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Hello winter!

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Free things to do in Melbourne in June |

Looking for free things to do this month? You've come to the right place....

Suiting up for the Festival of Steve

The annual celebration of the modern man, the Festival of Steve is on this Saturday. So we sent a guy called Gerry to get suited up...

Starring: Gerry (Instagram: @gezzaseyes), Carl Navè - Individually Tailored, Styled by Sally, Kelvin Club, Sammy's Hair Grooming, Jay Dillon and ELK

All the ways you can see the city that don't involve a car

Melbourne - you're just showing off now.

These tours run all year and this was filmed in the last three weeks, on a spectacular autumn day.

Thanks to Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne By Bike, Gilson and Kayak Melbourne.

Good Food Month 2018

Good Food Month starts this Friday! Feasting with international and home-grown chefs, dinners, collaborations and a pop-up restaurant at Federation Square are on the menu.


Video courtesy of Good Food Month

Jazz Massive - Melbourne International Jazz Festival

A massive jazz 'flash mob' is taking over the city this weekend. And anyone can join in.

Cumulus Up is holding monthly wine tastings where you can meet the winemakers

Taste the finest drops from Victoria and Tasmania - all for a gold coin donation.

Laneway Lovers guide to Meyers Places

Creative hubs, a hidden rooftop, a secret onsen spa and must-visit bars. All within 100 metres.

Melbourne Museum's late night party is back

Wine, music and dinosaurs.

Memory Lane Monday: when Swanston street looked like the wild west

Photo 1890-1900, Ernest Albert Winter (compiler), State Library of Victoria

Hidden Places Part 2

Down laneways, through unmarked doors and onto rooftops - get off the beaten track and explore these four hidden spaces.

With thanks to Krimper Cafe Manchester unity Building fortyfivedownstairs and Loch & Key

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Over 400 artists. 100 events, 10 incredible days of music. The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is turning 21 and you're invited to the party.

New opening: you can now get crispy skinned, slow roasted pork belly until 2am in the morning

Sydney's cult late-night purveyor of pork belly and Bogan fries has arrived in Melbourne. Get your stretchy pants ready.

Photo: The Jugernauts

Free walking tour: Princess Theatre, Chinatown and more

The iconic Princess Theatre, which opened its doors in 1853. Discover its secrets and many more stories about the city on this special 'memory walk'.

Sydney Dance Company: ab intra

An electrifying journey into the extremes of human nature. A lush cello concerto meets ambient electronica. An arresting ethereal world. Sydney Dance Company's stunning new work opens on Wednesday.

We Protest!

See what vegans, dairy farmers, taxi drivers and tree loggers have in common at We Protest!, a new exhibition on Melbourne’s rude and rowdy activist history. On now at City Gallery.

Gelato. Espresso. Cannoli. Pasta. Pizza. Wine and cheese, glorious cheese. How can we not love the Italian Wine + Food Festival. This Sunday at Royal Exhibition Building.


Melbourne wishlist bakeries and patisseries |

Fresh bread straight out of the oven, sweet treats, office cakes and heavenly pastries. Must visit bakeries and patisseries

Trivia on the Roof

Sunday afternoon trivia Melbourne, style: with heaters, happy hour specials and retractable roof.

Seeing Eye Dogs: Puppy and Foster Carer Information Evening

Volunteer puppy carers wanted. Tell your friends!

A laneway lover’s guide to Guildford Lane |

This hidden laneway is gradually being transformed into a leafy oasis.

Seven free tours of iconic Melbourne places |

Guided tours around Melbourne need not cost the earth - here are seven you can do for free.

Memory Lane Monday: Royal Arcade is the oldest arcade still standing in Australia. Here it is back in 1880-1900.

Source: State Library of Victoria


Geeks guide to Melbourne

Virtual reality zombie battles in a hidden warehouse, arcade games and '80s cocktails, pop culture collectibles and nine more ways to get your geek on in Melbourne.

Luciano Chessa: Cromlech

Open your ears and close your wallets, because Town Hall is hosting another free concert! Visit the iconic Grand Organ on 28 May for an exclusive performance from Italian Composer Luciano Chessa.

