Melbourne’s calendar is full of major cultural events and festivals. Whether you love films, flowers, fashion or food, there is a Melbourne event for you.
Dance is a dynamic part of Australia's performing arts culture. Melbourne is home to the internationally acclaimed Australian Ballet, as well as a number of diverse contemporary dance companies.
Music and opera
Victorian performances by Opera Australia are supported by the State Orchestra of Victoria. There are also regular performances by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Australian Pops Orchestra – or one of the bands or artists that regularly perform live in Victoria's nightspots.
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Australia's oldest public gallery, is one of Melbourne's favourite cultural venues with international exhibitions featured throughout the year. Another favourite NGV gallery in Melbourne is the Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square, which houses 20,000 Australian works including the contemporary and innovative Indigenous collection.
Our museums will keep you and your kids entertained all year. Some of Melbourne's most popular museums include:
Learn more at Museum Victoria.
Events and festivals
We’re proud of the world-class events and festivals that we hold throughout each year. Here are some of our major festivals and events:
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