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Free events in Melbourne
Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.

Melbourne Town Hall Tours - Friday 01 January 2016 to Saturday 30 December 2017 - Tours & cruises

Melbourne Town Hall Tours

1 Jan 2016 - 30 Dec 2017, Melbourne Town Hall
Take a free tour of Melbourne's historic Town Hall and learn about its architectural, social and political significance.
Barring Yanabul (We All Walk the Path)  - Saturday 13 May 2017, 10am to 5pm - Festivals

Barring Yanabul (We All Walk the Path)

13 May 2017, Various CBD locations
Explore the Blak heart of Melbourne in a day-long, city-wide treasure hunt of fun, provocative, experimental and interactive arts experiences.
Is Democracy Broken?  - Wednesday 17 May 2017, 7:30am to 9am - Talks & workshops

Is Democracy Broken?

17 May 2017, Deakin Edge
Public commentator Barry Jones, rights advocate Fiona McLeod, and Melbourne Anglican Archbishop Philip Freier will discuss modern democracy.
The Role of Place in Civic Innovation with Jason Schupbach - Tuesday 02 May 2017, 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Talks & workshops

The Role of Place in Civic Innovation with Jason Schupbach

2 May 2017, Deakin Edge
Hear the keynote presentation for Melbourne Knowledge Week on the topic of urban design, presented by Melbourne Conversations.
Mini Make Day: Beyond Earth - Sunday 07 May 2017, noon to 5pm - Kids & family

Mini Make Day: Beyond Earth

7 May 2017, Library at The Dock
During Melbourne Knowledge Week, peer deep into our future and inventive imaginations of a world beyond our own.
Urban Ideas Playground Expo - Saturday 06 May 2017, 11am to 4pm - Community events & fundraisers

Urban Ideas Playground Expo

6 May 2017, Lincoln Square
Come and explore our future city, dreamed up by the community during Melbourne Knowledge Week.
Machines That Read Your Mind - Wednesday 03 May 2017, 6pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

Machines That Read Your Mind

3 May 2017, Deakin Edge, Federation Square
During Melbourne Knowledge Week, join a lively discussion about the opportunities and issues that lie ahead for science and medicine.
Human Effect - Monday 01 May 2017 to Sunday 07 May 2017 - Exhibitions

Human Effect

1 May 2017 - 7 May 2017, Arts Centre Melbourne
During Melbourne Knowledge Week, Human Effect employs new technologies to create a responsive public projection installation.
Ngarrga Bullarto Mirnian: Dance to the Big Moon - Thursday 11 May 2017, 8pm to midnight - Performing arts

Ngarrga Bullarto Mirnian: Dance to the Big Moon

11 May 2017, Federation Square
Following the traditions of Kulin Lore/Law, gather to dance and celebrate under the full moon.
Night School: Whelan the Wrecker was Here - Wednesday 17 May 2017, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

Night School: Whelan the Wrecker was Here

17 May 2017, Southbank Library at Boyd
Join Robyn Annear as she explores the history of Melbourne through demolition sites.

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