australians, colloquially known as Aussies, are people associated with Australia, sharing a common history, culture, and language (Australian English).
Automobile dependency is the concept that some city layouts cause automobiles to be favored over alternate forms of transportation such as bicycles, public transit, and walking.
Avalon Airport is the second busiest of the four airports serving Melbourne (in passenger traffic) and is located in Avalon, Victoria, Australia, south-west of the state capital Melbourne and north-east of the city of Geelong.
The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, commonly known as the Baker Institute, is an Australian independent medical research institute headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria.
Baptists are Christians distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).
Bass Strait is a sea strait separating Tasmania from the Australian mainland, specifically the state of Victoria.
Batman's Treaty was an agreement between John Batman, an Australian grazier, businessman and explorer, and a group of Wurundjeri elders, for the purchase of land around Port Phillip, near the present site of Melbourne.
Bay 93.9 (stylised as bay 93.9, call sign: 3BAY) is a commercial FM radio station based in Geelong, Victoria.
A berth is a designated location in a port or harbour used for mooring vessels when they are not at sea.
BHP, formerly known as BHP Billiton, is the trading entity of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton plc, an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum dual-listed public company headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis for a price or free.
The Big Bash League (BBL, also known as the KFC Big Bash League for sponsorship reasons) is an Australian professional Twenty20 cricket league, which was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia.
The Big Four is the colloquial name for the four main banks in several countries, where the banking industry is dominated by just four institutions and where the phrase has gained currency.
A billion is a number with two distinct definitions.
Biotechnology is the broad area of science involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2).
The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009 and were Australia's all-time worst bushfire disasters.
The Block Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles worldwide.
The Bolte Bridge is a large twin cantilever bridge in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Canadian firm Bombardier Inc. Bombardier Transportation is one of the world's largest companies in the rail vehicle and equipment manufacturing and servicing industry.
The Boon wurrung, commonly written Bunurong, are Indigenous Australians of the Kulin nation, who occupy South-Central Victoria, Australia.
Boosterism is the act of promoting ("boosting") a town, city, or organization, with the goal of improving public perception of it.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
Brighton is an affluent coastal suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
Brisbane is the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.
The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.
The brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), also known as the common rat, street rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, Norwegian rat, Parisian rat or wharf rat, is one of the best known and most common rats.
Brownfield land is a term used in urban planning to describe any previously developed land that is not currently in use, whether contaminated or not or, in North America, more specifically to describe land previously used for industrial or commercial purposes with known or suspected pollution including soil contamination due to hazardous waste.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
Bunnings Group, trading as Bunnings Warehouse, is an international household hardware chain.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is an Executive Agency of the Australian Government responsible for providing weather services to Australia and surrounding areas.
The Burke and Wills expedition was an Australian exploration expedition in 1860–61 of 19 men, led by Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, with the objective of crossing Australia from Melbourne in the south, to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north, a distance of around 3,250 kilometres (approximately 2,000 miles).
The Burnet Institute is an Australian medical research institute that combines medical research in the laboratory and the field with public health action to address major health issues affecting disadvantaged communities in Australia and internationally.
A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.
Bushrangers were originally escaped convicts in the early years of the British settlement of Australia who had the survival skills necessary to use the Australian bush as a refuge to hide from the authorities.
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) is an industry association that comprises the chief executives of more than 100 of Australia's biggest corporations.
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis, better known as C. J. Dennis, (7 September 1876 – 22 June 1938) was an Australian poet known for his humorous poems, especially "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke", published in the early 20th century.
C31 Melbourne is a free-to-air community television channel in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Cadbury, formerly Cadbury's and Cadbury Schweppes, is a British multinational confectionery company wholly owned by Mondelez International (originally Kraft Foods) since 2010.
Calder Highway is a highway in Australia, linking Melbourne in Victoria, to Bendigo and Mildura and the Victoria/New South Wales border on the way to Broken Hill.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia.
The Cantonese language is a variety of Chinese spoken in the city of Guangzhou (historically known as Canton) and its surrounding area in southeastern China.
Cardinia Reservoir is an Australian man-made water supply dammed reservoir.
The Carlton Football Club, nicknamed the Blues, is a professional Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Carlton is an inner-northern suburb of Melbourne, Australia, immediately adjoining Melbourne's Central Business District.
Catherine Elise Blanchett, (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director.
The Catholic Church in Australia is part of the worldwide Catholic Church under the spiritual and administrative leadership of the Holy See.
A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business centre of a city.
Chadstone Shopping Centre (colloquially known as Chaddy) is a super regional shopping centre located in the south-eastern suburb of Malvern East, Victoria in the city of Melbourne, Australia and is the biggest shopping centre in Australia and claims to be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
Chinatown is an ethnic enclave in the Central Business District of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
Christos Tsiolkas (born 1965) is an Australian author.
The Australian film industry has its beginnings with the 1906 production of The Story of the Kelly Gang, the earliest feature film ever made.
The City Circle (also known as City Circle tourist tram) is a zero-fare tram running around the Melbourne City Centre in Australia.
The City Loop (originally called the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop or MURL) is a mostly-underground, partly surface-level and partly elevated subway and rail system around the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The City of Boroondara is a local government area in Victoria, Australia.
The City of Casey is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the outer south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
The City of Glen Eira is a local government area in Victoria, Australia.
UNESCO's City of Literature programme is part of a wider Creative Cities Network which was launched in 2004 and is currently made up of 180 UNESCO Creative Cities globally.
The City of Melbourne is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central city area of Melbourne.
The City of Melton is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, on Melbourne's western rural–urban fringe.
The City of Port Phillip is a local government area of Victoria, Australia on the northern shores of Port Phillip, south of Melbourne's central business district.
The City of Stonnington is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Australia.
The City of Wyndham is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the outer south-western suburbs of Melbourne, within the Melbourne Metropolitan Area, between Melbourne and the regional city of Geelong.
CityLink is a network of tolled urban freeways in Melbourne, Australia, linking the West Gate, Tullamarine and Monash Freeways and incorporating Bolte Bridge, Burnley Tunnel and other works.
A coffee palace was an often large and elaborate temperance hotel built In Australia particularly in the boom years of the 1880s.
A coffeehouse, coffee shop or café (sometimes spelt cafe) is an establishment which primarily serves hot coffee, related coffee beverages (café latte, cappuccino, espresso), tea, and other hot beverages.
A cold front is the leading edge of a cooler mass of air, replacing at ground level a warmer mass of air, which lies within a fairly sharp surface trough of low pressure.
Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd, trading as Coles, is an Australian supermarket, retail and consumer services chain, headquartered in Melbourne owned by parent company Wesfarmers.
The Collingwood Football Club, nicknamed the Magpies or less formally the Pies, is an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Collingwood Magpies Netball is an Australian netball team in Melbourne which competes in the premier Australian league, Suncorp Super Netball.
Collins St., 5 pm is a 1955 painting by Australian artist John Brack.
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is a restaurant operating from a converted fleet of three vintage W class trams in Melbourne, Australia.
The Comedy Theatre is a 997-seat theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District.
Commercial broadcasting (also called private broadcasting) is the broadcasting of television programs and radio programming by privately owned corporate media, as opposed to state sponsorship.
