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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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

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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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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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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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

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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Sign at Rose Street Artist's Market, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fitzroy

Perch in a Brunswick Street bar and celebrate the way that sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same in this bohemian enclave.

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Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Carlton

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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Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo by Ben King

Centre Place and Degraves Street

Idle the afternoon away by the bluestone cobbles at a Degraves Street or Centre Place cafe and become part of a Melbourne postcard scene.

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