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View Event: What's Open Christmas Day 2019
What's Open Christmas Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 25th of December 2019
What's open on Christmas Day - Wednesday 25th of December 2019. There are plenty of things to explore and keep you entertained on one of the quietest days of the year. Weather Forecast: 26°c Su .. What's Open Christmas Day 2019


View Event: AFL Grand Final Week 2019
AFL Grand Final Week 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 21st of September 2019 To 28th of September 2019
In the lead up to the Australian Football League Grand Final on Saturday 28th September 2019 (TBC), catch all the footy fever during AFL Grand Final Week. Be a part of all the Toyota AFL Grand Fina .. AFL Grand Final Week 2019


View Event: April Fool's Day 2020
April Fool's Day 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of April 2020
We celebrate April Fool's Day on the 1st of April every year by playing pranks, practical jokes, and hoaxes on our friends, family and work mates. The celebration known as April Fools' Day or All F .. April Fool's Day 2020


View Event: Australian Citizenship Day 2019
Australian Citizenship Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 17th of September 2019
Australian Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on 17 September. Australian Citizenship Day is a special day to reflect on and celebrate being an Australian citizen. Australian Citizenship is mo .. Australian Citizenship Day 2019


View Event: ​Celebrity Solstice | Cruise Ship @ Station Pier
​Celebrity Solstice | Cruise Ship @ Station Pier
Station Pier - Port Melbourne
➲ When: 13th of October 2019
The upcoming cruise ship to dock in Port Melbourne: ​Celebrity Solstice ​Sun 13 Oct 2019 ​0800 ​​Sun 13 Oct 2019 ​1700 ​OWSP ​WSS Schedule ​ ​Golden Princess (T) ​Sun 27 .. ​Celebrity Solstice | Cruise Ship @ Station Pier


View Event: Baby Pig On Wheels
Baby Pig On Wheels
Kilmore
Introducing Leon Trotsky, the once broken piglet now breaking hearts. He was a regular farm pig until an accident involving his mum killed two of his siblings and crushed Leon's little body. His ..
Baby Pig On WheelsBaby Pig On Wheels


View Event: Bastille Day 2019 | Melbourne
Bastille Day 2019 | Melbourne
Melbourne
➲ When: 14th of July 2019
Bastille Day is the French National Day celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In France, it is called La Fete Nationale and commemorates the 1790 Fete de la Federation, held on the first anniv .. Bastille Day 2019 | Melbourne


View Event: Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 2020
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 14th of April 2020
The annual Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is back on Tuesday 14th April 2020 We'll be scooping out the funkiest, chunkiest flavours - for FREE - to thank you for being our fans! It's the Ben & Jerr .. Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 2020


View Event: Cassette Store Day 2019
Cassette Store Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 12th of October 2019
Cassette Store Day is back! CASSETTE STORE DAY RETURNS FOR 4TH YEAR October 12th 2019 Cassette Store Day is back this autumn on October 17th with a day of global celebrations and more internati .. Cassette Store Day 2019


View Event: Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Day
Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Day
Melbourne
➲ When: 6th of October 2019
MFB and CFA together with Duracell urge all Victorians to change their smoke alarm batteries whenever Daylight Saving starts or ends. Residents are urged to change every smoke alarm battery. So, .. Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Day


View Event: Christmas Planner Guide
Christmas Planner Guide
Melbourne
Christmas is one of the most joyful times of year, but also one of the busiest holiday seasons with so much to plan and do! Here's some advice on how to make your Christmas an easy and festive eve ..
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View Event: Clean Up Australia Day 2020
Clean Up Australia Day 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of March 2020
SUNDAY 1 MARCH 2020 Put Yourself in the Picture for the 30th annual Clean Up Australia Day. Since the national event started in 1990 Australians have donated more than 27.2 million hours takin .. Clean Up Australia Day 2020


View Event: Day for Daniel 2019
Day for Daniel 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 25th of October 2019
25 October 2019 | Day for Daniel is all about 'Keeping Kids Safe', remember to Wear Red, Educate and Donate. Wear Red, Educate and Donate. Day for Daniel is Australia's largest child safety awarene .. Day for Daniel 2019


