Melbourne

Whether you live or work in Melbourne, or you are just visiting, sending flowers across town or interstate is so easy. Flowers can be sent to all of the major hospitals - including St Vincent's, Frankston, The Alfred and The Royal Women's hospital. From wishing someone a speedy recovery to welcoming a new baby into the world, flowers can be delivered wherever you need them to go and flowers let your loved one in hospital know you care and you are thinking of them.

Melbourne City Skyline

Brief History of Melbourne

The capital city of Victoria is Melbourne, it is also the most populated city in the state and second most populated city in Australia. The Melbourne area is located in the large and natural bay area of Port Phillip and extends into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon mountain ranges. Inhabitants of Melbourne are commonly called Melburnians.

Indigenous Tribes of Melbourne Australia

Humans occupied the area some 31,000 to 40,000 years before the arrival of the first white settlers and at the time of settlement it was inhabited by under 20,000 hunter gatherers from 3 Aboriginal tribes - Wathaurong, Boonwurrung and the Wurundjeri tribes. The area was a meeting place and a vital source of water and food.

Originally founded on August 30th 1835 by free settlers from the British Crown Colony of Van Diemen's Land - in what was then the colony of New South Wales. In 1837 it was incorporated as a Crown Settlement and named Melbourne after the British Prime Minister at the time - William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne. In 1847 it was officially declared a city by Queen Victoria and in 1851 it became the capital of the newly founded colony of Victoria. Thanks to the gold rush of the 1850's

Melbourne Parks Melbourne was transformed into the worlds wealthiest and largest city and following Federation in 1901 it was the interim seat of government until 1927. The Melbourne of today ranks highly in education, healthcare, research and development, tourism, sport and entertainment. It is also a leading financial city in the Asia-Pacific region and has been referred to as *Australia's Cultural Capital*. Melbourne is the birthplace of the Australian film and television industries, Australian Rules Football and is recognised as a major centre for street art, theatre and music. It is home to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, The State Library of Victoria, the Royal Exhibition Building and in 1956 it was the host city for the Summer Olympic Games. Melbourne Airport - also known as Tullamarine airport is the second busiest in Australia serving both the metropolis and state. The Port of Melbourne is also Australia's busiest seaport for general and containerised cargo. There is an expansive train network with Flinders Street Station the main terminus. Melbourne is also home to Australia's most extensive freeway network and also is home to the world's largest urban tram network.

Melbourne is located 465KM from Canberra, 655KM from Adelaide, 712KM from Sydney, 1,370KM from Brisbane and 3,421Km from Perth with 31 Municipalities located across the greater Melbourne area.