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Victoria has a mild, temperate climate with warm to hot summers, moderate autumns, cool to cold winters and sunny springs.
Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website
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|People, culture and language||Statistics||Did you know?|
|Geographic area||227,416 square kilometres
||Victoria is the smallest mainland state - about the same size as Britain. The state is geographically compact and all regions are within easy reach.
|General population||About 5 million people
||The second largest population of any state in Australia.
More than 70 percent of Victorians live in Melbourne, the state's capital city.
||Migrants come from over 200 countries||Almost one quarter of Victoria's population was born overseas - 43.6 percent were either born overseas, or have a parent who was born overseas.|
||English is the offical language||Over 180 languages and dialects are spoken in Victoria. More than 20 percent of Victorians - and almost 30 percent of Melburnians - speak a language other than English at home|
|Time||Applies between||Compared with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
|First Sunday in April to first Sunday in October||Victoria is 10 hours ahead (UTC +10)|
Daylight saving time
Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
|First Sunday in October to first Sunday in April||Victoria is 11 hours ahead (UTC +11)|
The White Pages telephone directory has world time zones.
For more information on daylight saving, visit Business Victoria
Migrants who have made Melbourne or regional Victoria their home talk about the lifestyle opportunities they now have - including what's great about living in Victoria, why they chose to live and work here, education opportunities and why they are glad they made the move to Victoria, Australia.