When the temperature drops, Melbourne heats up with a season packed full of events, boutique shopping and cosy dining – your city winter journey starts here.
Fri 23 Mar 2018 to Sun 26 Aug 2018
Vikings: Beyond the Legend brings the rich, often-misunderstood culture of Vikings to life, debunking stereotypes and providing fascinating insights.
Thu 05 Apr 2018 to Sun 07 Oct 2018
Wonderland celebrates the screen history of Lewis Carroll's timeless stories.
Sun 08 Apr 2018 to Sun 26 Aug 2018
Sunday Funday returns with a bang in 2018 where kids general admission to the MCG and Etihad Stadium will once again be free on Sundays.
Fri 01 Jun 2018 to Fri 31 Aug 2018
Melbourne is set to take a bite out of the Big Apple this winter, with a city-wide festival to celebrate our cultural connection with New York City.
Sat 09 Jun 2018 to Sun 07 Oct 2018
NGV presents a major exhibition of modern and contemporary masterworks from New York's iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
Thu 12 Jul 2018 to Sun 26 Aug 2018
Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show.
Wed 01 Aug 2018 to Fri 31 Aug 2018
Craft's annual celebration of the handmade, and the biggest coming together of the craft and design communities in Australia.
Thu 02 Aug 2018 to Sun 19 Aug 2018
MIFF is a film-lover's paradise – see international premieres, red carpet glamour and the best local, national and international cinema.
Mon 13 Aug 2018 to Sun 18 Nov 2018
See Body Worlds, the highly anticipated and internationally acclaimed original exhibition of real human bodies, for a rare insight into human anatomy.
Fri 24 Aug 2018 to Sun 02 Sep 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival brings together the best writers, thinkers and performers from Australia and around the world.
Fri 31 Aug 2018 to Fri 07 Sep 2018
MFW is the hallmark consumer fashion event of the season, presenting ready-to-wear collections and a diverse program of ticketed and free events.
Sat 22 Sep 2018 to Sun 03 Mar 2019
A new world class exhibition on Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life, curated from the extensive collections of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Wed 03 Oct 2018 to Fri 26 Oct 2018
Madiba the Musical is a powerful and inspiring celebration of the visionary South African leader, Nelson Mandela.
Wed 03 Oct 2018 to Sun 21 Oct 2018
The 2018 Festival features the best in international and local dance, circus, theatre, music and visual arts.
Sun 07 Oct 2018 to Sun 14 Oct 2018
Victorian seniors can enjoy heaps of free entertainment and activities at Melbourne Town Hall and Federation Square during this week-long festival.
Sun 07 Oct 2018, 11am 8pm
Lost Picnic is an epic festival of food, music, art and fun for the whole family, headlined by Tash Sultana.
Sun 14 Oct 2018, all day
Melburnians are encouraged to tighten their laces and hit the ground running for the 2018 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival.
Sat 20 Oct 2018 to Sun 28 Oct 2018
Melbourne International Games Week is Asia Pacific's largest digital games celebration for the digital games industry, educationalists and the public.
Wed 31 Oct 2018 to Sun 25 Nov 2018
Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back with a new heart-stirring hit, School of Rock.
Sat 03 Nov 2018, noon 10pm
Celebrate Diwali, a breathtaking cultural feast of dance, music, films, crafts, henna, food and stunning fireworks on the Yarra.
Thu 08 Nov 2018 to Sun 25 Nov 2018
The Night Noodle Markets are back this November! Get on down to Birrarung Marr for everyone's favourite Asian hawker markets under the stars.
Thu 15 Nov 2018 to Sun 18 Nov 2018
Australia's equine spectacular showcases four days of entertainment, education, elite competition and shopping.
Sat 17 Nov 2018, 8pm 10pm
The Dutch 'King of The Waltz' André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra will bring his Christmas with André Tour to Australia for the first time.
Sat 17 Nov 2018 to Sun 25 Nov 2018
Melbourne Music Week returns this November for a nine-day celebration of the city's thriving, world-renowned music scene.
Sun 02 Dec 2018 to Sun 07 Apr 2019
The world-premiere exhibition Between Two Worlds | Escher X nendo is the centrepiece of the NGV's Spring/Summer 2018/19 season.
Wed 05 Dec 2018 to Sun 30 Dec 2018
Don't miss the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Evita.
Wed 26 Dec 2018 to Sun 30 Dec 2018
A new era for Australian Test cricket begins this summer, this is Australia's biggest challenge yet as they take on the world's best, India.
Tue 19 Dec 2017 to Mon 31 Dec 2018
The Australian Music Vault is a celebration of the Australian contemporary music story.
Wed 16 Jan 2019 to Sun 03 Nov 2019
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
Sat 23 Feb 2019 to Sun 10 Mar 2019
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Fri 08 Mar 2019 to Mon 11 Mar 2019
Moomba Festival is back in full swing, with a chock-a-block program of free events for the entire family.
Sat 06 Apr 2019 to Sat 27 Apr 2019
This modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet is hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time!