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

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

23 Oct - 30 Oct
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne hosts a completely online program.

Women Work for Victory in WWII

15 Aug - 27 Jun
Explore the story of women on the home front during the Second World War.

Sounding Royal Park

31 Aug - 31 Oct
Enjoy three wonderful sonic walks in Royal Park by composer Martin Friedel.

Koorie Culture Map

8 Oct - 28 Feb
Interact with communities to explore their stories with the online Koorie Culture Map.

Destiny Deacon: Destiny

19 Oct - 28 Feb
The largest retrospective of Destiny Deacon's work to date marks her first solo show in 15 years.

Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw

25 Oct - 23 Apr
An exhibition by photorealist painter, sculptor, filmmaker and writer Ivan Durrant.

Halloween Tours of Melbourne General Cemetery

31 Oct
Explore Melbourne General Cemetery for Halloween.


30 Oct - 22 Nov
Ari is 19. He doesn't want to be gay. He doesn’t want to be Greek. He doesn’t want to be anything.

Reminisce Classic House

31 Oct
Reminisce is back and counting down the top 50 house songs of all time as voted by you.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market provides an authentic shopping experience right in the heart of the city.

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9 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event.

24 Apr - 31 Dec

KidsCo Virtual School Holiday Program

Virtual homeschooling and school holiday program from KidsCo.

4 Feb - 7 Feb

Melbourne Art Fair

Melbourne Art Fair presents iconic and new work from the region’s most respected galleries.

22 Oct - 24 Oct

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

Featuring over 1000 dogs, 120 breeds, unmissable attractions and exhibitors.