Play Melbourne
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Georgy Girl, The Seekers Musical, Melbourne, Victoria
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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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Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Yarra precinct

Row, run and ride along it, picnic by it, photograph it, or simply enjoy amazing Yarra River views from gardens, eateries, bars and arts spaces.

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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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Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Revisit student life, discuss the Il Globo headlines over espresso, take in a slice of Federation history, eat 'til you're fit to burst in Carlton.

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Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Roberto Seba

North Melbourne

Jump ahead of the game and discover North Melbourne's hottest properties before the word gets out about the innovative arts, plus edgy bars and cafes.

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