27 Sep - 30 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event returns in 2022.

27 Nov - 28 Nov

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

A fun event for fans of all ages, interests and pop-obsessions.

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

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

20 Nov - 28 Oct

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

4 Jan - 31 Dec

Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide

An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.

19 Aug - 21 Nov

Jasmine Grace: Ebb and Flow

A new exhibition by Melbourne-based light artist Jasmine Grace.

29 Apr - 31 Oct

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that are being transformed by over 80 creatives.

Melbourne's best events making a comeback this year

Celebrate as Melbourne’s favourite experiences return over summer.

21 Jan - 23 Jan

Drag Expo

The nation's best celebration of everything drag, kitsch and pop-culture is coming to Melbourne.

1 Sep - 31 Dec

She-Oak And Sunlight: Australian Impressionism Virtual Tour

Experience NGV's She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism exhibition virtually.

25 Jun - 6 Feb

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories

The first major retrospective of the Melbourne-based artist.

31 Aug - 31 Dec

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories Virtual Tour

Explore the major retrospective of the Melbourne-based artist.

11 Feb - 31 Jan

The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

14 Oct - 16 Oct

Dog Lovers Show

Australia’s favourite fur-festival has been rescheduled to 2022.

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

18 Oct - 6 Nov

Silent Dialogue / 沉默的对话

Silent Dialogue / 沉默的对话 is a group art exhibition and program of events about migration.

2 Dec - 12 Dec

The New North Melbourne Museum of Modern Art

An exhibition spanning painting, ceramics, photography and film.

4 Dec - 25 Apr

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

A major exhibition focusing on the French couturière.

The best free and cheap events for families

Ideas for making lockdown entertainment fun and easy.

26 Aug - 28 Aug

Boho Luxe Market and Glamping Festival

A weekend market celebrating glamping and boho style.

8 Nov - 23 Jan

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

8 Jan

Melbourne Harmony Festival

Presenting the shared music, art, and culture of the people of the Eastern Mediterranean.

22 Dec - 25 Apr

Bark Ladies

An exhibition that celebrates the NGV’s extraordinary collection of work by Yolngu women artists.

10 Nov - 13 Nov

EQUITANA Melbourne

The biggest all-encompassing equestrian event in the southern hemisphere returns in 2022.

25 Jun - 31 Jan

Treasures of the Natural World

Melbourne Museum's newest exhibition from London's Natural History Museum.

12 Mar - 6 Feb

Big Weather

A timely exhibition that recognises Indigenous cultural knowledge of weather systems.

17 May - 18 Feb

Dream Factory: GMH Design at Fishermans Bend 1964-2020

This exhibition celebrates the story of GMH design in Melbourne.

4 Aug - 31 Dec

Australian Music Vault

A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Worlds Immersive at Melbourne Museum

Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.

13 Oct - 30 Nov

Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum Virtual Tour

Explore this world-exclusive exhibition in a 3D virtual tour.

5 Nov - 1 May

THE LUME Melbourne

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

30 Apr - 26 Jun

Spectrum: An Exploration of Colour

An exhibition exploring colour in works drawn from the NGV.

6 Oct - 14 Nov

Unfinished Camp

Films from three artists that explore the future of art in a decentralised world.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to retro roller rinks, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

23 Sep - 18 Dec

Louise Marson: Breath

An online exhibition that examines isolation, connection and healing.

14 Oct - 31 Oct

Signal Screen: Skate Melbourne

Pass by Signal after dark to see projected skate videos made by young people.

18 Mar - 7 Aug

Queer

Queer shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine the queer stories that artworks can tell.

12 Oct - 30 Oct

Melissa Boughey: Small Wonder

A solo exhibition of large scale painted landscapes and works on paper.

4 Oct - 1 Jun

French Impressionism Virtual Tour

Take an online tour of the Winter Masterpieces exhibition.

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