View Event: Daylight Saving | End
Daylight Saving | End
Melbourne
➲ When: 5th of April 2020
This is a reminder to turn your clocks BACK one hour for the end of the 2019/2020 daylight saving period on Sunday 5 April 2020. Clocks are moved anti-clockwise one hour from 3am to 2am. Dayligh .. Daylight Saving | End


View Event: Daylight Saving | Start
Daylight Saving | Start
Melbourne
➲ When: 6th of October 2019
This is a reminder to turn your clocks FORWARD one hour for the start of the 2019/2020 daylight saving period on Sunday, 6 October 2019. Clocks are moved clockwise one hour from 2am to 3am. Dayl .. Daylight Saving | Start


View Event: Do Not Knock | Sticker
Do Not Knock | Sticker
Melbourne
The national Do Not Knock campaign, aims to stop unwelcome, dishonest and intimidating door-to-door salespeople. Being visited by salespeople at home can be an unnerving experience, particularly fo ..
Do Not Knock | StickerDo Not Knock | Sticker


View Event: DonateLife | Thank You Day 2019
DonateLife | Thank You Day 2019
Beverly Road Heidelberg
➲ When: 17th of November 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019 (TBC) Thank You Day is a national day where we thank all donors and their families for their generosity and pay tribute to all Australians who make organ and tissue donat .. DonateLife | Thank You Day 2019


View Event: Earth Day 2020
Earth Day 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 22nd of April 2020
Wednesday 22 April 2020 - Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day Network's year-round mission is to broaden, divers .. Earth Day 2020


View Event: Earth Hour 2020
Earth Hour 2020
Melbourne
The next Earth Hour is on Saturday ** March 2020, at 8.30pm. Earth Hour will celebrate a worldwide commitment to ongoing change for the betterment of the one thing that unites us all - the planet. .. Earth Hour 2020


View Event: Facebook Just Turned 15. Let's Say Happy Birthday
Facebook Just Turned 15. Let's Say Happy Birthday
Melbourne
➲ When: 4th of February 2019 To 4th of February 2020
Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook 15 years ago today. Since then, the social media site has become a behemoth, with over 2.27 billion users (even if 116 million of them may not be real). In this O .. Facebook Just Turned 15. Let's Say Happy Birthday


View Event: Friday Nights @ Mt Burnett Observatory
Friday Nights @ Mt Burnett Observatory
Mount Burnett Observatory - 430 Paternoster Road, Cockatoo
➲ Every Friday
Mount Burnett Observatory is pleased to announce the revamp of our Friday Members and Visitors Night Schedule. From now on we will be working to a monthly schedule: Sky for the Month (first Friday) .. Friday Nights @ Mt Burnett Observatory


View Event: Go Skateboarding Day 2019
Go Skateboarding Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 21st of June 2019
Every year on June 21, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most infuential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations .. Go Skateboarding Day 2019


View Event: Grand Final Friday & Parade 2019
Grand Final Friday & Parade 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 27th of September 2019
The Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade, proudly supported by City of Melbourne, provides a chance for supporters of all ages to see the players taking part in the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final. Marching b .. Grand Final Friday & Parade 2019


View Event: Greek Independence Day 2020
Greek Independence Day 2020
Rye Foreshore Rye
➲ When: 25th of March 2020
Wednesday 25th of March 2020 This day is Greece's National Day and is always celebrated on 25 March. Greece's Independence Day is actually a holiday that has blended over time with an older f .. Greek Independence Day 2020


View Event: Groundhog Day 2020
Groundhog Day 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 2nd of February 2020
Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd February and according to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, .. Groundhog Day 2020


View Event: Harmony Day 2020
Harmony Day 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 21st of March 2020
21st March is Harmony Day | Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home - from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around .. Harmony Day 2020


