You've been away long enough. Melbourne's back in action with so much to do, see, eat and discover. Reignite your passion for the city with these ultimate live lists of the best free activities, pop-up bars, brand new restaurants and stunning staycations.

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11 Aug - 9 Oct

THE LUME Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best markets

The best weekend markets, foodie markets, book markets and more.

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Featuring QT rooftop, Good Heavens, Transit and more.

The best new hotels in Melbourne

You don't need to be from out-of-town to enjoy these luxury city escapes.

The best brunch spots in Melbourne

Find bottomless brunch, Japanese breakfast sets, Sunday brunch spots and more.

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

The ultimate guide to Flash Forward

Explore Melbourne's iconic laneways and discover stunning new street art.

The best new restaurants in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best new spots for dining, drinking and more.

The best restaurants for group dining in Melbourne

Catch up with friends at these group-friendly local venues

The best new bars in Melbourne

The best new spots for nitro cocktails, natural wines and delicious cheeseboards.

The best group catch-up activities in Melbourne

Play mini golf, experience virtual reality and sing karaoke while catching up with friends

The best new cafes and bakeries in Melbourne

The best new spots for brunch, iced coffee, Japanese treats and more.

Last updated on Mon 5 Sep 2022

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25 Sep - 27 Nov

Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover family-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

26 Jun - 11 Dec

Docklands Community Market

A food and craft market held twice a month.

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

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Food events

Find the best food events in Melbourne, from food festivals to wine tastings and cooking classes.

11 Dec

Vegan Market

Held at The Edge and offering vegan, upcycled and ethical products.

31 Oct

International Dumpling Festival

Showcasing dumplings in all their glorious global forms at the Queen Vic Market.

25 Dec

Journey to Thailand Christmas Day

Enjoy a tasty Thai meal and festive atmosphere this Christmas.