Discover things to do in Melbourne today, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit. Plus a range of virtual events for you enjoy at home.
What's on in September
Things to do in Melbourne in September, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
THE LUME Melbourne
Immerse yourself in Connection – breathtaking stories through First Nations art and music.
See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.
Entertain the whole family over the school holidays with these kid-friendly events and activities.
Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion
An exhibition of on and off screen trailblazers, nonconformists, rebels, agitators and instigators.
The Friends Experience
Recreate your favourite scenes and celebrate iconic moments at the interactive Friends Experience.
Melbourne Royal Show
Get up close to animals, enjoy tantalising tastes, see world-class entertainment and much more.
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Wonder at creatures from the Wizarding World alongside animals from London’s Natural History Museum.
Barbie Afternoon Tea
Families can enjoy a Barbie-themed high tea, with activity packs for kids.
RELICS: A New World Rises
A unique new exhibition where real-world artefacts meet the ingenious world of LEGO!
Bourke Street Mall Busking
Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.
Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Madhavi
Presenting the iridescent paintings of Bonnard with immersive scenography by India Mahdavi.
Lost Jobs: The Changing World of Work
Find out about the work of a ‘nightman’, a ‘scoop boy’, and a phrenologist.
A fun, interactive session designed for young children and their carers.
Matrix: How We Live Now
Celebrating the timely work of a radical feminist design collective
International Collection Highlights Tour
Explore some of the highlights of the NGV's International Collection with an NGV guide.
Impossible Mission: School Holiday Program
An immersive creative writing workshop for young writers with the theme spies and gadgetry.
Engage your young bookworm with stories, songs, and rhymes at North Melbourne Library.
Takahiro Iwasaki: Reflection Model (Itsukushima)
Takahiro Iwasaki's intricately detailed model reinterpreting historical buildings and cityscapes.
Born To Be Wild 3D
An inspired story of love and the remarkable bond between humans and animals.
An after-work guided meditation to transform Mondays into a weekly highlight.
Italian Film Festival at Cinema Nova
Jet off on an adventurous cinematic escape to la bella Italia.
Yarra Sunrise Running Tour
Explore Melbourne’s parks, gardens, fountains and sporting precincts.
Austral Salon Violin Recital
Louise Turnbull performs works by Montgomerie, Boulanger, Ravel and Szymanowski.
Fitzroy Gardens Spring Super Sleuth
Take the detective challenge and help Kylie Kangaroo find her lunch.
Fam by Where Are You From?
Fam is an exhibition that explores Australian cultural identities curated by Sabina McKenna.
For Kin and Country
Explore the extraordinary history of First Peoples’ service in the Australian Defence Force.
La Mama Explorations
A festival offering artists the chance to test ideas and challenge themselves – and audiences.
Big Mindful Colouring
Colouring by numbers, colouring by coordinates and geometric colouring equals big brain colouring.
Here Lives Our Culture
Explore an exhibition showcasing treasures from the University's Rare East Asian Collection.
Collective City: Photographic Exhibition
Featuring contemporary street photography alongside historic images from Victoria's archives.
Up Down and All Around: Daniel Emma for Kids
Up, Down and All Around invites budding designers to look at design in the world around them.
The Dino Show
An unmissable dinosaur experience in the spring school holidays.
City of Melbourne Libraries Book Clubs
Share your love of reading at a Melbourne library book club.
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What's free in Melbourne this month
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