The common myna or Indian myna (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes spelled mynah, is a member of the family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia.
The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European starling, or in the British Isles just the starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae.
A conurbation is a region comprising a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban or industrially developed area.
The County of Bourke is one of the 37 counties of Victoria which are part of the Lands administrative divisions of Australia, used for land titles.
The County of Grant is one of the 37 counties of Victoria which are part of the cadastral divisions of Australia, used for land titles.
The County of Mornington is one of the 37 counties of Victoria which are part of the cadastral divisions of Australia, used for land titles.
Craigieburn is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 26 km north of Melbourne's central business district.
Cranbourne is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 43 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
Crown colony, dependent territory and royal colony are terms used to describe the administration of United Kingdom overseas territories that are controlled by the British Government.
Crown Melbourne (also referred to as Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex) is a casino and resort located on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne, Australia.
A cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, when the voyage itself, the ship's amenities, and sometimes the different destinations along the way (i.e., ports of call), are part of the experience.
CSL Limited is a global specialty biotechnology company that researches, develops, manufactures, and markets products to treat and prevent serious human medical conditions.
Cycling infrastructure refers to all infrastructure which may be used by cyclists.
Traditional Indigenous Australian dance was closely associated with song and was understood and experienced as making present the reality of the Dreamtime.
Dancing with the Stars was a Logie Award-winning, Australian light entertainment reality show airing on the Seven Network and filmed live from the HSV-7 studios (now Global Television studios) in Melbourne.
The Dandenong Creek (Aboriginal Bunwurrung: Narra Narrawong or Dandinnong) is an urban creek of the Port Phillip catchment, located in the eastern and south-eastern Greater Melbourne region of the Australian state of Victoria.
The Dandenong Rangers are an Australian professional women's basketball team competing in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).
The Dandenong Ranges (commonly just The Dandenongs) are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Dandenong Ranges National Park is a national park located in the Greater Melbourne region of Victoria, Australia.
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from the Melbourne CBD.
Darebin Creek is a creek that runs through the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Colonel David Collins (3 March 1756 – 24 March 1810) was a British administrator of Britain's first Australian colonies.
The choice of whether to use daylight saving time (DST) in Australia is a matter for the individual states and territories.
Deakin University is a public university in Victoria, Australia.
The Australian Federal Department of Health and Ageing was an Australian government department that existed between November 2001 and September 2013.
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.
Docklands Stadium, also known by its current sponsorship name of Etihad Stadium (to be renamed Marvel Stadium in September 2018) is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Docklands (also known as Melbourne Docklands to differentiate it from London Docklands) is an inner-western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km (1.2 mi) from Melbourne's Central Business District.
Drought in Australia is defined by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology as rainfall over a three-month period being in the lowest decile of what has been recorded for that region in the past.
The East End Theatre District is a precinct within the Melbourne city centre, and is bounded by Spring Street, Flinders Street, Swanston Street, and Lonsdale Street.
The Eastern Freeway is an urban freeway in eastern Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia.
The Eastern Orthodox Church, also known as the Orthodox Church, or officially as the Orthodox Catholic Church, is the second-largest Christian Church, with over 250 million members.
EastLink is a tolled section of the M3 freeway linking a large area through the eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
Easy listening (sometimes known as mood music) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s.
The economic history of Australia traces the economic history of Australia since European settlement in 1788.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a British business within the Economist Group providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, such as monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports, and industry reports.
Eleven (stylized as ELEVEN) is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel operated by Network Ten.
Elwood is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km south of Melbourne's Central Business District.
English Australians, also known as Anglo-Australians, are Australians of English descent, and are the largest 'ancestry' identity in the Australian census.
The topsail schooner, Enterprize, was built in Hobart, Tasmania in 1830 by William Pender.
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) EPA’s role is to reduce harmful impacts on the environment and human health caused by pollution and waste.
Eric Banadinović (born 9 August 1968), known professionally as Eric Bana, is an Australian actor and comedian.
Escherichia coli (also known as E. coli) is a Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped, coliform bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms (endotherms).
Essendon Airport is a public airport serving scheduled commercial, corporate-jet, charter and general aviation flights.
The Essendon Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition.
The Eureka Rebellion was a rebellion in 1854, instigated by gold miners in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, who revolted against the colonial authority of the United Kingdom.
Eureka Tower is a skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Extra is an Australian advertorial datacasting channel and a sister channel to the Nine Network, launched on 26 March 2012.
Fairfax Media Limited (formerly John Fairfax and Sons) is one of the largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand, with investments in newspaper, magazines, radio and digital properties.
Family Feud is an Australian game show based on the American show of the same name.
A family seat or sometimes just called seat is the principal residence of the landed gentry and aristocracy.
A feature film is a film (also called a motion picture or movie) with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole film to fill a program.
The Federal Hotel and Coffee Palace was a large elaborate Second Empire style hotel in Melbourne, Victoria, built in 1888 at the height of Melbourne's Boom era, and controversially demolished in 1973.
The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia agreed to unite and form the Commonwealth of Australia, establishing a system of federalism in Australia.
Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne.
Feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica), also called city doves, city pigeons, or street pigeons' Nagy, Kelsi, and Johnson, Phillip David.
Fergusson Wright Hume (8 July 1859 – 12 July 1932), known as Fergus Hume, was a prolific English novelist.
Fetch TV is an Australian IPTV provider that delivers a subscription television service over a user's regular internet service.
A financial centre is a location that is home to a cluster of nationally or internationally significant financial services providers such as banks, investment managers, or stock exchanges.
The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis and the 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Fitzroy is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District in the local government area of the City of Yarra.
Flinders Street railway station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, more commonly known as the Florey Institute, is an Australian medical research institute that undertakes clinical and applied research into treatments for brain and mind disorders and the cardiovascular system.
Food Network is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel owned by the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
The Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited, known by its trading name Ford Australia, is the Australian subsidiary of United States-based automaker Ford Motor Company.
Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group.
The Forum Theatre (originally the State Theatre) is a theatre, cinema and live music venue located on the corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street in Melbourne, Australia.
Fox FM (call sign: 3FOX) is a commercial FM radio station broadcasting in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on a frequency of 101.9 MHz, and is part of Southern Cross Austereo's Hit Network.
Fox Sports is an Australian group of sports channels, owned by Fox Sports Pty Limited (known as Premier Media Group until February 2012), which is owned by News Corp Australia.
Foxtel is an Australian pay television company, operating in cable television, direct broadcast satellite television, and IPTV catch-up services.
Frankston is an outer-suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, in the local government area of the City of Frankston.
Free-to-air (FTA) are television (TV) and radio services broadcast in clear (unencrypted) form, allowing any person with the appropriate receiving equipment to receive the signal and view or listen to the content without requiring a subscription, other ongoing cost or one-off fee (e.g. Pay-per-view).
A gale is a strong wind, typically used as a descriptor in nautical contexts.
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia.Geelong is south-west of the state capital, Melbourne.
Gembrook is a town in Victoria, Australia, south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area.
General aviation (GA) is all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire.
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.
The General Post Office, situated on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets in Melbourne, is the former General Post Office for Victoria.
Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor.
