Play your own way - Play Melbourne
Jean Paul Gaultier, NGV, Melbourne, Australia
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014, Geelong, Victoria, Australia


Photographer of the Year

Take a look at the world's most amazing wildlife photography, in Geelong until 1 March.

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SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival, Melbourne, Victoria

SummerSalt Festival

Southbank, Melbourne

See outdoor music, dance and theatre turn Melbourne's Arts Precinct inside out in January.

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Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne

Strictly Ballroom

Her Majesty's Theatre

Step out for the musical stage show based on Baz Luhrmann's classic Australian film.

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Art, theatre & culture

Indulge in Victoria's ever-expanding arts and culture scene in venues across the state. From theatre shows and live music to comedy clubs, museums, galleries and festivals, Victoria is a region in love with the arts. 

Big nights
Head out any day of the week and enjoy a night of live music or performing arts. There's always a gig, comedy hour, or theatre show taking place in performance spaces, band rooms and theatres across Victoria. Discover the next big thing at a local music venue, see theatrical blockbusters in all their glory, or catch stage productions and concerts at regional cabaret halls.

New blood and old masters
See everything from contemporary works by Australian and international artists to classic pieces by European masters at public and private galleries. Visit independent galleries and artist-run spaces to talk to the artists and get the inside story on Australia's arts scene.


Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Art galleries

From Indigenous works to contemporary installations, Victoria's countless galleries showcase a wide range of Australian and international talent.

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Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Theatre and musicals

See big names and blockbuster productions in historic theatres, and discover local talent with new work on tiny stages hidden in laneways.

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Flagstaff Hill sound and laser show, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia


From the living history of Sovereign Hill to the wonder of Scienceworks, there are many worlds to explore in Victoria's museums.

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The Temptations, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Music and performing arts

Choose any night of the week to indulge in Melbourne's local and international opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, performing arts and openings.

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Architecture in Castlemaine, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia


Journey into Victoria's marvellous gold rush history and visit the future as you explore imposing historic buildings and contemporary masterpieces.

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State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Discover what makes Melbourne a UNESCO City of Literature, reading up on local literary culture, creative talent and the best haunts for book lovers.

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Public art in Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo credit: Ben King

Public art

Take in art from the City Circle tram, or walk through city streets, laneways and squares and along the Yarra River to see the city's public artworks.

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