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.

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
Winter Night Market at Queen Victoria Market
Food & Design Stalls
Van Gogh and the Seasons
collection of Van Gogh's artworks