Von Haus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Dreamworks Animation, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia
Les Misérables − Now showing at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne International Film Festival 2012

MIFF

31 July – 17 August

Save a seat for Melbourne's International Film Festival. Join the movie marathon across town.

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Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court at the National Gallery of Victoria, 16 May – 31 August.
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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