Things to do
Heritage buildingsBrighton Bathing Boxes
Dive into Port Phillip Bay under the watch of 82 distinctive bathing boxes, a row of instantly recognisable wooden huts lining Brighton Beach.
Spectator sportsMelbourne Cricket Ground
See a match or tour the home of Aussie cricket and the Australian Football League, the site of the 1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
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.
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.
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.
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...
MuseumsNational Sports Museum at the MCG
Become part of Australia's sporting history through sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
Architecture & designEureka Skydeck 88
Teeter on The Edge, a switchable glass cube that slides you out from the building's 88th floor for unsurpassed views of Melbourne and far beyond.
Things to do
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Running2019 Melbourne Marathon Festival
Following record-breaking numbers in 2018, the Melbourne Marathon Festival returns to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Sunday, 13 October 2019.Australia’s...
SportsBoomers V USA Basketball
The biggest names in world basketball will square off in August 2019 when the Australian Boomers host USA Basketball at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne. Do...
Horse racingCaulfield Guineas Day
Known as one of Australia’s most prestigious race days for the purists, Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day hosts four Group One races led by the Ladbrokes...
Plays & musicalsCome From Away
Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them. Cultures...
SportsGillette T20 International: Australia vs Sri Lanka
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 & musicalsHarry Potter and the Cursed Child
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is playing exclusively in Melbourne's Princess Theatre.
SportsMelbourne Esports Open
Melbourne Esports Open returns to Melbourne and Olympic Parks on 31 August and 1 September this year. Extended to include Melbourne Arena, this year’s...
DesignMelbourne Fashion Week
The hallmark consumer fashion event of the season, M/FW presents spring/summer ready-to-wear collections and creatively showcases Melbourne as an iconic...
Theatre & performing artsMelbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for anyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, Melbourne Fringe create...
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 15 to 23 November for a nine-day celebration of the city’s thriving, world-renowned music scene. Driven by its vision...
ExhibitionsMelbourne Winter Masterpieces: Terracotta Warriors | Cai Guo-Qiang
In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria presents...