Victoria is an Australian state, situated at the southern end of the Great Dividing Range.
George Augustus Henry Sala (1828–1895) was an author and journalist who wrote extensively for the Illustrated London News as G. A. S. and was most famous for his articles and leaders for The Daily Telegraph.
Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1714 and 1830.
Germaine Greer (born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century.
Glen Iris is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Boroondara and Stonnington local government areas.
The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) is a ranking of the competitiveness of financial centres based on over 29,000 financial centre assessments from an online questionnaire together with over 100 indices from organisations such as the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Gold (stylised as GOLD) is a British classic comedy channel from the UKTV network, broadcasting to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Gold 104.3 (call sign: 3KKZ) is a radio station broadcasting in Melbourne, Australia.
Gothic architecture is an architectural style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.
The Goulburn Valley is a sub-region, part of the Hume region of the Australian state of Victoria.
Government House is the official residence of the Governor of Victoria, currently Linda Dessau.
The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia (also referred to as the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Government, or the Federal Government) is the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
The Government of Victoria is the executive administrative authority of the Australian state of Victoria.
The Governor of New South Wales is the viceregal representative of the Australian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in the state of New South Wales.
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative of the Australian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II.
The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events.
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture.
The Great Otway National Park, located in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia.
The city of Melbourne, Victoria is the second-largest urban area of Australia behind Sydney.
A greenhouse gas is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range.
Greywater (also spelled graywater, grey water and gray water) or sullage is all wastewater generated in households or office buildings from streams without fecal contamination, i.e. all streams except for the wastewater from toilets.
The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of world-leading research intensive Australian universities.
GTV is a commercial television station in Melbourne, Australia, owned by the Nine Network.
Guy Edward Pearce (born 5 October 1967) is an Australian actor.
Hail is a form of solid precipitation.
Hamer Hall (formerly the Melbourne Concert Hall) is a 2,466 seat concert hall, the largest venue in the Arts Centre complex, used for orchestra and contemporary music performances.
The Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed the Hawks, is a professional Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Heavy metals are generally defined as metals with relatively high densities, atomic weights, or atomic numbers.
The Heidelberg School was an Australian art movement of the late 19th century.
Helen Garner (née Ford, born 7 November 1942) is an Australian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist.
Sir Henry Edward Bolte GCMG (20 May 1908 – 4 January 1990) was an Australian politician.
Her Majesty's Theatre is a 1,700 seat theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District, Australia.
The Herald Sun is a morning newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, itself a subsidiary of News Corp. The Herald Sun primarily serves Victoria and shares many articles with other News Corporation daily newspapers, especially those from Australia. It is also available for purchase in Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and border regions of South Australia and southern New South Wales such as the Riverina and NSW South Coast, and is available digitally through its website and apps. In March 2009, the paper had a daily circulation of 530,000 from Monday to Friday.
High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television, either analog or digital.
Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent.
The history of Australia from 1788–1850 covers the early colonial period of Australia's history, from the arrival in 1788 of the First Fleet of British ships at Sydney, New South Wales, who established the penal colony, the scientific exploration of the continent and later, establishment of other Australian colonies and the beginnings of representative democratic government.
The history of the Jews in Poland dates back over 1,000 years.
Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania.
The Hoddle Grid is the contemporary name given to the approximately grid of streets that form the commonly understood central business district of Melbourne Australia.
Hoddle Highway is an urban highway in Melbourne linking CityLink and the Eastern Freeway, and allotted metropolitan route 29.
The Holocene is the current geological epoch.
The Hotel Windsor is a luxury hotel in Melbourne.
House Husbands is an Australian television comedy drama.
The Housing Commission of Victoria (colloquially known as the Housing Commission and currently known as Victorian Office of Housing) was a State Government body responsible for public housing in Victoria, Australia.
HSV is a television station in Melbourne.
The Hume Highway, inclusive of the sections now known as the Hume Freeway and Hume Motorway, is one of Australia's major inter-city national highways, running for between Melbourne in the southwest and Sydney in the northeast.
A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals), in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.
ICI House (now Orica House) is a 19-storey office building in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Immigration Museum is a museum primarily displaying Australia's immigration history.
Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands prior to British colonisation.
Industry superannuation funds in Australia refer to the group of retirement superannuation funds originally established to cater for workers from a specific industry.
Information and communication technology (ICT) is another/extensional term for information technology (IT) which stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.
Insiders is a news and talk show produced by ABC News hosted by veteran political journalist Barrie Cassidy.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide.
Foreign students are those who travel to a country different from their own for the purpose of tertiary study.
An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.
Irish Australians (Gael-Astrálaigh) are an ethnic group of Australian citizens of Irish descent, which include immigrants from and descendants whose ancestry originates from the island of Ireland.
Irreligion (adjective form: non-religious or irreligious) is the absence, indifference, rejection of, or hostility towards religion.
IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).
Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
The Italian community of Melbourne is the second largest ethnic group in Greater Melbourne, Australia, second to the Anglo-Celtic Australians ethnic group.
The Italianate style of architecture was a distinct 19th-century phase in the history of Classical architecture.
Iveco, an acronym for Industrial Vehicles Corporation, is an Italian industrial vehicle manufacturing company based in Turin, Italy, and entirely controlled by CNH Industrial Group.
Jayco, Inc. is an American manufacturer of recreation vehicles and a subsidiary of Thor Industries.
Jeffrey Gibb Kennett AC (born 2 March 1948) is a former Australian politician who was the 43rd Premier of Victoria between 1992 and 1999 and a current media commentator.
SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd (SGSPAA), trading as Jemena, is an Australian company that owns, manages or operates energy infrastructure assets in the eastern states of Australia including Queensland and New South Wales, and gas pipelines and gas and electricity distribution networks in Victoria.
Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, trading as Jetstar, is an Australian low-cost airline (self-described as "value based") headquartered in Melbourne.
John Batman (21 January 18016 May 1839) was an Australian grazier, entrepreneur and explorer.
John Brack (10 May 1920 – 11 February 1999) was an Australian painter, and a member of the Antipodeans group.
John Pascoe Fawkner (20 October 1792 – 4 September 1869) was an early pioneer, businessman and politician of Melbourne, Australia.
JOY 94.9 (call sign: 3JOY), broadcasting at 94.9 FM in Melbourne, is Australia's first and only gay and lesbian community radio station.
Judaism (originally from Hebrew, Yehudah, "Judah"; via Latin and Greek) is the religion of the Jewish people.
Kath & Kim is a character-driven multi-award-winning Australian television satirical situation comedy.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Keilor is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district.
Kenworth is an American and Australian manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, with corporate office and engineering headquarters in the Seattle, Washington suburb of Kirkland.
KIIS 1011 (official callsign: 3TTT) is a commercial FM radio station broadcasting in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on a frequency of 101.1 MHz, and is part of the Australian Radio Network's KIIS Network.
Kmart Australia Limited is an Australian chain of retail stores (low-price stores), owned by Wesfarmers.
The Kulin nation is an alliance of five Indigenous Australian tribes in south central Victoria, Australia.
La Trobe University is an Australian, multi-campus, public research university with its flagship campus located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora.
