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With a non-stop schedule of international events, dedicated precincts and superb venues, Melbourne is events. Go wild for world champions at our sports grounds and discover exclusive exhibitions in our arts precinct. See thrilling performances by artists at the top of their game in one extraordinary festival and witness a horserace for the history books. Make a week or a weekend of it and explore rooftop bars, riverside restaurants, eclectic boutiques and open-air laneway galleries.
29 June - 29 Oct 2017
Enter the enchanting claymation world of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and more. A Grand Day Out for all.
27 August - 7 November 2017
Get wrapped up in the rich history of this adored French fashion house, featuring magnificent displays of their signature gowns.
September - November 2017
Epic battles, hijinks and special effects. Get a wild new perspective on Shakespeare's works in a full-scale replica of his Globe theatre.
4 - 22 Oct 2017
Be provoked and inspired at this major international arts festival, with spellbinding performances in music, dance, theatre and visual arts.
20 - 22 October 2017
See the world's best riders get all revved up on the Phillip Island Circuit, the home of Australian motorcycle racing.
27 October & 19 November 2017
14 nations, 1 trophy, and a ton of heart-stopping action. Feel the intensity of a live game as you cheer teams on in their quest for glory.
4, 7, 9 &11 November 2017
Celebrate fashion and first-class thoroughbred racing across four days, including the race that stops a nation – the Melbourne Cup.
26 - 30 December 2017
Get in quick to see great cricket rivals Australia and England face off on the hallowed grounds of the MCG.