International AIDS Society

Welcome to Melbourne

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation. This special place is now known by its European name of Melbourne.

Melbourne has always been an important meeting place and location for events of social, educational, sporting and cultural significance. Today, Melbourne is one of the great multicultural cities of the world, home to over 4 million people from over 140 nations.

Melbourne boasts Australia's highest concentration of conference facilities, with almost 198,000 square metres of conference space and more than 15,000 accommodation rooms conveniently located right in the heart of the city. The city follows the picturesque Yarra River from the cosmopolitan Docklands in the west to Melbourne's famous sporting precinct in the east.

Melbourne is a walking city with endless options. The city sweeps you up into laneways and libraries, attractions, art galleries, parks, theatres and a vibrant waterfront atmosphere.

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Message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne

Read the message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne