Newsletter | #264 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #264 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #264 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for Tuesday to Monday, January 24 to 30, 2012.

This week... Australia Day is here in all its eventful glory, bringing it with it a great swell of other events for that less official public holiday, otherwise known as Friday. Along with a fine selection of festivals and events held across the - ahem - long weekend, we have a new kid on the block with The Piers Festival in Port Melbourne offering a family friendly day.

On much more familiar and also musical ground, there's the Murray River Music Festival with a great program of concerts, the Big Day Out, and the Globe to Globe Festival with music from all corners of the world.

OnlyMelbourne Welcomes

Minsky's Market Minsky's Market, held at Fitzroy's House of Burlesque, is a unique market filled with fashion, art and lingerie, which also supports local talent. With vintage style clothing and artist made fashions, stallholders include Bonsai Kitten, Jubilee Road and Truffle Mistress.
When: Sunday February 5 - 11am to 5pm

School Holiday Guides

School Holiday Guide Check out our School Holiday Guide for the latest on what to do with the kids during Summer Holidays. The holiday guide offers a great range of activities for the young and young at heart, with events, tours, workshops, concerts and holiday programs.. all in marvellous Melbourne!
School Holiday Guide - Dec 22 to Feb 1

Australia Day

Australia Day Australia Day is celebrated with a wide range of special events held to honour the day with plenty of free events and activities that you'll find in Melbourne and throughout the suburbs with many local councils offering events such as BBQ days, Ceremonies and more.
View Australia Day Events - January 26

Share the Spirit Share the Spirit, held at East Melbourne's Treasury Gardens, is a free festival that recognises and honours the original occupants of this country with a great line-up of performers. The event also includes community market stalls, workshops and children's activities.
When: Thursday January 26 - 1pm to 7pm

Government House Open Day Government House Open Day, celebrating Australia Day, allows the public to visit Government House, one of Australia's finest buildings. With many rooms open to view, activities include a tour of the house and picnic grounds and children's entertainment in the grounds.
When: Thursday January 26 - 10am to 3pm

Major Events

The Piers Festival The Piers Festival, held at Station Pier and Princes Pier in Port Melbourne, is a celebration of migration that features fun for all the family with spectacular displays of music, dance, food and historical displays along with the tall ship Enterprize there on the day and fireworks in the evening.
When: Saturday January 28

Festival of Sails Festival of Sails, Australia's largest sailing regatta with over 400 yachts racing from Williamstown to Geelong, offers great action for sailing fans along with fantastic free family entertainment on Geelong's shores with three stages, stall holders, art and craft stalls and much more.
When: January 21 to 29

Midsumma Festival Midsumma Festival celebrates Gay and Lesbian culture at various venues in Melbourne with queer-centric and queer friendly performances and entertainment including special performances, cabaret, art exhibitions, community events and much more in its extensive program.
When: January 15 to February 5
Pride March: Sunday February 5

Port Fairy Moyneyana Festival Port Fairy Moyneyana Festival, Victoria's longest running festival, is a community event for the whole family with daily entertainment that includes historic tours, concerts and film screenings, camel rides, workshops and more with many attractions and special events free.
When: December 24 to January 26

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year at Chinese Museum Chinese New Year at Chinese Museum celebrates with a special day of free entry and the chance to see the 63 metre-long Millennium Dragon awakened from its slumber with colourful, lively performances and lion dances along with other special attractions and cultural activities.
When: Sunday January 29

Also See: More on Chinese New Year
Also See: IFSA Chinese New Year Luncheon

Music & Arts Festivals

Murray River International Music Festival Murray River International Music Festival features world class performances held in venues ranging from riverside settings to riverboats and wineries. Held in towns that include Mildura, Swan Hill and Echuca, the festival also includes master-classes, workshops and more.
When: January 24 to - February 5

Globe to Globe Globe to Globe, Kingston's World Music Festival is an annual celebration of the multi-cultural community. Held at Clayton South's Namatjira Park, the festival program has outstanding performers, workshops, exotic food, children's rides and a spectacular fireworks display.
When: Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29

Big Day Out Big Day Out, one of Australia's most iconic music festivals, takes place at Flemington Racecourse with an enormous line up of big name acts That this year includes Kanye West, Soundgarden, The Living End, Cavalera Conspiracy, Parkway Drive, Girl Talk and others.
When: Sunday January 29

