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All of Melbourne’s galleries, cinemas and museums will close under new lockdowns
News All of Melbourne’s galleries, cinemas and museums will close under new lockdowns

Many of these venues have been opened for less than a fortnight

So what is considered metropolitan Melbourne?
News So what is considered metropolitan Melbourne?

Metropolitan Melbourne is going back under lockdown as of July 9 – does that include you?

Melbourne’s stage 3 stay-at-home restrictions will return on July 9
News Melbourne’s stage 3 stay-at-home restrictions will return on July 9

Metropolitan Melbourne is back under lockdown, and there are only four reasons to leave your house

Here’s an easy way to help the hospitality industry, and get free booze in the process
News Here’s an easy way to help the hospitality industry, and get free booze in the process

Buy a voucher for your favourite restaurant or bar and you’ll receive a three-pack of wine for free

DHHS releases map showing Melbourne confirmed cases by neighbourhood
News DHHS releases map showing Melbourne confirmed cases by neighbourhood

Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services has released a map breaking down confirmed and active cases

A $15 million fund has been set up for Victoria’s ailing live music venues
News A $15 million fund has been set up for Victoria’s ailing live music venues

Live music in Victoria generates $1.7 billion annually

In a lockdown suburb? You and your dog should start dreaming of this mini-break
News In a lockdown suburb? You and your dog should start dreaming of this mini-break

This company is offering a 30 per cent discount for those in lockdown

The Victorian-New South Wales border will shut from July 8
News The Victorian-New South Wales border will shut from July 8

After much speculation, the border is in fact closing this week – here’s what you need to know

Where to donate money and supplies for families in hard lockdown
News Where to donate money and supplies for families in hard lockdown

If you’re keen to help, here’s where to donate money, food or supplies

A new dining and retail precinct has opened on Collins Street
News A new dining and retail precinct has opened on Collins Street

Something new is coming to the “Paris end”

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Upcoming livestreamed events

Open House Melbourne
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Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne is your annual weekend of stickybeaking into other people's properties, but this year it's digital.

Easey Comedy
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Easey Comedy

Watch Adam Hills host a weekly comedy night with some of Australia’s top comedians.

The New Black Vanguard
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The New Black Vanguard

Photo 2020 is bringing together 15 emerging and established Black photographers to explore beauty, race and gender.

Self Bingolation
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Self Bingolation

Shortly after the first round of shutdowns were announced in mid-March, Pride of our Footscray brought us a livestreamed drag night – a way to celebrate pride inside. After a brief hiatus, the bar and its drag queens are back hosting good old fashioned drag bingo nights but updated for the online realm. Self Bingolation combines all the fun of drag bingo, with all the fun of staying at home and protecting the community from coronavirus. Aurora Arsenic will be your host as you play along at home and enjoy a night of comedy, singing, drag and bingo.   The event starts at 7.30pm and winners will be showered with prizes like shout-outs, bar tabs (for future use), novelty items, screen time and pride. Stay at home with your household only to enjoy the event, or phone in friends via Zoom or Houseparty. Self Bingolation's next event will be held on Wednesday, July 8 at 7.30pm. Aurora Arsenic will be joined by Glaswegian queen Krystal Ring for the event, which will be dedicated to the 12 postcodes in Melbourne that (at the time of writing, it might be all of us soon) have been locked down again. Tickets start at a very reasonable price $9 for bingo and a show – now’s the time to support local artists. Payment information and more details can be found on Pride of our Footscray’s website.

Age of Crowns
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Age of Crowns

A merry band of players tackle Shakespeare's famous history plays from the comfort of their own homes.

Virtual Yoga and Wine
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Virtual Yoga and Wine

Stretch and sip while staying at home with these virtual yoga and wine classes.

Ballarat Virtual Winter Fest
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Ballarat Virtual Winter Fest

Get cosy and explore Ballarat's brilliant winter festival from your own loungeroom.

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The best of Melbourne

101 things to do in Melbourne before you die
Things to do 101 things to do in Melbourne before you die

Wondering what to do in Melbourne? Take a look at our ultimate bucket list.

25 Melbourne tourist attractions that don’t suck
Attractions 25 Melbourne tourist attractions that don’t suck

These Melbourne tourist attractions are tried and true winners.

