Von Haus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The King and I, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne International Film Festival 2012

MIFF

31 July – 17 August

Save a seat for Melbourne's International Film Festival. Join the movie marathon across town.

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Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court at the National Gallery of Victoria, 16 May – 31 August.
Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Dreamworks Animation, ACMI, Melbourne, 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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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

Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo by Ben King

Centre Place and Degraves Street

Idle the afternoon away by the bluestone cobbles at a Degraves Street or Centre Place cafe and become part of a Melbourne postcard scene.

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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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Chin Chin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Flinders quarter

Tuck your Penguin Classic into your back pocket, scuff those shoes and adjust your specs: you're entering the home of Melbourne's creative elite.

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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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