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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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||Victoria is Australia's largest producer of mutton, lamb, and dairy products.|
||Melbourne is headquarters to many of Australia's mining and minerals processing companies and is a major centre for mining project management, research and development.|
||About 34 percent of Australia's manufacturing workers are employed in Victoria's industry.|
|Victoria's largest export markets are New Zealand, China, the USA, Japan and Korea. Melbourne has the nation's busiest general cargo port and largest container port.|
Visitors to Victoria annually:
Melbourne's international airport, Tullamarine, serves eight domestic airlines and 30 international airlines.
|Victoria's tourism industry employs about 6.6 percent of the state's workforce.|
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|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
Melbourne International Airport:
||Qantas, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Thai Airways, United Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Emirates, Austrian Airlines, Tiger Airlines, Garuda, United Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines.|
|Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar, SkyWest, Tiger Airways and Regional Express (REX).|
Victoria offers a number of sea-based transport for freight and passengers including ferries and chartered sea transit services. The Port of Melbourne is one of Australia's largest ports with shipping services to major ports in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Station Pier is Victoria's primary passenger terminal and services cruise ships including the Spirit of Tasmania, which provides a passage to and from Tasmania for vehicles, freight and passengers.
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.