Lake-effect snow is produced during cooler atmospheric conditions when a cold air mass moves across long expanses of warmer lake water, warming the lower layer of air which picks up water vapor from the lake, rises up through the colder air above, freezes and is deposited on the leeward (downwind) shores.
Larissa (Λάρισα) is the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region, the fourth-most populous in Greece according to the population results of municipal units of 2011 census and capital of the Larissa regional unit.
Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka).
Letters patent (always in the plural) are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch, president, or other head of state, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation.
89.9 LightFM is a Christian community radio station in Melbourne, Australia.
Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), or fast tram is a form of urban rail transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.
Liquorland is an Australian liquor chain, a part of the Coles division and owned by Wesfarmers.
The following are active airports serving the Melbourne area.
There are eight capital cities in Australia, each of which functions as the seat of government for the state or territory in which it is located.
This list of Australian cities by population provides rankings of Australian cities according to various systems defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
An education ministry is a national or subnational government agency politically responsible for education.
This is a list of the mayors and lord mayors of the City of Melbourne, a local government area of Victoria, Australia.
This is a list of bus routes that are part of the bus network, in Melbourne, Australia.
This is a list of the 218 currently operating suburban railway stations in Melbourne, Victoria.
This is a list of Municipalities and their suburbs (neighborhoods), townships, and rural localities in the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne, in the State of Victoria, Australia.
This is a list of tram routes on the tram network in Melbourne, Australia, operated by Yarra Trams.
Melbourne, Australia, is home to a large number of cultural institutions, museums and historic sites, some of which are known worldwide: To use the sortable table, click on the icons at the top of each column to sort that column in alphabetical order; click again for reverse alphabetical order.
This is a list of people from Melbourne with some call to fame.
The music of Australia and most particularly the rock, pop, Hip hop and indie rock music of Australia has had a long fascination with the local environment be it urban or rural.
These are lists of the tallest buildings in Australia.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) defines a residential building as one where 85 percent or more of its total floor area is dedicated to residential usage.
Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, at an inappropriate location.
Little River is a town in Victoria, Australia, that is located about south-west of the Melbourne central business district, located within the Cities of Greater Geelong and Wyndham local government areas.
Local government in Australia is the third tier of government in Australia administered by the states and territories, which in turn are beneath the federal tier.
Local government in the Australian state of Victoria describes the 79 municipal districts often referred to as local government areas (LGAs).
Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world.
The M80 Ring Road, more formally known as the Western Ring Road and Metropolitan Ring Road, is an urban freeway corridor in Melbourne, Australia.
The Macedon Ranges is a region in Central Victoria, known for its expansive native forests, natural attractions such as Hanging Rock, historic villages, vibrant arts scene and thriving food and wine industries.
The Macquarie Dictionary is a dictionary of Australian English.
Macquarie Sports Radio (call sign: 3EE) is a commercial radio station in Melbourne, Australia owned by Macquarie Radio Network.
Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller, produced by Byron Kennedy, and starring Mel Gibson as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, and Roger Ward.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.
Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.
The Maribyrnong River is a perennial river of the Port Phillip catchment, located in the northwestern suburbs of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria.
Market capitalization (market cap) is the market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares.
Market town or market right is a legal term, originating in the Middle Ages, for a European settlement that has the right to host markets, distinguishing it from a village and city.
MasterChef Australia is a Logie Award-winning Australian reality competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef.
In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin (also known as the Mediterranean region or sometimes Mediterranea) is the region of lands around the Mediterranean Sea that have a Mediterranean climate, with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers, which supports characteristic Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub vegetation.
Medium-density housing is residential developments that are at higher densities than standard low-density, (or 'broadhectare') suburban subdivisions, but not so high that they might be regarded as high density housing.
The Metropolitan Strategy Melbourne 2030 is a Victorian Government strategic planning policy framework for the metropolitan area of Greater Melbourne, intended to cover the period 2001–2030.
The Melbourne Aces is a professional baseball team in the Australian Baseball League based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Melbourne Airport, colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia.
The Melbourne Arts Precinct is a series of galleries, performing arts venues and spaces in Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia.
The Athenaeum or Melbourne Athenaeum is one of the oldest public institutions in Victoria, Australia, founded in 1839.
The Melbourne Boomers are an Australian professional women's basketball club based in Melbourne, Victoria.
The Melbourne cable tramway system was a cable car public transport system, which operated between 1885 and 1940 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Melbourne City Centre (also known colloquially as simply "The City" or "The CBD") is an area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Melbourne City Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Melbourne City of Literature is a City of Literature located in Victoria, Australia, as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is the name given to two adjacent buildings next to the Yarra River in South Wharf, an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is a sports club based in Melbourne, Australia.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known simply as "The G", is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria.
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race.
Melbourne International Arts Festival (formerly Melbourne Festival) is a major international arts festival and a celebration of dance, theatre, music, circus, visual arts, multimedia, outdoor and free events held each October in a number of venues across Melbourne, Australia.
The Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is a professional Australian rules football club, playing in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone.
Melbourne Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school predominantly for boys, located in South Yarra and Caulfield, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, England was once the seat of the Victorian Prime Minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, and thus is the origin of the name of the city of Melbourne, Australia.
The Melbourne Ice are a semi-professional ice hockey team in the Australian Ice Hockey League.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) is the third-largest international comedy festival in the world.
The Melbourne International Exhibition is the eighth World's fair officially recognised by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and the first official World's Fair in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is an annual film festival held over three weeks in Melbourne, Australia.
The Melbourne Mint, in Melbourne, Australia, was a branch of the British Royal Mint.
Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.
The Melbourne Mustangs are a semi-professional ice hockey team based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC), a research centre under the University of Melbourne in Australia, provides a centre for research across several disciplines, with links to national and international research groups.
The Melbourne Prize for Literature is an award given by the Melbourne Prize Trust, which was founded by Simon Warrender.
The Melbourne Rebels (formerly known as the RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels for sponsorship reasons) are a professional rugby union team based in Melbourne.
Melbourne Recital Centre is a venue for ensemble music in Melbourne, programming and presenting in excess of 450 concerts and events each year across musical genres including classical, jazz, popular, cabaret and world music.
The Melbourne Renegades is an Australian professional men's Twenty20 cricket team based in the Australian state, Victoria.
The Melbourne Rising is an Australian rugby union team based in Melbourne that competes in the National Rugby Championship (NRC).
The Melbourne Stars is an Australian Twenty20 cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria that competes in Australia's Twenty20 competition, the Big Bash League.
The Melbourne Storm are a rugby league team based in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia, that participate in the National Rugby League.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is an Australian orchestra based in Melbourne.
The Melbourne Theatre Company (popularly known as MTC) is a theatre company based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Melbourne Town Hall is the central City and town hall, and is an historic building that has been there since 1867, Australia, in the State of Victoria.
Melbourne United is an Australian professional basketball team based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Melbourne Victory Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club based in Melbourne, Victoria.
The Melbourne Vixens is an Australian netball team in Melbourne which competes in the Suncorp Super Netball league.
Melbourne Water is a government owned statutory authority that controls much of the water system in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia including the reservoirs, and the sewerage and drainage system that services the city.
Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) is an annual, ten-day literary festival held in the Australian city of Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature.
The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly referred as the Melbourne Zoo and simply as the Zoo among locals, is a zoological park in Melbourne, Australia.
