Make the most of your visit to Melbourne with our monthly guides to what's on in the city, from fantastic festivals to major events and everything in between.

Large crowd of people watching a concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

What's on in January

1 Jan - 31 Jan
Things to do in Melbourne in January, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
Dragon puppet on parade through Chinatown for Lunar New Year.

What's on in February

1 Feb - 28 Feb

Things to do in Melbourne in February, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

Carnival ride lit up in neon colours at night for Moomba.

What's on in March

1 Mar - 31 Mar
Things to do in Melbourne in March, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
The National Gallery Victoria lit up at night.

What's on in May

1 May - 31 May
Things to do in Melbourne in May, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
Chef standing over a large group of paella pans, stirring the food.

What's on in June

1 Jun - 30 Jun
Things to do in Melbourne in June, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
Four people walking down an alley covered in street art.

What's on in July

1 Jul - 31 Jul
Discover things to do in July, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.
A crowd of people mingling inside Forum Melbourne.

What's on in August

1 Aug - 31 Aug
Discover things to do in August, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.
A view from above of Marvel Stadium and city buildings.

What's on in September

1 Sep - 30 Sep
Things to do in Melbourne in September, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
The Princess Theatre lit up at night while showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play.

What's on in October

1 Oct - 31 Oct
Things to do in Melbourne in October, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
A chef cooking meat skewers over a flaming grill.

What's on in November

1 Nov - 30 Nov
Things to do in Melbourne in November, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
Christmas tree and decorations at Fed Square at night.

What's on in December

1 Dec - 31 Dec
Things to do in Melbourne in December, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

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Chinatown

Let the hanging lanterns guide you along Little Bourke Street into Australia’s oldest Chinatown.

Film

Melbourne has a thriving film scene, with film festivals and screenings at cinemas year-round.

Museums and art galleries

Explore Melbourne's public museums and galleries along with artist-run and commercial galleries.

Theatre and shows

Discover Melbourne's hit musicals, cutting-edge theatre and late-night cabaret shows.