The 50 best restaurants in Melbourne
Restaurants The 50 best restaurants in Melbourne

Behold, our eat-and-destroy list – a guide to Melbourne's best restaurants, from fine dining to cheap eats.

The best new and upcoming Melbourne shows
Theatre The best new and upcoming Melbourne shows

Book in for the best Melbourne shows with our guide to new and upcoming theatre in Melbourne.

The 50 best bars in Melbourne
Bars The 50 best bars in Melbourne

From world-beating cocktail lounges to down-and-divey saloons, here's everywhere worth drinking in Melbourne.

The best coffee in the Melbourne CBD
Restaurants The best coffee in the Melbourne CBD

We have a reputation for coffee excellence for a reason.

The best cheap eats in Melbourne
Restaurants The best cheap eats in Melbourne

With so many cheap eats options in Melbourne, it's not hard to eat out without breaking the bank. 

The best day trips from Melbourne
Travel The best day trips from Melbourne

If you're looking for a break from the inner-city grid, there's no better cure than a day trip from Melbourne.

The best secret gardens in Melbourne
Things to do The best secret gardens in Melbourne

Stop and smell the flowers at these unsung gardens around Melbourne.

The best free things to do in Melbourne
Things to do The best free things to do in Melbourne

Expert tips for exploring the city's best attractions for zero dollars.

Where to find Melbourne's best street art
Art Where to find Melbourne's best street art

These are the street art hotspots that any self-respecting 'grammer should be snapping.

Where to find Victoria’s pink lakes
Travel Where to find Victoria’s pink lakes

Pink lakes are rare, and only a handful are found around the world – including Victoria.

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Five reasons to love Ballarat in winter
Travel Five reasons to love Ballarat in winter

It's time to enjoy the colder months in Ballarat

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Five dog toys and treats for your best friend
Shopping Five dog toys and treats for your best friend

We tried and tested these top-notch pet products

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Ballarat Virtual Winter Fest
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Ballarat Virtual Winter Fest

Experience this amazing winter festival from your loungeroom

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Take French courses online or IRL this July
Things to do Take French courses online or IRL this July

Learn the language of love with Alliance Française 

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How to enjoy Melbourne from the Yarra River
Things to do How to enjoy Melbourne from the Yarra River

Set sail with Melbourne Boat Hire

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Preparing your pet for the return to work
Things to do Preparing your pet for the return to work

Expert tips and tricks to ensure your best mate is ready 

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Beverage taste test
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Beverage taste test

Give your thoughts on a drink or two

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Melbourne area guides

Melbourne CBD
Things to do Melbourne CBD

The heart of the city, home to Chinatown and some of Melbourne's best restaurants and arts institutions. 

Fitzroy
Things to do Fitzroy

Arty shops, funky restaurants and bars and hipsters galore.

Windsor
Things to do Windsor

Great vintage stores, and don't miss the famous Art Deco Astor Theatre.

Collingwood
Things to do Collingwood

Inventive bars, geek girl boutiques and envelope-pushing eateries. Plus live music institutions. 

Elsternwick
Things to do Elsternwick

Whether you are after great eats, a night out or a film at a Victorian-era cinema, Elsternwick is a great place to find yourself.

Williamstown
Things to do Williamstown

We should err on the side of caution when describing Williamstown as “greater Melbourne”. Not only will the locals love to tell you it’s only 20 minutes to the city (and no tolls!), but there’s a beach that’s accessible via public transport, a gorgeous pier to stroll down and stunning views towards the city and across Port Phillip Bay. As Melbourne's first seaport, Williamstown has swiftly developed into a trendy seaside suburb with a village feel. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants, you can hop on a bike and circle the water’s edge, or just find a quiet spot to sit and think about all the things you still have left to do. Looking for more fun in the west? Check out our guides to Footscray and Yarraville while you're here.

Carlton
Things to do Carlton

Exceptional Italian food, gelato and coffee, plus an excellent museum and theatre.

St Kilda
Things to do St Kilda

Seaside retreat with plenty of cool bars and restaurants. 

Kensington
Things to do Kensington

Kensington has northwest charm in spades: there are wide, tree-lined streets, plenty of public transport and green spaces aplenty.

Footscray
Things to do Footscray

Multicultural hub, with dining options from all over the world and a thriving food scene.

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