Autumn in Melbourne is awash with bright colours, blockbuster events and unmissable moments. The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix™ zooms into town and there's a sense of occasion and a buzz in the air, day and night. Hear the laughter of comedy festival gig-goers, the clink of glasses at food and wine festival events, and the oohs-and-aahs of fashion's dedicated followers.
With so many big events in town, autumn is one of the best times of the year to visit Melbourne. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and & Juliet are playing on East End stages, and Alexander McQueen: Mind Mythos Muse is setting trends at NGV International, so your itinerary's going to be packed.
There are just so many highlights to make the most of – and a sparkling array of new bars and hot restaurants to cosy up in before the sun comes up. Sleep? Overrated. Melbourne in autumn? Unmissable.