A whole world of events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever the season, the city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Drawing guests from across Australia and around the globe, Melbourne's busy events calendar is sure to excite.

Look out for these highlights through the year:

  • Australian Open (January)
  • Melbourne Fashion Festival (March)
  • Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (March)
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival (late March–April)
  • Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF; August)
  • Melbourne Writers Festival (late August–September)
  • Melbourne Cup (first Tuesday in November)
  • Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix (late November)

Moulin Rouge! The Musical


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