Best events in Melbourne

Check out the top events in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Albert Park Lake
1. Albert Park Lake
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113 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Melbourne
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Zoe
Nice place for a walk or jog, while some people do a spot of fishing or yachting. Also the home of the Austral…
Jai
Great spot for a walk, jog or to see the city skyline. Also look out for events such as Grand Prix, Melbourne …
Marcus
Albert Park Lake and surrounds has a variety of things to do. The lake itself and view back to Melbourne is lo…
1. Albert Park Lake
1. Albert Park Lake
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113 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Melbourne
Zoe
Zoe
Nice place for a walk or jog, while some people do a spot of fishing or yachting. Also the home of the Australian Grand Prix with a track cr…
Jai
Jai
Great spot for a walk, jog or to see the city skyline. Also look out for events such as Grand Prix, Melbourne food & wine expositions, fun r…
Marcus
Marcus
Albert Park Lake and surrounds has a variety of things to do. The lake itself and view back to Melbourne is lovely. Also has ovals, playgrou…
2. NGV International
2. NGV International
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237 local reviews
180 St Kilda Road, Southbank
Closing soon
(03) 8620 2222
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Olga
From its amazing water wall outside to the marvellous ceiling of the inside hall, the National Gallery of Vict…
Karen
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two …
Leny
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two …
2. NGV International
2. NGV International
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237 local reviews
180 St Kilda Road, Southbank
Closing soon
(03) 8620 2222
Olga
Olga
From its amazing water wall outside to the marvellous ceiling of the inside hall, the National Gallery of Victoria is a wonderful building. …
Karen
Karen
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV In…
Leny
Leny
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV In…
3. Rod Laver Arena
3. Rod Laver Arena
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37 local reviews
Batman Ave, Melbourne
(03) 9286 1600
Establishment
Pat
Home of the Australian Open and other events.
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Concerts, Sports Events and Australian Open Tennis Final
Kathryn
Rod Laver Arena’s hosts many events from rodeos and dirt bike demonstrations, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, f…
3. Rod Laver Arena
3. Rod Laver Arena
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37 local reviews
Batman Ave, Melbourne
(03) 9286 1600
Pat
Pat
Home of the Australian Open and other events.
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Kate - Melbourne Luxury Stays
Concerts, Sports Events and Australian Open Tennis Final
Kathryn
Kathryn
Rod Laver Arena’s hosts many events from rodeos and dirt bike demonstrations, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, family shows, memorials, concer…
4. Federation Square
4. Federation Square
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142 local reviews
Swanston Street, Melbourne
(03) 9655 1900
Establishment
Jane
Federation Square has become the heart and soul of Melbourne. This modern piazza is home to major cultural att…
Mark & Mike
It’s increasingly hard to imagine Melbourne without Federation Square, a great place to chill and watch the …
Phil &Jing
Catch free tram from Harbour Esplanade (either city circle number 35 or number 70). Just a few stops, you will…
4. Federation Square
4. Federation Square
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142 local reviews
Swanston Street, Melbourne
(03) 9655 1900
Jane
Jane
Federation Square has become the heart and soul of Melbourne. This modern piazza is home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, …
Mark & Mike
Mark & Mike
It’s increasingly hard to imagine Melbourne without Federation Square, a great place to chill and watch the world go by and catch up on yo…
Phil &Jing
Phil &Jing
Catch free tram from Harbour Esplanade (either city circle number 35 or number 70). Just a few stops, you will see Federation Square. Checko…
5. Abbotsford Convent
5. Abbotsford Convent
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57 local reviews
1 St Heliers Street, Melbourne
(03) 9415 3600
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Krista
Located at the bottom of our street the Abbotsford Convent houses several eateries, a lovely garden, art galle…
Lauren and Blair
A great spot to get food, see art and experience any of the events on at the convent. Good for sightseeing bu…
Lisa
Check out "what's on" - usually markets or other events. Good bars and cafes as well art galleries and lovely …
5. Abbotsford Convent
5. Abbotsford Convent
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57 local reviews
1 St Heliers Street, Melbourne
(03) 9415 3600
Krista
Krista
Located at the bottom of our street the Abbotsford Convent houses several eateries, a lovely garden, art gallery and hold regular markets an…
Lauren and Blair
Lauren and Blair
A great spot to get food, see art and experience any of the events on at the convent. Good for sightseeing but also go to their website to …
Lisa
Lisa
Check out "what's on" - usually markets or other events. Good bars and cafes as well art galleries and lovely outdoor spots. Worth going for…
6. CERES Community Environment Park
6. CERES Community Environment Park
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48 local reviews
CERES Community Environment Park, Brunswick East
Closing soon
(03) 9389 0100
Establishment
Yolanda
Located on the Merri Creek, the community has reclaimed an old dumping site into a vibrant community park. Org…
Zoe
Community gardens, nursery, organic co-op, cafes, events, etc
Eleni
Worth walking to along Merri Creek trail. It would take you less than 30 minutes from the house. I will leave …
6. CERES Community Environment Park
6. CERES Community Environment Park
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48 local reviews
CERES Community Environment Park, Brunswick East
Closing soon
(03) 9389 0100
Yolanda
Yolanda
Located on the Merri Creek, the community has reclaimed an old dumping site into a vibrant community park. Organic café and grocery, regular…
Zoe
Zoe
Community gardens, nursery, organic co-op, cafes, events, etc
Eleni
Eleni
Worth walking to along Merri Creek trail. It would take you less than 30 minutes from the house. I will leave a map for the best way to get …
7. Royal Exhibition Building
7. Royal Exhibition Building
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39 local reviews
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton
13 11 02
Establishment
Daniel
Often hosting great events for the public and lovely architectural design.
