There’s so much happening in the city right now, it’s enough to give you FOMO. 

Cosy up in basement bars and dine in the best new restaurants. Shop winter warmers in little laneways and stop for hot chocolate. Escape the chill at all-day exhibitions and head to huge gigs and the biggest shows after dark. 

The best free festivals you need to visit in Melbourne this year

Discover Melbourne's best free festival line-ups, cultural celebrations and epic street parties.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to winter wonderlands, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

17 Jun - 12 Nov

Light: Late Night Access

Experience ACMI’s Winter Masterpieces exhibition Light: Works from the Tate Collection after hours.

10 Jun - 7 Oct

NGV Friday Nights

NGV Friday Nights returns with local music, outdoor dining, food and bespoke bars.

The best special occasion restaurants in Melbourne

Elevate your evening at these cult-status eateries, degustations and luxe fine-dining spots. 

Melbourne's best old-school diners

Craving a slice of nostalgia? Kick it oldschool at these classic diners and retro eateries. 

The best new restaurants in Melbourne

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

The best wine bars in Melbourne

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

1 Sep - 2 Oct

Wisdom and Light

Immerse yourself in a transcendent digital art experience at Golden Square Rooftop.

22 Jul - 29 Jan

Tyama: A Multisensory Experience of Nature

Discover senses beyond human perception, alongside the animals that use them.

7 Aug - 28 Oct

Hairspray

The multi award-winning Broadway musical opens at the Regent Theatre in August.

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

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

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

Concert halls and music venues hosting live music this week

How to spend 24 hours in Melbourne

From secret street art to seasonal events, you’ll find something for everyone.

The best hotels for your winter staycation in Melbourne

The ultimate holiday destination is right on your doorstep.

Melbourne’s most Instagrammable experiences

You wont need filters at the city's most photogenic spots.

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Epic events

From live music and blockbuster theatre to epic exhibitions, see it live or get FOMO.

Iconic eats

Cosy up in basement bars and dine in Melbourne's best new restaurants, or get FOMO.

New and unmissable

Melbourne’s best new and unmissable bars, restaurants and unique-to-our-city experiences.

Essential experiences

From film festivals to laneway pop-ups, find Melbourne's most FOMO-worthy experiences.