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Melbourne: City in Victoria, Australia
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9,993 km2 (3,858 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

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Derailed train to be winched off the tracks at Wallan

Transport investigators have now left the site of the deadly train derailment north of Melbourne.
The Age - Published

Preliminary investigations wrap up at scene of deadly Victoria train derailment

Investigators spent Saturday sifting through the wreck of a train derailment that killed two people north of Melbourne.
SBS - Published

Videos for Melbourne


Two killed after Australia train derails [Video]Two killed after Australia train derails

An Australian XPT train travelling from Sidney to Melbourne derailed on Thursday night, resulting in the deaths of the train driver and co-driver.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:13Published

Djokovic looks ahead to Dubai Open after Australian Open win [Video]Djokovic looks ahead to Dubai Open after Australian Open win

Serb star Novak Djokovic looks ahead to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as the world number one returns to action following his Australian Open triumph.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:00Published

Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision [Video]Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday (February 17) that he was angry and disappointed at General Motors decision to retire the Holden brand, although not surprised.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

'We're missing out on our everyday life' - Australian on cruise ship quarantined in Japan [Video]'We're missing out on our everyday life' - Australian on cruise ship quarantined in Japan

Nearly a week into quarantine on the Diamond Princess, an Australian family are passing the time as best they can while 66 more people on board tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total cases..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Cricket heroes come together for Australian bushfire victims [Video]Cricket heroes come together for Australian bushfire victims

Some of cricket's biggest names play a charity cricket game to help raise money for Australia's bushfire victims.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:05Published

Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry excited for potential record crowd for a women's sporting event [Video]Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry excited for potential record crowd for a women's sporting event

Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry hopes that hundreds of thousands will attend the women's T20 World Cup Final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:21Published

Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine [Video]Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine

Australians evacuated out of Wuhan on Monday have arrived at Christmas Island, where they will live in quarantine for two weeks. Libby Hogan reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Djokovic feels 'relief' at Aussie Open win, aims for most career Grand Slams [Video]Djokovic feels 'relief' at Aussie Open win, aims for most career Grand Slams

Serbian admits that his emotions got the better of him at times during five-set victory over Dominic Thiem

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:00Published

Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy [Video]Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy

First time grand slam champion Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy after beating Garbine Muguruza in the final on Saturday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Watch: Indigenous Australians hold 'Invasion Day' rally in Melbourne [Video]Watch: Indigenous Australians hold 'Invasion Day' rally in Melbourne

This year, non-indigenous Australians were asked to give reparations in the form of a donation to the #PayTheRent campaign.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Australia Declares First Coronavirus Case [Video]Australia Declares First Coronavirus Case

Australia declared on Saturday its first confirmed case of China's Wuhan coronavirus. The case was found in the state of Victoria, according to reports at Reuters. The patient has been hospitalized and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Djokovic crosses fingers for clean air at Melbourne Park [Video]Djokovic crosses fingers for clean air at Melbourne Park

Defending champion Novak Djokovic hopes the worst of the Melbourne air pollution was behind them

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Barty targets success on home soil ahead of Australian Open [Video]Barty targets success on home soil ahead of Australian Open

World number one Ashleigh Barty says she's well prepared ahead of her home Australian Open after her "special" victory in Adelaide last week.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Federer expects tough challenge from Johnson [Video]Federer expects tough challenge from Johnson

Roger Federer thinks his first round opponent at the Australian Open, Steve Johnson will provide an early test

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Nadal surprised to still be on top of the game [Video]Nadal surprised to still be on top of the game

World number one says his passion for the game has enabled him to keep playing

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published

Defending champion Osaka - "Last year I was fearless" [Video]Defending champion Osaka - "Last year I was fearless"

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka feels in a different mental place to last year

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:34Published

Wozniacki prepares for final tournament [Video]Wozniacki prepares for final tournament

Caroline Wozniacki admits that she is ready for new challenges as she begins her final tournament as a professional

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:33Published

Australian Open organisers on alert for return of bushfire smoke [Video]Australian Open organisers on alert for return of bushfire smoke

