Play your own way - Play Melbourne
Gala dinner, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Food & Wine Festival

27 February – 15 March

Raise a toast to renowned chefs, peerless produce, and wonderful winemakers at foodie events.

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Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Fashion Festival

14–22 March

Step out with serious style at runway shows and fashion workshops in Melbourne.

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ICC Cricket World Cup, Melbourne, Australia
Formula 1 (TM) Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Formula 1

12–15 March

Race down to Albert Park for four days of fast-paced Grand Prix entertainment.

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Highlights

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

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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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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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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Destinations

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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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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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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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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