View Event: Healthy Bones Week 2019
Healthy Bones Week 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 19th of August 2019 To 25th of August 2019
Healthy Bones Action Week, August 19-25, 2019* Your bone health matters for continuing to do all the things you love to do into the future. But, it's easy to forget about our bones. That's why .. Healthy Bones Week 2019


View Event: Hearing Awareness Week
Hearing Awareness Week
Melbourne
Hearing impairment, or deafness, is when your hearing is affected by a condition or injury. Some people are born with a hearing loss while others may develop it as they get older. Most commonly, he .. Hearing Awareness Week


View Event: Heart Health Check | 45+ Free
Heart Health Check | 45+ Free
Melbourne
Australia has introduced a Medicare-funded Heart Health Check for all Australians at risk of developing heart disease. Are you at risk? Do you need a Heart Health Check? Every day 51 Australia .. Heart Health Check | 45+ Free


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View Event: Homelessness Week 2019
Homelessness Week 2019
Melbourne
Ending homelessness together Homelessness Week is an annual week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action ne .. Homelessness Week 2019


View Event: Horses' Birthday 2019
Horses' Birthday 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of August 2019
In Australia, every horse has its birthday on the first day of August each year.. Thursday 1st August 2019 All thoroughbreds have the same birthday so that their ages can be standardized for c .. Horses' Birthday 2019


View Event: I Touch Myself | Breast Cancer Awareness
I Touch Myself | Breast Cancer Awareness
Melbourne
CHRISSY AMPHLETT (Christine Joy Amphlett) October 25, 1959 - April 21, 2013 She sang it. She shouted it. And we couldn't help but listen. Now Chrissy wants us to hear her words again. For breast ..
I Touch Myself | Breast Cancer AwarenessI Touch Myself | Breast Cancer Awareness


View Event: International Chess Day 2019
International Chess Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 20th of July 2019
July 20 is International Chess Day... How many chess games can be played in a capital city in one day? You may not know it, but 20th July marks International Chess Day and Melburnians are being .. International Chess Day 2019


View Event: International Day of Happiness 2020
International Day of Happiness 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 20th of March 2020
Happy International Day of Happiness Melbourne! Friday 20th March 2020 In 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness. The day recog .. International Day of Happiness 2020


View Event: International Day of People with Disability 2019
International Day of People with Disability 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 3rd of December 2019
Tuesday 3rd of December 2019 is International Day of People with Disability. International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understan .. International Day of People with Disability 2019


View Event: International Hamburger Day 2019
International Hamburger Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 28th of May 2019
In case any of us needed an excuse to eat a burger, Melbourne's best burger joints are celebrating National Hamburger Day on Tuesday 28 May 2019, with a flurry of deliciousness. Let's face it, the .. International Hamburger Day 2019


View Event: International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2019
International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2019
South Wharf
➲ When: 19th of September 2019
September 19th (every year) is International Talk Like A Pirate Day But first ... enjoy our First Annual Talk Like A Pirate Day Sing-Along! Talking like a pirate is fun. It's really that s .. International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2019


View Event: International Women's Day 2020
International Women's Day 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 8th of March 2020
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Sunday, March 8 2020 marks 109 years since the first Intern .. International Women's Day 2020


View Event: Kind July
Kind July
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of July 2019 To 30th of July 2019
If every Australian did one act of kindness a day for the month of July, that would be 775 million acts of kindness in Kind July. Pledge your kindness today.. Sign the pledge In a world wher .. Kind July


View Event: Liptember 2019 | Women's Mental Health
Liptember 2019 | Women's Mental Health
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of September 2019 To 30th of September 2019
Liptember is a campaign raising funds and awareness for women's mental health during the month of September. Throughout the month of September Liptember sells official lipsticks at Chemist Warehous .. Liptember 2019 | Women's Mental Health


View Event: Love Your Bookshop Day 2019
Love Your Bookshop Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 10th of August 2019
Love Your Bookshop Day will be held on Saturday 10 August 2019. Held in hundreds of locations throughout Australia, we will celebrate bookshops in all their glory. Love Your Bookshop Day celebra .. Love Your Bookshop Day 2019


