Melbourne's top attractions have been revealed

Melbourne's top attractions for the year ending September 2018 have been revealed. 

The list includes both domestic and international overnight visitors and may include those that visit the place/ attraction as part of a day-trip (this does not include local visitors).

Leading the way is Melbourne CBD shopping, with 5.5 million visitors, up 12% from last year. It accounts for 19% of all visitors to Melbourne. 

Coming in a close second is the famed Federation Square, with 2.9 million visitors, a 6% increase, while third place went to Southgate/Southbank with 2.6 million visitors, up 2% from the previous year. Rounding up the Top 5 are Queen Victoria Market with 2.5 million visitors (an increase of 10%), and the Crown Entertainment Complex with 2.1 million visitors, accounting for 7% of all visitors in Melbourne. 

The rest of the Top 10 included Docklands (1.8 million visitors), St Kilda (1.7 million visitors), National Gallery of Victoria (1.1 million visitors), Melbourne Museum (889,700 visitors) and Melbourne Cricket Ground (802,500). 

Source: International and National Visitor Survey, September 2018, Tourism Research Australia, Canberra.