Melbourne is a market town and civil parish in South Derbyshire, England.
Melton is an urban area within metropolitan Melbourne, Australia located 35 km west from the capital's central business district.
Melway (colloquially referred to as Melways or The Melways was an almost ubiquitous street directory for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Despite some aggressive marketing and promotion of their products by its competitors, the appellant's Melbourne directory continued to maintain its dominant share of the wholesale and retail market for street directories in Melbourne and its immediate surrounds, including the city of Geelong. It is currently in its 45th edition—the 2018 edition—which was released in July 2017.
Mentone is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
The Merri Creek is a waterway in southern parts of Victoria, Australia, which flows through the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or commuter belt, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing.
Milan (Milano; Milan) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,380,873 while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,235,000.
Million Dollar Minute is an Australian quiz show which aired on the Seven Network.
Millionaire Hot Seat, also known as Hot Seat, is an Australian television quiz show.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian drama television series.
Monash Children’s Hospital is a major children's hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
The Monash Freeway is a major urban freeway in Victoria, Australia, linking Melbourne's CBD to its south-eastern suburbs and beyond to the Gippsland region.
Monash University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia.
Monkey Grip is a 1977 novel by Australian writer Helen Garner, her first published book.
Moomba (also known as the Moomba Festival) is held annually in Melbourne, Australia.
The Moonee Ponds Creek is a creek and major tributary of the Yarra River running through urban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia from northern to inner suburbs.
Moorabbin (Harry Hawker) Airport is a general aviation airport for light aircraft located in between the southern Melbourne suburbs of Heatherton, Cheltenham, Dingley Village and Mentone.
The Mornington Peninsula is a peninsula located south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Mornington Peninsula National Park is a national park located in the Greater Melbourne region of Victoria, Australia.
The world's most liveable cities is an informal name given to any list of cities as they rank on an annual survey of living conditions.
Mount Martha is a seaside town in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
Mudstone, a type of mudrock, is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds.
Multinet Gas is an Australian energy company and one of three Victorian natural gas distribution networks.
The Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) is an Australian paediatric medical research institute located in Melbourne, Victoria, affiliated with the Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne.
Music Canada (formerly Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA)) is a Toronto-based, non-profit trade organization that was founded 9 April 1963 to represent the interests of companies that record, manufacture, produce, promote and distribute music in Canada.
A Music Victoria study finds Melbourne hosts 62,000 live concerts annually, making it one of the live music capitals of the world.
National Australia Bank (abbreviated NAB, branded nab) is one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia in terms of market capitalisation, earnings and customers.
The National Basketball League (NBL) is the pre-eminent professional men's basketball league in Australia and New Zealand.
The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
National Indigenous Television (NITV) is an Australian television channel that broadcasts programming produced primarily by indigenous peoples of Australia.
A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes.
The National Rugby Championship, known as the NRC, is Australia's national professional rugby union football competition.
The National Rugby League (NRL) is a league of professional men's rugby league teams in Australasia.
The National Sports Museum is a museum dedicated to Australian sport and is located within the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.
Nauru (Naoero, or), officially the Republic of Nauru (Repubrikin Naoero) and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania, in the Central Pacific.
Nauru House (also called 80 Collins Street) is a landmark 52-storey building located in the Melbourne CBD, in the Australian state of Victoria.
Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera.
Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players.
Network Ten (commonly known as Channel Ten or simply Ten, officially stylised as TEN) is an Australian commercial television network.
Neuroscience (or neurobiology) is the scientific study of the nervous system.
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.
The New South Wales XPT (short for Express Passenger Train) is the main long-distance passenger train operated by NSW TrainLink on regional railway services in New South Wales, Australia from Sydney to Dubbo, Grafton, and Casino as well as interstate destinations, Brisbane and Melbourne.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
News Breakfast is an Australian news breakfast television program which broadcasts on ABC from 6am to 9am on weekdays.
Nguyễn is the most common Vietnamese family name.
Nine Regional is an Australian television network owned by Southern Cross Austereo that is broadcast in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia.
The Nine Network (commonly known as Channel Nine or simply Nine) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network, that is a division of Nine Entertainment Co. with headquarters in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, Australia.
Nintendo Australia Pty.
The North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos or less formally the Roos, the Kangas or North, is the fourth oldest Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League (AFL) and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia and the world.
The North–South Pipeline, also known as the Sugarloaf Pipeline, is a water pipeline in Central Victoria, Australia, northeast of Melbourne.
Nova 100 (call sign: 3MEL) is a commercial radio station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, broadcasting on 100.3 MHz.
NOVA Entertainment is an Australian entertainment company with broad interests across the media industry.
Oceania is a geographic region comprising Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Australasia.
An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.
Officeworks is a chain of Australian office supplies stores operated under parent company Wesfarmers.
Offspring is an Australian television comedy-drama program which premiered on Network Ten on 15 August 2010.
The Old Melbourne Gaol is a museum on Russell Street, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Old Treasury Building on Spring Street in Melbourne, was once home to the Treasury Department of the Government of Victoria, but is now a museum of Melbourne history, known as the Old Treasury Building.
Olivers Hill is a locality located in the City of Frankston, Victoria in Australia.
On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, and Anthony Perkins.
One (stylised as ONE) is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by Network Ten on 26 March 2009.
Opera Australia is the principal opera company in Australia.
Optus Television is the cable television division of Australian telecommunications company Optus.
The Organ Pipes National Park, abbreviated as OPNP, is a national park located in the Central region of Victoria, Australia.
() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.
Ozploitation (a portmanteau of Australia and exploitation) films are exploitation films – a category of low-budget horror, comedy, and action films – made in Australia after the introduction of the R rating in 1971.
Pakenham is a satellite suburb of Melbourne on the edge of the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area.
The Palais Theatre is a concert venue, theatre and cinema, located in the Melbourne inner beachside suburb of St Kilda.
Melbourne is considered to be Australia's garden city, and Victoria as the Garden State.
Parliament House is the meeting place of the Parliament of Victoria, one of the parliaments of the Australian states and territories.
Pay television, subscription television, premium television, or premium channels are subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analog and digital cable and satellite television, but also increasingly via digital terrestrial and internet television.
PBS 106.7FM (call sign: 3PBS), also known as the Progressive Broadcasting Service, is a co-operatively owned community radio station in Melbourne, Australia, that broadcasts on 106.7FM, Digital radio and online.
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.
Peter Philip Carey AO (born 7 May 1943) is an Australian novelist.
The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, also known as the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and commonly abbreviated as the Peter Mac, is an Australian oncology research institute, cancer treatment, and professional oncologist training centre located in Melbourne, Victoria.
Peter William Geoffrey Newman (born 1945) is an environmental scientist, author and educator based in Perth, Western Australia.
The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading men's professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Senior Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour.
Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian mystery drama film which was produced by Hal and Jim McElroy, directed by Peter Weir, and starred Vivean Gray, Dominic Guard, Anne-Louise Lambert, Helen Morse, and Rachel Roberts.
The Plenty River is a perennial river of the Port Phillip catchment, located in the south-eastern Greater Melbourne region of the Australian state of Victoria.
