Victoria (Australia)

Who wouldn’t want to work here!? Well, actually…

The head chef at an internationally renowned Victorian winery says the shortage of hospitality workers has become “dire.”<p>TarraWarra Estate in the …

Mornington Peninsula council wants to ban Airbnb guests from socialising outdoors after 10pm

A shire council on Victoria's coastline plans to introduce bylaws banning tourists staying in short-term accommodation from hanging out on outdoor …

Australia

Geelong to host IHG's Holiday Inn

Victoria's second-largest city, Geelong, will get its first new city hotel in nearly 20 years with InterContinental Hotels Group, IHG, signing up to …

Hotels

Human remains found off Victorian surf coast

A body has been discovered in waters off Port Arlington in the early hours of this morning.<p>Police were called to Bennetts Head at Port Arlington …

Australia

Australian housing oversupplied by up to 164,000

Australia has an oversupply of up to 164,000 dwellings, including parts of the major cities, countering industry and government suggestions that …

Housing

Heads up Melbourne: you’re getting a new botanic garden

The Andrews government has this week announced they will be transforming a former golf course in the eastern suburbs into a new public park …

Australia

Where to Go in Australian Wine Country

It's easy to be overwhelmed by choice when you're Down Under looking for wine. We've got you covered.<p>With over 60 wine regions to choose from, Australia makes it very hard to narrow down options for oenophiles. Especially if you’re on a tight schedule. The country’s varying terroirs and climates …

Wine

Victorian McDonald's customer spits at staff, trashes counter

A McDonald's customer has been arrested and charged after he was filmed allegedly trashing a Victorian store during an expletive-ridden rant.<p>Police …

McDonald's

Modified Mt. Buninyong course to be used for 2018 Australian Nationals road races

A modified version of the divisive Mt. Buninyong circuit will be used for the road races at the 2018 FedUni Road National Championships, Cycling …

Australian Universities

NBL Rebound: Wildcats bare claws as United juggernaut stalls

Breakers outlast Bullets<p>A 29-25 final quarter to the NZ Breakers helps the home side score a 90-82 over the visiting Brisbane Bullets.<p>From the moment …

Sport (Australia)

Victorian town makes surprise appearance on top 5 travel list

Ballarat has beaten out Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast to make a prestigious list of the national top five tourist destinations.<p>Tourism website …

Travel

All The Free Exercise Classes In Melbourne This Summer

Bikini season is basically here which means it’s getting hot and heavy in the exercise department, quite literally (looking at you, 40+ degree days). …

Fitness

Shannon Michael Cane, Who Transformed Art Book Fairs, Dies at 43

Over the past several years, a phenomenon has quietly taken hold in the art world, flying in the face of its consolidation and more businesslike bearing: Art book fairs have sprung up around the world, many of them as mobbed as rock concerts, packed with young and old — but mostly young — …

The Arts

Victoria Police cop criticism over investigation of alleged assaults by Ballarat officers

Victoria Police has been criticised over its handling of an investigation into a Ballarat sergeant who has admitted to punching his neighbour on the …

Australia

Latrobe Valley power plant plans locked up due to terrorism fears

Fears of a possible terror attack on Victoria's Latrobe Valley power stations have led the Andrews government to lock up a list of public documents …

Energy

Melbourne's toxic wetlands

Queens Park has been an oasis in the western suburbs since the 1850s, a small lake surrounded by greenery in the heart of Moonee Ponds. On a fine …

Environment

Basic cheesecake

Basic cheesecake<p>Something sad has happened to some foods. They have suffered damnation for their ordinariness. Yet when cooked beautifully, they …

Baking

Australia’s most spectacular road trips

Is there any nation on earth that has a more staggeringly, bewilderingly, all-round awe-inspiring selection of road trips than Australia? If so, we’d like to see it. In the meantime, check your oil and your water, strap yourself in, and get set to go…

Australia

Discussion Groups

LRB superfans, unite!<p>It began in an upstairs room at a pub in Brighton. A handful of particularly keen subscribers to the LRB started meeting every …

Australia

TLC to Headline New Australian R’n’B Winery Tour

Tender, loving, chardonnay. It’s an old favourite that maybe doesn’t get the same attention it once enjoyed, but nonetheless has a nostalgic …

Australia

Victoria Australia's top state economy, but NSW the real winner

Victoria has Australia's top-performing state economy, but the real prizes have gone to NSW and South Australia.<p>The annual Bureau of Statistics …

Australia

Overlooked at home in Bordeaux, cabernet franc is winning friends around the globe | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Not as widely grown as cabernet sauvignon and merlot, cabernet franc is a grape from Bordeaux that’s frequently overlooked and often relegated to a …

Grapes

$750,000 upgrade improves Warrnambool technology

A $750,000 upgrade has improved audio visual technology for Deakin University's Warrnambool students and staff.<p>Three teaching spaces and seven …

Australian Universities

Father and son jailed over Vic hotel arson

The owner of a hotel near Bendigo and his son have been jailed after they set fire to the family business for an insurance payout amid financial …

Crime

St Kevin's College student identified as teenager who died in Malvern East crash

Friends of a 17-year-old St Kevin's College student who died after the car he was driving slammed into a tree in Melbourne's south-east said he was …

Crime

Woman goes missing on the Mornington Peninsula

Police will resume their search this morning for missing woman Kylie Phillips.<p>It’s believed she may have gone kayaking off the Mornington Peninsula …

Australia

Hail, flash flooding warning for Melbourne suburbs

Hail and flash flooding could hit Melbourne's outer suburbs as severe thunderstorms roll across Victoria this afternoon, the weather bureau …

Weather

Seeing lots of smoke in Melbourne's west? Don't panic, it's a routine burn-off

Large smoke plumes billowing from a refinery in Melbourne's west are the result of a safety precaution, not fire, as a massive storm descends on the …

Australia

These backpackers wanted to see Australia. They became virtual slaves for farmers instead

SYDNEY — The popular program is promoted as a cultural exchange: Young and adventurous travelers can experience Australia's wild outback, while farmers gain much needed agricultural labor.<p>In reality, the 88-day working holiday has turned into a living nightmare for thousands of backpackers being …

News (U.S.)

25 tourist attractions that don’t suck

Just because they’re popular with visitors, doesn’t mean they’re lame. These Melbourne tourist attractions are famous for a reason, so stop putting …

Australia