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What's Open Christmas Day 2019
➲ When: 25th of December 2019What'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 ..
8 Days: Guide to the Week
➲ When: 10th of November 2019 To 17th of November 2019The Age Digital Edition 8 Days: Guide to the Week Ahead Your one-stop guide to the week ahead in Melbourne by Megan Whitfield Next 8 Days NOV 10 STAGE Opera and contemporary singers come ..
April Fool's Day 2020
➲ When: 1st of April 2020We 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 ..
Baby Pig On Wheels
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 ..
Bastille Day 2020 | Melbourne
➲ When: 14th of July 2020Bastille 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 ..
Batman Day 2020
➲ When: 15th of September 202015th September is Batman Day Celebrating 81 years as The World's Greatest Detective, Batman is the ultimate crusader against injustice. Is there a city on the planet better served to celebrate ..
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 2020
➲ When: 14th of April 2020The 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 ..
Change Smoke Alarm Batteries Day
➲ When: 5th of April 2020MFB 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, ..
Christmas Planner Guide
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 ..
Clean Up Australia Day 2020
➲ When: 1st of March 2020SUNDAY 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 ..
Daylight Saving 2020 | Start
➲ When: 5th of October 2020This is a reminder to turn your clocks FORWARD one hour for the start of the 2020/2021 daylight saving period on Sunday 5 October 2020. Clocks are moved clockwise one hour from 2am to 3am. Dayli ..
Daylight Saving | End
➲ When: 5th of April 2020This 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 ..
Do Not Knock | Sticker
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 ..
DonateLife | Thank You Day 2019
➲ When: 17th of November 2019Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day) Thank You Day is a national day to acknowledge the generosity of donors and their families, simply by saying Thank You. An initiative of the Organ and Tissue ..
Earth Day 2020
➲ When: 22nd of April 2020Wednesday 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 Hour 2020
➲ When: 28th of March 2020The next Earth Hour is on Saturday 28 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. ..
Facebook Just Turned 15. Let's Say Happy Birthday
➲ When: 4th of February 2019 To 4th of February 2020Mark 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 ..
Friday Nights @ Mt Burnett Observatory
⊜ Mount Burnett Observatory - 430 Paternoster Road, Cockatoo
➲ Every FridayMount 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) ..
Go Skateboarding Day 2020
➲ When: 21st of June 2020Every 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 ..
Greek Independence Day 2020
⊜ Rye Foreshore Rye
➲ When: 25th of March 2020Wednesday 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 ..
Groundhog Day 2020
➲ When: 2nd of February 2020Groundhog 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, ..
Harmony Day 2020
➲ When: 21st of March 202021st 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 ..
Heart Health Check | 45+ Free
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 ..
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Horses' Birthday 2020
➲ When: 1st of August 2020In Australia, every horse has its birthday on the first day of August each year.. Saturday 1st of August 2020 All thoroughbreds have the same birthday so that their ages can be standardized fo ..
I Touch Myself | Breast Cancer Awareness
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 ..
International Chess Day 2020
➲ When: 20th of July 2020July 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 Day of Happiness 2020
➲ When: 20th of March 2020Happy 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 People with Disability 2019
➲ When: 3rd of December 2019Tuesday 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 Hamburger Day 2020
➲ When: 28th of May 2020In case any of us needed an excuse to eat a burger, Melbourne's best burger joints are celebrating National Hamburger Day on 28 May 2020, with a flurry of deliciousness. Let's face it, there isn't ..
International TAP Dancing Day 2020
➲ When: 25th of May 2020Held annually, International TAP Dancing Day is on the 25th May each year. Whether you are an aspiring Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, or Ginger Rogers, or whether you simply enjoy celebrating dance, Tap ..
International Women's Day 2020
➲ When: 8th of March 2020International 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 ..