Point Nepean marks the southern point of The Rip (the entrance to Port Phillip) and the most westerly point of the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia.
Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.
Port Melbourne is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 5 km south-west from Melbourne's Melbourne central business district.
The Port of Melbourne is one of the largest ports for containerised and general cargo in Australia.
Port Phillip (also commonly referred to as Port Phillip Bay or (locally) just The Bay), is a large bay in southern Victoria, Australia; it is the location of Melbourne.
The Port Phillip Association (originally the "Geelong and Dutigalla Association") was formally formed in June 1835 to settle land in what would become Melbourne, which the association believed had been acquired by John Batman for the association from Wurundjeri elders after he had obtained their marks to a document, which came to be known as Batman's Treaty.
The Port Phillip Channel Deepening Project (CDP) began on 8 February 2008 to deepen the shipping channels leading to Melbourne, Australia.
The Port Phillip District was a historical administrative division of the Colony of New South Wales, which existed from September 1836 until 1 July 1851, when it was separated from New South Wales and became the Colony of Victoria.
The Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park is a marine protected area located in the vicinity of the bay of Port Phillip, between the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, in Victoria, Australia.
Portsea is a town in the outer south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Post-war immigration to Australia deals with migration to Australia since the end of World War II.
Postcode 3000 was a planning policy for Melbourne, Australia coordinated by the City of Melbourne and supported by the state government, then under the newly elected Premier Jeff Kennett (LIB).
Powercor Australia is an Australian electricity distribution company that operates throughout western Victoria, and the western suburbs of Melbourne.
Prato is a city and comune in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato.
Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.
Prime7 is an Australian television network owned by Prime Media Group Limited, and an affiliate of the Seven Network.
The Princess Theatre is a 1452-seat theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District, Australia, and is the oldest continuous entertainment site on mainland Australia.
The office of the Protector of Aborigines was established pursuant to a recommendation contained in the Report of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Aboriginal Tribes, (British settlements.) of the House of Commons.
Public transport (also known as public transportation, public transit, or mass transit) is transport of passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip.
Public Transport Victoria (stylised as PT>) is the trading name of the statutory authority responsible for providing, coordinating and promoting public transport in the Australian state of Victoria.
Qantas Airways is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.
Quaternary is the current and most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era in the geologic time scale of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS).
The Queen Anne style in Britain refers to either the English Baroque architectural style approximately of the reign of Queen Anne (reigned 1702–1714), or a revived form that was popular in the last quarter of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century (when it is also known as Queen Anne revival).
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
The Queen Victoria Market (also known locally as Vic Market or Queen Vic) is a major landmark in Melbourne, Australia, and at around seven hectares (17 acres) is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Race To Prince's Bridge was an annual swimming race in the Yarra River, Melbourne, Australia.
Rachel Anne Griffiths (born December 18, 1968) is an Australian actress and director.
Racing.com (stylised as RACING.COM) is an Australian free-to-air standard definition digital television channel, owned and operated by the Seven Network and Racing Victoria.
ABC Radio National, known on-air as RN, is an Australia-wide Public Service Broadcasting radio network run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Rail transport in Victoria, Australia, is provided by a number of railway operators who operate over the government-owned railway lines.
A rail yard, railway yard or railroad yard is a complex series of railroad tracks for storing, sorting, or loading and unloading, railroad cars and locomotives.
The Melbourne rail network is a mixed-grade commuter and freight train system in the city of Melbourne, Victoria.
A rain shadow is a dry area on the leeward side of a mountainous area (away from the wind).
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes and one of the most widely distributed members of the order Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
The Regent Theatre is a 2,143 seat theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District, Australia.
Rialto (often The Rialto, or Rialto Towers) is a skyscraper located at 525 Collins Street, in the western side of the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
General Sir Richard Bourke, KCB (4 May 1777 – 12 August 1855) was an Irish-born British Army officer who served as Governor of New South Wales from 1831 to 1837.
The Richmond Football Club, nicknamed the Tigers, is a professional Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition.
Rio Tinto Group is an Australian-British multinational and one of the world's largest metals and mining corporations.
RMIT University (officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, informally RMIT) is an Australian public research university located in Melbourne, Victoria.
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating counter-clockwise around a track.
Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times.
The Royal Arcade is an historic shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria.
The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) is a major children's hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage Site-listed building in Melbourne, Australia, completed in 1880.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club is a 36-hole golf club in Australia, located in Black Rock, Victoria, a suburb southeast of Melbourne.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
Rye is a seaside resort town, approximately 83 km south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.
Saint Petersburg (p) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015).
Sandringham (colloquially known as Sandy) is a beachside suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located southeast of Melbourne's central business district.
SBS is a national public television network in Australia.
SBS Radio is a service provided by the Special Broadcasting Service...to inform, educate and entertain Australians, especially those of non-English-speaking backgrounds'.
SBS Viceland (stylised as SBS VICELAND) is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel owned by the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
Scoresby is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 29 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Knox local government area.
Scottish Australians are residents of Australia who are fully or partially of Scottish descent.
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne, Australia.
The seat of government is (as defined by Brewer's Politics) "the building, complex of buildings or the city from which a government exercises its authority".
The Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network.
The Sheffield Shield is the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia.
The Shire of Macedon Ranges is a region in Central Victoria, Australia, best known for its expansive native forests, iconic geographical attraction Hanging Rock, and thriving artisan food and wine industries.
The Shrine of Remembrance (commonly known among locals as The Shrine) is a war memorial in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road.
The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is an outdoor performance venue in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Sigma Healthcare Limited is a full line wholesale and distribution business to pharmacy.
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no spoken dialogue).
The Silurian is a geologic period and system spanning 24.6 million years from the end of the Ordovician Period, at million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Devonian Period, Mya.
Sky News Australia (branded on air as Sky News Live, and until 18 January 2015 as Sky News National) is an Australian 24-hour cable and satellite news channel available on the Foxtel and Optus Television subscription platforms.
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.
Smith is a surname originating in England.
Smooth 91.5 (call sign: 3PTV) is a commercial radio station based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Sorrento is a coastal township in Victoria, Australia, located on the shores of Port Phillip on the Mornington Peninsula, about one and a half hours by car south of Melbourne.
South Wharf is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District.
Southbank Theatre is a performing arts venue located in the Southbank region of Melbourne, Victoria.
Southbank is an inner urban neighbourhood of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 km south of the Melbourne central business district.
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is an Australian group of companies formed in July 2011 by the merger of Southern Cross Media Group and Austereo Group.
Southern Cross railway station (formerly and still colloquially known as Spencer Street station) is a major railway station in Docklands, Melbourne.
Spark Infrastructure is an entity listed on the Australian Securities Exchange which invests in infrastructure assets.
Special administrative region is a designation for types of administrative territorial entities in China, North Korea and Indonesia.
The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is a hybrid-funded Australian public broadcasting radio, online, and television network.
Spree TV is a digital advertorial datacasting service that launched on 17 September 2013 by Ten Network Holdings and Brand Developers.
Spring Street is a major street in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia.
In Australian history, a squatter was typically a man, either a free settler or ex-convict, who occupied a large tract of Crown land in order to graze livestock.
St Kilda Beach is a beach located in St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia, south from the Melbourne city centre.
