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

21 Dec - 29 Jan

School holidays

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

Melbourne Town Hall Tours

Take a tour of one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings.

20 Aug - 1 Oct

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne in 2023.

19 Sep - 30 Sep

The Australian Ballet: Swan Lake

See this dynamic new vision of a timeless classic.

16 Nov - 27 Sep

NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom

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

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.

Asado

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.

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.

Caretaker's Cottage

Smart drinks, top tunes and good times in a beautiful old cottage.

Chancery Lane

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

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.

Dinosaur Designs

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

Yarra Botanica

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

Immigration Museum

An exploration of the stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia.

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.

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.

King & Godfree

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

Le Petit Gateau

An indulgent French patisserie serving sweet and savoury treats.

Lollo

Experience a menu of remixed classics sitting alongside bold innovations.

Ima Project Cafe

Japanese cafe serving breakfast and lunch sets and dishes made with local, sustainable ingredients.

GoBoat Melbourne

Be your own captain by renting a picnic boat, with no boat licence required.

The Moat

Subterranean bar and restaurant underneath the Wheeler Centre serving Italian food.

Cumulus Inc

This all-day restaurant and bar is a modern icon of Melbourne's food scene.

Hemingway's Wine Room

Brasserie and Wine Bar that is inspired by seasonality, with dishes based on European fundamentals

Robot Bar

Small, hidden Japanese retro and pop culture bar serving Japanese whisky, beers and cocktails.

Ponyfish Island

Floating bar on the Yarra River under the Southbank pedestrian bridge.

The French Brasserie

The French Brasserie offers a relaxing sanctuary at the top end of town with modern French cuisine.

The Drunken Poet

With live Irish music, the Drunken Poet is a real locals' pub - cute, cosy and friendly.

The Q Melbourne

The Quincy Hotel's club lounge bar is on the 28th floor.

Five Guys

Authentic American-style burgers, fries and shakes.

ReWine

An environmentally conscious bottleshop with barrels of Australian-made wines.

The Douglas Club

Set within the Equity Chambers Building, The Douglas Club is the perfect spot for a city drink.

Metro Hobbies

All your hobby needs under one roof.

Royal Exhibition Building Dome Promenade

The Royal Exhibition Building opens its doors to a unique view unseen for 100 years.

Haigh's Chocolates

Fine handcrafted chocolate in a charming heritage-listed building near the The Rialto.

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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.

1 Oct - 31 Oct

What's on in October

Things to do in Melbourne in October, 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.