British star Johanna Konta says conditions in Melbourne haven't been ideal

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:31Published

 

Speed a crucial element of probe into deadly Wallan train derailment

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a train derailment that killed the driver and pilot north of Melbourne.
SBS - Published

Probe into fatal Vic train derailment

Speed may have been a factor in the derailment of a Melbourne-bound train where the driver and pilot were killed.
SBS - Published

Investigation of XPT derailment continues

Speed may have been a factor in the derailment of a Melbourne-bound train where the driver and pilot were killed.
SBS - Published

Australian coronavirus vaccine goes into test production

In a major step forward for the international effort to fight the rapidly-spreading disease, a factory in Melbourne has started producing a test dose of a potential coronavirus vaccine, The Age can..
The Age - Published

Two killed as Australian train derails

Two people were killed and 12 others were injured when an Australian interstate train derailed outside Melbourne on Thursday evening, police said.
Reuters - Published

Labor locks in goal of net zero emissions by 2050, opposition to new coal

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese will outline his party's climate targets in Melbourne on Friday, which includes a goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
SBS - Published

Labor reveals 2050 net zero emissions goal

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese will outline his party's climate targets in Melbourne on Friday, which includes a goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
SBS - Published

Driver, worker killed in 'horrific' Sydney-to-Melbourne train crash

A driver and another worker have been killed after the Sydney to Melbourne XPT train derailed at Wallan, north of Melbourne.
SBS - Published

Two killed in Sydney-Melbourne train derailment

Two people were killed and a number of others were injured when an Australian interstate train derailed outside Melbourne on Thursday evening, police said.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •SBS

St Kevin's College deputy principal stood down following grooming scandal

Court action by a teacher has put more pressure on St Kevin's College in Melbourne after the school's headmaster resigned following a child-grooming scandal.
SBS - Published

New concerns at St Kevin's College

Court action filed puts more pressure against St Kevin's College in Melbourne after the school's headmaster resigned following a child-grooming scandal.
SBS - Published

Melbourne family on coronavirus-hit cruise forced to miss evacuation after test result

A Melbourne family was packing their bags to fly to Darwin after two weeks trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship when their daughter tested positive for the virus, forcing them to stay in Japan.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Zappone's busy spin cycle

Embattled private school St Kevin’s isn’t the only demanding client veteran spinner Michael Zappone is handling this week.
The Age - Published

Andrew Bolt slammed for 'completely irresponsible' comments about St Kevin's sex offender

Andrew Bolt is under fire for a segment on the controversy around St Kevin's College in Melbourne.
SBS - Published

Victoria's education regulator launches investigation into St Kevin's College

An elite Melbourne school will be investigated by the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority over its management of child abuse risks.
SBS - Published

Chinese gymnasts pull out of World Cup in Australia due to coronavirus travel ban

The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week's World Cup in Melbourne has pulled out due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers..
Reuters - Published

'Toxic, beset with bullying': calls for independent probe into physician college

A respected Melbourne doctor claims a former senior manager at the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Physicians was paid off and dismissed after making a whistleblower complaint about a toxic..
The Age - Published

'Groundbreaking': Melbourne dentist granted court order to unmask anonymous critic

The Federal Court of Australia has granted a Melbourne dentist an order which forces tech giant Google to reveal the identification of an anonymous online reviewer, in a landmark ruling.
SBS - Published

Melbourne woman who travelled on Diamond Princess speaks of 'shock' at contracting coronavirus

A young Melbourne woman who says she was diagnosed with coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan says she feels physically fine.
SBS - Published

Vic woman's shock over virus diagnosis

A young Melbourne woman who says she was diagnosed with coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan says she feels physically fine.
SBS - Published

Banksy artwork to be auctioned for Victoria bushfire relief

An original piece by renowned British street artist Banksy will be auctioned along with other works at a bushfire relief event in Melbourne.
SBS - Published

