Anyone considering holidays to Australia this year will be spoilt for choice if they venture to Victoria.

Anyone considering holidays to Australia this year will be spoilt for choice if they venture to Victoria.

Tourism Victoria reports that Melbourne has retained the rights to keep its annual Formula One Grand Prix there until 2015.

The city has been hosting the race every year since 1996 and last year’s event attracted over 300,000 spectators, making it one of the jewels in Victoria’s calendar.

In news more suitable for die-hard shoppers, Melbourne may also be the place to go if you want to hunt down all this season’s trends.

The city has been voted the top destination in Australia for shopping for the second year running by readers of Shop Til You Drop.

It was found to be easy to navigate, as well as offering a diverse mix of shops and designers for all ages.

Victoria is a state located in the southeastern corner of Australia. It is the smallest mainland state in area but the most densely populated and urbanised.

Melbourne is Victoria’s capital and largest city, with more than 70 per cent of all Victorians living there.

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