Love Your Bookshop Day 2020
➲ When: 8th of August 2020Love Your Bookshop Day will be held on Saturday 8 August 2020. Held in hundreds of locations throughout Australia, we will celebrate bookshops in all their glory. Love Your Bookshop Day celebrat ..
Mad March 2020 | so many things to do
➲ When: 1st of March 2020 To 31st of March 2020If 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 ..
McHappy Day 2019
➲ When: 16th of November 2019McHappy Day returns to all McDonald's restaurants across Australia on Saturday, 16th November 2019. Now in its 28th year, the day continues to raise crucial funds for Ronald McDonald House Chariti ..
Melbourne > Geelong | Ferry
We've heard on the grapvine* that a direct Melbourne to Geelong ferry service is launching later in 2019. Driving down the Princes Freeway towards Geelong on any given weekend is a bit of a nightm ..
Melbourne Pollen Count & Forecast
➲ When: 1st of October 2019 To 31st of December 2019The 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 Water Restrictions
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 ..
Melbourne's Best Kept Secrets
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 ..
Men's Health Week 2020
➲ When: 15th of June 2020 To 21st of June 2020Men's Health Week 15-21 June 2020. MEN AND FAMILIES - Keeping Boys and Men Healthy Men's Health Week Communities across Australia come together and create fun and engaging events, promotions ..
MPavilion Program 2019-2020
⊜ MPavilion - Queen Victoria Gardens Melbourne
➲ When: 14th of November 2019 To 22nd of March 2020MPavilion (14 Nov 2019 - 22 Mar 2020) comprises over 400 free events including talks, workshops, performances, kid-friendly experiences, community projects and installations, with an opening week of c ..
NAIDOC Week 2020
➲ When: 6th of July 2020 To 12th of July 2020NAIDOC 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 ..
National Missing Persons Week 2020
➲ When: 2nd of August 2020 To 8th of August 2020National Missing Persons Week 2020 will be held from the 2 - 8 August. National Missing Persons Week is an annual event to raise community awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing p ..
National Reconciliation Week 2020
➲ When: 27th of May 2020 To 3rd of June 2020National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May - 3 June These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey- the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court ..
National Recycling Week 2019
➲ When: 11th of November 2019 To 17th of November 2019Planet Ark's National Recycling Week campaign promotes the importance of reducing reusing and recycling! National Recycling Week runs Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November 2019. Whether it's hosting ..
National Sorry Day 2020
➲ When: 26th of May 2020Tuesday 26th May 2020 Each year we encourage all schools, community groups and workplaces to hold events in their local areas to commemorate National Sorry Day. National Sorry Day is an Austral ..
National Tree Day 2020
➲ When: 26th of July 2020Get 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 Wattle Day 2020
➲ When: 1st of September 20201st September 2020 - falls on a Tuesday 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 ..
Neighbour Day 2020
➲ When: 29th of March 2020SAY 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 ..
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2020
➲ When: 1st of February 2020 To 29th of February 2020February 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 ..
Peace and Love 2020
➲ When: 7th of July 2020Tuesday 7th July 2020 | 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 b ..
Plastic Free July 2020
➲ When: 1st of July 2020 To 31st of July 2020Join the challenge and ‘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 people to do ..
Police Blue Ribbon Day 2020
➲ When: 29th of September 2020Tuesday 29th September 2020 | Blue Ribbon Day is a chance for the community to say thank you to those who put themselves in harm's way, and ensure that those who have fallen are not forgotten. We h ..
Public Holiday: Christmas Day
➲ When: 25th of December 2019The next declared public holiday in Victoria is Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December National Christmas Day Boxing Day Thursday 26 December National Boxing Day 2019 Victorian Public & Sp ..
QUIT | World No Tobacco Day 2020
➲ When: 31st of May 2020Every 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 o ..
R U OK? Day 2020
➲ When: 10th of September 2020Thursday 10th September 2020 | 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 ..
Recalls: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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 ..
Red Nose Day 2020
➲ When: 14th of August 2020In 32 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 ..
