An indispensable handbook

Victoria's bold and inclusive spirit cultivates a rich and diverse mix of experiences that are guaranteed to stretch the imagination and invigorate the senses. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind visit where we invite you to push the boundaries and embrace the unconventional.

The city that never sleeps is poised to be discovered and endlessly rediscovered. Use this essential guide to explore the very latest in the inner centre and surrounding neighbourhoods. A web of intricate and ever-changing laneways awaits. Uncover soul-stirring music, unparalleled restaurants, bars and boutiques and unforgettable experiences to suit every visitor.

Seek out the stories of culture in mind-blowing museums, art galleries and the dynamic urban street canvas. Embrace the passion that erupts from stadiums showcasing world-class sport, cultural festivals and events defined by the seasons.

Wander off the grid and experience the transcendence of regional Victoria – otherworldly nature at your fingertips.

This place is every bit different and will stay with you long after you leave.

Download the OVG winter 2024 (PDF, Size 23.3M ) or page through the guide below. Inside you'll find useful tips, maps, a what's on calendar and a range of seasonal discounts from popular attractions.

* Cover illustration by Jess Bonnily (Troublemaker Melbourne)

The guide is also available in Simplified Chinese here.

Elevate your experience this winter. Inside find more on:

  • What’s On in Melbourne: the hottest shows, music and world-class sports
  • Make tracks to the snow: Victoria’s High Country 
  • Mindblowing art meets ancient wonders: RISING festival and Pharaoh at the NGV
  • Top tips for Chinatown faves, late night eats and the very best bars
  • Respectful recognition at Mabo Day and in NAIDOC week
  • Where to shop for best Melbourne-made and market bargains
  • Luxury accommodation for the discerning well-travelled
  • Family friendly fun indoors and outside
And so much more!

Winter issue