Melbourne for free

What's free in Melbourne this month

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

The best free and cheap family activities

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

Cheapskate's guide to Melbourne

Cheapskate's guide to Melbourne

Find happy hours, secret foodie spots, stunning exhibits and more.

The best free museums and art galleries in Melbourne

The best free museums and art galleries in Melbourne

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

Melbourne's best free date ideas

Melbourne's best free date ideas

Swipe right without maxing your debit card and try these free date ideas

Flash Forward

Flash Forward

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

Library Cinema
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Library Cinema

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

Walks and itineraries

Walks and itineraries

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

Melbourne Town Hall Tours

Melbourne Town Hall Tours

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

Free tours of iconic Melbourne places

Free tours of iconic Melbourne places

See glorious city sights without spending a cent.

Free things to do with kids in Melbourne

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.

Free things to do in Melbourne every day

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.

Five free must-do Melbourne walks

Five free must-do Melbourne walks

It’s time to get out and about in the city. Have a wander with these free guides.

The best free festivals in Melbourne

The best free festivals in Melbourne

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

Melbourne Book Market

Melbourne Book Market

Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5,000 new and pre-loved titles.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

This beloved Melbourne landmark is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere.

Makers Market at The District
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Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover monthly Sunday market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

NGV International

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

NGV Architecture Commission: (This is) Air
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NGV Architecture Commission: (This is) Air

The NGV 2023 Architecture Commission is a large-scale installation that makes the invisible visible.

ACMI

ACMI

Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

The world’s first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art.

Motley Jazz
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Motley Jazz

See some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians at this free event at The Motley Bauhaus.

Sea Shanties and Folk Songs
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Sea Shanties and Folk Songs

Join this weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.

Library Cinema at narrm ngarrgu
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Library Cinema at narrm ngarrgu

Each month, watch a movie on the big screen, including contemporary, classic and documentary films.

Fun things to do for teens in Melbourne

Fun things to do for teens in Melbourne

Free exhibitions, festivals, arts and crafts and ice skating.

Koorie Heritage Trust

Koorie Heritage Trust

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

What's free and what's open on the King's Birthday long weekend

What's free and what's open on the King's Birthday long weekend

Free events, winter markets, family-friendly activities and more.

Melbourne Craft Fair
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Melbourne Craft Fair

Enjoy a contemporary craft fair at Queen Victoria Market.

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
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Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover unique, handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.

Mabo Day Concert

Mabo Day Concert

Join a celebration of Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.

Culture and ideas walk

Culture and ideas walk

Take a walk through the city's northern quarter, where history, innovation and culture connect.

The George on Collins

The George on Collins

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

The best spring walks in Melbourne

The best spring walks in Melbourne

See flowers in full bloom on these stunning city walks.

Top after-work walks in Melbourne

Top after-work walks in Melbourne

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

Melbourne's best Lunar New Year events

Melbourne's best Lunar New Year events

Featuring lion dances, delicious street food and weekend pop-ups.

Sands of Time: Kids' Archaeology Dig

Sands of Time: Kids' Archaeology Dig

Learn how to unearth and document ancient artefacts in this free kids workshop for Archaeology Week.

Now.Here.This: Live Jazz
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Now.Here.This: Live Jazz

Enjoy late-night improvised jazz every Tuesday with the Now.Here.This. All-Star Band and guests.

April/May Exhibitions
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April/May Exhibitions

See three new art exhibitions at Kings during the months of April and May.

Beneath Roads

Beneath Roads

Freedom, heartache and exploitation – the road movie is intimately tied to Australian Identity.

Free attractions

Federation Square

Federation Square

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

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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

NGV International

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

Australian Music Vault

Australian Music Vault

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

ACMI

ACMI

Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

The world’s first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art.

State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria

Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in the world.

Victoria Police Museum

Victoria Police Museum

Explore the social history of policing through interactive displays and over 300 collection items.

Free and cheap

Cheapskate's guide to Melbourne

Cheapskate's guide to Melbourne

Find happy hours, secret foodie spots, stunning exhibits and more.

The best things to do under $20 in Melbourne

The best things to do under $20 in Melbourne

The best cocktail deals, cheap eats and low-cost activities in Melbourne.

Melbourne’s best dinners under $20

Melbourne’s best dinners under $20

Find Melbourne's best cheap eats and pub deals for your next dinner out.

The best free and cheap family activities

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.