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Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Boxing Day Test

26 December

Join cricket fans at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground for the Boxing Day Test match.

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Australian Open tennis at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Grand Slam

Australian Open 2015

Tennis greats serve up their best at Melbourne Park for the first Grand Slam of the year.

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The Lion King, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Festival of Sails, Melbourne to Geelong, Victoria, Australia

FESTIVAL OF SAILS

23−27 January

Drift down to Geelong for a long weekend of sailing, food, wine and free entertainment.

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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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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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Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Art and culture

Melbourne is home to world-class arts and cultural heritage institutions, cutting-edge design and dynamic festivals and community events.

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Destinations

Sign at Rose Street Artist's Market, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fitzroy

Perch in a Brunswick Street bar and celebrate the way that sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same in this bohemian enclave.

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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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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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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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