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

11 Dec - 16 Apr

Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

The first major Australian exhibition to explore the work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

28 Sep - 28 Feb

Splendid: The Brookes Bequest

Tour a connoisseur’s collection of sumptuous sterling silver.

2 Aug - 23 Jul

Defending With Pride

An exhibition revealing stories of LGBTQ+ service.

27 Aug - 12 Jun

Jewellery and Body Adornment from the NGV Collection

A new display highlighting the gallery's multidisciplinary collection.

16 Nov - 28 Feb

NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom

An outdoor installation in the NGV garden inspired by the The Parthenon.

11 Jul - 31 Mar

History and Donuts Walking Tour

Discover the sweeter side of Melbourne on this walking tour.

11 Jul - 31 Mar

Slums and Guns: True Crime Running Tour

Discover Melbourne’s dark side on a crime history tour.

17 May - 26 Mar

For Kin and Country

Explore the extraordinary history of First Peoples’ service in the Australian Defence Force.

14 Aug - 11 Jun

Australian Chinese Writing Association

Join in a range of literary, cultural and social events.

6 Feb - 7 Feb

An Evening with David Sedaris

An evening of storytelling and observations with critically acclaimed author David Sedaris.

11 Jul - 31 Mar

Laneways Discovery Running Tour

Discover Melbourne’s living art galleries on this fast-paced tour.

11 Jul - 31 Mar

Yarra Sunrise Running Tour

Explore Melbourne’s parks, gardens, fountains and sporting precincts.

4 Aug - 26 Feb

Handmade Universe: From Craft to Code and the Spaces Between

Enjoy the Library's latest exhibition that celebrates the rewards of making.

28 Mar - 27 Mar

A Walk in the Flagstaff Gardens

Take a guided walk through Melbourne's historic heart.

Neo Lemonade

Contemporary cafe in Docklands serving creative brunch alongside specialty roasted Padre Coffee.

Spring Street Grocer

Cheese, gelato, groceries, coffee and gourmet foods all under one roof.

Mörk Chocolate Brew House

Mörk Chocolate is a specialty hot chocolate company creating chocolate blends in small batches.

Design a Space

A platform where designers rent a retail space to showcase their offerings.


This opulent, award-winning restaurant brings Middle Eastern flavours to modern fine dining.


An Argentinian barbecue restaurant in the heart of Southbank.

The Boatbuilders Yard

A large open space retaining the heritage and charm of Melbourne's maritime precinct.

Brother Baba Budan

Small cafe specialising in single origin beans roasted by Seven Seeds.

The Tea Room

Enjoy morning or afternoon tea at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Eau de Vie

A bar with liquid nitrogen cocktails, tasting menus, plus a secret lounge hidden behind a bookcase.

Chancery Lane

Reimagining timeless charm this European style bistro is suited for any occasion.

Chef David

Chef David fire up the barbecue with their Sichuan BBQ grill menu.

Her Melbourne

A four-storey mega venue celebrating modern food, drinks, music and art.


Curious pairs bold concoctions with a menu of small bites and sharing plates.


Aru is one of the newest restaurants in Melbourne, by the acclaimed team behind Sunda.

Dinosaur Designs

Award-winning Australian designers of handmade resin jewellery and homewares.


A colourful bar and restaurant inspired by the hawker markets of South East Asia.

Yarra Botanica

Yarra Botanica is a floating bar and eatery on the Yarra River, celebrating Victorian producers.

Miyako Japanese Cuisine and Teppanyaki

Japanese cuisine or teppanyaki dining with a Yarra River view.


Hazel offers nourishing farmhouse-style cooking in the heart of the city.


Authentic, excellent and premium Naples-style pizza and loads of Italian classics.

Queen Victoria Market

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


A daytime European food and wine bar, serving coffee, made to order sandwiches and sweets.

Rooftop Bar

Enjoy open-air drinks under the setting sun or a starry sky, with city skyline views to match.

Bomba Tapas Bar and Rooftop

Serving great Spanish tapas and wines like the worker's bars of the Iberian peninsula.

Hakata Gensuke

Hakata Gensuke Carlton serves traditional Yatai-style ramen noodles.

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1 Mar - 31 Mar

What's on in March

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

Melbourne for free

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

Family and kids

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

Major events

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