Things to do
FamilyMelbourne Star Observation Wheel
Take a 30-minute ride on Melbourne's newest star attraction for extraordinary views and a unique bird's-eye perspective of the city and surrounds.
History & heritageWerribee Park and Mansion
Smell the roses - all 5000 varieties - in the magnificent grounds of the Victoria's largest private residence, pausing to admire the pastoral style.
History & heritageOld Melbourne Gaol
Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
MarketsQueen Victoria Market
Shop 'til you drop at this celebrated market to see buskers, find souvenirs and to marvel at the fresh produce and the treats in the Dairy Hall.
LiteratureState Library Victoria
Leaf through tomes and browse exhibitions in the Domed Reading Room at this grand library and enjoy the great program of events for kids and adults.
Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
MuseumsThe Australian Music Vault
Created by Arts Centre Melbourne in collaboration with the music industry, the Australian Music Vault is a celebration of Australian contemporary music...
Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.
MuseumsNational Sports Museum at the MCG
Become part of Australia's sporting history through sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.
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Running2019 Melbourne Marathon Festival
Following record-breaking numbers in 2018, the Melbourne Marathon Festival returns to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Sunday, 13 October 2019.Australia’s...
ExhibitionsAlexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor presents approximately one hundred sculptural and pictorial compositions made by renowned American artist Alexander...
SportsBoomers V USA Basketball
The biggest names in world basketball will square off in August 2019 when the Australian Boomers host USA Basketball at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne. Do...
Plays & musicalsCome From Away
Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them. Cultures...
Plays & musicalsHarry Potter and the Cursed Child
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is playing exclusively in Melbourne's Princess Theatre.
SportsMelbourne Esports Open
Melbourne Esports Open returns to Melbourne and Olympic Parks on 31 August and 1 September this year. Extended to include Melbourne Arena, this year’s...
DesignMelbourne Fashion Week
The hallmark consumer fashion event of the season, M/FW presents spring/summer ready-to-wear collections and creatively showcases Melbourne as an iconic...
Theatre & performing artsMelbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for anyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, Melbourne Fringe create...
Theatre & performing artsMelbourne International Arts Festival
Featuring the best international and local artists working in dance, theatre, circus, music and visual arts today, the Melbourne International Arts Festival...
Film festivalsMelbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)
Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.
ExhibitionsMelbourne Winter Masterpieces: Terracotta Warriors | Cai Guo-Qiang
In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria presents...
LiteratureMelbourne Writers Festival
Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.