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What's on

Melbourne is a vibrant multicultural city with many different events on year round for locals and tourists. The city makes a splendid backdrop for these festive occasions. There are many events and festivals that are on each year at the same. There are many events on in any month in Melbourne so you will always find something to see and do while in this amazing city.


  • Australian Open Tennis-all of your favourite tennis players come to compete in a Grand Slam in Men’s and Women’s tennis
  • Australia Day Celebrations-held on the 26th this is a day of celebrating who we are and recognising new Australians
  • Midsumma-a celebration of Queer Culture


  • Chinese New Year-celebrate the new year with fun filled activities and food
  • Tropfest-see some amazing new film makers at the short film festival
  • Sustainable Living Festival-this is weekend of fun and information
  • Twenty20 International Cricket-se the best teams in the world compete in this exciting form of cricket
  • Summer Boat Show-see all of the new boats on offer


  • Moomba Festival-this is huge free festival with fun and activities for the whole family
  • Formula 1 Grand Prix-a must for all racing car lovers
  • Melbourne Food and Wine Festival-enjoy 2 weeks of live demonstrations, talks and master classes from chefs and winemakers
  • L’Oreal Fashion Festival-6 days of great fashion and make up from some great fashion designers
  • Antipodes Festival-this is a great festival of food and wine and entertainment
  • International Flower Show-see some magnificent show gardens and floral displays to inspire your home garden
  • Queer Film Festival-see some amazing films over 10 days


  • International Comedy festival-see some of the world’s greatest comedians as they make you laugh at several venues around Melbourne
  • ANZAC Day-take part or watch the march to remember the men and women who died fighting for what they believed in


  • International Coffee Expo-come to the coffee capital and see top baristas and coffee roasters in action and taste some amazing coffee


  • International Jazz Festival-for 10 days from the end of May enjoy music at a variety of venues
  • Good Food and Wine festival-see some cooking demonstrations, wines and cheeses, chocolate and all sorts of things about food and wine
  • International Animation festival-learn about animation from some of the world’s best as they showcase their craft


  • International Motor Show-see racing cars from now and then and see the new cars from manufacturers from all over the world
  • Open Melbourne-see some of the best of the city’s architecture


  • International Film Festival-see the best of modern films and see retrospective exhibitions of film and screen
  • Writer’s Festival-visit Melbourne for a 2 week explosion of writers’ thinkers and readers. Listen to the keynote speakers and enjoy what the world of literature has on offer
  • National 4x4 outdoors show and fishing and boating expo-see the latest in fishing and boating gear and everything you need to have fun in the great outdoors
  • Melbourne Day-join in the week long birthday celebrations as Melbourne pouts a party to showcase the modern city and its wonderful rich history


  • Spring Fashion week-see the new spring fashions from a variety of designers
  • Royal Melbourne Show-held at the end of the month see hundreds of animal displays, dog and cat shows, ring events, food and wine displays, rides and show bags. See the fabulous firework display.


  • Docklands art and laughs festival-this 5 days of laughs and exhibitions including music, cabaret and theatre
  • Mind body and soul festival-learn about well being and natural therapies that will have you feeling and looking your best
  • Melbourne Fringe Festival-this is an art show of independent artists in comedy, dance and all art forms
  • Melbourne festival-this is an international and unique collection of all dance, music, theatre and visual arts


  • Melbourne Cup Carnival-see some of the world’s best horse racing in this week long racing program with the famous Melbourne Cup race on the first Tuesday in November
  • Melbourne music week-hear some wonderful music at various venues around the city


  • The Big design Market-held over 3 days at the Royal Exhibition Hall see an array of fashion and textiles, books and stationary, home wares and accessories
  • Christmas Festival-a celebration of all things to do with Christmas
  • Carol’s by candlelight-come to the Myer Music Bowl for a Christmas Eve of carols and music with proceeds going to Vision Australia. This carol night has been going on for years and is a great way to spend Christmas Eve with the family.