Its easy taking public transport. You can save money on parking and petrol as well as save the environment. Its only $7 a day and $3.80 for two hours (zone 1, for zone 1 and 2 it’s a bit extra). You can travel on any of Melbourne’s public transport (except taxis) without having to pay extra.
There are trains and buses to the countryside. Check out: www.vline.com.au for more information and to check out ticket prices.