Panorama of the historic Sale Swing Bridge built 1880-1883 at the junction of Thomson and Latrobe rivers. The bridge is the oldest surviving swing bridge in Australia which was closed to traffic in 2002 but has been restored to full working order in 2006.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.