Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Bowie is - ACMI Melbourne, Australia - Photograph by Brian Duffy c Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive.
Melbourne Cup Carnival, Victoria, Australia
Show map


A whole world of events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever the season, the city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Drawing guests from across Australia and around the globe, Melbourne's busy events calendar is sure to excite.

Don't miss

David Bowie is

David Bowie is

16 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Put on your red shoes and immerse yourself in a celebration 50 years of one of the era's most influential artists in rock, pop, fashion and performance.

Read more | Show on map

Frans Snyders  Flemish 1579–1657  A concert of bird's 1630–40 oil on canvas 136.5 х 240.0 cm  The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg  Acquired from the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, 1779 (Inv. № ГЭ-607)

Masterpieces from the Hermitage

31 Jul - 8 Nov 2015

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great features over 400 works from the personal collection of Catherine The Great.

Read more | Show on map

Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne Cup Carnival

12 Sep - 7 Nov 2015

Glamorous, refined and layered with history, Flemington is the beating heart of Australian horse racing. Hosting six incredible racedays comprising...

Read more | Show on map

Admire Ratki winning the 2014 Caulfield Cup

Spring Racing Carnival

19 Sep - 21 Nov 2015

Soak up the buzz on and off the track as glamourous punters and champion thoroughbreds descend on Melbourne for six weeks of Spring Carnival action.

Read more | Show on map

MPavilion Sunset Ritual

MPavilion Sunset Ritual

5 Oct 2015 - 7 Feb 2016

As the sun sets each night, AL_A's gently swaying MPavilion will perform its own evening ritual. Installed where the structure's roof petals and...

Read more | Show on map

TANDERRUM, 2014 Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival

8 - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of...

Read more | Show on map


Melbourne Music Week

13 - 20 Nov 2015

Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Music Week (MMW) takes over Melbourne once again with a carefully curated program of imaginative and eclectic...

Read more | Show on map

Paspaley Polo in the City

Waterford Crystal Polo in the City

28 Nov 2015

Waterford Crystal Polo in the City is an annual polo series held throughout the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. It is a...

Read more | Show on map

Ai Weiwei - At the Museum of Modern Art

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei

11 Dec 2015 - 24 Apr 2016

Pop along to the NGV to see more than 300 works, including major new commissions, from two of the world's most significant contemporary artists.

Read more | Show on map

Tourism Victoria - Generic Image

Georgy Girl, The Seekers Musical

15 Dec 2015 - 31 Jan 2016

Celebrating one of Australia's most loved groups, Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical will have its world premiere in Melbourne this December at Her...

Read more | Show on map

Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day Test

Boxing Day Test

26 - 30 Dec 2015

Get out the zinc and the novelty hat and join up to 100,000 cricket fans at the MCG for a sporting event that's become an Australian institution.

Read more | Show on map

Spectacular view and amazing crowd at T-Dance 2011. Bimbo Jones plays to the setting sun.

Midsumma Festival

17 Jan - 7 Feb 2016

Move your feet at Melbourne's annual queer celebration with outdoor parties and city-wide cultural events, and show your pride at the closing march.

Read more | Show on map


Australian Open Tennis

18 - 31 Jan 2016

Light up your January with the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Be there as the biggest names in the game try to start the season off with a bang.

Read more | Show on map

2012 IGA World's Longest Lunch

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

4 - 13 Mar 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.

Read more | Show on map


Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

7 - 13 Mar 2016

Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.

Read more | Show on map


Moomba Festival

11 - 14 Mar 2016

Love Melbourne, Love Moomba! A celebrated part of the Melbourne events calendar for 60 years, Moomba will be back in 2015 with an exciting program of...

Read more | Show on map

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Flower and garden show

16 - 20 Mar 2016

Sprout green thumbs in response to the sensory explosions of colour and design to be dug up at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Read more | Show on map

2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

17 - 20 Mar 2016

Get the motor running and enjoy a long weekend of F1 action on and off the track including motor shows, air displays and of course, the big race.

Read more | Show on map

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

23 Mar - 17 Apr 2016

Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.

Read more | Show on map

Sound of Music

Sound of Music

13 May - 12 Jun 2016

Following its record-breaking run at the London Palladium, the world's best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to Melbourne. Returning to...

Read more | Show on map

Play on