Secret Yarra River plan revealed
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 ..
September 11 | Tribute 2020
➲ When: 11th of September 2020Friday 11th September 2020 is the 19th anniversary of one of the world's worst terrorist attacks when two hijacked planes ploughed into the World Trade Centre in Manhattan USA. It is important to r ..
Speakers Forum | Soapbox Oratory
⊜ Corner Swanston St and Latrobe Street, Melbourne
➲ Every SundayEvery 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 ..
Star Wars Day 2020 | May the 4th
➲ When: 4th of May 2020The next annual Star Wars Day is Monday 4th May 2020 May the Fourth be with you always. May the force be with you International Star Wars Day The International Star Wars Day date is 'May the ..
Things to see, hear & do this weekend
➲ Every Saturday, SundayMake the most of your weekend in Melbourne with these fabulous events. No city does it better than Melbourne, so get out and discover the very best shows, festivals, dining, community, exhibitions, ..
TV Reception Issues
There is always a steady stream of complaints about poor reception, pixelation and often, not being able to receive 'one' channel including 2, 7, 9, 10 and SBS. Feedback often has friends and neigh ..
UN International Day of Peace 2020
➲ When: 21st of September 20202020 International Day of Peace (United Nations) Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted t ..
Ten years ago, over 30,000 Australians showed their support for reconcilliation by walking as one over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was a momentous gesture of unity, but at its heart, true reconci ..
Victorian Snow Season | Launch 2020
➲ When: 6th of June 2020 To 8th of June 2020Traditionally the start of the snow season is the Queen's Birthday long weekend. Thousands of snow enthusiasts head for one of Victoria's 7 alpine resorts for skiing snowboarding toboggan and cross ..
What's On In Bendigo
⊜ 51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo
Every corner you turn in Bendigo reveals another living treasure; another vivid reminder of the city's glorious and heady past - whether it is the outrageous opulence of a boomtown hotel, or the simpl ..
World AIDS Day 2019
➲ When: 1st of December 2019Sunday 1st December 2019 marks the 31st annual 'World AIDS Day'. World AIDS Day is an international day of remembrance and support for those people who have lost their lives to, and for those peopl ..
World Alzheimer's Day 2020
➲ When: 21st of September 2020Dementia Awareness Month is held during September each year with World Alzheimer's Day occurring on 21 September. Alzheimer's Australia has a vision to develop dementia-friendly communities and or ..
World Down Syndrome Day 2020
➲ When: 21st of March 2020Saturday 21st March 2020 March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, which has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2012. On this day, people all around the world celebrate the liv ..
World Environment Day 2020
➲ When: 5th of June 2020Help us #BeatPlasticPollution around the world World Environment Day celebrates its 20th anniversary on 5th of June 2020. World Environment Day reminds us to take action to conserve and protect ..
World Humanitarian Day 2020
➲ When: 19th of August 2020The United Nations' World Humanitarian Day is held on August 19 each year, 2020 its a Wednesday. The day honors all humanitarians who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause, and ..
World Laughter Day 2020
⊜ Federation Square - Corner Flinders St and St Kilda Road Melbourne
➲ When: 3rd of May 2020Sunday 3rd May 2020 WORLD LAUGHTER DAY (WLD) 2020 CELEBRATIONS Be part of this global attempt to laugh for World Peace, Health & Happiness to make our world a better place for all. This an ..
World Malaria Day 2020
➲ When: 25th of April 2020World Malaria Day is remembered on the 25th of April each year... On April 25, people across the globe will take part in a wide range of activities to mark World Malaria Day. These activities will ..
World Refugee Day 2019
➲ When: 20th of June 2020Saturday 20th June 2020 World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year, dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. It is a special day when the world ..
World Water Day 2020
➲ When: 22nd of March 2020World Water Day aims to bring the world's attention to the importance of fresh water. World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are o ..
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