Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Bowie is - ACMI Melbourne, Australia - Photograph by Brian Duffy c Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive.
Melbourne Festival, Victoria, Australia
Anything Goes, Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Cup Carnival, 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.

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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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Naked for Satan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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


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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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 clubs, bars and live music venues.

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


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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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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Scanlan & Theodore, Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Collins Street and Little Collins Street

It can be hard to tell whether you're LV or Alannah Hill, Bar Lourinha or No35, but on Collins and Little Collins streets, you can be a bit of both.

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Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Revisit student life, discuss the Il Globo headlines over espresso, take in a slice of Federation history, eat 'til you're fit to burst in Carlton.

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