What's on in Melbourne
With a population of 5 million, Melbourne is the most populous city in Victoria and the second most populous city in Australia. Melbourne is Australia’s multicultural and cultural hub—a city for everyone.
Prior to the arrival of European settlers in the region, indigenous Australians had been living in the Melbourne area for more than 30,000 years. The city was founded on 30 August 1835 and was named Melbourne by Governor General Richard Bourne on 10 April 1837.
With more than a quarter of its population being born overseas, Melbourne is now home to people from more than 200 countries and more than 230 languages are spoken in the city. A visit to Melbourne is a visit to the world itself.
Melbourne is a city full of opportunities, places to go, things to see.
What's coming up in Melbourne?
Melbourne Street Eatz [Now until 5 Apr]
Melbourne’s favourite food truck event is back. With weekly rotating trucks, awesome drinks packages, live music and events, Melbourne Street Eatz is the ultimate day/night out.
Work up an appetite (and a thirst), gather your mates and head down South Wharf.
Come From Away [From 3 Mar]
The musical Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them all. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Book your stay on our 'Unforgettable Moments' rate for access to discount tickets. Find out more here
Melbourne Fashion Festival [11-20 Mar]
Are you ready to runway? The festival presents a series of live and online runways featuring established and emerging Australian designers.
Rain Room [Until 31 Mar]
Don't miss the chance to give in to the illusion of walking through a downpour of rain without getting wet at this impressive sell-out installation art piece.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival [24 Mar - 18 Apr]
Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns in 2021 with an array of both live and online performances for a laughter filled month of comedy. Show times have now been released. Why not make a weekend of it and stay at Crowne Plaza Melbourne after a show?