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival Herring Island Summer Arts Festival offers exhibitions every weekend at the Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park in Toorak. Accessible by boat with a punt service, the arts festival includes special artists' demonstrations, talks, workshops, activities and more.
When: January 14 to April 1 - Weekends
Australia Day Activities: January 26

Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

Misshapen Chaos Misshapen Chaos, held at Eckersleys in Melbourne, is an exhibition by Gabrielle Jean and Le Nox, two young creators originating from different spectrum's of the art world, both fluent in a diverse range of mediums and creative stimuli to portrays the chaotic elements of daily life.
When: January 27 to February 6

Come into the Garden Come into the Garden, held at Brighton's Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, is an exhibition by Marion Chapman and Jo Reitze. Having met at the Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors in 2008, this is the first time the two artists have exhibited their works together.
When: Until February 12

Forever Young Forever Young, held at Bulleen's Heide Museum of Modern Art, draws on the Heide Collection to focus on an important group of works by the 'first circle' of radical young artists that were supported by founders of Heide, John and Sunday Reed when they began collecting in the 1930s.
When: Until April 22

Kitsch Australiana Exhibition Kitsch Australiana Exhibition, held by Lord Coconut, a Melbourne store specialising in unique jewellery for men, celebrates Australia Day with a collection of works created by local jewellers, designers and artisans who were challenged to represent their own view of kitsch Australiana.
When: Until February 11 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

National Photographic Portrait Prize National Photographic Portrait Prize, an exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, will be presented by the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in Lilydale. Making its only Victorian appearance, the exhibition features 55 outstanding portrait photographs of Australian life and character.
When: January 26 to March 25 - Closed Mondays

Finally Lost Finally Lost, held at Melbourne's West Space gallery, is a series of works by Jelena TeleŔki, a Sydney-based and Yugoslavia born artist whose exhibition deals with the aftermath of a failure or the poignant moment in which one realises that he/she has been defeated.
When: Jan 27 to Feb 18 - Wed to Sat

A Dingo Fence and Mallee Roots A Dingo Fence and Mallee Roots, showing at Melbourne's fortyfivedownstairs, is an exhibition by Kristin Diemer, a photographer and sociologist who uses her art to tell a good story with her exhibition following a Victorian family farming on the isolated Fringe.
When: Until February 4 - Closed Mondays

Veiled Veiled, held at Brighton's Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, is Greer Honeywill's exhibition exploring the self, home and truth through sculpture, photography and an interactive sound installation. The works challenge our perceptions of relationships between memories, truth and fiction.
When: Until February 26 - Wednesdays to Sundays

The Godden Gift The Godden Gift, held at Wheelers Hill's Monash Gallery of Art, features works that celebrate the generous donation of 69 photographs by the photographer and curator Christine Godden, whose donation reflects her close association with 1970's Australian photographers.
When: Until March 11

Picture This City Picture This City, held at Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds, explores the history of Moonee Valley through images captured by local photographers over the past 150 years with artist Elizabeth Gertsakis revealing past lifestyles through photographic collages and multi-media.
When: Until February 26 - Closed Mondays

The Art of Star Wars The Art of Star Wars, held at Armadale's Silver K Gallery, is the largest Star Wars Exhibition ever presented in Australia. With works by some of the finest artists and illustrators, commissioned by Lucas Films, the exhibition recaptures classic scenes and themes from Star Wars
When: Until January 29 - Entry Applies

The Ecstasy of Infrastructure The Ecstasy of Infrastructure, held at TarraWarra Museum of Art in Healesville, is an exhibition by Sam Leach, whose works offer a recontextualisation of elements that have been drawn from selected paintings by Ralph Balson and Edwin Tanner from the TWMA collection.
When: Until March 4

As Modern as Tomorrow As Modern as Tomorrow, presented at the State Library of Victoria, collects the works of photographers in postwar Melbourne. The exhibition offers a unique insight into the changing social fabric of Melbourne as captured on film with images taken between the 1930s and the 1960s.
When: Until February 5 - Open Daily

Made in Hollywood Made in Hollywood, presented by Bendigo Art Gallery, is an exhibition of photographs drawn from the archive of the John Kobal Foundation, the legacy of the film historian and collector. Over 90 images capture portraits of Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable and other greats.
When: December 3 to February 12

View More Exhibitions

Expos, Launches, Open Days & Lectures

Visionary Wedding Expo Visionary Wedding Expo, taking place in Ballarat, offers the chance to see to all of your wedding planning needs under one roof. With leading wedding suppliers for advice on creating your dream wedding, door prizes and a fashion parade, showbags are included with entry.
When: Sunday January 29 - 10am to 4pm

