Things to do in Melbourne

Regarded by many as the culture capital of Australia, Melbourne always has plenty of things going on. Whether you love sports, music, film or educating yourself at museum exhibitions, there are many exciting and fascinating things happening in Melbourne over the next few weeks.

So what’s happening in Melbourne in August and September 2018?


New York’s Museum of Modern Art comes to Melbourne
(9 June—7 October 2018)

This international exclusive celebrates 130 years of modern and contemporary art. For a limited time only, the National Gallery of Victoria will present a world premiere exhibition of works from New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art. Featuring works by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and many other world greats, this exhibition is not to be missed!


Melbourne International Film Festival
19 August)

One of the world’s oldest film festivals is back for its 67th year. Featuring films old and new from Australia and beyond, this is a must-see for all film buffs!


Melbourne Day
(30 August)

Whether you’re a tourist or a Melbournian living elsewhere, join in the celebrations as the city marks the 183rd anniversary of the city’s founding.


P!nk in Concert
(28—20 August)

With her reputation for acrobatics and superb vocal talents, P!nk is guaranteed to wow audiences at the Rod Laver Arena during her 2018 world tour.


Melbourne E-sports Open
(1—2 September)

Be part of the first ever Australian E-sports festival. From the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League finals to the Overwatch Contenders Australia finals, this two-day festival will host some of the biggest names in E-sports!


Vance Joy in Concert
(8—15 September)

Dreamy Aussie singer and winner of Best Male Artist at the 2015 ARIA Music Award, Vance Joy will be performing for a whole week at the Rod Laver Arena.


AFL Grand Final
(29 September)

Probably the most important final in the Aussie sports calendar will kick off at 2.30pm at Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition
(Opens 22 September)

Produced in collaboration with The Nelson Mandela Foundation of South Africa, this exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth and features extensive works from his physical and digital archives, many of which are leaving South Africa for the first time. This brand new exhibit makes its world premier in Australia at the Melbourne Museum before touring around the world in 2019.


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