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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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Starry Southern Skies

See the roof of the Melbourne Observatory rotate and open up to the Australian night sky. Have the chance to view Saturn or Jupiter using the...

1 May 2017
8 May 2017
15 May 2017
22 May 2017


An evening with Dr Jane Goodall

A byword for primatology and conservation, Jane Goodall brought us closer to our nearest relatives with her studies on the chimpanzees of Tanzania....

16 Jun 2017


Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific

ACCA is excited to present Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific, a major exhibition of newly commissioned work, the artist’s most...

Until 25 Jun 2017


Mendelssohn’s Octet

Full to the brim with infectious vitality, Mendelssohn’s Octet is one of the true life-affirming pinnacles of Western music. Practically inventing...

1 Oct 2017

Food & wine

Mother's Day riverside specials at Plus 5

Indulge your Mum with sparkles and sweets at Plus 5, South Wharf. Spend the afternoon sipping on bubbles by the river and listening to live acoustic...

14 May 2017


Sydney Dance Company's Orb

Be captured by Sydney Dance Company’s extraordinary lunar mystery Orb – a world premiere featuring the latest creation from Artistic Director Rafael...

17 May 2017
18 May 2017
19 May 2017
20 May 2017


Pause 2018

Pause is Australasia's premier creative, tech and business festival empowering creators since 2011. Pause is the platform for the future. A...

7 Feb 2018
8 Feb 2018
9 Feb 2018


Juxtapositional - Geoffrey Falk

Juxtapositional explores Australian and Asian landscape and cityscape in relation to concepts of emptiness and richness both physically and...

2 May 2017
3 May 2017
4 May 2017
5 May 2017


ANL Maritime Art Exhibition

Mission To Seafarers Victoria invites the public to attend Australia's leading maritime exhibition. Themed, The Relationship Between Humanity And The...

6 - 27 Oct 2017


MSO Plays La Mer

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique Debussy: La Mer Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Otto Tausk: conductor Saleem Ashkar: piano Delve into Stravinsky’s...

30 Sep 2017
2 Oct 2017

Plays & musicals

The Testament of Mary

Years after the crucifixion, young men are hounding the mother of Jesus. The disciples want her to endorse the story they are constructing about her...

3 Nov 2017
4 Nov 2017
6 Nov 2017
7 Nov 2017


Wines of the Middle East & Cheese Matching by the Experts

Get ready to embark on new tastes that you've never experienced before. Treat yourself to a tasting of six wines all sourced from the Middle East,...

10 Sep 2017

Plays & musicals

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man

Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man, is cast out. He survived circus ‘freak shows’ and the revulsion of a gawking public before a young...

4 Aug 2017
5 Aug 2017
7 Aug 2017
8 Aug 2017


Château Léoville-Las Cases, Bordeaux

A first for The Wine Dinner Series – enjoy a rare opportunity to enjoy prestigious top shelf drops from the Bordeaux region, courtesy of celebrated...

2 Nov 2017


1966: The Year That Changed The World

1966 was the year that Australia sent a Task Force to Vietnam, the year the first National Servicemen served in the war and the year of the battle of...

Until 30 Jun 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.

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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.


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.


Live music

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