Things to do
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.
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...
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.
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.
Wildlife, zoos & farmsMelbourne Zoo
Get up close with more than 250 species as you explore rainforests, bushland and underwater worlds. Don't miss the zookeeper talks and feeding times!
Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.
Arts & cultureKoorie Heritage Trust
The Koorie Heritage Trust is a bold and adventurous 21st century Aboriginal arts and cultural organisation. The Koorie Heritage Trust offers an inclusive...
LiteratureState Library Victoria
Leaf through tomes and browse exhibitions in the Domed Reading Room at this grand library and enjoy the great program of events for kids and adults.
Venture into Fed Square and explore the world of film, television and digital media with year-round exhibitions, rare screenings and cultural events.
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Theatre & performing artsMelbourne International Arts Festival
Featuring the best international and local artists working in dance, theatre, circus, music and visual arts today, the Melbourne International Arts Festival...
FestivalsMelbourne Music Week
Melbourne Music Week (MMW) returns 16 to 24 November for a nine-day celebration of the city’s thriving, world-renowned music scene. Driven by its vision...
Mammoth spheres of leaping flames, sculptures that flicker and dance, fiery urns that cause shadows to play and a soundtrack every bit as brilliant as...
PAX is the largest consumer games event in North America, first held in Seattle in 2004 and nearly doubling in size each successive year and expanding...
SportsISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf 2018
The 59th edition of the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf will return to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with The Metropolitan Golf Club, one of the best-conditioned...
Theatre & performing artsLexicon
It has been 250 years since Philip Astley dreamed up the circus ring and along the way created modern circus as we know it. Now the UK's leading large-scale...
DanceA Midsummer Night's Dream
The course of true love never did run smooth.Shakespeare’s whimsical masterpiece has been transformed into glorious dance thanks to acclaimed choreographer...
DanceLayla and Majnun
Their love is as clear as the desert sky, but for Layla and Majnun destiny is a cruel matchmaker.Pre-dating Romeo and Juliet by a thousand years, the tragic...
Horse racingMelbourne Cup Carnival
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion, food and wine – all in one place, Flemington...
FestivalsThe Lost Lands Festival
The Lost Lands - A festival for families and friends.Established in 2016, The Lost Lands is the first festival of its kind in Australia: a genuine music,...
SportsGillette T20 INTL: Australia vs India
Make your way down to the famous MCG on February 17 for the KFC T20 INTL and catch all the action and excitement of the BBL on the world stage.
Plays & musicalsMadiba the Musical
International critics have hailed it as ‘a story that touches our hearts’, ‘magnificent’, ‘breathtaking’ and ‘fascinating’. The powerful and uplifting...