Play Melbourne
ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne, Victoria
Georgy Girl, The Seekers Musical, Melbourne, Victoria
Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia
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Play Melbourne

A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative, exciting city centre, to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs. It's the gateway to Victoria's world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages. Discover more when you play Melbourne.

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Lucy Folk, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Whether you're after high fashion, independent local designers, jewellery, furniture or fine art, find out where to start your spree in Melbourne.

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Grossi Florentino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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.

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Luluc, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne. Image courtesy: Carbie Warbie

Live music

Variety and energy characterise entertainment and nightlife in Victoria. Melbourne features an ever-changing number of clubs, bars and live music venues.

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Naked for Satan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Take an unexpected turn, duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in a bar with a distinct personality.

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Detail of signage at Curtin House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Curtin House and Nicholas Building

When you've exhausted the drinking dens, subterranean restaurants and witty street art of Melbourne's laneways, what else is there to do but go up?

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Well-worn colourful steps in Crossley Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Crossley Street

There's great comfort in knowing places like Crossley Steet still exist, with the venerable Pellegrini's standing guard over quirky shops and cafes.

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Cibi Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Peel back the inner-city onion that is Collingwood and discover layers of local history, infamous characters, quirky creativity and effortless charm.

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Sports precinct, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Roberto Seba

Sports precinct

Pick a player, choose a team and let yourself be swept along with the sports fever that grips Melbourne, year-round in the compact sports precinct.

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