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Your Taste of Melbourne

Wednesday night after the Welcome Reception and Thursday night – two unscheduled evenings during the congress week allowing you to make plans to explore and discover “Your Taste of Melbourne!”

Melbourne Travel Blog

We’re delighted to bring you weekly blogs from a Melbourne local. Each week will focus on something different, such as the arts, coastal roads, water sports or where to eat with tips on how to get the most out of your trip.

Go to https://jomo-travel.com/welcome-to-melbourne/ to read more. We will also have special discounts for WGC-2019 participants, so keep a close watch on this page for the latest additions!


‘For one month a year, Melbourne is the undisputed centre of the comedy universe as the Comedy Festival takes over the city’ Herald Sun

Get ready for the city to light up with laughs as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town! For three and a half weeks from 27 March to 21 April, Melbourne will be the nation’s hive of happiness, injecting all-day, all-night infectious fun to the city.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is delighted to share a special $25 ticket deal to attendees of the World Glaucoma Congress. $25 tickets are available for the following shows on performances from Thursday 28 March to Sunday 31 March. Tickets are limited and booking fees apply – so get in quick! To access the offer use the Promo Code: MICF25

About Melbourne

Stylish, arty Melbourne is a city that’s both dynamic and cosmopolitan, and proud of its place as Australia’s cultural capital. Its stately Gold Rush–era architecture and a multicultural make-up reflect the city’s recent history, while edgy street art, top museums and sticky-carpeted band venues point to its present-day personality.

The city is a melting pot of cultures, a fact reflected in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you’re after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours – Melbourne’s eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly groundbreaking.

Melbourne is best experienced as a local would, with its character largely reliant upon its collection of inner-city neighbourhoods. Share a drink while snacking on high end tapas in a laneway eatery and rooftop bars opening in former industrial buildings, take on a Szechuan chilli dish in Chinatown, or break out of the CBD and discover the city’s specialist eating destinations – Richmond for Vietnamese, Carlton’s ‘Little Italy’, Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese.

Discover a city buzzing with dynamic and cutting-edge arts and culture. Head to the Southbank precinct – where the The Arts Centre, MTC, Malthouse, Recital Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria form Melbourne’s beating cultural heart. At Federation Square, where art meets architecture, watch inspiring audio visual shows at ACMI, see the collection at the Ian Potter Centre, or catch a recital at The Edge theater. Inside and out, you’ll discover the innovation and skill of local artists and designers at hole-in-the-wall galleries and theatres across the city.

Melbourne has something to offer for each taste. Whether you are a food lover, a shopping addicted, or have a passion for arts and museum, Melbourne will win your hart!

Plan your own corporate social networking functions

MCI welcomes enquiries to help plan your own corporate social networking functions by providing local knowledge on the best venues, restaurants and hot spots around town. Contact MCI directly via wgc@mci-group.com and we will link you with our local contacts.



Please contact our Professional Congress Organizer MCI for all your WGC-2019 questions

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