The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed the Saints, is an Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
St Kilda Junction is a major intersection in Melbourne, Australia.
St Kilda Road is a street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.
The Cathedral Church and Minor Basilica of Saint Patrick (colloquially St Patrick's Cathedral) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, and seat of its archbishop, currently Denis Hart.
St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research (SVI) is an independent Australian medical research institute located in, Melbourne, Victoria.
State Library Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne.
The State Theatre opened in 1984 and is part of the Arts Centre Melbourne located by the Yarra River and St Kilda Road.
Station Pier is a historic Australian pier on Port Phillip, in Port Melbourne, Victoria.
Stephen Phillip Bracks AC (born 15 October 1954) is a former Australian politician and the 44th Premier of Victoria.
Stork is a 1971 Australian comedy film directed by Tim Burstall.
Melbourne, the capital of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia, has gained international acclaim for its diverse range of street art and associated subcultures.
Subdivision is the act of dividing land into pieces that are easier to sell or otherwise develop, usually via a plat.
Sullivan Bay lies 60 km due south of Melbourne on Port Phillip, one kilometre east of Sorrento, Victoria.
Sunbury is a town located north-west of Melbourne's central business district, in the state of Victoria, Australia.
Suncorp Super Netball (also known non-commercially as the National Netball League) is the premier netball league in Australia.
Super Rugby is a professional men's rugby union football competition in the Southern Hemisphere and Japan.
Superannuation in Australia is the arrangements put in place by the Government of Australia to assist people in Australia to accumulate money for an income in retirement.
The Supreme Court of Victoria is the superior court for the State of Victoria, Australia.
Swinburne University of Technology (often simply called Swinburne) is an Australian public university based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
SYN Media (Student Youth Network Inc.) is an Australian youth-run media organisation that provides training and broadcast opportunities for young people.
Talk radio is a radio format containing discussion about topical issues and consisting entirely or almost entirely of original spoken word content rather than outside music.
Target Australia (formerly Lindsay's and later Lindsay's Target) is a mid-price department store chain owned by Wesfarmers.
Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.
Television in Australia began experimentally as early as 1929 in Melbourne with radio stations 3DB and 3UZ, and 2UE in Sydney, using the Radiovision system by Gilbert Miles and Donald McDonald, and later from other locations, such as Brisbane in 1934.
Telstra Corporation Ltd. (known as Telstra) is Australia's largest telecommunications company which builds and operates telecommunications networks and markets voice, mobile, internet access, pay television and other products and services.
Ten HD (stylised as TEN HD) is an Australian free-to-air television channel that was originally launched on 16 December 2007 on channel 1.
In architecture and city planning, a terraced or terrace house (UK) or townhouse (US) exhibits a style of medium-density housing that originated in Europe in the 16th century, where a row of identical or mirror-image houses share side walls.
Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard.
The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.
The Australian Ballet is the largest classical ballet company in Australia.
The Australian Jewish News is a newspaper published in Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The Block is an Australian reality television series broadcast on the Nine Network.
The Chase Australia is an Australian television quiz show based on the British program of the same name.
The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.
The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered approximately 6 million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945.
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by Australian writer Fergus Hume.
The Project (previously The 7PM Project from 2009–2011) is an Australian news-current affairs and talk show television panel program, airing weeknights across Australia on Network Ten, produced by Roving Enterprises.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne (abbreviated RHOMelbourne) is an Australian reality television series that premiered on 23 February 2014, on Arena.
The Secret Life of Us is a three-time silver Logie Award-winning Australian television drama series set in the beachside suburb of St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.
The Slap is a 2008 novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas.
The Story of the Kelly Gang is a 1906 Australian silent film that traces the exploits of 19th-century bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly and his gang.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.
The Transition Decade is a non-partisan shared campaign which is coordinated by an alliance of Australian community, social, and environmental groups, non-profits and NGOs.
The West Australian, widely known as The West (Saturday edition: The Weekend West) is the only locally edited daily newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia, and is owned by Seven West Media (SWM), as is the state's other major newspaper, The Sunday Times.
Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloníki), also familiarly known as Thessalonica, Salonica, or Salonika is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.
Sir Thomas Browne (19 October 1605 – 19 October 1682) was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric.
The Thomson Dam is a major earth and rockfill embankment dam with a controlled chute spillway across the Thomson River, located about east of Melbourne in the West Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.
A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, lightning storm, or thundershower, is a storm characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth's atmosphere, known as thunder.
Tianjin, formerly romanized as Tientsin, is a coastal metropolis in northern China and one of the four national central cities of the People's Republic of China (PRC), with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world's 11th-most populous city proper.
Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd, operating as Tigerair Australia, is an Australian low-cost airline.
Australia uses three main time zones: Australian Western Standard Time (AWST; UTC+08:00), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST; UTC+09:30), and Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST; UTC+10:00).
Times Higher Education (THE), formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a weekly magazine based in London, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.
Toll Global Express (TGE) is a division of Toll Group.
A toll road, also known as a turnpike or tollway, is a public or private road for which a fee (or toll) is assessed for passage.
Toorak is an affluent inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Stonnington local government area.
, usually shortened to Toyota, is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.
A tram stop, tram station, streetcar stop, or light rail station is a place designated for a tram, streetcar, or light rail vehicle to stop so passengers can board or alight it.
Trams are a major form of public transport in Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria, Australia.
Transport in Melbourne consists of extensive networks and a wide variety of transport services in the city of Melbourne, Australia, including.
Triple J (often triple j) is a government-funded, national Australian radio station intended to appeal to listeners between the ages of 18 and 34 which began broadcasting in January 1975.
TT-Line Company is a company operating ferries from Tasmania to mainland Australia since 1985.
Tudor Revival architecture (commonly called mock Tudor in the UK) first manifested itself in domestic architecture beginning in the United Kingdom in the mid to late 19th century based on a revival of aspects of Tudor architecture or, more often, the style of English vernacular architecture of the Middle Ages that survived into the Tudor period.
The Tullamarine Freeway (commonly referred to as The Tulla), is a major urban freeway in Melbourne, linking Melbourne Airport to the Melbourne City Centre.
Tullamarine is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district.
TVSN (an acronym for "Television Shopping Network") is an Australian and New Zealand broadcast, cable television and satellite television network specializing in home shopping.
Twenty20 cricket, sometimes written Twenty-20, and often abbreviated to T20, is a short form of cricket.
Underbelly is an Australian television true crime-drama series which first aired on the Nine Network on 13 February 2008 and last aired 1 September 2013.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.
The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) was established on 22 June 1977 when most congregations of the Methodist Church of Australasia, about two thirds of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and almost all the churches of the Congregational Union of Australia came together under the Basis of Union.
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia.
The Upper Yarra Reservoir is located east of Melbourne, beyond Warburton within the locality of Reefton.
An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment.
An urban growth boundary, or UGB, is a regional boundary, set in an attempt to control urban sprawl by, in its simplest form, mandating that the area inside the boundary be used for urban development and the area outside be preserved in its natural state or used for agriculture.
Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use in an urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.
Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl describes the expansion of human populations away from central urban areas into low-density, monofunctional and usually car-dependent communities, in a process called suburbanization.
