Melbourne - CBD

The central business district (CBD) is Melbourne's business and financial centre. It encompasses the area from Flinders Street to Queen Victoria Market and from Spencer Street to Spring Street, plus the area between Victoria and Latrobe streets. The CBD is home to retail, financial, legal, administrative, recreational, tourist and entertainment facilities and operates 24 hours a day, serving a wide variety of residents, workers and visitors.

Federation Square is Melbourne's major public square, situated opposite Flinders Station. As well as hosting arts and cultural events, it broadcasts major sporting events on a giant screen. Federation Square is home to popular facilities including the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Outside the business and residential focused CBD, the small area of Melbourne also includes several major parks and gardens including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kings Domain (which contains Government House), Queen Victoria Gardens and Alexandra Gardens. The area includes Olympic Park and Melbourne Park, facilities that host a variety of sporting and entertainment events such as the Australian Open Tennis Championships.

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