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Sydney event FAQs

Updated 8 November


  • I've registered for the event but haven't received a confirmation email. How do I know if my registration was successful?
    Thanks for registering to attend Melbourne After Dark – we're excited for you to be joining us for this unique pop-up event. We'll be sending you an email in the coming week with more information.

  • I've registered for Melbourne After Dark. Will I be receiving a ticket? How will I ensure I get in on the night?
    Thanks for registering to attend Melbourne After Dark. Your registration means you'll be receiving exclusive information and the full event schedule first-hand, direct to your inbox.

    Please bring along a copy of your registration confirmation email to gain entry at the door.

    The venue has limited capacity and will be letting patrons in based on numbers on the night, so make sure you come down early to secure your place!

  • Can I bring a friend?
    We'd love for you to bring your friends and family – the more the merrier. Just make sure they also register their attendance for the event at visitmelbourne.com/afterdark and remind them to bring along their registration confirmation email.

  • I'm under 18 years old. Can I attend?
    Under 18s are permitted into the Ground Level and Level 1 until 9pm and must be accompanied with an adult at all times.


  • Is the event free?
    Yes – entry to the event will be free but registration must be completed before entering. We're excited to be bringing some of Melbourne's best music, entertainment, art and nightlife to Sydney for one night.

    Access to the venue and entertainment is free. Food and drink from some of Melbourne's coolest pop-up vendors will be available for purchase.

    Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be let into the premises, and ID will be checked upon entry.

  • What can I expect at Melbourne After Dark?
    Melbourne After Dark is an all-night 15-hour pop-up event – which will see Kings Cross Hotel transformed into a vertical Melbourne laneway.

    The party will take place over five levels, with each offering a new space to explore, party, eat and drink, or kick back and relax.

    Each level of the venue will be transformed into a different area and experience of Melbourne – showcasing some of Melbourne's best food, live music, entertainment, bespoke cocktails and live street art straight from the laneways of Melbourne.

    At 5am in the morning, the venue will be transformed into a morning pick-me-up – with free coffee from St Ali, one of Melbourne's best cafes and roasting businesses, as well as delicious pastries from Melbourne bakeries up for grabs.

    We'll be releasing a full line-up and schedule in the coming weeks so watch this space!

  • What time does the event run until?
    Melbourne After Dark will start at 5pm on Saturday 25 November, and will run until 8am the following morning on Sunday 26 November.

    Keep your eyes peeled for the full program schedule – with an exciting line-up of activities to keep you up all throughout the night.

  • How does this work with the lock-out laws. Can I still enter the event after 2am?
    We need to comply with the Sydney lock-out laws – so you'll need to be inside the venue by 2am to ensure you don't miss out on the full line-up of activity throughout the night.

    If you're not in the venue by 2am, fear not, you can reenter from 5am to continue the party – with DJs still pumping, free coffee and pastries available at this time.

    Due to the extended licensing at Kings Cross Hotel – you'll be able to purchase drinks up until 3.30am. Drink service will recommence at 5am.

  • What's the line-up?
    We're thrilled to be bringing to you a line-up of some of Melbourne's best live music and entertainment at Melbourne After Dark. We'll be releasing the line-up in the coming weeks – watch this space!

  • What food will be available?
    You'll have a chance to taste test some of Melbourne's iconic food and drinks at Melbourne After Dark – with a number of pop-up food carts serving Melbourne dishes, and specially curated cocktails by some of Melbourne's best bartenders.

    Food and drink will be available for purchase all throughout the night.

  • Is there a limit to how long I can stay at the event?
    There's no limit for how long you can stay. Once you've entered the event – you're welcome to spend the entire evening at Melbourne After Dark. Just remember that you'll need to enter the venue by 2am, due to lock-out laws in place from 2am to 5am.

  • Where can I receive more information about the event?
    Make sure to register for Melbourne After Dark at visitmelbourne.com/afterdark to stay updated with event information. We'll be revealing details of the full line-up and schedule shortly.

    You can also check back in at the Melbourne After Dark website – which will be updated with event information as it happens.


  • What is Melbourne After Dark?
    Melbourne After Dark is a series of one-off pop-up events showcasing some of the city's most exciting live music, food and drink, experiences and arts scene. It'll kick off in Sydney on Saturday 25th November, before travelling to Brisbane and Adelaide in the following weeks.

  • Who is hosting the event?
    The event is being hosted by Visit Victoria, and comes as part of its new destination marketing campaign A Twist at Every Turn. It aims to showcase Melbourne's famous night culture – including exciting live music, food and drink, experiences and arts scene.