Van Diemen's Land was the original name used by most Europeans for the island of Tasmania, now part of Australia.
Vespula germanica (European wasp, German wasp, or German yellowjacket) is a species of wasp found in much of the Northern Hemisphere, native to Europe, Northern Africa, and temperate Asia.
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.
Located on St Kilda Road in Melbourne, Australia, Victoria Barracks Melbourne is of architectural and historical significance as one of the most impressive 19th century government buildings in Victoria, Australia.
The Victoria cricket team, who were until 2018 named Victorian Bushrangers, is an Australian first class cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Victoria Men's Roller Derby (VMRD) is a flat track men's Roller Derby league based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Victoria State Opera (VSO), based in Melbourne, Australia, was founded in Melbourne in 1962.
Victoria University (VU) is an Australian public university based in Melbourne, Victoria.
The Victorian Desalination Plant (also referred to as the Victorian Desalination Project or Wonthaggi desalination plant) is a water desalination plant in Dalyston, on the Bass Coast in southern Victoria, Australia.
In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.
The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s.
Victorian Opera is an opera company based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The Victorian Premier's Literary Awards were created by the Victorian Government with the aim of raising the profile of contemporary creative writing and Australia's publishing industry.
The Victorian Roller Derby League (VRDL or Victoria) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria.
Village Roadshow Pictures is an American co-producer and co-financier of major Hollywood motion pictures, established in 1986.
Virgin Australia Airlines is Australia's second-largest airline after Qantas and it is the largest airline by fleet size to use the Virgin brand.
Volos (Βόλος) is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about north of Athens and south of Thessaloniki.
The W-class trams are a family of electric trams built by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMTB) between 1923 and 1956.
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, more commonly known as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, abbreviated as WEHI, is Australia's oldest medical research institute.
Waste management or waste disposal are all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal.
Water restrictions have been enacted in many cities and regions in Australia, which is the Earth's driest inhabited continent, in response to chronic water shortages resulting from the widespread drought.
Wathaurong, also called the Wathaurung and Wadawurrung, are an Indigenous Australian tribe living in the area near Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.
Wentworth is an Australian television drama program.
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area.
Wesfarmers Limited is an Australian conglomerate, headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, with interests predominantly in Australian and New Zealand retail, chemicals, fertilisers, coal mining and industrial and safety products.
The West Gate Bridge is a steel box girder cable-stayed bridge in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The West Gate Freeway is a major freeway in Melbourne, the busiest urban freeway and the busiest road in Australia, carrying upwards of 200,000 vehicles per day.
West Gippsland, a region of Gippsland in Victoria, Australia, extends from the southeastern limits of metropolitan Melbourne and Western Port Bay in the west to the Latrobe Valley in the east, and is bounded by the Strzelecki Ranges to the south and the Mount Baw Baw Plateau in the Great Dividing Range to the north.
The Western Bulldogs (formerly the Footscray Football Club) is a professional Australian rules football club that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition.
The Western Suburbs is the metropolitan area directly west of the Melbourne Central Business District in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
A white elephant is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness.
Whittlesea is a town in Victoria, Australia, north-east from Melbourne's central business district.
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, (15 March 1779 – 24 November 1848) was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830–1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835–1841).
William Pitt (4 June 1855 – 25 May 1918) was an Australian architect and politician.
William Wilkinson Wardell (1823–1899) was a civil engineer and architect, notable not only for his work in Australia, the country to which he emigrated in 1858, but for a successful career as a surveyor and ecclesiastical architect in England and Scotland before his departure. In Australia, Wardell designed many public buildings. Most notable were St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne; Government House, Melbourne; St John's College, University of Sydney and St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney. He worked in both the Gothic and classical styles. Wardell not only constructed major works in the public sector, he also maintained a large private practice building houses and business premises for private individuals. He was Inspector-General of Public Works and Building, for the Colony of Victoria, from 1861 until 1878. As an architect he is often compared with his friend and English counterpart Augustus Pugin, with the vast majority of his buildings completed in the Gothic Revival architectural style.
Williamstown is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south-west of Melbourne's central business district in the local government area of the City of Hobsons Bay.
WIN Television is an Australian television network owned by WIN Corporation that is based in Wollongong, New South Wales.
In fluid dynamics, wind waves, or wind-generated waves, are surface waves that occur on the free surface of bodies of water (like oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, canals, puddles or ponds).
Winners & Losers is an Australian television drama series first broadcast on the Seven Network on 22 March 2011.
The Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) is the pre-eminent professional women's basketball league in Australia.
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
The Wurundjeri are a people of the Indigenous Australian nation of the Wurundjeri language group, in the Kulin alliance.
Yan Yean Reservoir is the oldest water supply for the city of Melbourne, Australia.
The Yarra River or historically, the Yarra Yarra River, (Aboriginal: Berrern, Birr-arrung, Bay-ray-rung, Birarang, Birrarung, and Wongete) is a perennial river in east-central Victoria, Australia.
Yarra Trams is the trading name of the tram network in Melbourne, which is owned by VicTrack and leased to Yarra Trams by Public Transport Victoria on behalf of the Government of Victoria.
The Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia.
The You Yangs are a series of granite ridges that rise to 319m (Flinders Peak) above the Werribee Plain approximately 55 km south-west of Melbourne and 22 km north-east of Geelong, in Victoria, Australia.
1116 SEN (ACMA callsign: 3AK), the acronym standing for Sports Entertainment Network, is a commercial AM radio station based in Melbourne, Australia, operating on 1116 kHz.
The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in November–December 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden.
The 1969 Melbourne Transportation Plan was a road and rail transport plan for Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia, instituted by Henry Bolte's state government.
The 2000s drought in Australia, also known as the Millennium drought is said by some to be the worst drought recorded since European settlement.
The 2006 Commonwealth Games, officially the XVIII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Melbourne 2006, were an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that were held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia between 15 and 26 March 2006.
3AW is a talkback radio station based in Melbourne.
3CR is a community radio station that broadcasts on the AM band and on the digital spectrum as 3CR Digital in Melbourne, Australia.
3KND is a community radio station which represents the Indigenous communities within Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
3MBS was the first FM (frequency modulation) radio station in Victoria, Australia, and began transmitting to Melbourne and surrounding areas on 1 July 1975.
3MMM (identified on air and in print as Triple M) is a radio station broadcasting in Melbourne, Victoria.
3RRR (pronounced "Three Triple R", or simply "Triple R") is an Australian community radio station, based in Melbourne.
7flix is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Seven Network on 28 February 2016.
7HD is an Australian television channel, owned by Seven West Media, originally launched on 15 October 2007 featuring unique breakaway programming from 10 December 2007 to 4 October 2009 and a HD simulcast of Seven until 25 September 2010.
7mate is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Seven Network on 25 September 2010.
7TWO is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Seven Network on 1 November 2009.
9Gem is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, launched by the Nine Network in September 2010.
9Go! is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Nine Network on 9 August 2009.
9HD is an Australian television channel, owned by Nine Entertainment Co., originally launched on 17 March 2008 featuring unique "breakaway" programming until 2009 and a HD simulcast of the Nine Network from 2009-2010 and again since 26 November 2015.
9Life is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel owned by Nine Entertainment Co.
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