Victoria’s second city has emerged as a centre for knowledge and innovation – a mecca for big thinkers, creatives, start-ups, movers, shakers and makers.

Old, industrial spaces are being transformed into creative hubs, urban precincts and fabulous eateries.

Choose from conference and event venues catering for more than 1,000 delegates and an abundance of top quality accommodation within easy reach.

The north-facing waterfront beckons with helicopter flights, party boats, a twirling carousel and our famous bollards trail. Any time of year, it’s a happening place abuzz with the seasonal sights, sounds and tastes of lively dining retail, commercial, cultural precincts just beyond.