There's no such thing as knowing everything about your city. So whether you're a tourist or you've lived here all your life, you'll want to know about these cheap (and in some cases, free) ways to learn new things in Melbourne. We've also got you covered for cheap eats, theatre tickets and shopping.
Cheap things to do in Melbourne
Instead of adding to your hefty student loans by enrolling in a degree, be enlightened by the University of Melbourne’s series of free, accessible lectures. One week you could be hearing from human rights lawyers; the next from scientists tackling antimatter in space. Book ahead, because they sell out fast.
Did you know that the State Library is home to Ned Kelly’s armour? Seeing it up close is just one drawcard of this free tour, which delves into Kelly’s divisive place in Australian identity and reveals other artefacts like the Jerilderie letter and eyewitness photographs from the Glenrowan siege.
Get to know the key figures of the Heidelberg School art movement in the green riverside bushland where they worked. This picturesque trail by the Yarra is punctuated by 12 signs depicting paintings by six artists including Arthur Stratton and Walter Withers.