Events

Home to some of the world’s best sporting and art events, Melbourne is a premier destination that attracts international competitions and award-winning performances.

June 2018

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

Co-organised by the NGV and MoMA, the exhibition features more than 200 works – many of which have never been seen in Australia, so why not experience it yourself?

When: 9 June to 7 October 2018
Where: NGV International

September 2018

Royal Melbourne Show

Celebrating 163 of years of bringing the country to the city, the Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest showcase of agriculture and is conducted annually by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).

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

AFL Grand Final

And now — September — a month for thrilling conclusions written in sweat and adrenaline. Prepare for all the action of the AFL Grand Finals, so hurry and book your tickets now!

When: 29 September 2018
Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground

October 2018

Melbourne Wedding & Bride Bridal Expo 2018

Featuring more than 200 exhibitors from Melbourne’s top wedding companies, $30,000+ worth of prizes and giveaways, bridal fashion showcase, walk-around fashion parades, wedding car display, free hair and makeup trials and much more!

When: 5 to 7 October 2018
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

PAX Australia 2018

PAX Australia combines the exciting program from the international shows with local content and community events. International guests, speakers, musicians and developers will join local game industry representatives to showcase games and community events in Australia.

When: 26 to 28 October 2018
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

School of Rock - The Musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back with a new heart-stirring hit, School of Rock.

When: 31 October to 25 November 2018
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre

November 2018

Melbourne Cup Carnival

Glamorous, refined and full of history the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival welcomes everyone from the racing enthusiast to the social set, from families to fashionistas. Nothing beats the exhilaration and excitement of being there amongst the crowd during the celebration that stops a nation™.

When: 3 to November 2018
Where: Flemington Racecourse

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Get ready to encounter a Dementor™, ride the Knight Bus™ and discover just who Sirius Black™ really is. Relive the magic of your favourite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ — in Concert. 

When: 8 to 10 November 2018
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Celebrate Christmas at Queen Victoria Market

Visit Melbourne's favourite shopping destination where you can wander the heritage sheds and uncover the diverse and interesting range of gift ideas for your festive needs.

When: 16 November to 24 December 2018
Where: Queen Victoria Market

December 2018

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The Force will be with the MSO this December as they present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert under the baton of conductor, Nicholas Buc. 

When: 14 to 16 December 2018
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre