Discover things to do in Melbourne in October, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.
Melbourne Fashion Week
The festival returns to the city with runways, talks, workshops, pop-ups, exhibitions and more.
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's largest independent arts festival.
What's free in Melbourne this month
Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.
What's on this weekend in Melbourne
Discover things to do in Melbourne this weekend, from free events to exhibitions.
Big Games Night Out
Enjoy a free night of games, live music, a cosplay parade, dance sessions and more.
Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Madhavi
Presenting the iridescent paintings of Bonnard with immersive scenography by India Mahdavi.
Arriba Melbourne Mexican Festival
A vibrant Mexican extravaganza of food and music in the heart of the city.
Nocturnal: Museum After Dark
Step into a world of wonder at an after-hours Melbourne Museum experience just for adults.
Club Fringe: Festival Hub Opening Party
Celebrate the Festival Hub opening night with a Fringe-licious party.
BBC Earth Experience
Travel the natural world in one epic audio visual experience narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
An electrifying performance with nine dancers and nine drummers working in unison.
Come for a swing or come to play spectator of this seriously playful public art event.
Mamma Mia! The Musical
The smash hit phenomenon returns for an ultimate night of music, love, laughter and friendship.
Europa Night Market
Bringing your favourite European street eats to Queen Vic Market.
Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus
Experience Melbourne's oldest Oktoberfest celebration in the heart of Chinatown at Hofbrauhaus.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Australia’s largest jazz festival featuring over 450 artists and over 100 performances.
The Friends Experience
Recreate your favourite scenes and celebrate iconic moments at the interactive Friends Experience.
The skies above Birrarung come alive with this extraordinary sound and light installation.
Wellbeing Within: Meditative Sound Bath
Take a break from hustle and bustle of daily life with immersive soundscapes at Wellbeing Within.
Melbourne Boat Show
Hit the Docklands waterfront for four fun-filled days and discover your boating lifestyle.
Hour of the Wolf
Be part of Melbourne's latest large-scale immersive theatre mystery experience.
Laneways, Small Shops and Arcades
Explore Melbourne's laneways and arcades, and meet the small retailers that live there.
My Sister Jill
A poetic, heart-rending tale that unpacks the shadow of war, and the trauma it leaves behind.
International Hawker Festival
Celebrate the tastes and culture of our global community.
Play Capitol Arcade
Discover a hidden street arcade to follow a trail of arcade games embedded in shops and cafés.
Journey to the Kingdom of Hypnos
An immersive underworld audio adventure presented at Melbourne Fringe.
Ghosts? What Ghosts! Night Tour
Brace yourself for bone-strumming tales of unexplained sights after dark.
De-Tours of Melbourne
Rediscover Melbourne with hilarious walking tours led by the city’s best comedians.
Seniors Film Festival
ACMI and the Victorian Seniors Festival present films adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novels.
Thriller: A Halloween Haunted Maze
An immersive haunted attraction featuring seven bone-chilling mazes with live actors.
Fitzroy Gardens Spring Super Sleuth
Take the detective challenge and help Kylie Kangaroo find her lunch.
AFLW Round 9: Richmond v Geelong
Watch the Tigers take on the Cats as they go head to head in Round Nine of the NAB AFLW Season.
AFLW Round 6: Richmond v Gold Coast
See Richmond play Gold Coast at Ikon Park during the AFLW season.
AFLW Round 7: Kangaroos v Port Adelaide
Catch the AFLW North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos take on Port Adelaide.
AFLW Round 7: Richmond vs Essendon
Catch AFLW rivals Richmond and Essendon go head to head.
Hats and High Tea: Melbourne Fashion Week
Create an elegant headpiece while enjoying High Tea at Melbourne's historic Rendezvous Hotel.
AFLW Round 8: Melbourne v North Melbourne
Watch the Dees and Kangaroos go head to head at IKON Park.
A-League: Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets
See Melbourne Victory for their home opener of the 2023/24 A-League season against Newcastle Jets.
Visit Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market to experience your Fringe fantasy.
Explore a range of stalls featuring mighty mushrooms and support Australian mushroom growers.
Performing masterpieces from Paul, John, George, Ringo and beyond.
What's on in November
Things to do in Melbourne in November, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
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.