Play your own way - Play Melbourne
Gala dinner, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Food & Wine Festival

27 February – 15 March

Raise a toast to renowned chefs, peerless produce, and wonderful winemakers at foodie events.

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Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Fashion Festival

14–22 March

Step out with serious style at runway shows and fashion workshops in Melbourne.

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ICC Cricket World Cup, Melbourne, Australia
Formula 1 (TM) Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Formula 1

12–15 March

Race down to Albert Park for four days of fast-paced Grand Prix 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

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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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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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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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

City view from Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Williamstown

Put Melbourne in perspective with stunning views from Williamstown, just minutes from the CBD and offering the best of bayside with a western edge.

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Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Arts precinct

Get some drama in your life with the cutting-edge artworks, symphonies, ballets and emerging thespians stuffed inside Melbourne's bulging arts pocket.

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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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Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Carlton

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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