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A whole world of events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever the season, the city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Drawing guests from across Australia and around the globe, Melbourne's busy events calendar is sure to excite.



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Ned Kelly tour - State Library Victoria

Ned Kelly has split public opinion for over a century. Hero or criminal? Decide for yourself as you spot the holes in Kelly's armour, read his...

28 Jun 2017
1 Jul 2017
5 Jul 2017
8 Jul 2017


Boxing Day Test

Get out the zinc and the novelty hat and join up to 100,000 cricket fans at the MCG for a sporting event that's become an Australian institution.

26 - 30 Dec 2017


Thai Dinner with a Vegan Twist

After the runaway success of a number of exclusive vegan Thai dinners, South Wharf restaurant BangPop is delighted to commence a seasonal vegan...

28 Jun 2017
28 Jun 2017
28 Sep 2017


Family Sunday Fundays at the ‘G

This AFL season, children will receive free entry to the footy and the National Sports Museum at all Sunday matches, plus they can enjoy kick-to-kick...

2 Jul 2017
9 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017
23 Jul 2017


Herring Island Summer Arts Festival

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival began in 2006 as a collaboration between the exhibiting arts groups, Parks Victoria and the Friends of Herring...

13 Jan 2018 (dates to be confirmed)
14 Jan 2018 (dates to be confirmed)
20 Jan 2018 (dates to be confirmed)
21 Jan 2018 (dates to be confirmed)


Ganbu Yalingbu. Ngulu-Bulok. One Day. Many Voices.

Fifty years ago on May 27 1967, over 90% of Australians voted to recognise Aboriginals in the national census and allow the Commonwealth to make laws...

Until 3 Nov 2017


Harp In The Gardens: Nature's Inspirations

Join resident harpist, Michael Johnson as he performs original compositions inspired by the beautiful garden, the birds and flowers. Michael will...

16 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
17 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Live in Concert

John Williams: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Wizards, muggles and magical beasts unite. In November 2017 the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra...

17 - 18 Nov 2017


Victorian Triathlon Series

The Victorian Triathlon Series 2016/17 welcomes all who wish to challenge themselves over the summer, with entry to the sprint distance triathlons...

26 Nov 2017
3 Dec 2017
10 Dec 2017
17 Dec 2017


Letters from Tchaikovsky at Deakin Edge

In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love...

23 Nov 2017


Wabi/Sabi - John Beaton

John Beaton’s photographs celebrate transience by freezing humans in motion, exploring the effects of light and mist on land and cityscapes, and...

28 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017
1 Jul 2017

Markets & vintage

Docklands Sunday Market

A vibrant market on Waterfront City / New Quay Promenade overlooking the water at Docklands. The market is a perfect complement to the restaurants...

9 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017


Olivia Chindamo & Dane Laboyrie: Honouring Ella and Louis

For one night only, join Australia’s rising stars – vocalist Olivia Chindamo (Bell Award, Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year 2016) and Sydney...

4 Jul 2017


Contemporary book design

Explore the art of book cover design in contemporary Australia with the expert panel of designers Stewart Geddes, Regine Abos and Josh Durham. The...

5 Jul 2017

Art & exhibitions

Nite Art 2017: Own the Nite

Nite Art returns in 2017 to once again uncover art after dark in Melbourne. From 6pm on Thursday 27 July, art lovers and night seekers are invited to...

27 Jul 2017



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Melbourne is sports mad. From the crack of the bat to the roar of race cars, the city hosts track and field crowd pleaser events throughout the year.