Events

Be spoilt for choice by the host of exciting events and activities taking place within the city. Wander through Melbourne's laneways, immerse yourself in its many galleries and museums, or enjoy the celebrations of a local festival.

Discover the many enriching experiences that await and embrace all that the city has to offer.

May 2018

The Wizard of Oz

Do not miss your chance to rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat. Hurry and book your tickets now!

When:  15 May to 17 June 2018
Where: Regent Theatre

June 2018

Masterworks from MoMA

The exhibition will feature around 150 works including some never-before-seen in Australia, and is the largest instalment of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, for the first time traversing the entire ground floor of NGV International.

When:  8 June to 7 October 2018  
Where: NGV International

Hidden Faces - 2018 Victorian Salon des Refuses

Hidden Faces - The 2018 Victorian Salon des Refuses - is an exhibition of portraits by Victorian artists, originally submitted for a number of national portrait prizes. So come and vote for your favourite to win an overnight stay at Pan Pacific Melbourne!

When: 14 June to 4 October 2018 
Where: Pan Pacific Melbourne

The Ultimate Vegetarian Cooking Workshop

Join OTAO Kitchen with this fully plant based cooking class to discover the smell, touch, taste and flavour profile of Asian cookings from India to Japan.

When: 11 to 15 June 2018 
Where: 360 Victoria Street, Richmond

July 2018

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! Is a global phenomenon, and now, in a stunning new production, they want you to come join the party of a lifetime! 

When:  10 July to 16 September 2018  
Where: Princess Theatre

Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show

Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script.

When:  12 July to 12 August 2018  
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre

The Friday Hooky: A VIP Whisky Experience

Join Southern Whisky Trails for a hearty two-course lunch with beer or wine in conversation with Timboon Railway Shed Distillery's owner and head distiller, Josh Walker.

When:  13 July 2018  
Where: Harry and Frankie, 317 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Stadium Stomp MCG

If you are looking for something different for your next fitness challenge, something other than a fun run or bruising obstacle race, look no further than Stadium Stomp MCG.

When:  22 July 2018  
Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Run Melbourne 2018

Embrace the sights and sounds of our city and experience a feeling like no other when you cross the finish line and earn that bling.

When:  29 July 2018  
Where: Federation Square

August 2018

Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival showcases the best in current cinema from around the world, as well as retrospectives, tributes and discussion programs. It is Australia's largest showcase of new Australian cinema, and the country's most vocal champion of emerging and established local film-making talent. 

When:  2 to 19 August 2018  
Where: Various venues in Melbourne

Melbourne Gift Fair

A new and exciting buying experience will greet you at the Melbourne Gift Fair this August. For the first time the Melbourne Gift Fair will debut Design Life, a showcase of the best the industry has to offer. So register now!

When:  4 to 8 August 2018  
Where: Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

Melbourne Fashion Week

Celebrating Melbourne’s intersecting creative industries through multidisciplinary programming, including fashion, retail, music, art, and design.

When:  31 August to 7 September 2018  
Where: Various venues in Melbourne

September 2018

Fine Food Australia

The event is a showcase of the latest products, an unveiling of new ideas, and a demonstration of new techniques by food industry leaders.

When:  10 to 13 September 2018  
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Royal Melbourne Show

Let's celebrate at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event.

When:  22 September to 2 October 2018  
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds

AFL Grand Final

Experience that one special day of the year where history is made, where legends are created and heroes become immortals.

When:  29 September 2018  
Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground