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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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Life Inside an Image

MUMA’s new exhibition Life inside an Image, presented in association with Melbourne Festival, brings together seven contemporary artists from six...

1 Oct 2016
4 Oct 2016
5 Oct 2016
6 Oct 2016


Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2016

The Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show 2016 is your chance to hear the world’s finest audio products in one place. Bring your music and hear it on some of...

21 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016


Baby bounce

Join in a fun session of stories, songs and rhymes, designed for children two and under to explore language with the Library's own show-stopping...

5 Oct 2016
12 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016


Curator Tour - 1966: The Year That Changed The World

Dr Ian Jackson will lead a guided tour of this exhibition exploring the events of 1966, a momentous year for Australia. In 1966, thousands of...

4 Oct 2016


Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII

Inspired by the stunning Rococo palace at Aranjuez in Southern Spain, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez has become one of the most popular concertos of...

30 - 31 Oct 2016


ACMI Cinema Seasons - Heart of a Dog

From 20 October ACMI Cinemas and MPavilion co-present Heart of a Dog, featuring musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson ruminating on love,...

20 Oct - 6 Nov 2016

Art & exhibitions

Melbourne Pen Show

The Melbourne Pen Show is the Southern Hemisphere's only pen show which has been conducted since 1998. This years show will feature vintage and...

27 Nov 2016

Makers markets

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Every Sunday local artisans fill Arts Centre Melbourne's lawn to showcase their unique, handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made...

2 Oct 2016
9 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016


AAMI Victoria Derby Day

Beautiful bold blacks and whites set the scene of the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival’s fusion of fashion and first-class racing, the lavish AAMI...

29 Oct 2016

Gardens & agriculture

Friends Spring Plant Sale and Rare Plant Fair

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, The Diggers Club and Melbourne Friends will jointly host the Botanic and Rare Plant Fair 2016. A weekend full of...

22 - 23 Oct 2016


The War on our Doorstep - Australians in New Guinea 1943-45

Australian success in Papua, between July 1942 and January 1943, checked the Japanese southward advance; but the victories at Kokoda, Milne Bay and...

Until 30 Nov 2016

Markets & vintage

Bayside Design Market

For the very best in Victorian art and design, just in time for Christmas. Council's second Bayside Design Market for the year will be held at...

26 Nov 2016


Refugee and Migrant Artworks - St Albans

AMES Australia’s youth classes from St Albans exhibit their lino printing artworks from workshops facilitated by Melbourne visual artist Joanne Mott....

Until 30 Sep 2016


Spring Fling Street Festival 2016

The locals of North and West Melbourne are gearing up to hit the streets in celebration of the 39th annual Spring Fling Street Festival. Tram, train,...

16 Oct 2016
15 Oct 2017

Gardens & agriculture

Flower and garden show

Sprout green thumbs in response to the sensory explosions of colour and design to be dug up at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

29 Mar 2017
30 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017
1 Apr 2017



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Art and culture

Melbourne is home to world-class arts and cultural heritage institutions, cutting-edge design and dynamic festivals and community events.


Live music

Variety and energy characterise entertainment and nightlife in Victoria. Melbourne features an ever-changing number of clubs, bars and live music venues.


Food and wine

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.


Spectator sports

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.