What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

Melbourne’s best pools

Pack your togs and cool off at these urban oases.


Moonlight Cinema Melbourne

Don't miss out on cult classics, blockbusters and family favourites under the stars.


Midsumma Festival

The festival returns with 200+ events showcasing queer culture and spectacular performances.


tick, tick...BOOM!

Australian premiere of the pop rock off-Broadway musical tick, tick...BOOM!


Summer Night Market

Come along on Wednesday nights for shopping, eating, drinking, live music and sunset vibes.


NGV Friday Nights: Alexander McQueen

Friday nights inspired by '90s London and the exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse.

Candlelight Concert Series with Fever

A program of unforgettable candlelit concerts under the stars.

Malthouse Outdoor Stage

Experience the best of live outdoor entertainment at Malthouse Outdoor Stage.


Live at the Bowl

Enjoy a festival of music, dance, community-led and family-friendly events for everyone.


Punting on the Lake

Glide between the bays and islands of Ornamental Lake on a guided boat cruise.

Melbourne’s most unmissable moments

Melbourne’s most unmissable moments are yours to explore.

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Melbourne’s most romantic date-night restaurants

Find the best restaurants to book for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just because.

Her Melbourne

A four-storey mega venue celebrating modern food, drinks, music and art.

The best wine bars in Melbourne

Find luxurious cheese plates, hidden cocktail bars and cosy date-night spots.

Opera Australia: Opera For All

Hear opera’s most famous music, live under a summer sky at BMW Opera For All.

Come and Try Quidditch

Come to Fawkner Park and try out Quadball on a Sunday morning.

MSO Free Concert: A Tchaikovsky Spectacular

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert of Tchaikovsky.


Lunar New Year: Zodiac Spectacular at Crown Melbourne

See Crown's displays, roving entertainment, calligraphers and Atrium shows.



Step into an an immersive, interactive space-themed game.


Summer of Play

Celebrate sunny days and balmy nights at Melbourne Museum.


Julian Opie: Studio for Kids

An interactive exhibition designed for children and families.

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

MSO Free Concert: Mosaics – Contemporary Sounds of Melbourne

A free musical concert that celebrates the breadth and diversity of Melbourne.

MSO Free Concert: Carmina Burana

Enjoy a free concert with the MSO and guests performing Prokofiev and Orff.

& Juliet

The award-winning musical of the greatest love story ever remixed opens in Melbourne in February.


An annual free festival held along the banks of the Yarra River.

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What's on today

Discover the best things to do in Melbourne today, from free events to virtual experiences.

What's on this weekend in Melbourne

Discover things to do in Melbourne this weekend, from free events to exhibitions.

What's on this week in Melbourne

Discover things to do in Melbourne this week, from free events to exhibitions.

Major events

From the Australian Open to the Melbourne Cup, major events take centre stage throughout the year.