Find the newest city bars, restaurants, pop-ups and shows on right now. Here are all Melbourne’s new openings and unmissable events for your winter diary.  

Shop the City

Shop exclusive offers and discounts at the city’s iconic malls, centres and laneways.

22 Apr - 10 Jul

Luke Jerram: Gaia

See Luke Jerram’s detailed sculpture of the earth suspended in St Paul's Cathedral.

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Illuminates centuries of artistic practice and artists who harness light in their works.

27 Apr - 31 Jul

Yoga at THE LUME Melbourne

Join Happy Melon Studios for an immersive and multi-sensory yoga experience at THE LUME.

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

What’s new in Melbourne’s laneways

Take a peek down unfamiliar roads as we highlight the best hidden attractions in the city.

1 Jun - 24 Jul

Kaleidoscope

A mesmerising symphony of light, sound and joy, staged in a breathtaking mirror maze.

20 May - 17 Jul

Cinderella

The Tony Award-winning musical puts a contemporary twist on the classic tale.

16 Mar - 2 Oct

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

20 Aug - 17 Sep

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne in 2023.

1 Nov - 31 Jul

THE LUME Melbourne

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

The best new hotels in Melbourne

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These brand new hidden gems are the best way to rediscover Melbourne.

Maniax Axe Throwing

Channel your inner Viking and throw axes in a safe and purpose-designed venue.

Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio

A unique, world-class collection of electronic instruments all available for public use.

The best new cafes and bakeries in Melbourne

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

The best new bars in Melbourne

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

Curious

Curious pairs bold concoctions with a menu of small bites and sharing plates.

The best new restaurants in Melbourne

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

27 Jun - 9 Jul

The Melbourne Magic Festival

Casting its spell with performances and workshops for all ages this winter.

West Side Place Artcade

West Side Place Artcade is a public art collection celebrating the vibrancy of art and the city.

Bijou Bottle Store & Bar

A bottle store and bar with a large selection of boutique wine and spirits.

Chancery Lane

Reimagining timeless charm this European style bistro is suited for any occasion.

Farmer's Daughters

A three-storey farm-to-table venue from Alejandro Saravia, celebrating the Gippsland region.

INDU

A celebration of Southern Indian and Sri Lankan village culture, flavours and hospitality.

Lollo

Experience a menu of remixed classics sitting alongside bold innovations.

Mejico

Bringing Mexican flavours, fun and more than 260 different tequilas to the table.

Piccolina Gelateria

Enjoy pure and authentic Italian gelato from Piccolina's Hardware Lane shop.

StoryVille

StoryVille bar and nightclub honours the childhood fables and fairytales we all know and love.

Tres a Cinco

Cantina and bar serving authentic Mexican food and cocktails.

The Rooftop at QT

Stylish rooftop bar above the designer QT hotel offering spectacular views of the city.

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that have been transformed by over 80 creatives.

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

An ambitious exhibition of artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology.

6 Dec - 28 Aug

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

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