Melbourne Information

Medical Services

Medical standards in Melbourne are high. Overseas visitors should obtain their own medical insurance.

Major public hospitals include:

St Vincent’s Hospital: +61 (0)3 9288 2211
Royal Women’s Hospital: +61 (0)3 9344 2000
The Royal Melbourne Hospital: +61 (0)3 9342 7000

Private hospitals and 24-hour clinics are available.
Tobacco legislation

In August 2005, smokefree reforms to the Tobacco Act were passed including bans on smoking:
• in enclosed workplaces from 1 March 2006
• in enclosed licensed premises from 1 July 2007
• at underage ‘music/dance’ events from 1 March 2006
• in covered areas of train station platforms, tram stops and bus stops from 1 March 2006

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Victorian Public Holidays 2012
Australia Day

New Year’s Day: Sunday 1st January

Australia Day: Thursday 26th January

Labour Day: Monday 12th March

Good Friday: Friday 6th April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 8th April

Easter Monday: Monday 9th April

ANZAC Day: Wednesday 25th April

Queen’s Birthday: Monday 11th June

Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday 6th November

Christmas Day: Tuesday 25th December

Boxing Day: Wednesday 26th December
For More Information
Website: State Government Victoria

The national telephone number for all emergency services in Australia including Ambulance, Fire, and Police is “000”.