There are many sides to Melbourne. It’s serious yet playful, quiet yet dramatic, sport-obsessed yet in love with the creative industries.
Melbourne is a city that is constantly evolving, improving and changing, every day and all year round. The city innovates, is hungry for new ideas and delivers unexpected experiences from its inspired laneways, bars, art spaces, restaurants and boutiques.
Melbourne is an experiential city, a place where people both see and do things. You just must be curious enough to venture off the beaten path.
As well as being a playground for adults, Melbourne features plenty of fun for the whole family, with interactive exhibitions across the year at iconic museums, and wildlife parks and gardens on the city fringes.
In Melbourne, you can explore a laneway, enjoy a full-flavoured coffee or dance the night away at venues open well into the night. It’s all happening in the world’s most liveable city and you’re invited.
Melbourne is a culinary capital, boasting award-winning restaurants, the very best bars and a café scene that celebrate coffee like nowhere else. There’s something to suit every palate, at every hour of the day, so feast away.Find out more
Bars & Nightlife
From rooftop bars to late night bars, cocktails down a laneway or beers at the pub, you’ll never be thirsty in Melbourne. Bar-hop like a local in the world’s most liveable city before dancing the night away at nightclubs featuring everything from jazz and hip-hop, to trance and disco.Find out more
Melbourne and coffee go hand-in-hand, and Melburnians love nothing more than a macchiato over brunch at their local café. Enjoy smashed avocado across the city and its neighbourhoods, with breakfast dining well into the afternoon a fixture on the weekend.Find out more
Ever-evolving shopping precincts ensure a new experience every time you venture out in Melbourne. A myriad of laneways and arcades harbour untold gems, while department stores and the city’s thoroughfares boast everything from high fashion to fine art, jewellery to accessories.Find out more
Arts & Culture
In Melbourne you’ll discover a city buzzing with dynamic and cutting-edge arts and culture. There is the Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Potter Centre featuring Aboriginal art. A thriving theatre precinct welcomes the world’s biggest productions and plays, while concerts entertain the masses at hundreds of live music venues.Find out more
You don’t have to journey far from Melbourne to experience breathtaking scenery, amazing coastal walks and pristine waters, spa experiences or a wander through wine regions among the best in the world.Find out more
Melbourne’s calendar of events means the city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Be sure to join the celebration when you’re in town.Find out more
Go beyond the city to
explore the neighbourhoods of Melbourne.
Discover the distinctive flavours, sights and passions of Melbourne’s favourite neighbourhoods.
Spend time in the city centre and you’ll discover pockets of busy, chilled, bohemian, architectural and accidentally cool spaces to explore.
Find art galleries, bars and restaurants – upstairs and down laneways. Stumble upon indie fashion boutiques, artisan workshops, and street artists at work. Wander waterside paths for raspberry ripple sunsets and climb to a rooftop bar for cocktails with a twinkling night sky view.
Just a tram ride away, Melbourne’s city fringe neighbourhoods express themselves differently.
Take your fixie for a spin in the creative northern suburbs. Welcome to the new worlds of Collingwood, Fitzroy, Brunswick and Northcote. Rock on at pubs with live music in Richmond.
South of the river, you can hop shop-to-shop in South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak before heading to the market in South Melbourne or setting up your beach towel in bayside St Kilda and Port Melbourne.
A neighbour of Melbourne Park and the Australian Open, you won’t go hungry in Richmond. Whether it’s from packing in the pies at the footy, brunching in a cosy cafe, to fine dining in a hatted restaurant, Vietnamese treats or pizza slices after a gig.Find Out More
Prepare to play in St Kilda, where you can kick up your heels by the seashore, along with live music or on the whirligigs at Luna Park.Find out more
Mix the best bits of a dynamic inner-city neighbourhood with a village vibe and you get Yarraville, just 10 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD but a world away when it comes to pace and atmosphere.Find out more
Peel back the inner-city onion that is Collingwood and discover layers of local history, infamous characters, quirky creativity and effortless charm.Find out more