All of the properties we use in Melbourne offer free wireless internet. There is a weekly cap in Standard.
If you bring a laptop the most cost effective method of connecting to the internet is to buy a pre-pay mobile broadband internet stick from a mobile phone company such as Telstra upon your arrival. You can buy additional credit for your internet stick from mobile phone shops and some convenience stores.
The State Library of Victoria is a great place to visit and offers free, high-speed wireless access in all of the Library’s public areas.
One of the cheapest methods of making phone calls home from Australia is to use Skype. To make calls through Skype you and the person you wish to call in the UK will both need to create a Skype account via their website www.skype.com. You may also need to buy a headset.