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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Luna Park, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

St Kilda

Prepare to play in St Kilda, where you can kick up your heels by the seashore, by the stage at live music venues or on the whirligigs at Luna Park.

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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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Ceiling detail, Cathedral Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City arcades

Do a modern version of "the block", a century-old form of cruising Melbourne's arcades that takes in cutting-edge artwork, fashion, music and design.

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Detail of signage at Curtin House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Curtin House and Nicholas Building

When you've exhausted the drinking dens, subterranean restaurants and witty street art of Melbourne's laneways, what else is there to do but go up?

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