What’s on in Melbourne
Discover Melbourne in all her beauty
Everywhere you turn there’s something special to see and do in Victoria – from sandy beaches and snow-capped mountains, to zoos and aquariums, historic sites, bars and cafes, white-water rafting, spas, wildlife and wineries, or drives along Victoria’s breathtaking coastline.
From the minute you arrive in Melbourne your senses will be activated by the distinctive flavours, sights, passions and the culture of Melbourne. Spend time in the city centre and you’ll discover pockets of busy, chilled, bohemian, architectural and accidentally cool spaces to explore.
Find art galleries, bars and restaurants – upstairs and down laneways. Find yourself some indie fashion boutiques, artisan workshops, and street artists at work. Wander waterside paths for raspberry ripple sunsets and climb to a rooftop bar for cocktails with a twinkling night sky view.
Just a tram ride away, are Melbourne city fringe neighbourhoods where you will discover that they express themselves differently.
Or head to the creative northern suburbs. The new worlds of Collingwood, Fitzroy, Brunswick and Northcote. Rock on at pubs with live music in Richmond. And South of the river, hop shop-to-shop in South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak. Head to the market in South Melbourne, or take your beach towel to bayside St Kilda or take a ride at the famous Luna Park and Port Melbourne.
Be Entertained in Melbourne
Victorians know how to have fun. Pick any night of the week and enjoy a diverse range of entertainment options on offer – from live music and comedy to films and international sporting events.
Time your visit to catch one of the many festivals and sporting events happening throughout the year. In Melbourne, they take their sports very seriously, the AFL footy season grips the whole city, while the annual comedy, film and arts festivals are a great way to see local and international acts in one place.
International sporting events in Melbourne
From the colourful racing carnival – Formula 1 Grand Prix, to Grand Slam tennis – Australian Open, there’s always something exciting happening in Victoria. With food and wine events, jazz, and comedy shows, surfing tournaments, and flower and garden displays – Victoria celebrates with major festivals and special events throughout the year.
World class Art Theatre and Culture
Indulge in Victoria’s ever-expanding arts and culture scene in venues across the state. From theatre shows and live music to comedy clubs, museums, galleries and festivals, Victoria is a state of the arts.
Acclaimed restaurants, bars and cafes
Stake out the city to find everything from Mexican, Spanish tapas and Chinatown delights to coffee dens, rooftop bars and modern Indian cuisine. Chat with locals over beers and a steak at an inner-city pub, settle in for an indulgent eight-course degustation menu, or choose a direction and hit the road for a weekend of indulgence.