Melbourne: Geography

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Melbourne Geography

Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria in Australia. It is situated on the southeastern fringe of the Australian landmass and in the northeastern part of the state of Victoria. More precisely, Melbourne stands in a region of alpine forests known as the High Country and is at the confluence of the Quaternary lava deposits in the west, the Silurian mudstones in the east and the Holocene sand dregs along Port Phillip in the southeast.

Melbourne’s city limits span quite an area: along the Yarra valley towards the Yarra River and the Dandenong Range to the east, through the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne to the mouth of the bay to the southeast, along the Maribyrnong River network to the base of the Macedon Ranges and along the Werribee Plains to Geelong in the south-west.