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The Twelve Apostles, Victoria
Author: Mike Lehmann (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)



Victoria is the smallest state on mainland Australia. It covers an area of 237,629 sq km (91,749 sq mi), including 4.3% of water. The state shares a border with New South Wales to the north and South Australia to the west. The highest point in the state is Mount Bogong, at 1,986 m (6,516 ft).



Pinnacle View, Grampians National Park, Victoria
Author: Mussklprozz (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

Victoria has a population of 5.5 million people. It is the second most populous state in Australia after New South Wales. Its biggest city and capital is Melbourne. Victoria observes the Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is +10 GMT. It also observes Daylight Saving Time, from the first Sunday of October to the first Sunday of April, when clocks are turned to +11 GMT. The postal abbreviation of Victoria is VIC.



St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria
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Going to Victoria

By Plane
Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the main international gateway to Victoria and the second busiest airport in Australia.

Getting about in Victoria

A car would be indispensible if you are planning to explore Victoria thoroughly. Apart from driving, you can also take the train. Victoria has the most comprehensive rail network of any state in Australia. Rail services is provided by V/Line.



London Bridge, Victoria
Author: csett86 (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Cities and Towns of Victoria

  1. Melbourne - state capital
  2. Apollo Bay
  3. Ararat
  4. Bairnsdale
  5. Ballarat
  6. Bendigo
  7. Echuca
  8. Euroa
  9. Geelong
  10. Horsham
  11. Mildura
  12. Morwell
  13. Sale
  14. Shepparton
  15. Stawell
  16. Swan Hill
  17. Traralgon
  18. Wangaratta
  19. Warrnambool
  20. Wodonga

Places of Interest in Victoria

  1. Ararat
  2. Bellarine Peninsula
  3. Dandenong Ranges
  4. Grampians National Park
  5. Lower Glenelg National Park
  6. Mornington Peninsula
  7. Mount Buffalo
  8. Murray River Reserves - Headwaters to Echuca
  9. Phillip Island
  10. The Twelve Apostles
  11. Wilsons Promontory
  12. Yarra Valley

World Greatest Sites

  1. The Twelve Apostles Photo Album