View Event: Mad March 2020 | so many things to do
Mad March 2020 | so many things to do
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of March 2020 To 31st of March 2020
If there was any dispute as to Australia's leading events city, one only has to look at Melbourne in March to see how many first-class, world events are on. Melbourne is proud of its reputation as .. Mad March 2020 | so many things to do


View Event: Melbourne Day 2019 Celebrations
Melbourne Day 2019 Celebrations
Enterprize Park - Melbourne
➲ When: 30th of August 2019
Celebrate 184 marvellous years of everything great about Melbourne! Melbourne Day is on Friday, 30th August, 2019. This year the festival will be the best yet, welcoming in 184 years of the ci .. Melbourne Day 2019 Celebrations


View Event: Melbourne Magazine
Melbourne Magazine
Melbourne
Stay up-to-date with what is happening in the City of Melbourne. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Me .. Melbourne Magazine


View Event: Melbourne Pollen Count & Forecast
Melbourne Pollen Count & Forecast
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of October 2019 To 31st of December 2019
The School of Botany at the University of Melbourne is pleased to offer the Melbourne Pollen Count and forecast service to Melbourne's hay fever and asthma sufferers. Each year the Melbourne Pollen .. Melbourne Pollen Count & Forecast


View Event: Melbourne Water Restrictions
Melbourne Water Restrictions
Melbourne
From 1 December 2012, Melbourne will move to Permanent Water Use Rules (previously Stage 1 water restrictions). These rules are in place at all times. Penalties apply to those who don't follow Per ..
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View Event: Melbourne's Best Kept Secrets
Melbourne's Best Kept Secrets
Melbourne
Shhhh, keep this to yourself, don't tell a soul.. Melbourne's Best Kept Secrets Melbourne is well-known for its hidden things; concealed bars, secret cafes, quirky museums, or undiscovered attr ..
Melbourne's Best Kept SecretsMelbourne's Best Kept Secrets


View Event: Men's Health Week 2019
Men's Health Week 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 10th of June 2019 To 16th of June 2019
MEN AND FAMILIES - Keeping Boys and Men Healthy Men's Health Week 10-16 June 2019. Communities across Australia come together and create fun and engaging events, promotions and activities tailor .. Men's Health Week 2019


View Event: Mental Health Week 2019
Mental Health Week 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 5th of October 2019 To 11th of October 2019
October 5 -11 2019 Mental Health: What do you know? Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage Victorians around mental health and related issues through the organisation of a hug .. Mental Health Week 2019


View Event: MobileMuster | Donate Your Old Smartphone | Support Deafblind
MobileMuster | Donate Your Old Smartphone | Support Deafblind
Melbourne
Donate Your Old Smartphone to Enable Australia's Deafblind Community to Reconnect. Currently, an estimated 288,000 Australians live with no hearing and sight and this number is predicted to rise t ..
MobileMuster | Donate Your Old Smartphone | Support DeafblindMobileMuster | Donate Your Old Smartphone | Support Deafblind


View Event: NAIDOC Week 2019
NAIDOC Week 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of July 2019 To 7th of July 2019
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in .. NAIDOC Week 2019


View Event: National Children's Week 2019
National Children's Week 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 23rd of October 2019
Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. Children's Week is supported by the Australia .. National Children's Week 2019


View Event: National Missing Persons Week 2019
National Missing Persons Week 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 4th of August 2019 To 10th of August 2019
4 - 10 August 2019 | National Missing Persons Week is an annual event to raise community awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons. There are various issues associated with y .. National Missing Persons Week 2019


View Event: National Stroke Week 2019
National Stroke Week 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 2nd of September 2019 To 8th of September 2019
Monday 2 to Sunday 8 September 2019 Every step counts towards a healthy life. This year, Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to discover how easy it is to fit healthy habits into thei .. National Stroke Week 2019


View Event: National Tree Day 2019
National Tree Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 28th of July 2019
Get Outside & Grow for National Tree Day Planet Ark's National Tree Day is Australia's biggest community tree-planting event. Since Tree Day started in 1996 over 10.5 million native trees and .. National Tree Day 2019


