I ended up working full time (and more!) at Parliament House, the home of the Victorian Parliament. Hard work and long days but an amazing team of people to work with, some seriously good food and the chance to work inside an incredible building and learn a little something about politics at the same time. I was also working the week the Victorian Premiere resigned his position...drama drama drama indeed - and very difficult to get into work with all the media everywhere!
So anyway, amongst all that work there was still plenty of time to have fun....had a picnic in the Botanic Gardens and watched The Hobbit in the outdoor cinema (the rain even held off until the end credits woohoo!), spent weekends at the beach and had a few fun parties at the flat.
One of the things Melbourne really knows how to do, is put on a free event (London take note!) And for one night in February, Melbourne's whole CBD was taken over from 7pm to 7am by art, music and dance for the White Night Festival. Building's were lit up, there were exhibitions everywhere and bands playing on stages all over the CBD and light and laser shows over the river.