Things to do
Parks & gardensRoyal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
Breathe deep and fill your lungs with the goodness of the freshest air from the heart of Melbourne's city centre at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Wildlife, zoos & farmsWerribee Open Range Zoo
Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.
Wildlife, zoos & farmsSEA LIFE Melbourne
Dive deep to discover life beneath the Southern Ocean; walk under tunnels filled with sharks and rays, or ride a simulated underwater rollercoaster.
Art galleriesThe Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
See superb collections of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art on permanent display as well as special exhibitions at The Ian Potter Centre.
Venture into Fed Square and explore the world of film, television and digital media with year-round exhibitions, rare screenings and cultural events.
Art galleriesNGV International
See one of the most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.
FamilyMelbourne Star Observation Wheel
Take a 30-minute ride on Melbourne's newest star attraction for extraordinary views and a unique bird's-eye perspective of the city and surrounds.
MarketsQueen Victoria Market
Shop 'til you drop at this celebrated market to see buskers, find souvenirs and to marvel at the fresh produce and the treats in the Dairy Hall.
Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.
MuseumsThe Australian Music Vault
Created by Arts Centre Melbourne in collaboration with the music industry, the Australian Music Vault is a celebration of Australian contemporary music...
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Gardens & agricultureMelbourne International Flower & 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.
SportsWorld Cup Gymnastics Melbourne
Experience the spectacular this summer as world class gymnastics returns to Melbourne again in February for the 2019 edition of the World Cup Gymnastics...
FestivalsMelbourne Food and Wine Festival
Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.
FestivalsSt Kilda Festival
Join Australia's biggest free celebration of summer, showcasing Australian artists and talents against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda foreshore...
MusicSidney Myer Free Concerts
The perfect soundtrack to summer in the city, at one of Melbourne’s favourite venues. In 2019, Melbourne celebrates 90 years of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra...
Plays & musicalsMerciless Gods
Dan Giovannoni’s Green Room Award winning adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ Merciless Gods is a brutal and tender examination of queer immigrant experiences...
Sports2019 NRL Harvey Norman All-Stars
The 2019 Harvey Norman NRL All-Stars event is transforming in 2019.In what will be a modern tribal showcase of First Nations players proudly representing...
Moomba is back again with an exciting program of free events and family entertainment.
Motor sportFormula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019
Get the motor running and enjoy a long weekend of F1 action on and off the track including motor shows, air displays and of course, the big race.
CommunityMidsumma Pride March
Paint on those stripes, fluff up your feathers, and douse yourself in glitter to march through St Kilda in Melbourne's iconic parade of rainbows and pride.Victoria's...
CyclingSix Day Melbourne
The world’s best track cyclists will descend upon Melbourne in February 2019 when the internationally-renowned Six Day Series comes to Australia. A combination...
Pause is Australasia's premier creative, tech and business festival empowering creators since 2011. Pause is the platform for the future.A re-engineered...