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Discover the city's best things to do, culture, dining, nightlife, bars and theatre

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What's happening in Melbourne

Fun things to do outside

Go kayaking

Go kayaking

We’re pretty lucky having a river running through our city – mostly because it means we get to do things like paddle a kayak.

Catch a movie outside

Catch a movie outside

During the warmer months, Melbourne's long days and balmy nights make for the perfect backdrop for an outdoor cinema.

Go surfing

Go surfing

Head along to Australia's first inland surf park, Urbnsurf, to hang ten without having to go down the coast. 

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The latest news

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Latest film reviews

Amulet

Amulet

3 out of 5 stars

Male sexual violence gets proper payback in this deliciously karmic horror film from actress-turned-filmmaker Romola Garai

Parallel Mothers

Parallel Mothers

5 out of 5 stars

Penélope Cruz is magnificent in Pedro Almodóvar’s haunting exploration of Spain’s past and present

Belfast

Belfast

4 out of 5 stars

Kenneth Branagh conjures a soulful and sweet cine-memoir fro the pain of a boyhood in the Troubles

Scream

Scream

4 out of 5 stars

This new Scream is sharp, sassy and shocking in the best traditions of the franchise

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Neighbourhood guides

Footscray

This inner-city suburb is the brightest jewel of Melbourne’s west, primarily thanks to the migrant communities that have come to call Footscray home.

South Yarra

South Yarra is on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. It became a retreat for the wealthy from Melbourne town during the 1840s and...

Ringwood

Ringwood

Located in Melbourne’s east, Ringwood is a great spot to indulge in retail therapy or enjoy the free delights of its lake and parks. What’s...

Collingwood

Collingwood

The stomping ground of street gangs in the 1800s, Collingwood has a long, proud, chequered history of giving the middle finger to authority.  

Sunshine

Sunshine

Everyone knows Sunshine is a vibrant melting pot of cultures. The suburb calls itself home to people from many different backgrounds including Malta,...

Templestowe

Templestowe

While sleepy Templestowe doesn’t get the glory of its more well-known neighbours Eltham and Doncaster, there’s a lot to love about this suburb....

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St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival

One of Australia’s longest-running free music festivals returns to light up the St Kilda foreshore in 2022

St Kilda
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Apsis VR Melbourne

Apsis VR Melbourne

Blur the lines between reality and fantasy with these immersive VR escape room adventures

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