Nick Cave performing in Victoria. Image courtesy: Carbie Warbie
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Victorians know how to have fun. Pick any night of the week and enjoy a diverse range of entertainment options on offer – from live music and comedy to films and international sporting events.

The days of our nights
Time your visit to catch one of the many festivals and sporting events happening throughout the year. In sports-mad Melbourne, the footy season grips the whole city, while the annual comedy, film and arts festivals are a great way to see local and international acts in one place.

Melbourne music mecca
Known the world over for its evergreen music scene, Melbourne's the place to catch the latest acts making a splash. Put your dancing shoes on and continue on to a dance club, there's plenty in Melbourne to suit all music tastes.

Summer days
On summer holidays, round up family and friends for an outing to the tennis or cricket. Prefer the movies? Chill out with an outdoor cinema session on Melbourne's rooftops and gardens. Otherwise, grab a choc top and see art-house flicks and blockbusters at local independent and mainstream cinemas.

Dirty Three at All Tomorrow's Parties Festival, Mt Bulla, Victoria, Australia. Image: Carbie Warbie

Live music

Experience Victoria's exhilarating live music scene, whether it's a headliner at an arena, a big name in a country venue or your new favourite band.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Victoria, Australia


Have a laugh at Melbourne's annual international comedy festival or duck into city and country comedy venues year-round for side-splitting surprises.

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Alumbra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Deep house? Electro? RnB? Get hot and sweaty with Melbourne's dance crowd at regular club nights and special events with local and international DJs.

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The Shadow Electric, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Spend languid summer nights watching your favourite films on rooftops, in gardens and by the beach, or escape for hours in art houses and multiplexes.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground, Victoria, Australia

Spectator sports

Hear the crack of the bat, boot on leather and the roar of the engine in sports-mad Victoria, a prime playing field for spectators and participants.

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