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What's free in Melbourne this month

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

The best free museums and art galleries in Melbourne

Explore world-class museums, edgy artist-run spaces and blockbuster exhibitions for free.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best markets

Melbourne's iconic markets are back in full force for the festive season.

Cheapskate's guide to Melbourne

Featuring margaritas, secret foodie spots, stunning exhibits and more.


NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom

An outdoor installation in the NGV garden inspired by the The Parthenon.


Melbourne Craft Fair

Enjoy a contemporary craft fair at Queen Victoria Market.


Docklands Christmas Maze

Find your holiday cheer at the giant Christmas maze, with amazing prizes to be won.

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.


Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection

Discover art that builds on and challenges tradition in Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection.

District Live: Free Open Air Series

Live music, entertainment, food and activities for all ages.

Melbourne Now

Explore the talents of over 200 Victorian-based creative practioners in Melbourne Now 2023.


The Global Life of Design

Explore how global trade and supply chains have influenced international design into the modern day.

Melbourne Town Hall Tours

Take a tour of one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings.

Flash Forward

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

Library Cinema

See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.

Walks and itineraries

These self-guided walks and itineraries will help you discover Melbourne's best sights.

Free tours of iconic Melbourne places

See glorious city sights without spending a cent.

Free things to do with kids in Melbourne

Get the kids out and explore these free events and adventures for an awesome day of fun.

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

Free things to do in Melbourne every day

Have a grand day out on a budget at Melbourne's best free experiences, attractions and exhibits.

New Year's Eve in Melbourne

From fireworks to fancy dinners and family fun, Melbourne is the perfect place to celebrate NYE.


Christmas Pop-Up Playground

Giant swings and a light-up dancefloor take over Queensbridge Square this Christmas.


Melbourne Moderns

Engrossing and visually spectacular psychedelic trip through the modern architecture of Melbourne.

Vida: Melbourne Latin Summer Festival

A weekend festival of art, culture, food and entertainment celebrating Latin America.

Salsa in the City: Summer Series

Dance into the sunset at these free pop-up classes.

Christmas Roller Rink

Get your skates on with a pop-up rink landing in Carlton's Argyle Square.


Elfie Selfie

Create an animated augmented reality Christmas card to share with all your friends.


Christmas Decorations

Christmas comes to life around the city with sparkly decorations spreading festive cheer.

The George on Collins

An up-market basement venue and eatery within the historic Georges building.


The Rest Is Up To You

Step inside the world of Melbourne Fringe and experience 40 years of festival history.


Australia’s leading architecture and design event returns to Melbourne.

Boho Luxe Market: Christmas Edition

A design market just in time for all your Christmas shopping.

Vegan Market

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

Koorie Heritage Trust

A centre dedicated to promoting Aboriginal culture, with an exhibition space and retail shop.

Top after-work walks in Melbourne

Take advantage of summer’s extended daylight and catch some rays after work while you can.


Bourke Street Mall Busking

Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.


China – The Past is Present

Highlights from the NGV’s collections of Chinese art and design.

National Sustainable Living Festival

Showcasing sustainability and climate thought leaders.

Colours of Malaysia Festival

Celebrate the traditions of Malaysia at Queen Vic Market.


Row Ho Ho Christmas Installation

Santa and his Christmas dolphins have landed in the Yarra.

Free attractions

Federation Square

Melbourne's public square and meeting place, opposite Flinders Street Station.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

A picturesque haven for recreation and a key botanical resource for research and conservation.

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

Australian Music Vault

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