• Aerial view of Melbourne yarra river precinct

    Extensive road & rail networks linked to air & seaports

    Melbourne's complex matrix of road and rail transport networks are the best in the country. People and goods are efficiently transported in, out and around the country—a feat made possible due to the largest air and seaports in Australia. Melbourne attained a perfect score of 100 for infrastructure in the 2015 EIU Liveability Report. According to the report, cities with better connectivity have greater quality of life.

  • Font view of jet plane

    Melbourne airport is Australia's largest air freight exporter.

    Melbourne Airport handles over 30 per cent of Australia's air freight market, including over 250,000 tonnes of international freight a year. As Australia's largest curfew-free airport, it provides the opportunity to export time sensitive products to arrive in international markets the day after they leave Victoria. Located just 25 minutes by road from central Melbourne, it is also Australia's busiest curfew-free passenger airport, served by 25 international airlines offering direct flights to 32 international destinations.

  • Port Melbourne Docklands

    The largest and busiest container port in Australia

    Port of Melbourne is the largest and busiest container port in Australia. Located close to central Melbourne, the port is well-connected and equipped. It is experienced in the efficient and reliable movement of goods, and is Australia's largest container, automotive and general cargo port.

    During 2013-14 the Port of Melbourne handled an estimated A$91.9 billion worth of trade, including around 36 per cent of Australia's container trade.

  •  	Melbourne Metro Rail - Transport infrastructure investment opportunities

    New investment in transport infrastructure

    The Victorian Government has committed to improving Melbourne's world-class transport system. The new Melbourne Metro Rail will include a nine-kilometre twin rail tunnel from Melbourne's south, under the city centre, through to the university and health precinct in the city's north. It will include five new and expanded underground stations. Opportunities for private sector involvement in the project will be available, including delivery, financing and urban precinct development.

  • Strong IT infrastructure—ready for business

    Melbourne is connected to the world like never before. Our outstanding telecommunications network of satellites and submarine fibre optic cables provide unfettered and seamless access to global business. A strong and diverse industry of multiple service providers plugs into a reliable and stable network infrastructure. The Australian market is deregulated, with local and international players providing competitively-priced services.

Victoria has extensive road and rail networks, world-class sea and air port hubs, and high quality telecommunications infrastructure.

Melbourne Airport is Australia's largest air freight exporter, handling over 30 per cent of Australia's air freight market, including over 250,000 tonnes of international freight a year.1 As Australia's largest curfew-free airport, it provides the opportunity to export time sensitive products to arrive in international markets the day after they leave Victoria. Located just 25 minutes by road from central Melbourne, it is also Australia's busiest curfew-free passenger airport, served by 25 international airlines offering direct flights to 32 international destinations.2

Our next major airport, Avalon Airport, is 40 minutes by road from central Melbourne. As Victoria's low-cost domestic carrier it caters for a large influx of passengers and freight.

In perfect complement to Melbourne Airport, Port of Melbourne is the largest and busiest container port in Australia. Located close to central Melbourne, the port is well-connected and equipped. It is experienced in efficient and reliable movement of goods, and is Australia's largest container, automotive and general cargo port.

In November 2009, the Port of Melbourne completed an award-winning Channel Deepening Project, giving shipping channels 14 metres draught at all tides. In 2013-14, the Port of Melbourne handled an estimated A$91.9 billion worth of trade, including 36 per cent of Australia's container trade.3

Melbourne received a perfect score of 100 for infrastructure in the 2015 Economist Intelligence Unit Liveability Report. According to the report, cities with better connectivity have a greater quality of life.

The Victorian Government is committed to ongoing investment in our world-class transport infrastructure with projects including:

  1. Melbourne Metropolitan Rail
    Delivery of a new underground, high-capacity rail line servicing Melbourne's city centre and adjacent education, health and research precincts.
  2. Railway level crossings (railroad crossings)
    Removal of 50 of Melbourne's level crossings over the next eight years, reducing travel times for road and rail users.
  3. Roads
    Improving Melbourne and regional roads to relieve congestion.

As important as road, rail and air transport networks, our outstanding telecommunications network of satellites and submarine fibre optic cables provide unfettered and seamless access to global business.

We have a strong and diverse industry of multiple service providers each plugging into a reliable and stable network infrastructure. The Australian market is deregulated, with local and international players providing competitively-priced services. 


Source:

  1. Melbourne Airport website Jan 2016.
  2. BITRE International Airport Activity 2014-15.
  3. Port of Melbourne Corporation Annual Report 2013-14.