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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.

Bourke Street Mall Busking
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Bourke Street Mall Busking

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

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.

NGV International

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

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 free weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.

Matildas vs Germany: Live at Fed Square

Matildas vs Germany: Live at Fed Square

See the Matildas go head-to-head against Germany.

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.

La Dolce Vita: Italian Light and Life by Anthony Bowles
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La Dolce Vita: Italian Light and Life by Anthony Bowles

An exhibition of watercolours and oils featuring Italian scenes.

Open House Melbourne Weekend

Open House Melbourne Weekend

Explore more than 150 buildings, places and spaces, and be inspired about the future of our city.

Silent Symphony

Silent Symphony

A sonic and visual interpretation of celestial patterns.

Slow Walker

Slow Walker

Walk alongside some of the most resilient creatures in the universe. Contemplate. Linger.

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.

Constellations

Constellations

A celestial formation hovers above its own reflection on the Yarra River/Birrarung's surface.

kajoo yannaga

kajoo yannaga

Follow the Companion Sky Spirit through a virtual walk on Country.

The Sunday Market at Southgate
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The Sunday Market at Southgate

Meet makers and artists at this three-level, undercover market.

Matildas vs Zambia: Live at Fed Square

Matildas vs Zambia: Live at Fed Square

See the Matildas go head-to-head against Zambia.

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.

Matildas vs United States: Live at Fed Square

Matildas vs United States: Live at Fed Square

See the Matildas go head-to-head against the United States.

The best spring walks in Melbourne

The best spring walks in Melbourne

See flowers in full bloom on these stunning city walks.

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.