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

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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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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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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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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Destinations

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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Stall at The Chapel Street Bazaar, Prahran, Victoria

Prahran and Windsor

Capture the independent spirit of Prahran and Windsor. Journey down Chapel Street, a treasure-trove of vintage finds, eclectic eateries and boutiques.

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Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City laneways

There's always an exhilarating thrill to be had in Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways with their boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars.

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St Ali café, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

South Melbourne and Albert Park

Stand still and watch as the heritage buildings in Melbourne's oldest suburbs are adapted to house chic boutiques and hip cafes and restaurants.

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