Veteran acting coach influenced many stars

A celebrated teacher of acting at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts), the National Theatre Drama School in Melbourne and before that, the Arts Educational School in London, Lisle..
The Age - Published

Melbourne woman on cruise latest to get coronavirus: Family

A 21-year-old Melbourne woman onboard the Diamond Princess cruise has been diagnosed with coronavirus, her grandfather says.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: When Harry met ... John Howard

The star guests at JP Morgan's Alternative Investment Summit were none other than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, fresh from consciously uncoupling from the Royal Family.
The Age - Published

The fight to keep FODMAP from fad diet

The Melbourne scientists behind the low FODMAP diet fear they are losing control of their invention - to celebrities and Instagram influencers.
The Age - Published

Business owners suffer massive losses as shoppers avoid Chinese precincts over coronavirus fears

Despite health authorities urging Australians to carry on with their lives as normal after the outbreak of the coronavirus, businesses in Chinese-Australian communities in Melbourne have been feeling..
SBS - Published

From the Archives, 1964: 85 missing after Melbourne-Voyager naval disaster

In 1964, hope was fading for the 85 men missing from H.M.A.S Voyager after it was struck by H.M.A.S Melbourne and sunk in a training drill of Jervis Bay.
The Age - Published

Erratic Melbourne CBD driver who caused dramatic Melbourne lockdown refused bail

A 26-year-old driver accused of endangering pedestrians' lives in Melbourne's city centre will remain in custody after being denied bail.
SBS - Published

Erratic Melbourne CBD driver refused bail

A 26-year-old driver accused of endangering pedestrians' lives in Melbourne's city centre will remain in custody after being denied bail.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Party-room debate has legs

The Liberals' party room was treated to a more peculiar biff this week - whether new arrival David Van had better legs than some of his colleagues.
The Age - Published

Dramatic Melbourne CBD arrest not terror-related

A man has been arrested after driving erratically with multiple roads in Melbourne's CBD put into lockdown but police say the incident wasn't terror-related.
SBS - Published

Man 'driving erratically' before dramatic Melbourne CBD arrest

A man has been arrested after driving erratically with multiple roads in Melbourne's CBD put into lockdown but police say the incident wasn't terror-related.
SBS - Published

'Bushfire brandalism': Artists hijack advertising space in Sydney and Melbourne to call for climate action

Artists have replaced ads at bus stops around the country with artworks in the wake of Australia's devastating bushfires.
SBS - Published

Tourism industry braces for billion-dollar hit from China travel ban

While some tourism businesses will survive the prohibition on Chinese travel, others will be 'smashed to pieces' a Melbourne tour operator warns.
The Age - Published

Melbourne resident confirmed as tenth Australian coronavirus case

Victorian health authorities have confirmed a fourth case of the deadly coronavirus.
SBS - Published

Forty-one people tested for coronavirus in Queensland after infected man caught domestic flight

Queensland Health authorities are working to contact all customers of a Tiger Airways flight between Melbourne and the Gold Coast after it was confirmed one of the passengers had contracted the new..
SBS - Published

Australia has become over-reliant on temporary migrants, Kristina Keneally warns

Labor's home affairs spokesperson will use a speech in Melbourne to argue against allowing temporary migrant numbers in Australia to surge.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Talk about a hot seat

Melbourne-based numbers man Rob Dalton is expected to be named Sport Australia's new chief executive as early as today, replacing long-time administrator Kate Palmer.
The Age - Published

Monkey kidneys and old-school science: Inside Melbourne's coronavirus breakthrough

Melbourne’s Doherty Institute has taken a crucial first step towards developing treatments or a vaccine for the new coronavirus.
The Age - Published

Watch: Australian scientists explain breakthrough in coronavirus research

Melbourne scientists have had a breakthrough in their coronavirus research that could help combat the outbreak.
SBS - Published

'Huge honour': firefighters front and centre for Melbourne's Australia Day commemorations

Firefighters who battled bushfires have been honoured during Melbourne's Australia Day ceremony.
SBS - Published

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