Once the musical

Once

26 September – 31 December

Don't miss the Australian premiere of the Tony award-winning Broadway hit musical.

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AM I, Shaun Parker & Company, Melbourne Festival, Australia

Melbourne Festival

10−26 October

Roll up for theatre, dance, music, film, art, opera and conversation with the world's best.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival, Victoria, Australia
Strictly Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia
The Lion King, Melbourne, Victoria, 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.

Things to do

Sweatshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bars

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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Grossi Florentino, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Restaurants

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 trendy clubs, bars and live music venues.

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Lucy Folk, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Shopping

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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Destinations

Luna Park, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

St Kilda

Prepare to play in St Kilda, where you can kick up your heels by the seashore, by the stage at live music venues or on the whirligigs at Luna Park.

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Cibi Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Collingwood

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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Records at Sonido, Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gertrude Street

Take the amount of time you've allotted to hang out on Gertrude Street, and double it to get to grips with this microcosm of Fitzroy's best bits.

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Chinatown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Roberto Seba

Chinatown

Make a dramatic entrance to Melbourne's Chinatown through the grand arches and get a sniff of the area's history amid the sumptuous aromas.

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