Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
Here at Time Out, we're all about helping Melburnians experience the best of our wonderful city. At the same time, organisers of many large-scale events in Melbourne are currently taking appropriate precautions in light of the COVID-19 outbreak that could hamper your adventures in the city.
On March 13, the Australian government announced a ban on all 'organised, non-essential gatherings' of more than 500 people in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Many festivals, events, screenings and shows have postponed or even cancelled their plans, and venues including major arts institutions have announced temporary closures to do their bit to limit the spread of the virus in Melbourne and Australia as a whole.
To help keep you up to date, we've collated a list of all the major event cancellations and venue closures related to coronavirus in Melbourne. We'll endeavour to update this often as new announcements break.