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Melbourne Events

All the 'In the know' events and festivals in Melbourne

Melbourne events are world-class and the city is home to local talent as well as drawing international superstars from sports and arts and entertainment.

Each year the city is home to iconic sporting events such as the Australian Open, the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and Boxing Day text cricket. Arts also flourishes, with Melbourne being the home to the Australian Ballet and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Also, our three historic theatres attract musicals and performances from Broadway and the West End. Keep reading to see what Melbourne events we are looking forward to this year.


  • January Events

    The year 2017 starts in true Melbournian fashion with the 2017 Australian Open and the KFC Big Bash.

  • February Events

    Melbourne skies light up for this years White Light this February.

  • March Events

    The 2017 F1 Season starts here at Melbourne's Albert Park and that's just the green light for March.

  • April Events

    All things Easter headline April's event calendar

  • May Events

    The AFL action is heating up at Etihad Stadium and the hallowed ground of the MCG.

  • June Events

    Football fanatics hold on, the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour is in Melbourne where Argentina will take on Brazil.

  • July Events

    Mid year school holidays are just in time to take a well earned rest and spend time together as a family.

  • August Events

    It's done to the line with finals footy right around the corner. Make sure you're in the stands.

  • September Events

    School holidays and the AFL grand final, it's a great time of year to be in Melbourne.

  • October Events

    Gates open for the Spring Racing Carnival with the Caulfield Cup and Cox plate as well as the Rugby League World Cup.

  • November Events

    Hats on and Champagne glasses at the ready, it's the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

  • December Events

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.


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