Von Haus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Dreamworks Animation, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia
Les Misérables − Now showing at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne International Film Festival 2012

MIFF

31 July – 17 August

Save a seat for Melbourne's International Film Festival. Join the movie marathon across town.

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Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court at the National Gallery of Victoria, 16 May – 31 August.
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Play Melbourne

A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative, exciting city centre, to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs. It's the gateway to Victoria's world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages. Discover more when you play Melbourne.

Things to do

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Art and culture

Melbourne is home to world-class arts and cultural heritage institutions, cutting-edge design and dynamic festivals and community events.

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Luluc, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne. Image courtesy: Carbie Warbie

Live music

Variety and energy characterise entertainment and nightlife in Victoria. Melbourne features an ever-changing number of trendy clubs, bars and live music venues.

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Lucy Folk, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shopping

Whether you're after high fashion, independent local designers, jewellery, furniture or fine art, find out where to start your spree in Melbourne.

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Sweatshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bars

Take an unexpected turn, duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in a bar with a distinct personality.

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Destinations

City view from Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Williamstown

It's easy to turn your back on the bustle of city life when you can keep an eye on it with breathtaking views from over your shoulder in Williamstown.

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Chin Chin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flinders quarter

Tuck your Penguin Classic into your back pocket, scuff those shoes and adjust your specs: you're entering the home of Melbourne's creative elite.

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Records at Sonido, Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gertrude Street

Take the amount of time you've allotted to hang out on Gertrude Street, and double it to get to grips with this microcosm of Fitzroy's best bits.

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Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Roberto Seba

North Melbourne

Jump ahead of the game and discover North Melbourne's hottest properties before the word gets out about the innovative arts, plus edgy bars and cafes.

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