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What's On This Month

~01 Sep

Ethical Enterprise Award Applications Now Open

We are in the look out for Australia's most ethical enterprise. In its 7th year, the Ethical Enterprise Award has celebrated the achievements of Australia's most inspirational for-purpose businesses striving to show that they are governed by morals over money and are making a true impact. Great pool of prizes to be won to support your endeavours and great work. APPLY TODAY


~01-08 Sep

Melbourne Writers Festival

For many decades, the Festival has been bringing together the best writers, thinkers and performers from Australia and around the world to revel in the power of words to unite and inspire. The Festival will span hundreds of events and held in some of the city's most iconic venues. From storytelling, discussion and intellectual debate, to live music, performance and the arts, the Festival is a bookish arts party with sessions for all ages and budgets.


~01-09 Sep

Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition

Moral Fairground is opening up their doors to receive pitches for the Ethical Enterprise Competition 2019. This is for ethical enterprises that are at the idea stage, or less than 24 months old.


~01-30 Sep+

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale was founded in 2005 and attracts significant International and Australian photographers as one of Australia's pre-eminent photographic festivals.


05-12 Sep

Korean Film Festival

Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, the Festival presents a packed program of world-class cinema, plucked straight out of Korea's booming film industry - Hallyuwood.


06 Sep

Nocturnal: Blak & Bright

Nocturnal, Blak & Bright Festival and Melbourne Writers Festival team up to present an unmissable celebration of First Nations artists of all disciplines inside Melbourne Museum. Featuring Birdz, The Merindas, DRMNGNOW, DJ KYAANZ and Soju-Gang.


07 Sep

Being Kind to Yourself

In this class, designed for teenagers, learn practical advice on how to find freedom from stress and have a more relaxed outlook on life.


12-29 Sep

Melbourne Fringe

In its 37th year the Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. It achieves this by embracing diversity and a spirit of independence and creates a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of Melbourne.


14 Sep

Is this Really As Good As It Gets?

Meditation Day Course. On this course learn the real causes of happiness and give yourself the life everyone is longing for.


19-22 Sep

VidCon Australia

VidCon, the world's largest celebration of online video and digital creators, has announced the return of VidCon Australia 2019 at Melbourne's Convention and Exhibition Centre.


19-30 Sep+

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Italian Film Festival returns to the Palace Cinemas group for its 20th season to present massive collection of exciting and beautiful Italian movies over 27 days.


21-30 Sep+

Royal Melbourne Show

The 2019 Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria's largest and most iconic annual community event, held at Melbourne Showgrounds.


25-28 Sep

Footy Festival

The Footy Festival brings the best Melbourne has to offer with a huge variety of family friendly activities including AFL player appearances.


26-28 Sep

The Australian Burlesque Festival

The Australian Burlesque Festival is a unique community based experience uniting burlesque artists from all over the country and the globe in a tour of sizzling showcases and workshops. Now in its tenth year!


What's On Next Month

~01 Oct

Royal Melbourne Show

The last day of the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show which is Victoria's largest and most iconic annual community event, held at Melbourne Showgrounds.


~01-16 Oct

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Italian Film Festival returns to the Palace Cinemas group for its 20th season to present massive collection of exciting and beautiful Italian movies over 27 days.


~01-20 Oct

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale was founded in 2005 and attracts significant International and Australian photographers as one of Australia's pre-eminent photographic festivals.


01-31 Oct

Victorian Seniors Festival

Now in its 37th year, this month-long celebration is the highlight on every senior's calendar. Enjoy more than 1,500 free and low-cost events right across the state, including concerts, classes, workshops, games, tours, exhibitions and more.


01-31 Oct

Golf Month

Golf lovers (and those just curious) are invited to join Golf Month around Australia. Whether you've never had a swing, would like to get more involved or simply want to share the game with your mates and family, there will be something to suit everyone at a club or facility nearby.


10-13 Oct

Monster Fest

Australia's premier genre film festival, MONSTER FEST returns for its 9th year at Melbourne's Cinema Nova with a mix of World, Australian & Victorian Premieres!


11-13 Oct

Motorclassica

Motorclassica, Australasia's largest and most prestigious concours d'elegance and exhibition of classic and new exotic and prestige cars and motorcycles.


12-13 Oct

Shedfest

For only $15 you will receive a souvenir glass which will be your ticket to taste all the wines on offer at all the participating wineries. There will be plenty of food on offer and moderately priced at all the wineries during the course of the day, you only have to decide where, when and what you want to eat.


13 Oct

Melbourne Marathon Festival

Over 30,000 participants of all ages and fitness levels are expected to pound the streets of Melbourne in the 2019 Melbourne Marathon Festival. Australia's largest marathon attracts participants from across the globe to run past some of Melbourne's iconic landmarks like Flinders Street Station, the Botanic Gardens and Albert Park Lake before crossing the finish line inside the MCG, Victoria's spiritual home of sport.


