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What's On This Month

To 4 Oct

Spring School Holidays @ Melbourne Museum

We've got a tiny city to build and we need your special touch. Get creative and add what you think a mini Melbourne needs. Is it a huge park with a water slide or a residential building bigger than the Eureka tower? Help us by adding your special piece to our mini Melbourne creation! Meet the Connies, Melbourne's most famous tram conductors. Roaming the museum to entertain, teach and inform you, while creating and distributing beautifully crafted collectable swap-cards that bring environmental, social, historic and cultural themes to your community.

To 4 Oct

Spring School Holidays @ Immigration Museum

Take selfies in our self-portrait studio! Show us what makes up your identity in our self portrait studio. Our studio comes fully equipped with mirrors, accessories and drawing materials; all that's missing is you!

To 4 Oct

Spring School Holidays @ Scienceworks

Become a dinosaur detective by digging up the past and discovering the world of dinosaurs in the 20 minute live show and get creative making a T-Rex mask to take home!

To 4 Oct

Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family - Last Days!

Must close October 4th 2015! Tyrannosaurs Meet the Family is going extinct! To celebrate its extinction, we're offering $12 museum entry tickets when visiting Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family exhibition.

To 11 Oct

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Italian Film Festival returns to the Palace Cinemas group for its 16th season to present 32 exciting and beautiful Italian movies over 21 days.

To 31 Oct

Multiculturalism in Australian Football

A photographic exhibition celebrating how multicultural communities have contributed to Aussie Rules Football.

1 Oct-31 Oct

Multiculturalism in Australian Football

A photographic exhibition celebrating how multicultural communities have contributed to Aussie Rules Football.

1-31 Oct

Golf Month

GOLF MONTH is inviting those who have never hit a ball, or need a little help with their pro-aspirations to those who are on the course every week to play golf during October. Activities will be on offer for people of all ages and abilities with golf facilities nation-wide encouraging golfers new, returning and existing to benefit from great offers throughout October. There will be Come and Try clinics, women's programs, Open and Family days, new formats of the game, community events, MyGolf junior programs, lessons and coaching with a professional for all levels of golfers. There's also the chance to win an Emirates Australian Open experience for club members who introduce a new member during the month of October.

4 Oct

Olivia Newton John Wellness Walk 2015 & Ivanhoe Street Party

Join Olivia Newton-John for the third annual Wellness Walk, with entertainment from Vika and Linda Bull, Phil Ceberano and Russell Robertson, Vince Scarpino, Michael Stangel, Jiordan Tolli, Tim Morrision, Soli Tesema, Christina Jade and Dora the explorer!

4 Oct

OKTOBERFEST! German Bier Workshop

Taste your way across Germany at the Immigration Museum as we celebrate Oktoberfest with musik, snacks & all things Bierfest. Go beyond the brew & explore over 200 years of Oktoberfest tradition with German bier expert Geert Hendrix. We'll also be joined by Gerhard Patzold & Greg McElherron who'll be bringing with them a vast knowledge of German bier as well as 6 varieties from different regions for you to try. “Prost!”

10 Oct

Great Amazing Race

Regarded as Melbourne's ultimate urban adventure race, Uplift Events' 2015 Great Amazing Race will be raising funds to proudly support the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.

11 Oct

VinItalia Food & Wine Festival

Indulge in fine Italian wine tasting and delicious fresh food accompanied by live jazz. Includes a selection of specialised masterclasses to cater for all interests.

11 Oct

Natural Pathways Healing Centre

Natural Pathways in Mitcham is holding a FREE community event with its first Open Day. Experience Yoga, dance, meditation, massage, acupuncture, Reiki, holistic healing and so much more ... and all for FREE.

18 Oct

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

Over 30,000 participants are expected to finish the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival with a lap of the iconic MCG on Sunday. Runners of all ages and abilities can compete in one of five distances on offer at the festival of running including the Medibank Melbourne Marathon (42.195km), Half Marathon (21.1km), 10km Run, ASICS 5.7km Run and the ASICS 3km Walk.

18 Oct

Spring Fling Street Festival

Head down to Errol Street for North Melbourne's premier community event, the annual Spring Fling Street Festival. 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! Brought to the community by The Centre with the help of our public partner City of Melbourne and major sponsor Yarra Trams.

23-25 Oct

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

Australia's biggest event dedicated to everything baking & beyond. Packed full of tasty baked goods, sweets & equipment, hundreds of inspiring demonstrations & interactive classes - it's a great day out with family and friends!

24-25 Oct

Bacchus Marsh Horticulture Show

Returning for its 2nd season it provides exhibitors with a range of options to showcase their garden flowers, pot plants and produce. New competitions have been introduced this year. Fresh produce will give visitors a taste of Bacchus Marsh.

24-25 Oct

Global Village Multicultural Festival

Global Village is one of the largest (two day) Multicultural Festivals in Australia, showcasing a huge range of Folk Music, Arts, Dances, Food & Drink stalls, Trader and Market stalls and much more representing more than 50 countries from around the world.

What's On Next Month

1-30 Nov

Good Food Month

Melbourne get ready to join the feast! The Age Good Food Month program has more than 240 events taking place across the city and regional Victoria, where Melbourne's food-loving locals and visitors will get to join the feast through a variety of masterclasses, tastings, indulgent one-off events and even raves.

6 Nov

Australian Dzogchen Retreat

His Eminence Dzogchen Rinpoche “All thoughts are the dharma of realisation, Dzogchen itself, whatever thoughts come and go, remain resting”

13-15 Nov

Healesville Music Festival

The 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. The festival, which is now in its sixth year.

15 Nov

Resonance Music Series: Bayside Chamber Orchestra

Bayside Chamber Orchestra is a newly formed classical ensemble performing familiar and lesser known chamber and orchestral works. The group is comprised of professional and local amateur musicians drawn together by a passion for chamber music.

15 Nov

Malahang Community Festival

Malahang Community Festival is a FREE and family-friendly event celebrating Banyule's local community. A safe, fun and exciting day for the whole family.

19-22 Nov

Australian Masters

Australian Masters Moments return to Huntingdale Golf Club This year, the Australian Masters will return to its original home of 30 years, Huntingdale Golf Club, for the first time in seven years. Steeped in a rich history together, the Australian Masters and Huntingdale Golf Club have created many memorable moments in Australian golf over the past four decades and 2015 will reopen another chapter in this story. Many of the game's finest players have won the gold jacket at Huntingdale including six time champion Greg Norman, Bernhard Langer, Mark O'Meara, Ian Baker-Finch, Colin Montgomerie and Justin Rose and 2015 will crown another great champion.

28-29 Nov


A two-day celebration of all things baked, fried, whipped, iced and colourful. $20 ticket includes masterclasses and a glass of Redbank Emily Brut Cuvee

Future Months

6 Dec

Resonance Music Series: Christmas Pageant - With Ox & Ass Beside Him

The Early Arts Guild of Victoria's fifteenth annual Christmas pageant will tell the story of the Bethlehem crib from ancient to recent times. This unique festive celebration will feature the Early Music Consort of Melbourne, Rippon Lea Dancers and associate artists.

27 Dec-3 Jan 16


For eight exciting and colourful days PolArt 2015 will bring to Melbourne a host of Polish artists, actors and dancers from all over Australia & New Zealand in what is promising to be the best PolArt ever!

23 Jan 16

Anglesea Music Festival

Come this Australia Day long weekend, travel about two hours from Melbourne and you hit Victoria's Surf Coast. The Festival is all about; appreciating brilliant live music in a safe, beautiful setting where the bush meets the sea.

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