Major events take centre stage in Melbourne throughout the year, from the Australian Open in January to the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.
Docklands Winter Fireworks
1 Jul 2016 to 26 Aug 2016
Start your weekend with a spectacular light show during July and August with the free Friday-night fireworks over Docklands.
Our city this winter
Discover winter masterpieces, or watch masters at work with the latest hit musical. Tuck into hearty meals at cosy restaurants, or delight the kids with Friday night fireworks over Docklands. Find your next Melbourne moment this winter.
Queen Victoria Market
1 Jul 2014 to 31 Dec 2016
Queen Victoria Market is much more than Melbourne’s shopping mecca – it’s a historic landmark, a tourist attraction and a Melbourne institution.
Matilda the Musical
13 Mar 2016 to 11 Nov 2016
Don’t miss the award-winning Matilda the Musical, a tale of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
19 Mar 2016 to 2 Oct 2016
Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition!
26 May 2016 to 18 Sep 2016
Featuring over 600 objects and a rich selection of footage, Scorsese explores the director’s work.
Degas: A New Vision
24 Jun 2016 to 18 Sep 2016
An exhibition of one of the world’s most loved artists, Edgar Degas, showcasing the artist’s talent in a new light.
Melbourne Writers Festival
26 Aug 2016 to 4 Sep 2016
Melbourne Writers Festival returns to celebrate a world of literature, explore universal ideas and inspire a global community of readers.
Melbourne Day Flag Raising Ceremony
30 Aug 2016, 9am – 10am
Bring your friends and family along for the official flag-raising ceremony and live entertainment for Melbourne Day 2016 at Enterprize Park.
We Will Rock You
30 Aug 2016 to 9 Oct 2016
We Will Rock You, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to Melbourne!
6 Oct 2016 to 23 Oct 2016
Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world.
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016
15 Sep 2016 to 2 Oct 2016
The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria’s most vibrant independent arts showcase.
2016 Royal Melbourne Show
17 Sep 2016 to 27 Sep 2016
Come along to the 2016 Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event.
12 Oct 2016 to 27 Nov 2016
Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit and it’s coming to Melbourne!
17 Nov 2016 to 20 Nov 2016
Equitana is the most anticipated equine event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over 50,000 visitors.
The Ring Cycle
21 Nov 2016 to 16 Dec 2016
Opera Australia’s major production of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle returns to Arts Centre Melbourne.
The Book of Mormon
18 Jan 2017 to 31 Mar 2017
The Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, comes to Melbourne!