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Things To Do

What's On and Upcoming Events in Melbourne


AFC Asian Cup - Jan 9 - 31

Asia's biggest football tournament with the Aussies in contention.

Australian Open - Jan 19 - Feb 1

The Australian Open is one of the tennis majors, the opening Grand Slam tournament of the year, capturing the attention of the people of Melbourne and the world.


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - Feb 14 - Mar 29

The ICC Cricket World Cup comes to Australia and New Zealand for a unique opportunity to see the world's best players in action competing for one day cricket glory.

White Night Melbourne  - Feb 21 - 22

A hugely popular event featuring stunning lighting displays across the city and featured artists, returning for one night only.



Melbourne Food and Wine Festival - Feb 27 - Mar 15

Food and wine lovers in their hundreds and thousands each year indulge in more than 200 events that fill Melbourne's labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops as well as spilling into spectacular regional Victoria.


Moomba 2015 - Mar 6 - 9

The ever popular Moomba features the Birdman Rally, Parades and Carnival attractions.

2015 Formula 1 - Rolex Australian Grand Prix Mar 12 - 15

The 2015 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX will once again be the season opener of the FIA Formula One World Championship™. It will be held at the iconic Albert Park Circuit, 12-15 March, 2015. 

 Melbourne International Comedy Festival March 25 - April 19

March and April in Melbourne. Its that time of year when Melburnians stay in the city after work more than usual, where our interstate and international friends join us and the streets seem to have some magic power underfoot because the people you pass all have a mischievous grin plastered across their face. 

There are many reasons to visit Melbourne during one of the biggest comedy festivals in the world. You'll enjoy a wonderful array of choice with over 470 shows, ticket prices averaging at $27 and free family entertainment at Fed Square and City Square. To complete your escape there's Melbourne's infamous fashion, coffee and art scene and easy day trips to sumptuous wineries and playful beaches. You're sure to leave with a belly full of laughs. 

Good Food & Wine Show - Jun 5 - 8

The Good Food & Wine Show is Australia's largest consumer food and beverage event held in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, and Brisbane.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival - May 29 - June 7

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is an annual, world-class jazz festival first held in 1998. The Festival takes place in concert halls, arts venues, jazz clubs and throughout the streets of Melbourne as the city comes alive with the spirit of jazz. Each festival program aims to appeal to young and old, to enthusiasts and the uninitiated, to encourage as many people as possible to experience the very personal impact that jazz can have on its listener.

Melbourne International Film Festival - Jul 30 - Aug 16

Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events.

MIFF showcases the best in current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes and discussion programs. Since its inception, MIFF has also been committed to local film: it is Australia's largest showcase of new Australian cinema and is the country’s most vocal champion of emerging and established local filmmaking talent. The festival also hosts many celebratory world premieres of local films. View the festival archive here.

Melbourne Cup Carnival - Oct 31 - Nov 7

The celebration that stops a nation returns to Flemington Racecourse from 31 October to 7 November 2015. With four days of exhilarating action on the track and iconic style and sophistication around the racecourse, it’s never too early for you to start planning your Melbourne Cup Carnival experience. Tickets for the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival will go on sale in early 2015. Tickets will also be available to purchase from select train stations and at Federation Square from October 2015.

AFL Finals - September - October (Grand Final Oct 3)

AFL Football is a hugely popular sport on the Australian calendar with massive crowds and skilful contests. 


Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day Test - Dec 26