Australia's food capital and major events right at your doorstep

Melbourne has a thriving art scene, with artist-run spaces as well as large public museums and galleries. There are also fascinating exhibitions on history and the natural world.

As a foodie town, Melbourne always has a culinary event on the boil. Choose from food festivals, wine tastings, celebrity chef visits and cooking classes.

Lace up your sneakers and practise your cheer, because Melbourne’s sporting calendar is packed with electrifying events, including the AFL Grand Final and Twenty20 cricket.

Major events take centre stage in Melbourne throughout the year, from the Australian Open in January to the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.

Melbourne Zoo
Sumatran Tiger
2017 Winter Festival
events, exhibitions, ice skating, shopping and plenty of warming food and drinks
2018 International Flower Market
Breathtaking floral displays and spectacular Show Gardens
Melbourne Design Market 2017
Melbourne's one-to-watch designers
Open House Melbourne 2017
Hear from internationally-esteemed architects
2018 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park Grand Prix
Australian Open
The Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
Flemington Racecourse