Jean Paul Gaultier, NGV, Melbourne, Australia
ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne, Victoria
Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Boxing Day Test

26 December

Join cricket fans at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground for the Boxing Day Test match.

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Australian Open tennis at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grand Slam

Australian Open 2015

Tennis greats serve up their best at Melbourne Park for the first Grand Slam of the year.

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The Lion King, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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

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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Grossi Florentino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Restaurants

Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures, a fact reflected in its restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Feast on a dizzying spread of the world's great cuisines.

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Destinations

Stall at The Chapel Street Bazaar, Prahran, Victoria

Prahran and Windsor

Capture the independent spirit of Prahran and Windsor. Journey down Chapel Street, a treasure-trove of vintage finds, eclectic eateries and boutiques.

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Chinatown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Roberto Seba

Chinatown

Make a dramatic entrance to Melbourne's Chinatown through the grand arches and get a sniff of the area's history amid the sumptuous aromas.

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St Ali café, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

South Melbourne and Albert Park

Stand still and watch as the heritage buildings in Melbourne's oldest suburbs are adapted to house chic boutiques and hip cafes and restaurants.

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Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City laneways

There's always an exhilarating thrill to be had in Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways with their boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars.

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