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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Horse racingLexus Melbourne Cup Day
Australia’s greatest sporting and cultural icon, the AUD$7.3 million Lexus Melbourne Cup, is the feature of Cup Week, and a must-do sporting spectacle...
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...
RunningMedibank Melbourne Marathon Festival
The Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival will attract runners from across the globe to take part in Australia’s largest marathon on Sunday, 14 October...
SportsFast5 Netball World Series
The Fast5 Netball World Series will ignite your senses. It's netball, but not as you know it, the five-a-side game faster, with dynamic rule changes including...
SportsMelbourne City FC v Sydney FC
Melbourne City's first home game of the 2018/19 Hyundai A-League against Sydney FC. One of the biggest home games to start the new season. You do not want...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Gardens & agricultureRoyal Melbourne Show
Celebrating over 160 of years of bringing the country to the city, the Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest showcase of agriculture and is conducted...
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.