Best of the Independent Games Festival Best of the Independent Games Festival, presented at ACMI Cinema in Federation Square, gives kids the chance to play brilliant new games by indie designers for free with a showcase of favourites from the Independent Games Festival, dubbed the 'Sundance of the game world'.
When: December 20 to March 25

Car Shows

Formula 1 World Formula 1 World, held at Southbank's Queensbridge Square and presented by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, offers a taste of the excitement of the upcoming Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix with a series of exciting and free motorsport themed activities and games.
When: January 24 to February 2

Car Clubs Showcase Car Clubs Showcase, held at Federation Square, features a different Car Club every month when car enthusiasts and general public alike can wander through an amazing array of classic, modern and vintage cars. This month's free event presents cars from Jaguar Car Club Victoria.
When: Sunday January 29 - 11am to 2:30pm

More Expos & Launches | More Open Days | More Tours

Performances & Theatre

Girls Do Gertrude! Girls Do Gertrude! is a double-bill of plays by the 20th Century's most famous lesbian, Gertrude Stein. Presented by Black Apple Theatre at Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne's most talented women come together on stage in Ladies' Voices and Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters.
When: Tuesday to Sunday, January 24 to 29

The Bitter End The Bitter End, performed at Caulfield North's Downstairs at Alma's, is Kurt Phelan's debut play, which promises a night of laughs and heart-felt beauty as it tells the tale of Sean who questions how two people can connect in this technology-driven age of facebook and social networking.
When: January 24, 29, 30 & 31

Good Works Good Works, written by renowned Australian playwright, Nick Enright, offers an intriguing look into what we are capable of in the most ultimate of situations. Held at Revolt ArtSpace in Kensington, the play traverses the complex emotional matrix of male homosexuality.
When: Until January 28

Fašade Fašade, performed at Northcote Town Hall as part of the Midsumma program, follows the story of six individuals whose lives are caught up in a web of deception. Dealing with the themes of fear, betrayal and loss, Facade will have you asking what you may be hiding yourself.
When: Until January 28 - Thursdays to Saturdays

Love & Other Psychological Disorders Love & Other Psychological Disorders, held at Downstairs At Alma's in Caulfield North, sees Dinesh Mathew return with his very own show. An audience favourite with 'Burlesque In The Burbs', his show follows a young love-struck man's pursuit of that elusive condition called love.
When: January 24 & 25

Negative Energy Inc. Negative Energy Inc. performed at St Kilda's Theatre Works by Ash Flanders, takes no prisoners in this petty, unwarranted attack on the modern world. Accompanied by pianist Dave Barclay, Ash speaks, sings and minces as he attempts to prove life is exhausting and thankless.
When: Until February 5 - Various Dates

Confessions of a Grindr Addict Confessions of a Grindr Addict, performed at Kensington's Revolt ArtSpace, is a comical, intimate and awkward journey through gay dating as Felix takes the first shaky steps into the uncharted world of a romantic encounter and shares his secrets about sex, love and the odd fetish.
When: January 17 to 28

37 Ways To Say I'm Gay 37 Ways To Say I'm Gay, held as part of Midsumma Festival, is the new play by prominent gay writer and director Wayne Tunks. Featuring 12 actors playing 92 Characters, the stories told span many times and continents. Performances are held at Downstairs At Alma's in Caulfield North.
When: January 15 to February 5 - Various Dates

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, presented by Melbourne Theatre Company at the Arts Centre, is Ray Lawler's classic Australian play that tells the story of Roo and Barney, whose tradition of spending their layoff from the cane-cutting season in Melbourne meets with unwanted change.
When: January 12 to February 18

Shakespeare Under The Stars Shakespeare Under The Stars presents Glenn Elston's brilliantly funny new adaptation, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Behind The Scenes. Held in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, the hilarious production showcases Shakespeare's best known scenes with a special comic twist.
When: December 20 to March 10 - Various Dates

Songs for Nobodies Songs for Nobodies returns to Melbourne's Arts Centre with the hit show featuring songstress, Bernadette Robinson as she portrays five anonymous women whose brushes with fame had a profound effect on their lives, interleaved with the songs that gave them heart.
When: December 23 to January 29 - Various Dates

