Events in Melbourne

Wondering what’s on in Melbourne? Book your accommodation at Novotel Melbourne on Collins and you’ll find yourself near the top event venues in the city, including the Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, Etihad Stadium, Rod Laver Arena and more. From sporting events and holiday celebrations to concerts, waterfront festivals, sailing regattas and more, there’s something for everyone. 

And there’s so much more to explore in Melbourne and the surrounds – let Visit Victoria be your inspiration and tour guide!

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    16 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2020

    Based on the original new story by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the critically acclaimed play currently screening at the Princess Theatre.  The play, which is presented in two parts, follows Harry Potter's life as a now overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father of three school-aged children who are struggling under the weight of the family legacy.  This play is exclusive to Melbourne and concludes in March 2020, so book your tickets today.

  • Billy Elliot the Musical
    20 February - 30 May 2020

    Billy Elliot the Musical has returned to Australia for its 10th Anniversary tour, with music by the famous Elton John. It is currently back on stage at the Regent theatre.

    The show will present Billy's story. Starting from the boxing ring to ballet classes where he finds out his love for dance. This will change his life forever and gives him the chance to unite with his family.

    Do not miss this amazing experience and book your tickets now.

  • ICC T20 Womens Cricket World Cup
    21 February - 8 March 2020

    The 10 best women's cricket teams will compete each other in 23 matches during the T20 World Cup.

    The games will be played in different cities in Australia. The biggest event, the Final, will be held in Melbourne's biggest cricket stadium, the MCG, in the evening on 8 March.

    Watch the favourite Australia and book your tickets here.

  • Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
    04 - 14 March 2020

    Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is Australia's biggest fashion event. The event celebrates the Australia  industry of fashion, beauty, businesses and creativity.

    The most beautifull fashion of Australia will be exhibit during the runway shows and will present Melbourne as an iconic destination for fashion, retail, design and hospitality. 

    Do not want to miss this experience of Melbourne's fashion and book your tickets.

  • Moomba

    6 - 9 Mar 2020

    The iconic Moomba Festival showcases a jam-packed, fun-loving and family-friendly program of events and activities along the banks of the Yarra.

    Release your inner adrenaline junkie on the carnival rides, check out world-class athletes water ski and wakeboard down the river, enjoy performances from talented artists, catch the wacky Birdman Rally and much more at Moomba Long Weekend.

  • Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    12 - 15 March 2020

    The 25th aniversary of the Formula 1 Grand Prix will start in Melbourne at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. The Australia Grand Prix is known as one of the most exciting Formula 1 races.

    It is not only about the races, there will be multiple entertainment with the biggest highlight Robbie Williams on the evening of Saterday. 

    Do not miss this unique experience and book your tickets.

  • Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
    12 Mar - 13 Apr 2020

    Cirque du Soleil will return to Melbourne from March 2020 with its most acclaimed touring show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

    Kurios will premiere under their signature Big Top on 12 March 2020 in Melbourne at Flemington Racecourse. Written and directed by Michel Laprise, Kurios is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm, set in the latter half of the 19th century, reality is quite relative indeed as your perception of it is utterly transformed.

    Book your tickets here.

  • Melbourne Food and Wine festival
    19 - 29 March 2020

    Melbourne Food and Wine festival will be held in Melbourne's most loved Queen Victoria Market.

    International and local famous chefs will come to melbourne and creat the best dishes with different kind of cuisines from all over the world. The festival will present 5 star dining, tastings, food trucks and cooking demonstrations. All day the market will be for food lovers, together with tasting a wine from different regions. It will offer different events such as the World longest lunch or see the Mixed Grill with top chefs from all over the globe who share their passion for the food of the Middle east over Australian red meat.

  • Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
    25-29 March 2020

    This year is the 25th anniversary of Melbourne International Flower and Garden show which will be the biggest ever. It will be held in the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.

    The country's best landscape designers will create the most beautiful gardens, stunning landscapes and florals from Australia & all around the world will be shown. Every day there will be different entertaiment which can be enjoyed by every one.

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival
    25 March - 19 April 2020

    The city will be filled with a lot of laughs when the International Comedy Festival is in Melbourne Town Hall. The event will invite funny people from all over the world to make the visitors laugh a little bit louder. There will be a big program with stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts for all different kind of ages to enjoy.

    Celebrate the joyfull comedians in Melbourne and book your tickets now.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup Final

    15 Nov 2020

    The ICC T20 World Cup is cricket’s ultimate prize in the fastest growing format of the game.

    The fixture will be one of six Super 12 stage matches held at the MCG in a schedule that also includes India against 2016 finalists England on 1 November. Defending champions West Indies will also feature twice in Melbourne.

    The final will fittingly be held at the world's biggest cricket stadium, the MCG in the evening of Sunday 15 November 2020.