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

25 Jun - 10 Jul

School holidays

Entertain the whole family over the school holidays with these kid-friendly events and activities.

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.

28 Jan - 31 Jan

Lost Jobs: The Changing World of Work

Find out about the work of a ‘nightman’, a ‘scoop boy’, and a phrenologist.

11 Feb - 1 Jan

The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

17 May - 26 Mar

For Kin and Country

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

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.

Thai Town Melbourne

A hawker style experience with different Thai food stations, a mini grocery bar and live music.

YOI Indonesian Fusion

YOI Indonesian-fusion restaurant is bringing Bali's brunch scene to the streets of Melbourne.

Willows & Wine

Wine bar offering cheeseboards, plus a book store.

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.

Maha

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

Maniax Axe Throwing

Channel your inner Viking and throw axes in a safe and purpose-designed venue.

Göz City

Humble gözleme and other Turkish savouries at the top end of the city.

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

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

Aru

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.

Gingerboy

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

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

Pidapipo Gelateria

Authentic, artisanal Italian-style gelato in the heart of Carlton's Lygon Street.

Gradi

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.

Greta

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.

King & Godfree

Catch up for coffee or a meal, or shop for delicious deli items and wine.

The Leveson

Modern Aussie pub featuring a beer garden with a retractable roof and a classic pub food menu.

Bared Footwear

Stylish, modern shoes with a twist, offering hidden support and exceptional comfort.

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1 Feb - 28 Feb

What's on in February

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

Major events

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

Family and kids

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

Melbourne for free

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