Classical, Choral & Recitals

Cinderella Cinderella, presented by Victorian Opera, is an all new production of the traditional pantomime for the whole family. Held at Her Majesty's Theatre, the lavish performance is a glorious and magical way to introduce children to the wondrous world of theatre and music.
When: January 25, 27 & 28

Burlesque, Cabaret & Dance

The Divine Miss Bette The Divine Miss Bette, held at the Butterfly Club in South Melbourne as part of Midsumma, stars Catherine Alcorn, the acclaimed Sydney cabaret artist. Trained by the man who discovered Midler, Catherine is bawdy, glamorous and as brash as the original in her stunning show.
When: Thursday to Sunday, January 26 to 29

Que Sera, Sharah Que Sera, Sharah, held at Melbourne's fortyfivedownstairs, is the new show by Tom Sharah, winner of the 2009 Sydney Cabaret Showcase, who weaves his own stories and Gen-Y observations through pop tunes old and new, all tinged with his own hilarious, in-your-face attitude.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, January 25 to 28

In Vogue: Songs By Madonna In Vogue: Songs By Madonna is the controversial smash hit of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and a Premier Event of this year's Midsumma Festival. Written and directed by Dean Bryant, the show is a musical journey through the tough life and tender songs of 'Madge'.
When: Until January 28 - Various Dates

Four Dead Divas Four Dead Divas, performed at South Melbourne's Butterfly Club, sees Dr Glenda Waverley, sociologist, day show host and purveyor of fine wines, assemble four of the world's finest dead divas to dissect the meaning of camp with gay icons, Dusty, Judy, Bette and Joan.
When: Friday January 27

South Side Show South Side Show explodes onstage with death defying aerial performances at Red Bennies in South Yarra, while stunning acts of acrobatics, juggling and clowning roam across the stage and around the entire venue, unique for its high ceiling, making it perfect for such thrills.
When: Saturday January 28

View More Performances & Concerts

Entertainment & Nightlife

Fed Square Live Fed Square Live, The Push's series of free concerts with a great line up of indie, blues, and rock performers, goes all out for Australia Day with three evenings of great music celebrating the best in Australian talent with guests that include Loon Lake and I, a Man.
When: Wednesday to Friday, January 25 to 27

The Rock Show The Rock Show, held at The Palms in Southbank, brings together Aussie Rock icon Jon English and nine young multi-talented performers in a trip back to the '60s and '70s as English delivers the history of rock in a show of theatrics, history and music that shaped a generation.
When: Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28

The Stepkids The Stepkids, currently on their debut tour of Australia having released their self-titled album, will perform at the East Brunswick Club, distilling the best parts of your record collection and making it into something completely new with live instruments and stunning visuals.
When: Saturday January 28

Battles Battles, here to perform at all six Big Day Out Festivals throughout Australia, will be making a headline appearance at Melbourne's Forum Theatre. Like a force of nature, the three-piece group present an exciting show that's rhythmically compelling and visually stimulating.
When: Saturday January 28

View More Live Gigs

Comedy & Magic

Checkpoint Charlie Comedy Checkpoint Charlie Comedy, one of Melbourne's newest comedy rooms located at Eurotrash Bar, warms you up with some of Melbourne's most exciting new up-and-comers before testing your continence with some of Australia's best known established comedians.
When: Wednesday January 25 - Doors Open 7:30pm

I Know What You're Thinking I Know What You're Thinking, held at Caulfield North's Downstairs at Alma's, is a witty show by magician Cath Jamison, who proves that conjuring, the paranormal and women's intuition does exist as she explores bizarre dating rituals and the 'feminine mystique'.
When: January 27 to February 4


The Sleeping Beauty The Sleeping Beauty, presented by Palace Opera & Ballet at Palace Balwyn, is a special screening of The Royal Ballet's production of their signature work, which was revitalised in 2006 to mark the Company's 75th birthday with fresh set designs and additional choreography.
When: January 27, 28, 29 & February 1
Also Screening at: Palace Brighton
Also Screening at: Palace Cinema Como

The Shadow Electric The Shadow Electric, Melbourne's first large scale independent open-air cinema, is held within the beautiful grounds of the Abbotsford Convent. Along with screenings of quality films, the cinema also has a licensed bar with food, live music entertainment and a shorts film program.
When: Until April 29 - Thursdays to Sundays

Southgate Cinema Southgate Cinema presents films that include popular releases, art house films, documentaries and more right in the heart of Southgate. Free to attend, it provides an outdoor experience while remaining undercover inside the centre with screenings held under the open atrium.
When: Until February 29 - Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 7pm

