Melbourne for free

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

The best picnic spots in Melbourne

Try these beautiful parks and gardens for your next Melbourne picnic.

29 Apr - 31 May

Flash Forward

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

6 Dec - 28 Aug

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

30 May - 28 Nov

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.

10 Mar - 21 Aug


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

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

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

21 May

The Long Walk

Hear live music by Indigenous artists before the Dreamtime match at the MCG.


A celebration of Southern Indian and Sri Lankan village culture, flavours and hospitality.

The best pop-up and outdoor cinemas in Melbourne

Find the best outdoor cinema, pop-up theatres and free movies.

Top after-work walks in Melbourne

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

21 May - 25 Jun

Melbourne Craft Fair

Enjoy a contemporary craft fair at Queen Victoria Market.

26 May - 3 Jun

National Reconciliation Week

Get involved and support National Reconciliation Week.

3 Jun

Mabo Day 30th Anniversary Concert

Celebrate Mabo Day with a free concert at Fed Square.

27 May

National Reconciliation Week Oration with Adam Briggs

Adam Briggs is this year's guest orator for National Reconciliation Week.

Arbory Afloat Turquoise Coast

Melbourne’s largest outdoor floating bar and restaurant reopens this October.

The George on Collins

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

Pop-Up Pavilion of Indulgence

Enjoy decadence and romance at this winter riverside pop-up at South Wharf.

The ultimate guide to Moomba

Everything to see and do at Moomba.

The best summer walks in Melbourne

See flowers in bloom on these stunning city walks.

1 Feb - 13 Dec

Music Matinee

Live and free fine music at lunchtime on Tuesdays in the city.

31 Dec - 1 Jan

New Year's Eve

From fancy dinners to family fun, Melbourne is the perfect place to celebrate New Year's Eve.


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


A smallish, ferment and wine bar driven by a mission to minimise food waste.

5 Jun

Still Lives: Melbourne

Suspended in air, footballers bound in ropes recreate a momentous mark, frozen in time.

1 Jun - 12 Jun


During RISING, see a powerful laser beam burn above the Birrarung (Yarra River).

29 Apr - 22 May

Photo 2022: International Festival of Photography

Experience spectacular photography at iconic sites and galleries across Melbourne.

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20 Mar - 29 Aug


Share the delight of stories, songs, and picture books with your pre-schooler.

23 May - 31 Dec

Fitzroy Gardens Outdoor Adventure

A free fun outdoor seek and find adventure around the Fitzroy Gardens.

20 Mar - 29 Aug

Storytime Online

Share the delight of stories, songs, and picture books with your pre-schooler.

31 May

Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of First Peoples men and women.