About Melbourne

Population of approximately 4 million Melbourne is one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities in the world. There are 140 nationalities representing 100 religious faiths and 180 different languages.

Victoria is a geographically diverse state.  Everything from rugged beaches to popular snowfields, from temperate wine regions to arid deserts are all found within a relatively short distance of Melbourne.

Accredited as an International ‘Safe City’ by the World Health Organisation, it is truly a global destination for major events and home to five of some of the most significant sports events held in Australia – the Australian Football League Grand Final, the Melbourne Cup (the most famous horse race in Australia), the Australian Open Tennis Championship, the Boxing Day Cricket Test and the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Melbourne is the food and shopping capital of Australia offering a huge range of options to cater for all tastes and budgets. It has more than 3,000 restaurants, cafés and bars and more retail space than any other city in Australia.  There are five wine growing regions and over 100 wineries within 90 minutes of Melbourne City.

Melbourne has won numerous awards for its prowess as a host city for international conventions and consistently ranks as one of the world’s leading convention destinations. 

Melbourne’s climate is characterised by low humidity and low rainfall, with four distinct seasons to enjoy.  In Autumn the average daily temperature is 21C/69F, and slightly cooler in the evenings.

Getting around Melbourne

Melbourne is a great walking city with Crown located within easy walking distance to hotels, restaurants, cafés and shopping.

You can also find out about Melbourne and Victoria on the Visit Victoria website.


Crown Conference Centre

Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman St
Southbank VIC 3006
(03) 9292 8888

First opened in 1997, Crown Melbourne is a large integrated resort and has a casino, three hotels, function rooms, award winning restaurants and shopping and entertainment facilities. It is a significant driver of tourism within Australia, particularly in Victoria.

The Crown Conference Centre is part of the Crown Promenade complex.


Crown features two car parks in Melbourne, with over 5,000 parking spaces as well as valet parking services, for your convenience.

Parking Prices

Multi-Level Parking - Standard Rates
0-5 Hours - $6.00
5-7 Hours - $9.00
7-24 Hours - $16.00
Daily Maximum - $16.00
Lost Ticket - $50.00

Multi-Level Parking - Peak Rates
Friday and Saturday, 11am - midnight: Flat Rate - $20.00*
Peak event days, public holiday eves and public holidays - $20.00

Basement Level Parking - Standard Rates
0-6 Hours - $35.00
6-8 Hours - $40.00
8-24 Hours - $45.00
Daily Maximum - $45.00

Basement Level Parking - Peak Rates
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Flat Rate - $50.00
Event days, public holiday eves and public holidays - $50.00
Lost Ticket - $100.00

Parking Map - Click HERE