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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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Melbourne Festival

5 - 23 October

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Vertical Influences - Melbourne Festival

Vertical Influences Le Patin Libre Australian Exclusive Choreographers Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba, Jasmin Boivin and Taylor Dilley...

21 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016


Grant-Lee Phillips - Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Exclusive For more than 25 years Grant-Lee Phillips has been a river running through the American music landscape. From his seminal 90s...

Until 22 Oct 2016


Melvyn Tan - Melbourne Festival

Singapore-born pianist Melvyn Tan brings to life the history of his instrument in scintillating performances that have been heard in the world’s...

21 Oct 2016



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Crown Oaks Day

Crown Oaks Day is known for being the pinnacle of feminine style during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Traditionally acknowledged as ‘ladies’ day’,...

3 Nov 2016

Plays & musicals

Simply The Best: Dance Divas of the 80s

Melbourne’s funniest and favourite tribute to female music artists of the 80s, the Party Girls, pay homage to the greatest dance divas of all time....

4 Nov 2016

Motor sport

Cranbourne GP Run

The roar of motorcycles and a sea of colour and chrome will fill the streets of Cranbourne at the Cranbourne GP Run. The City of Casey is proud to...

22 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

Makers markets

Saturday Christmas Market Arts Centre Melbourne

At Arts Centre Melbourne's Saturday Christmas Market discover original Christmas gift ideas with unique handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts...

19 Nov 2016
26 Nov 2016
3 Dec 2016


Grand Theft Impro

Impro Melbourne is proud to join with the Courthouse Hotel to bring Saturday Night Impro to North Melbourne. See this final season of Impro...

22 Oct 2016
29 Oct 2016
5 Nov 2016
12 Nov 2016


Dome Galleries Tour

Visit the magnificent domed La Trobe Reading Room and see highlights of the Mirror of the world and The changing face of Victoria exhibitions...

Until 17 Dec 2016


Australian Open Tennis

Light up your January with the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Be there as the biggest names in the game try to start the season off with a bang.

16 - 29 Jan 2017


BBQ 101 Masterclass

If you think you know Texas barbecue – think again. Kevin Bludso’s secrets have been passed down from generation to generation, and in this BBQ 101...

9 - 10 Nov 2016


Life Cycle 55+ Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic Series Williamstown 'Bike The Bay'

Join Life Cycle 55+ for the Williamstown 'Bike The Bay'. The ride leaves from the front entrance of the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, and...

3 Jan 2017


Waverley Music Eisteddfod

The Waverley Music Eisteddfod is a wonderful celebration of music for youth with choral, ensemble and solo competitions. These competitions are held...

5 Aug 2017
7 Aug 2017
8 Aug 2017
9 Aug 2017


Joe Camilleri - Money and Sorrow

Joe Camilleri will take sabbatical from The Black Sorrows 50 date Faithful Satellite Album Launch Tour to re-frame his music just for Bird’s. He will...

8 Nov 2016


Bali Cooking Class at OTAO Kitchen

Deliciously fun, interactive and suitable for everyone. Take home a taste of Bali Cooking plus a few secret local recipes. Sampling the local...

21 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
16 Dec 2016
13 Jan 2017


Comedy Week - MC Genevieve Morris With Hannah Gadsby and Bob Franklin

As Comedy Week at Bird’s Basement comes to an end, finishing off with a bang they have the extraordinary talents of Genevieve Morris, Bob Franklin...

23 Oct 2016


Junipalooza Melbourne

Launched in London in 2012, this is the inaugural year in Melbourne, brought together by two established voices, The Gin Queen and Gin Foundry. This...

22 - 23 Oct 2016



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