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

14 Oct - 23 Oct

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Showcasing the best of international and local jazz culture.

17 May - 16 Oct

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.

30 May - 28 Nov

Library Cinema

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

13 Sep - 22 Oct

Ghost Stories

The international stage phenomenon and hit West End play comes to Melbourne in 2022.

3 Jul - 24 Dec

Stencil Art Workshop

Learn how to create quirky stencil art on canvas with street artist N20.

14 Oct - 16 Oct

Dog Lovers Show

Australia’s favourite fur-festival has been rescheduled to 2022.

10 Jun - 9 Oct

The Picasso Century

NGV's world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.

1 Feb - 13 Dec

Music Matinee

Live and free fine music at lunchtime on Tuesdays in the city.

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Illuminates centuries of artistic practice and artists who harness light in their works.

18 May - 31 Dec

Shrine Tours

Experience more at the Shrine with a guided tour

5 Nov - 31 Dec

Pinot & Picasso

Enjoy a unique paint and sip studio experience.

7 Oct

First Friday Book Club: Letters To Camondo by Edmund de Waal

The story of one man’s life and death told through 58 imaginary letters.

13 Jan - 22 Dec

Tai Chi on the Deck at The Dock

Enjoy a tai chi and qigong class outdoors – it's the perfect mind and body exercise.

28 Apr - 1 Dec

Songbirds at East Melbourne Library

Engage your young bookworm with stories, songs, rhymes at East Melbourne Library Songbirds.

4 Mar - 14 Oct

The Australian Ballet: Behind The Scenes

Go behind the scenes and spend a morning with the dancers.

27 Apr - 30 Nov

Songbirds at North Melbourne Library

Engage your young bookworm with stories, songs, rhymes at North Melbourne Library Songbirds.

13 Nov - 10 Dec

Princes of the Night

Enjoy the glitz and glamour of this weekly cabaret show.

13 May - 19 Nov

Comedy Republic's Main Stage

Enjoy Comedy Republic's signature line-up show every Friday and Saturday night.

27 Apr - 30 Nov

Preschool Storytime at East Melbourne Library

Share the wonder of books with your child at East Melbourne Library Preschool Storytime.

23 Sep - 1 Oct

The Australian Ballet: Instruments of Dance

A contemporary triple bill with scores from modern-day composers.

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1 Nov - 30 Nov

What's on in November

Things to do in Melbourne in November, 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.