Things to do
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.
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
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.
Architecture & designEureka Skydeck 88
Teeter on The Edge, a switchable glass cube that slides you out from the building's 88th floor for unsurpassed views of Melbourne and far beyond.
Art galleriesThe Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
See superb collections of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art on permanent display as well as special exhibitions at The Ian Potter Centre.
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.
Heritage buildingsSt Kilda Pier
Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is a popular destination for strolling, cycling, rollerblading and fishing...
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.
Heritage buildingsBrighton Bathing Boxes
Dive into Port Phillip Bay under the watch of 82 distinctive bathing boxes, a row of instantly recognisable wooden huts lining Brighton Beach.
Spectator sportsMelbourne Cricket Ground
See a match or tour the home of Aussie cricket and the Australian Football League, the site of the 1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
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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...
Horse racingCox Plate
The rumbling of hooves, the thrill of the contest and the beauty of the thoroughbred, close enough that you can almost reach out and touch them, sets Ladbrokes...
SportsDomain Boxing Day Test: Australia vs New Zealand
Get out the zinc and the novelty hat and join up to 100,000 cricket fans at the MCG for a sporting event that's become an Australian institution.
SportsGillette T20 International: Australia vs Sri Lanka
Make your way down to the famous MCG on February 17 for the KFC T20 INTL and catch all the action and excitement of the BBL on the world stage.
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.
ExhibitionsKAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness
Brian Donnelly a.k.a KAWS, is one of the most prominent and prolific artists of his generation. His body of work straddles the worlds of art, fashion and...
ExhibitionsKeith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines
In an unprecedented, world premiere exhibition, the National Gallery of Victoria presents the work of two of the most significant and influential artists...
Theatre & performing artsMelbourne International Arts Festival
Featuring the best international and local artists working in dance, theatre, music and visual arts today, the Melbourne International Arts Festival will...
FestivalsMelbourne Music Week
Melbourne Music Week (MMW) returns 14 to 23 November for a nine-day celebration of the city’s thriving, world-renowned music scene. Driven by its vision...
Motor sportMonster Energy AUS-X Open Melbourne
The Monster Energy AUS-X Open Melbourne promises to be the biggest dirt bike racing event in Australian history with Supercross, Freestyle Motocross and...
After capturing the imagination of over half a million visitors overseas, international art sensation, Rain Room, recently opened in Melbourne to sell-out...
Horse racingSpring Racing Carnival
With the first hint of spring in the air, Australians turn their attention to one of the highlights of Australia’s sporting and social calendar. Opening...