17-27 Oct

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

The Antenna Documentary Film Festival screens the very best in non-fiction films from Australia and around the world.


17-28 Oct

Yarra Valley Opera Festival

The Yarra Valley Opera Festival returns with a stellar international line-up. Experience the best and worst of humanity expressed as heart-stopping, awe-inspiring opera.


18-20 Oct

CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

In its 24th year and with the twin theme of, "Spring" and , "Education Through the Ages", the festival is a celebration of our community of Cobden and district in a fun event for all age groups.


19 Oct

Spring Fling Street Festival

Head down to Errol Street for North Melbourne's premier community event, the annual Spring Fling Street Festival. Now in its 42nd year, you'll enjoy a free day for the whole family with live music, interactive kid's activities, a vintage and handmade artists market, multicultural performances and our famous Spring Fling Dog Show!


20-27 Oct

Darebin Music Feast

The 23rd year of the Darebin Music Feast will see hundreds artists and performaing at 40+ venues all over the City of Darebin. There's sure to be something for everyone!


24-31 Oct+

Palestinian Film Festival

The Palestinian Film Festival is back to shine light on Palestinian perspectives from around the world.


26-27 Oct

Bacchus Marsh Flower & Garden Show

Returning for its 6th season it provides exhibitors with a range of options to showcase their garden flowers, pot plants, produce, crafts and artworks. New competitions have been introduced this year. Fresh produce will give visitors a taste of Bacchus Marsh.


26-28 Oct

The Australian Burlesque Festival

The Australian Burlesque Festival is a unique community based experience uniting burlesque artists from all over the country and the globe in a tour of sizzling showcases and workshops. Now in its 10th year!


26 Oct

Junipalooza

The hottest ticket on the Australian Gin scene, with dozens of distillers gathering under one roof to share their wares with hoards of thirsty fans.


26-27 Oct

Fitness Show

Whether you're into Powerlifting, bodybuilding, CrossFit, or just leading a healthy lifestyle, the Fitness Show has something for you! Explore the 3 zones.


30 Oct+

British Film Festival

In its 7th year, the British Film Festival will present a range of top notch British films at various Palace Cinemas across Melbourne over three weeks.


Future Events

~01-24 Nov

Palestinian Film Festival

The Palestinian Film Festival is back to shine light on Palestinian perspectives from around the world.


~01-24 Nov

British Film Festival

In its 7th year, the British Film Festival will present a range of top notch British films at various Palace Cinemas across Melbourne over three weeks.


01-04 Nov

Maldon Folk Festival

This year's Festival will be held in beautiful country Victoria. Enjoy numerous acts across multiple stages running over 3 days in this historic heritage town. The music will take your heart to the hills and your feet to the beat, and you'll make friends.


02-03 Nov

Oakleigh Glendi

The Glendi is a celebration of cultural diversity with an emphasis on Greek culture through music, performance and food.


02-05 Nov

Camp Samatou

Four days of drum, dance, yoga, singing workshops and performances for our African Drum & Dance Retreat. Just one hour from Melbourne. Camp also provides comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and kid's program.


09-10 Nov

Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival

Australasia's premier bluegrass and American old time music festival is held at George Kerferd Hotel, in the Mayday Hills complex at Beechworth, with bands from the USA and the best of Australia and New Zealand's bluegrass and old time acts.


09-10 Nov

Rotary Eltham Festival

Attractions include music, community displays, sporting try-outs, free rides for kids, arts/craft stalls, food, wine and more. Fireworks Saturday evening.


10 Nov

Dogapalooza 2019

A not for profit dog friendly music festival that features great food and amazing music/artists. Held at Burnley Park, Richmond.


15-17 Nov

Healesville Music Festival

The 10th Healesville Music Festival is a family friendly event held in the beautiful township of Healesville, nestled just 70 kms from Melbourne in the world famous Yarra Valley.


17 Nov

Malahang Community Festival

Malahang Community Festival is a Free and family-friendly event celebrating your local community. It's a safe, fun and exciting day for the whole family with live music, games, competitions, craft stalls, food and plenty of fun for the kids.


24 Nov

The Color Run

Meet at the start line: we'll take care of the rest. The Color Run is bringing a 5k paradise straight to your city with a sweet Tropicolor Zone on course, all-new Rainbow Beach at the Finish Festival, and a fresh island-style participant kit.


24-25 Nov

Queenscliff Music Festival

The Queenscliff Music Festival which began in 1996, delivers and develops excellence in Australian contemporary music and celebrates community.


29 Nov-01 Dec

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

The greatest baking, dessert and entertaining show on earth. The ultimate weekend destination for foodies, home bakers and cake decorators. Packed full of tasty baked goods and sweets, tools and equipment, hundreds of inspiring demonstrations and interactive classes; it's a great day out with family and friends!


29 Nov-01 Dec

Festival Français de Melbourne

Experience a taste of France in this the 11th whimsical French Village market at Como House and Gardens. There's beautiful food and wine, live music and daily activities.


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