Beth
World Heritage site, as it's one of the few remaining 19th century exhibition buildings in the world. Also set…
Paul & Mercedes
Historic building from Melbourne boom time in beautify garden setting. Has various exhibitions during the year…
7. Royal Exhibition Building
7. Royal Exhibition Building
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39 local reviews
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton
13 11 02
Daniel
Daniel
Often hosting great events for the public and lovely architectural design.
Beth
Beth
World Heritage site, as it's one of the few remaining 19th century exhibition buildings in the world. Also set in restored gardens. A short …
Paul & Mercedes
Paul & Mercedes
Historic building from Melbourne boom time in beautify garden setting. Has various exhibitions during the year.
8. Queen Victoria Market
8. Queen Victoria Market
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218 local reviews
155 Victoria St, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9320 5822
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Dianne
You can walk or catch the tram a few stops and enjoy the market - The largest markets in Melbourne. Great foo…
Ann
Fresh produce market, which also has other shops, cafes and restaurants, and various events with food, drinks …
Barbara
Biggest market in Melbourne. You'll find everything here. Food, souveniers and junk. Lots of events, worth a v…
8. Queen Victoria Market
8. Queen Victoria Market
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218 local reviews
155 Victoria St, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9320 5822
Dianne
Dianne
You can walk or catch the tram a few stops and enjoy the market - The largest markets in Melbourne. Great food, cheap goods and entertainme…
Ann
Ann
Fresh produce market, which also has other shops, cafes and restaurants, and various events with food, drinks and music on Wednesday and Fri…
Barbara
Barbara
Biggest market in Melbourne. You'll find everything here. Food, souveniers and junk. Lots of events, worth a visit. Trams from Elizabeth Str…
9. Melbourne Showgrounds
9. Melbourne Showgrounds
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10 local reviews
Epsom Road, Ascot Vale
(03) 9281 7444
Establishment
Terry
Melbourne Showgrounds is Melbourne's largest and most versatile venue, offering unique and flexible indoor and…
Jackie
This is where the annual Royal Melbourne Show is held, along with other major events.
Kerrin
Check what events are scheduled. The Royal Melbourne Show - late September, equine events, dog shows, motorbik…
9. Melbourne Showgrounds
9. Melbourne Showgrounds
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10 local reviews
Epsom Road, Ascot Vale
(03) 9281 7444
Terry
Terry
Melbourne Showgrounds is Melbourne's largest and most versatile venue, offering unique and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces designed to ho…
Jackie
Jackie
This is where the annual Royal Melbourne Show is held, along with other major events.
Kerrin
Kerrin
Check what events are scheduled. The Royal Melbourne Show - late September, equine events, dog shows, motorbike shows, retail events,toy sal…
10. Melbourne Cricket Ground
10. Melbourne Cricket Ground
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138 local reviews
Brunton Avenue, Melbourne
(03) 9657 8888
Establishment
Kathryn
Known colloquially as the ‘G, Australia’s favourite stadium is the birthplace of Test cricket and the home of …
Charmaine
Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia. This is for us what the Colosseum was for Ancient Rome. 100,00…
Kate & Lachlan
This sports stadium hosts events such as AFL and cricket matches, concerts as well as offering a sports museum…
10. Melbourne Cricket Ground
10. Melbourne Cricket Ground
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138 local reviews
Brunton Avenue, Melbourne
(03) 9657 8888
Kathryn
Kathryn
Known colloquially as the ‘G, Australia’s favourite stadium is the birthplace of Test cricket and the home of Australian football, holding m…
Charmaine
Charmaine
Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia. This is for us what the Colosseum was for Ancient Rome. 100,000 seats. Some of the biggest s…
Kate & Lachlan
Kate & Lachlan
This sports stadium hosts events such as AFL and cricket matches, concerts as well as offering a sports museum and regular daily tours of th…
11. Arts Centre
11. Arts Centre
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79 local reviews
Arts Centre
Establishment
Claire
Check their website for recent events.
Jacklyn
Australia's largest and busiest performing arts venues, the Arts Centre stages more than 4400 performances and…
Leyla
The Arts Centre
11. Arts Centre
11. Arts Centre
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79 local reviews
Arts Centre
Claire
Claire
Check their website for recent events.
Jacklyn
Jacklyn
Australia's largest and busiest performing arts venues, the Arts Centre stages more than 4400 performances and public events at its three ve…
Leyla
Leyla
The Arts Centre
12. Burrinja Gallery
12. Burrinja Gallery
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12 local reviews
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey
Closed now
(03) 9754 1177
Establishment
Danielle
As well as world-class art exhibitions, Burrinja hosts a variety of theatre and music events, and the onsite c…
Peta
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, …
Chris
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, …
12. Burrinja Gallery
12. Burrinja Gallery
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12 local reviews
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey
Closed now
(03) 9754 1177
Danielle
Danielle
As well as world-class art exhibitions, Burrinja hosts a variety of theatre and music events, and the onsite cafe is another great spot to s…
Peta
Peta
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities an…
Chris
Chris
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities an…