Discover Melbourne

  • This Month

    Melbourne is always changing, so keep your finger on the pulse with Melbourne Now. Read up on the latest trends and discover more reasons to stay.

  • My Melbourne

    Everybody sees Melbourne differently. Meet notable Melburnians and get some insider’s tips for things to do, see, eat and drink when you’re next in the city.

  • Plan Your Trip

    Our intrepid writers have traversed the city centre and beyond to design some great itineraries for all types of visitors, from the sports nut to the shopaholic.

  • Sport

    Visiting Melbourne for a sporting event and want to make the most of your trip? Or want to get active yourself? Melbourne Now has sport covered.

  • Shopping

    Wind through laneway boutiques, take your pick from luxury wares or simply browse department stores - Melbourne is the perfect place to explore and shop.


    Melbourne offers a mix of ever-changing restaurants, bars and cafes - hidden in laneways, perched on rooftops or towering in skyscrapers.


    From historic architecture to modern theatre and live music, you will be immersed in the vibrant culture that gives Melbourne its eclectic edge.


    Whenever you visit Melbourne, sporting, cultural and family attractions surround you everywhere you go. What will you see when you're next in the city?


Be Inspired

  • Soup vs. The Pub Meal

    In the cooler months, Melburnians turn to one of two things: a tempting soup or a hearty pub meal. Where will your allegiances lie?

  • Degas: A True Visionary

    He's one of the great masters, and this year's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces celebrates the life and legacy of the French artist Edgar Degas.

  • Keep Warm in Winter

    Are you a foodie or a thrill seeker? Craving an adventure or some indulgence? This winter, we've got every personality covered.


What's On

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Scorsese, drawn from his personal collection explores his inspirations, creative process and key collaborations, offering comprehensive insight into...

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Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's largest celebration of independent art, featuring local, national and international artists activating a...

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AAMI Victoria Derby Day

The Melbourne Cup Carnival shifts gear with what is arguably the most outstanding day of racing on the Australasian calendar: AAMI Victoria Derby...

FROM $70
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

The Emirates Melbourne Cup is a truly spectacular event where the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at Flemington and battle it out...


Image Credit: Degas: A True Visionary - The Arabesque 1877, oil and essence, pastel on canvas, 67.4 x 38 cm, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Lemoisne 418 (RF 4040)