Frequently Asked Questions

I want to have a chat, where is the telephone number?

We are happy answer any questions.  At this stage we don’t have a land line phone but if you email and send me your best contact number Melinda will call you asap.

Shipping Policy

Your map will be either posted via Australia Post with tracking numbers or via a courier service, again with tracking information supplied.  The maps will be packaged in a sturdy tube for ultimate protection in transit.

Returns Policy

All care will be taken to deliver your map in perfect order.   If for any reason this is not the case, please photograph the packaging and map (if damaged) and we will promptly investigate and replace.

How are you funding the project?

The costs are considerable and currently funded from a personal loan (aka I mortgaged the house).  We conducted a successful crowd funding campaign in April 2017 which was  an amazing boost.

100% of funds raised and all pre-sales of the new and old Melbourne Map go towards the project, its completion, printing and promotion.

What is the “Can You Find?” list?

During our research and illustration of the map, we were captivated by thousands of beautiful buildings, gardens, waterways, landmarks and the people that make Melbourne unique.  Many of these have been intertwined throughout the map, along with some quirky things just for fun.   Each map comes with a list of things to find. – Good luck.

How can I help?

We love your feedback on the project, you can email us any time or comment at the bottom of our blog posts.

Following, liking and sharing posts on Facebook, Instagram, You Tube and Pinterest really helps us spread the word about the project.  Thank you, we really appreciate  your support.

Sponsorship/collaborations –  Please email if you would like to discuss sponsorship, collaborations or special promotions.

Where else can you find info on The Melbourne Map project?

We are on Facebook, Instagram, You Tube, Pinterest and our blog.

How do we give back to Melbourne?

Well apart from putting our heart and souls into this project which we hope will bring joy to millions (is that over exaggerating?) we believe all businesses have a social responsibility to give back to the community.  We have chosen to support an amazing organization called Kids Under Cover.  A portion from the sale of every poster sold will go to Kids Under Cover and we will also support them by spreading awareness of the great things they do for the youth of Australia. For more information on Kids Under Cover, head to their website.

The Melbourne Map proudly supports Kids Under Cover

Some Map Stats

Planning and research commenced in 2015; Drawing commenced in September 2016;

Paper – Arches watercolour hot pressed paper 100% cotton 300gsm made in France

Rotring Mechanical pencil 0.03 mm
Mitsibsubishi Unipin fine liner 0.05 mm – lots and lots and lots of them

Black & white line drawing completed November 2018

Colouring completed May 2019

Our Studio – Boom Makers, 14 Rutland Street, Newtown

Limited Editions printed by Creffield Digital Printers – Myers Street, Geelong.  (and by the way they are the most amazing company to deal with and have helped the project enormously)

Open edition printed by PMS Lithography, Thomastown

Logo design Elk Creative Design

What’s next?

We are working on a detailed map of The Bellarine Peninsula and one of Geelong.

Where is the frog?

Not telling

Any more questions???

We are all ears. ?

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