Fri 31 Oct 2014 to Sun 02 Nov 2014
The Penny Arcade Expo, also known as PAX, is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture.
Sat 01 Nov 2014 to Sat 08 Nov 2014
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion, culture, food and wine at Flemington.
Fri 14 Nov 2014 to Sun 23 Nov 2014
Melbourne Music Week (MMW), now in its fifth year, will captivate the city from 14 to 23 November with a line-up of imaginative music and arts events.
Fri 17 Oct 2014 to Sun 08 Feb 2015
The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean Paul Gaultier will be celebrated in this international exhibition.
Tue 07 Oct 2014 to Sun 01 Feb 2015
MPavilion a new kind of clubhouse - a commissioned space and a meeting place where you can enjoy free talks, workshops and performances.
Thu 20 Nov 2014 to Sun 23 Nov 2014
Australia's much anticipated equine extravaganza, Equitana, returns to the Melbourne Showgrounds.
Melbourne Knowledge Week celebrates the innovative thinking and industries that contribute to our city's modern make-up.
Wed 12 Nov 2014 to Sat 13 Dec 2014
See John Bell's production of Tosca, one of the world's most beloved operas, set to Puccini's rousing music.
Fri 26 Sep 2014 to Sun 16 Nov 2014
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience based on the much-loved Oscar-winning film.
Sun 09 Nov 2014, 10am 5pm
Shop the latest design products from Australia and around the world, including fashion, jewellery, homewares, furniture, and textiles.
Sat 13 Dec 2014, 8pm till late
Staged at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl this free concert celebrates the magic and memorable moments in opera.
Wed 05 Nov 2014 to Wed 25 Mar 2015
Emerging designers, artists, musicians and foodies showcase their talents at one of Melbourne's favourite summer evening events.
The annual Christmas Festival transforms the city into a magical place with wonderful large-scale decorations, festive events and the best shopping and dining in Melbourne.
Fri 05 Dec 2014 to Sun 07 Dec 2014
The Big Design Market brings together the best of Australian and international design for three huge days of shopping all under one roof.
Thu 04 Dec 2014 to Sun 29 Mar 2015
Australia's favourite and biggest outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema, shows advance screenings, new releases and cult favourites all summer long.
Wed 10 Dec 2014, 8pm 10pm
Experience Italian showpieces written by some of the earliest violin virtuosos and high octane 20th-century string works.
Thu 11 Dec 2014 to Thu 08 Jan 2015
Grease is still the word, as John Frost's new multimillion-dollar production comes to Melbourne, starring Rob Mills, Gretel Scarlett and Bert Newton.
Wed 31 Dec 2014, 8pm till late
New Year's Eve at Federation Square will be a colourful spectacle of African beats, samba dance, circus acts and neon lights.
Fri 09 Jan 2015 to Sat 31 Jan 2015
Asia's biggest football tournament, the AFC Asia Cup, is coming to Australia for the first time in January 2015 and Melbourne will host seven games.
Sat 31 Jan 2015 to Sun 01 Feb 2015
Australia's first mass, night-time bike riding event is coming to Melbourne.
Sat 31 Jan 2015 to Sun 01 Feb 2015
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents Star Trek in Concert, live at the Plenary, screening J.J. Abrams film while the MSO performs the score live.
Fri 03 Oct 2014 to Sun 15 Feb 2015
The first large-scale retrospective of Robert Jacks, one of Australia’s most significant and accomplished abstract artists.
Tue 20 Jan 2015 to Sun 15 Mar 2015
The brand-new production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical has audiences dancing in the aisles in a kaleidoscope of colour and fun.
Wed 21 Jan 2015 to Sun 29 Mar 2015
Featuring a cast of 45 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers, Totem is an uplifting array of athleticism, comedy and surprising visual effects.
Wed 28 Jan 2015 to Sun 08 Feb 2015
Direct from London's West End, Thriller Live celebrates the undisputed King of Pop featuring the songs of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five.
Fri 20 Feb 2015 to Sun 10 May 2015
Brilliantly re-imagined by director Julie Taymor, The Lion King has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience.
Mon 11 May 2015 to Sun 17 May 2015
Melbourne International Design Week is a celebration of design excellence.
Sun 31 May 2015 to Sat 20 Jun 2015
Helpmann Award-winning Dean Bryan and Andrew Hallsworth stage a brand new production of Cole Porter's de-lightful, de-lovely musical, Anything Goes.