Cameo Outdoor Cinema Cameo Outdoor Cinema in Belgrave features state-of-the-art sound, stylish deckchairs and a whopping great screen. With a program of arthouse and quality mainstream films, they'll be screening first release films, offering a fantastic cinematic experience throughout summer.
When: Until April 14 - Various Dates

Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema, held at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, offers a program of latest releases, cult classics and contemporary films. A great way to spend a night out with friends and family, you can bring your own picnic or purchase food while there.
When: Until March 25 - Various Dates

Movies in the Vineyard Movies in the Vineyard, held at Rochford Wines just an hour drive from Melbourne, presents an all-weather, outdoor event. Screenings of diverse and outstanding quality films held beneath the stars and amidst the lush scenery of Yarra Valley make for a special night out.
When: Until February 14 - Various Dates

Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema offers an eclectic mix of live music and entertainment provided by local and national artists. Held on the rooftop of St Kilda Sea Baths, the cinema features a diverse program of classics, family films, shorts from selected film festivals and more.
When: December 12 to February 9

Rooftop Cinema Rooftop Cinema flickers into action with film screenings of everything from cult favourites to new releases and documentaries, literally offering the height of entertainment with screenings held on the rooftop of Swanston Street's Curtin House along with the rooftop bar.
When: December 3 to January 31 - Tues to Sun

View More Cinema

Melbourne For Kids

Matilda's Project Matilda's Project, held at Brunswick East's CERES Learning Centre, is a bright, moving and inspiring play about families and diversity told through the eyes of children. Produced to empower and educate, the play aims to break through the stereotypes of what constitutes a family.
When: Wednesday to Sunday, January 25 to 29

Vegecation Vegecation, presented by Centro Box Hill, offers a fun, inspiring program that can show kids from paddock to plate how gardening, vegetables and cooking combined can create delicious meals in a week-long series of free events showcasing a different plant each day.
When: Monday to Friday, January 23 to 27

Angelina Ballerina's Big Audition Angelina Ballerina's Big Audition, held at the Arts Centre, is a ballet for children performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. The production tells of Angelina, a talented mouse who auditions for the Camembert Academy of Performing Arts and encounters adventures and drama.
When: Tuesday to Saturday, January 24 to 28

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival brings Mickey Mouse and his band of friends to Melbourne Exhibition Centre. With Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and other guests, the troupe will perform a musical extravaganza of Disney hits, remixed to the hottest sounds of today.
When: Thursday to Sunday, January 26 to 29

Summer Groove Kids Concerts Summer Groove Kids Concerts celebrate Melbourne Zoo's 150th anniversary with performances for children that include shows from Wild Aussies, Blinky Bill and Friends, Hey-Dee-Ho and many other special guests, offering a great chance to gather for lunch at the Zoo stage.
When: January 2 to February 26


Stardust Circus Stardust Circus, Australia's largest circus with animals, will be holding performances in Mooroolbark. The performance features lions, monkeys, Liberty horses and trick ponies, acrobats, Aerialists, the sensational flying trapeze, clowns and more for the whole family.
Mooroolbark: Until Feb 12 - Wednesdays to Sundays

Silvers Grand Magic Circus Silvers Grand Magic Circus will be appearing with performances held in Nunawading. Established in 1976, the circus offers a great show for people of all ages with performers including everything from jugglers and clowns to acrobats, international performers and more.
Nunawading: Jan 27 to Feb 19 - Various Dates

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

Melbourne Market Guide

View MARKETS calendar to make the most of the rare sunny days (it's a coin toss, isn't it!) and head to one of Melbourne's many excellent markets for a bargain!

Markets, Fetes & FairsA growing number of food, produce and even wine markets are springing up around the suburbs.

Wining & Dining is the easiest way to book a restaurant online. With the choice to search by cuisine and location, you can find great dining offers with some of Melbourne's finest restaurants. Bookings are free and can be made online at any time of the day.
Book a Restaurant Today

Sporting Events


Vic State Little League Championships Vic State Little League Championships, hosted by the Preston Pirates Baseball Club, will see eight teams compete in Bundoora to determine the Metropolitan and Country League which will represent Victoria in the 2012 National Little League Championships, to be held in late May.
When: Thursday to Saturday, January 28 to 29


Hyundai A League | Week 17 Hyundai A League | Week 17

Melbourne Victory v Sydney
Thursday January 26 - 4pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne


