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

Pharaoh
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Pharaoh

A celebration of 3000 years of ancient Egyptian art and culture through more than 500 works.

THE LUME Melbourne

THE LUME Melbourne

Experience art, dining, wellness and more like never before across 3,000sqm of immersive space.

Lightscape
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Lightscape

The immersive Melbourne hit returns to transform Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne after dark.

Bourke Street Mall Busking
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Bourke Street Mall Busking

Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.

WICKED the Musical
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WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED has flown into Melbourne.

Ancient Egypt for Kids
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Ancient Egypt for Kids

A free exhibition for kids with objects, hands-on activities, and cinematic screenings.

Beneath Roads
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Beneath Roads

Freedom, heartache and exploitation – the road movie is intimately tied to Australian Identity.

JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live
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JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live

The first major solo retrospective exhibition of the late Josh Muir.

Baby Bounce
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Baby Bounce

A fun, interactive session designed for young children and their carers.

Women Work for Victory in WWII
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Women Work for Victory in WWII

Explore the story of women on the home front during the Second World War.

Shrine Kids
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Shrine Kids

A free self-guided program for visitors of all ages.

Memo Akten: Distributed Consciousness
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Memo Akten: Distributed Consciousness

A digital work merging human and non-human consciousness – via the AI musings of octopus critters.

Yarra Sunrise Running Tour
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Yarra Sunrise Running Tour

Explore Melbourne’s parks, gardens, fountains and sporting precincts.

La Dolce Vita: Italian Light and Life by Anthony Bowles
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La Dolce Vita: Italian Light and Life by Anthony Bowles

An exhibition of watercolours and oils featuring Italian scenes.

Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Explore the life and legacy of the visionary artist, inventor, scientist and philosopher.

The Fluid Project
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The Fluid Project

A unique and joyful creative experience located at the Emporium Shopping Centre.

Trenches to Runway: Military Influences on Popular Fashion
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Trenches to Runway: Military Influences on Popular Fashion

Explore the enduring influence of military design on popular fashion.

MECCA x NGV Women in Design Commission: Bethan Laura Wood
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MECCA x NGV Women in Design Commission: Bethan Laura Wood

An installation that delves into the gendered history of education and transfer of knowledge.

Guru Dudu Silent Discos at Queen Vic Market
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Guru Dudu Silent Discos at Queen Vic Market

Come swing dance and sing at the night market.

Warlukurlangu Artists: Pijirrdi Warlalja – Strong Families
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Warlukurlangu Artists: Pijirrdi Warlalja – Strong Families

Celebrating the contemporary spirit of Indigenous art’s lineage for NAIDOC Week.

Fit for a King: Vincent Jenden Reimagines
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Fit for a King: Vincent Jenden Reimagines

This visual feast celebrates the many treasures of The Johnston Collection.

Tahlia Palmer: Occupation Studies
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Tahlia Palmer: Occupation Studies

Creative in Residence exhibition at the Victorian Archives Centre.

Top Arts
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Top Arts

Top Arts 2024 features the work of 45 VCE students at NGV.

Saboteurs
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Saboteurs

Join an Among Us-style game played in real life.

Gotcha! Concrete Prints from the McEwans Celebrity Pavement
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Gotcha! Concrete Prints from the McEwans Celebrity Pavement

An exhibition presenting 40 celebrity hand- and footprints from the 1970s to 1990s.

Winter Night Market
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Winter Night Market

The Winter Night Market is set to return to the iconic Queen Victoria Market sheds.

Stompers
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Stompers

Join in the Stompers fun with your toddler every Wednesday at East Melbourne Library.

Aboriginal Heritage Walk
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Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Wominjeka: journey into Melbourne Gardens with an Aboriginal guide.

Africa Fashion
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Africa Fashion

The most comprehensive exhibition of fashion from the African continent ever mounted in Australia.

New to Melbourne Language Exchange
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New to Melbourne Language Exchange

Practise a new language, and make new friends over cheap food and drink.

Rassputin's Wet Posse Presents Wet Wednesdays
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Rassputin's Wet Posse Presents Wet Wednesdays

Roll up for a raucous night of unhinged comedy, cabaret, drag and burlesque entertainment.

Lucila Zentner: Surrender
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Lucila Zentner: Surrender

Enjoy Surrender, a solo exhibition by Lucila Zentner featuring colourful, generous, joyous works.

Aven Hodgess: Magical Interiority
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Aven Hodgess: Magical Interiority

An exhibition of abstract figurative images.

Free Guided Walk
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Free Guided Walk

A free guided walk is the perfect way to enjoy the sunny weather in Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

The Woman in Black
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The Woman in Black

A thrilling theatrical exploration of terror on stage.

Association of Sculptors of Victoria Exhibition
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Association of Sculptors of Victoria Exhibition

See more than 100 works on display, with all sculptures for sale.

Art, History, Food and Wine Tour
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Art, History, Food and Wine Tour

The perfect introduction to Melbourne – street art, curious tales, wine tasting and tapas.

Songbirds
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Songbirds

Come along to Library at The Dock on Wednesdays for Songbirds.

The Story of the Moving Image
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The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

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