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Take a stroll through the stalls of this beloved market, with artisan made goods, crafts and delicious food. This Sunday and every Sunday through the year under the Arts Centre Melbourne's famous spire.

Pinchy's lobster subs have arrived at HWKR

There’s a new lobster roll in town! Pinchy’s have just opened at HWKR. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu...

Eight gardens to explore in Melbourne |

Beautiful walking spots, secret hideaways and places of quiet reflection. And all walking distance from the CBD.

Melbourne Public

Did someone say WEDDING? Celebrate Harry and Meghan's big day over a whisky cocktail (bourbon, lemon juice, bitters, strawberries and - naturally - lashing of ginger beer) and watch the Royal Wedding on the big screen from 7:30pm at Melbourne Public.

Melbourne Central’s Ultra Violet Party for Shop The City

Purple negronis. Sweet treats at the Violet market. Tarot readings. A purple chocolate fountain. Violet fairy floss. A soundtrack of Prince tunes. Tomorrow until 10pm - and it's free.

Powercor Country Festival

This free festival in Yarra Park has a packed program of live music, a farmers market, a pop-up beer garden, camel rides kids activities and more. 19 May, 1-4pm. This Saturday, 1-4pm

Italian Wine and Food Festival

A one-day, epic food festival features everything that is awesome about eating and drinking Italian under one roof!

This Friday is National Marshmallow Day AND Shop the City: toast your own S'mores (marshmallow, gooey melted chocolate), sip cocktails at the Alice in wonderland pop-up bar and book for an exclusive VR experience that recreates flying over the world's most spectacular ski slopes. Live music and amazing bargains across five city blocks. And it's free.


Historic buildings to explore |

Underground vaults, hidden rooftops, secret rooms and haunted halls. These ten historical buildings are must-visit sights in Melbourne.

Bill Henson

It's been seven years since Bill Henson, one Australia's most famous living artists, held an exhibition of new photographic works. Catch it at Tolarno Galleries Melbourne.

Five ways to get fit for free |

Forget fancy gyms and fitness programs. Here's five ways to get get fit for free.

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival

This free festival has dragon boating, traditional ceremonies, performances, mindfulness classes, and an Asian food fair. This weekend at Federation Square

Memory Lane Monday: here's what the city traffic outside Melbourne Town Hall looked like back in 1910-1920!

Pic: Lyle Fowler, courtesy of State Library of Victoria


Melbourne’s curry hot spots |

Where to find the tastiest curries in Melbourne? Here's where to start.

The Brooklyn Block Party

This laneway bar is known for its gourmet hot dogs. And they want to see how many you can eat in three minutes.

Mother's Day words of wisdom from Queen Victoria Market.

What's the best piece of advice your mum ever gave you?

Melbourne's hidden music hotspots |

Some of Melbourne's finest music venues are the hardest the find. Here's your guide to music in the laneways.

We Protest!

See what vegans, dairy farmers, taxi drivers and tree loggers have in common at We Protest!, a new exhibition on Melbourne’s rude and rowdy activist history. Opens today at City Gallery.

The District Makers Market

Browse the stalls at this brand new makers market, featuring the work of local creatives, artists and designers. Sundays at District Docklands.

Dolphins in the Yarra

Dolphins - spotted in the Yarra today! Imagine being in a kayak and spotting these?


Law Week

Take part in mock trials, go behind-the-scenes at the courts, share your opinion with a debate or just enjoy the live music. There's loads happening as part of Law Week and it all kicks off on Monday.

Pop-Up Chai Van

The Original Chai Co. is back at Melbourne Central serving up spicy, freshly brewed Masala chai .

Melbourne's delicious hidden eateries |

It wouldn't be Melbourne if they were easy to find.

Where to satisfy your gnocchi craving in Melbourne |

Feel the chill in the air? It's gnocchi time.

Autumn walks in Melbourne |

These five walking sites are some of the best places to soak up the spectacular autumn colours.


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