Discover things to do in Melbourne in August, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.

Now or Never

Now or Never

The city's newest festival returns with digital art experiences, ground-breaking music and more.

Lightscape
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Lightscape

The immersive Melbourne hit returns to transform Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne after dark.

Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

MIFF returns, proudly screening in Naarm and surrounds.

Winter Night Market
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Winter Night Market

The Winter Night Market is set to return to the iconic Queen Victoria Market sheds.

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.

Winter Igloos
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Winter Igloos

These cosy igloos offer the ultimate winter dining experience.

Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Explore the life and legacy of the visionary artist, inventor, scientist and philosopher.

Pharaoh
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Pharaoh

A celebration of 3000 years of ancient Egyptian art and culture through more than 500 works.

NGV Friday Nights: Pharaoh
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NGV Friday Nights: Pharaoh

NGV Friday Nights brings music, mystique and more with Pharaoh after hours this winter.

Ancient Egypt for Kids
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Ancient Egypt for Kids

A free exhibition for kids with objects, hands-on activities, and cinematic screenings.

Joy
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Joy

Experience an emotive adventure where creativity, colour and storytelling join forces.

Nocturnal: Museum After Dark
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Nocturnal: Museum After Dark

Step into a world of wonder at an after-hours Melbourne Museum experience just for adults.

Wurrdha Marra
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Wurrdha Marra

Sharing the work of First Nations artists across time and place.

Constellations

Constellations

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

Soft Centre, Supermodel, Late Night

Soft Centre, Supermodel, Late Night

The cutting-edge Eora arts collective makes its long-awaited Narrm debut.

Anthony Naples, Coucou Chloe, Erika De Casier, Sleep D

Anthony Naples, Coucou Chloe, Erika De Casier, Sleep D

The last party to close out Now or Never’s reign at Royal Exhibition Building.

DJ Aya, DJ pgz, Donato Dozzy, Estella Boersma, François X

DJ Aya, DJ pgz, Donato Dozzy, Estella Boersma, François X

A night of pure techno from some of the finest selectors in the industry.

Ben Frost, Corin, Eartheater, Gabber Modus Operandi

Ben Frost, Corin, Eartheater, Gabber Modus Operandi

Experience a night of sensory saturation in experimental pop, and unhinged techno.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast the Musical
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast the Musical

Experience Disney's new enchanting musical, Beauty and the Beast.

Sunset Boulevard
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Sunset Boulevard

An epic new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece starring Sarah Brightman.

WICKED the Musical
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WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED has flown into Melbourne.

A Streetcar Named Desire
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A Streetcar Named Desire

A take on Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece - a brutal examination of society in transformation.

King Lear
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King Lear

Shakespeare's epic of the imagination creates a portrait of a family and a country torn apart.

THE LUME Melbourne

THE LUME Melbourne

Experience art, dining, wellness and more like never before across 3,000sqm of immersive space.

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.

Silent Symphony

Silent Symphony

A sonic and visual interpretation of celestial patterns.

Library Cinema
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Library Cinema

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

Slow Walker

Slow Walker

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

Kabarisqué
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Kabarisqué

A monthly cabaret show with a cast of circus and burlesque artists.

Ghosts? What Ghosts! Night Tour
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Ghosts? What Ghosts! Night Tour

Brace yourself for bone-strumming tales of unexplained sights after dark.

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.

Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled
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Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Enjoy stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.

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.

Carnival of Karactors
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Carnival of Karactors

A monthly cabaret show featuring sexy and silly circus artists, comedians and burlesque performers.

Present Shock II

Present Shock II

When we’re confronted with a cacophony of data on a daily basis, how do we decipher what’s true?

Gin-dulgent High Tea with Chef Sigrid
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Gin-dulgent High Tea with Chef Sigrid

Take your seat for a guided gin high tea like no other.

Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show
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Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show

A mix of comics from the TV and radio, alongside some future stars.

Noonan Versus Boge

Noonan Versus Boge

Two Aussie music icons have united their talents to captivate audiences.

Private Dining at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Private Dining at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Indulge in Melbourne's only marine life dining experience.

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What's on in September

What's on in September

Things to do in Melbourne in September, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

Melbourne for free

Melbourne for free

Discover free things to do in Melbourne, including galleries, museums, events and festivals.

Family and kids

Family and kids

Find things to do with the kids, from family-friendly events to fun attractions and workshops.

Major events

Major events

From the Australian Open to the Melbourne Cup, major events take centre stage throughout the year.