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.

Boho Luxe Market: Mother's Day Edition

Boho Luxe Market: Mother's Day Edition

A design market just in time for all your Mothers Day shopping.

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

Bourke Street Mall Busking

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

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.

Run the Tan: Run Club
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Run the Tan: Run Club

Start the weekend off on the right foot with a run around the Tan.

Lunar New Year: Dragon Boat Racing

Lunar New Year: Dragon Boat Racing

Watch dragon boat racing on Victoria Harbour as part of the Lunar New Year Festival celebrations.

Melbourne's best Lunar New Year events

Melbourne's best Lunar New Year events

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

NGV Triennial
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NGV Triennial

NGV Triennial returns in 2023 with a powerful and moving snapshot capturing the world today.

Little Food Festival

Little Food Festival

Australia’s first and only food festival created just for kids.

Koorie Heritage Trust

Koorie Heritage Trust

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

Melbourne Craft Fair
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Melbourne Craft Fair

Enjoy a contemporary craft fair at Queen Victoria Market.

Moomba Parade

Moomba Parade

Featuring larger-than-life floats, dance troupes, community performance groups and more.

Holi Festival Melbourne

Holi Festival Melbourne

Play Holi across the Easter long-weekend as you immerse into Culture, Music, Dance, Food and Drinks!

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
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Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.

National Sustainability Festival
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National Sustainability Festival

Showcasing sustainability and climate thought leaders.

Summer Night Market
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Summer Night Market

Unforgettable balmy moments as the Summer Night Market returns to Queen Vic Market!

Culture and ideas walk

Culture and ideas walk

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

Moomba

Moomba

An annual free festival held along the banks of the Yarra River.

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.

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.