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

  • Girls' Weekend in the City

    Ladies pack your suitcase and best exploring shoes, and escape to Melbourne with good friends for the weekend this spring.

  • Northside Neighbourhoods

    Don't just confine yourself to the city centre - head north to Fitzroy, Carlton and Northcote - some of Melbourne's hippest parts of town.


    A familiar face to anyone who’s watched MasterChef. With a new restaurant opening in Williamstown, everything’s coming up Calombaris.


What's On

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AAMI Victoria Derby Day

Beautiful bold blacks and whites set the scene of the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival’s fusion of fashion and first-class racing, the lavish AAMI...

Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade

The Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade, proudly supported by the City of Melbourne, will see tens of thousands of people, once again line Swanston Street...

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Crown Oaks Day

Crown Oaks Day is known for being the pinnacle of feminine style during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Traditionally acknowledged as ‘ladies’...

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Emirates Stakes Day

Emirates Stakes Day is packed with fast action and excitement. The racing highlights include the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2600m as the...


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)