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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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Spring Racing Carnival

Anticipation and excitement fill the air. We farewell winter and welcome spring with open arms. It’s a time when the city comes alive. People have a...

4 Nov 2017
7 Nov 2017
9 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017

Markets & vintage

Winter Night Market

Illuminate, fascinate and salivate as the Winter Night Market ignites your Wednesdays like never before. Featuring an exciting new lighting concept,...

2 Aug 2017
9 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
23 Aug 2017


MSO Plays Shostakovich 5

Visionary conductor Jakub Hrůša returns to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra after continued acclaim across the world for his ‘quite astonishing...

10 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017


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...

25 Aug 2017
22 Sep 2017
20 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017


Alan Duffy and Cara Santa Maria: Beyond The Eye

Alan Duffy has paved a reputable scientfic career, from publishing over 20 award-winning papers on astronomy and cosmology, passionately...

17 Nov 2017


The Hinge of Fate

October 23 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein, one of the turning points of the Second World War. The 9th Australian Division was...

25 Oct 2017


Father's Day Event at Melbourne Zoo

Show Dad how special he is by bringing him to Melbourne Zoo to enjoy a Father’s Day big breakfast held in the Lakeside Café or a special lunch in the...

3 Sep 2017

Makers markets

St Kilda Esplanade Market

The St Kilda Esplanade Market is a makers market and has been a St Kilda Sunday delight since the 1970. Set against the iconic backdrop of the St...

30 Jul 2017
6 Aug 2017
13 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017


Open House Melbourne: Bayside Arts and Cultural Precinct

The Bayside Arts and Cultural Precinct will be open to the public for self guided tours as part of the 2017 Open House Melbourne. Visitors are...

Until 30 Jul 2017


Yum Cha Wine Feast

This is not a food and wine matching event. It’s a yum cha wine feast! Wine varieties have been selected to match yum cha. There are a range of...

9 Sep 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


Four Pillars, Four Courses, Four Cocktails

Hosted by Four Pillar’s Ambassador and Melbourne bar legend Samuel Ng, with a menu created by Bohemian Head Chef Gerard Rodriquez, gin and food...

2 Sep 2017
7 Oct 2017


Wild Colonial Boys: Bushrangers in Victoria

Wild Colonial Boys: Bushrangers in Victoria will reveal the long history of bushranging in Victoria, with some new and little-known characters from...

30 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017
1 Aug 2017
2 Aug 2017

Plays & musicals

Ugly Duckling: A pop cabaret – it’s a hairy tale!

Ugly duckling is adopted, a Z grade socialite and suffers dysmorphic delusions of grandeur. Duckie is very discombobulated to learn that only...

18 - 24 Sep 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...

20 Aug 2017
17 Sep 2017
12 Nov 2017



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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.