Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and is located on the large natural
bay known as Port Phillip, with the city centre positioned at the estuary of the Yarra
River. It was founded in 1835 and named "Melbourne" in 1837 in honour of William
Lamb, the 2nd Viscount Melbourne. During the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, it was
transformed into one of the world's largest and wealthiest cities.
Today, it is a centre for the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, sport and tourism.
It is the birthplace of cultural institutions such as Australian film, Australian television,
Australian rules football, the Australian impressionist art movement and Australian
dance styles. It is also a major centre for contemporary and traditional Australian music.
Melbourne is often referred to as the "cultural capital of Australia".
If you live in Melbourne, you would probably choose Australia Post for sending parcels
If you are in the UK, rather than take you parcel for Melbourne to the post office, book
your delivery online with Parcel2Go.com and save time and money. Parcel collection
direct from your door means it’s nice and simple, and booking your parcel delivery to
Melbourne online has many benefits. Parcel2Go.com, the UK’s number one online
parcel delivery firm, gives its customers more choice and maximum flexibility for their
parcel deliveries to Melbourne.
For great value, customs-cleared, door-to-door delivery of lightweight or heavy parcels
to Melbourne, choose Parcel2Go.com and have them delivered to Melbourne within a
few working days. And if you need help sending a parcel to Melbourne, Parcel2Go.com
has some useful advice on its website.
When you are planning to send a parcel to Melbourne, remember that a reputable
courier to Melbourne will have a maximum allowable parcel size. Luckily, you can find
the maximum dimensions for your parcel to Melbourne on the Parcel2Go.com website.
For example, if it is your intention to use the FedEx World Express or FedEx World
Economy services for your parcel to Melbourne, then you need to know that your parcel
length cannot exceed 185cm. On the other hand, if you are sending you parcel to
Melbourne using the TNT Worldwide Express service, your parcel must not exceed
120cm in length.
Labelling your parcel to Melbourne clearly will avoid delays and ensure it arrives
promptly at its destination in Australia. On the Parcel2Go.com website, enter the parcel
address details with care and check your spellings. A shipping label will be generated at
the time you book your order for your parcel delivery to Melbourne. This label will
include the FedEx or TNT AirWay Bill or tracking number.
There are some crucial things to remember when you send your parcel to Melbourne.
There are certain goods and substances that you absolutely cannot send in a parcel to
Melbourne and you can look at this list of “prohibited items” on the Parcel2Go.com
website. However there are also some “restricted items” which will only be carried on a
no compensation basis by any courier to Melbourne. This means that a person sending
such an item does so at their own risk. So if you plan to put, for example, lights, paints,
window frames, cameras, clocks, confectionery, gold, precious stones, fishing rods,
glass or tickets in your parcel to Melbourne, take extra care!