Australian Open Australian Open, held at Melbourne Park, plays host to the hottest event on the Tennis calendar. Running across two weeks, the Australian Open sees the world's finest tennis pros hit the courts with matches held at Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the Margaret Court Arena.
When: January 16 to 29

6th Australian Beach Tennis Championships 6th Australian Beach Tennis Championships, held at Port Melbourne Beach, is held to promote and celebrate Beach Tennis, a strictly aerial game played with volleys, that's a hybrid of tennis, beach volleyball and badminton. Categories include women's, men's, mixed and juniors.
When: Friday to Sunday, January 27 to 29

Horse Racing

Racing at the Rock Racing at the Rock, presented by Kyneton & Hanging Rock Racing Club, offers a unique experience in a tradition that's been held now for over 125 years. With Hanging Rock Races held just twice a year on New Year's Day and Australia Day, it's an event not to be missed.
When: Thursday January 26

Australia Stakes Australia Stakes, held at Moonee Valley Racing Club, brings great action with Black Caviar aiming to win 17 in-a-row in the Group 2 Essendon Mazda Australia Stakes. The special night also features family friendly and Australiana themed entertainment and activities on Burston Lawn.
When: Friday January 27 - Gates Open 5:15pm

Country Racing Victoria Country Racing Victoria represents racing clubs in outer metropolitan areas and small clubs in rural areas with race programs that include special days with kids' entertainment.
Highlights: Geelong Grass Track Raceday - Wed Jan 25
Race Dates: January 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 & 30

Community Sports

AV Shield - Round 11 AV Shield - Round 11, held at various venues and presented by the peak athletic body in the state, Athletics Victoria, is part of their wide range of events held to encourage, improve and promote a wide range of sports for all of their active members.
When: January 28 & 31 - Various Locations

Albert parkrun Albert parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every week in Albert Park, offers an opportunity for people of all backgrounds and ages to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain.
When: Saturdays, 8am - FREE but Registration Required

View More Sports Events

Let Melbourne Know...

Advertise Your School Fete, Fair or Carnival FREE! Advertise Your School Fete, Fair or Carnival FREE!
Everyone wants to support their local school by going to their annual fundraiser. Last year we promoted a whopping 1,200 school events. So, make sure you let your school organizers know they can list their fete, fair or carnival for FREE @ OnlyMelbourne!
Add Your Event for FREE Today!!

Trivia & Humour

Shaggy Dog

Shaggy Dog by Deej

Shaggy Dog by Deej - Click Here to find what happens!

Melbourne Spaces

Melbourne Tram Museum Tour Melbourne Tram Museum Tour
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of visiting the good people (and trams) at the Melbourne Tram Museum. The last time I had seen a number of trams in exhibition was the 100th anniversary at Docklands which was close to the inspiration for this web site..
Visit Here to

See More of Melbourne

Melbourne Tours & Activities Melbourne Tours & Activities are a great way to get out and about with the family to discover some of the hidden treasures in your own city. With guided tours, ferry rides, sports events and more, there's no end of great attractions throughout Melbourne and Victoria.
Find Great Melbourne Tours & Activities Today


OnlyMelbourne's Calendar allows you to select any day of the year to view everything (everything!!!) on that day in an easy to read, printable display.
-:- View What's On Calendar
-:- View Markets Only Calendar


We have a range of RSS Feeds.


What's On this Week is an email overview and reminder of the (too many to mention) events happening this week in Melbourne.

Get your copy of What's On this Week!


Advertising your EVENT at OnlyMelbourne is not only easy, it's FREE!! - Apply Online.. for inclusion in the What's On calendar and newsletter!

❊ Web Links ❊

Newsletter | #264 | What's On this Week 

Subscribe to OnlyMelbourne - Get your copy of What's On this Week!

List Your Business or Event - It's FREE!

Events Calendar - Find out What's On any day of the week!

Mobile OnlyMelbourne

Melbourne for Children | Kids

Newsletter | #263 | What's On this Week [Last Week]

❊ COVID-19 Notice ❊

Many locations have gone into lockdown as the state takes action to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

Disclaimer: Check with the operator before making plans...

Trending HOT

View Event: Drive-In Movie Club
Drive-In Movie Club
Drive-In Immersive Cinema Nights Are Coming to Melbourne Put together by our friends at Hot Tub Cinema, a string of family-friendly, social distancing-safe, drive-in ..

View Event: Things to see, hear & do this weekend
Things to see, hear & do this weekend
Make 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, ..

Update Page