View Event: National Wattle Day 2019
National Wattle Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of September 2019
1st September 2019 - falls on a Sunday. Since 1992 National Wattle Day has been 1 September in all of Australia's States and Territories. Before then, Australians in different States have celeb .. National Wattle Day 2019


View Event: Neighbour Day 2020
Neighbour Day 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 29th of March 2020
SAY G'DAY on Sunday 29th March 2020 Neighbour Day is Australia's annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. Whether through a cup .. Neighbour Day 2020


View Event: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2020
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of February 2020 To 29th of February 2020
February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and is held to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, how many women are affected by the disease each year, the impact it has on these .. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2020


View Event: Peace and Love 2019
Peace and Love 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 7th of July 2019
Sunday 7th July 2019 | At noon, Beatle Ringo Starr is asking everyone to take a moment to ask for peace and love. Ringo spreads a message of peace and love every year on his birthday. Ringo's bi .. Peace and Love 2019


View Event: Pink Bun 2019 | Breast Cancer Network Australia
Pink Bun 2019 | Breast Cancer Network Australia
Melbourne
➲ When: 2nd of May 2019 To 29th of May 2019
The Pink Bun campaign runs until May 29 in all Bakers Delight bakeries across Australia. Until May 15, 100 per cent of the money from Pink Fun Buns sales will be donated to BCNA. From May 16 t .. Pink Bun 2019 | Breast Cancer Network Australia


View Event: Plastic Free July 2019
Plastic Free July 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 1st of July 2019 To 31st of July 2019
Joining the challenge is quite simple...choose to refuse single-use plastic during July. Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges .. Plastic Free July 2019


View Event: Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday
Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday
Melbourne
➲ When: 12th of June 2019
The next declared public holiday in Victoria is Queen's Birthday Monday 12 June Public Holiday | More 2019 Victorian Special Days Victoria celebrates the following special days, h .. Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday


View Event: QUIT | World No Tobacco Day 2019
QUIT | World No Tobacco Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 31st of May 2019
Every year World No Tobacco Day on May 31, aims to raise awareness of the devastating toll of tobacco through smoking-related death and disease. We ecourage Australians to quit smoking together f .. QUIT | World No Tobacco Day 2019


View Event: R U OK? Day 2019
R U OK? Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 12th of September 2019
Thursday 12th September 2019 | R U OK? Day is a national day of action, dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other 'Are you OK?' It's a national day of action .. R U OK? Day 2019


View Event: Recalls: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Recalls: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Melbourne
View products like the compulsory Takata airbag recall Product Safety Australia - Recalls The ACCC's role is to identify and address the risk of serious injury and death from safety hazards in ..
Recalls: Australian Competition and Consumer CommissionRecalls: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


View Event: Red Nose Day 2019
Red Nose Day 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 28th of June 2019
In 31 years, 10,000+ Australian children's lives have been saved, but still nine children die every day. Every day in Australia, children under the age of four die suddenly and unexpectedly, with c .. Red Nose Day 2019


View Event: Secret Yarra River plan revealed
Secret Yarra River plan revealed
Melbourne
The Victorian Government has agreed to participate in a historic project to improve Melbourne's appearance and encourage tourists to view the city as an environmentally progressive centre for innovati ..
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View Event: September 11 | Shine On Tribute 2019
September 11 | Shine On Tribute 2019
Melbourne
➲ When: 11th of September 2019
We remind all Victorians to turn on their lights at 8:47am on Wednesday 11th September 2019 in tribute to the victims of 9/11. It is important to remember the tragic events of this day so they may .. September 11 | Shine On Tribute 2019


View Event: Speakers Forum | Soapbox Oratory
Speakers Forum | Soapbox Oratory
Corner Swanston St and Latrobe Street, Melbourne
➲ Every Sunday
Every Sunday afternoon, soapbox orators take turns speaking on various topics from differing viewpoints on the State Library Lawns. Questions, comments, heckling and interjections are welcome. P .. Speakers Forum | Soapbox Oratory




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