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Feb 22, 2019

Melbourne Town Hall Tour


12/12/2017 to 31/12/2019

Mon: 11am – noon, 1pm – 2pm

Wed: 11am – noon, 1pm – 2pm

Thu: 11am – noon, 1pm – 2pm

Frid: 11am - noon, 1pm - 2pm


Melbourne Town Hall

90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Free tours of Melbourne's historic Town Hall give visitors the chance to learn about the architectural, social and political significance of this impressive 19th-century building.

Experience the grandeur of the wood-panelled Council Chamber, stand on the portico where the Beatles waved, sit in the Lord Mayor's chair and view the richly carved Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, the largest grand romantic organ in the southern hemisphere.

Rooms included in the tour are subject to availability.

A variety of groups can be accommodated, including local and international visitors, students of all ages, the disabled and delegations.

Note for groups larger than 10, please book ahead

Contact: 03 9658 9658

This is a FREE event


Feb 21, 2019

Melbourne Book Market


20/01/2019 to 14/04/2019


Queen Victoria Market

Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets

Melbourne VIC 3000

A Shed

Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5,000 new and pre-loved titles selected and presented by 15 of Melbourne’s most experienced booksellers as well as authors, illustrators and book creators.

Peruse literature, history, gardening, travel, art and kids books, plus an array of quality second-hand vinyl records and CDs.

The 15 founding members will have their own stalls at the Market every Sunday, presenting up to 20 pop up stalls at the Melbourne Book Market:

Ann James and Ann Haddon – Book illustrators, promoting Australian picture books and creatorsSophia Goodsoul – Kindergarten teacher and writerAndy White – Self-published author and illustratorMartin Davey – Author on indigenous culture and historical/ political controversies.

There will be live acoustic music from local Melbourne artists each week and demonstrations by picture book illustrators.

This is a FREE event


Feb 20, 2019

Crown Riverwalk Motorsport Display

Dates and times

07/03/2019 to 20/03/2019

Crown Riverwalk is the ultimate motorsport Fan Zone with race car, karting and Formula Ford displays.

Pick up the latest team merchandise from Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes. Don't miss the car show display of classic, custom and muscle cars.


Crown Entertainment Complex

8 Whiteman StreetSouthbank VIC 3006

Located on Crown Riverwalk

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10am – 10pm

Fri/Sat/Sun: 10am – 1am

This is a free event


Feb 19, 2019

Dockland Sand Sculptures


07/02/2019 to 06/03/2019

Enjoy wandering around the giant sand sculptures - a fun day out for the family.

See the unique art of sand sculpting with two giant sand sculptures on display every day until 6 March.

Also on February weekends (Saturday & Sundays, 12pm to 4pm, to 24 February) you can enjoy Giant Garden Games.

Relax and have a play with family favourites including giant connect 4, quoits, giant chess, naughts and crosses, jenga, bocce, dominos and more.


The District Docklands

440 Docklands Drive

Docklands VIC 3008

This is a free event


Feb 18, 2019

Moomba Festival 2019

Moomba is a gala, community festival celebrated in Melbourne, Australia and is held annually.

It is celebrated over 4 days and usually held on the 'Labour Day Weekend' from Friday through to the second Monday in March.

Get ready to be treated to four jam-packed days of carnival rides and games, kids' activities, nightly fireworks, water sports and much more.

Don't miss the outstanding Moomba Masters Championship, the wacky and wonderful Birdman Rally on Sunday and, of course, the iconic Moomba Parade on the Monday.

Dates and times

08/03/2019 to 11/03/2019

Mon: all day

Fri: 6pm – 11pm

Sat: all day

Sun: all day

FREE event


Alexandra Gardens

St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3004

Festival also located at Birrarung Marr


Feb 17, 2019

High Tea at Melbourne Zoo

Come visit the Melbourne Zoo on a Sunday afternoon. Bring the family to share an amazing time wandering through the zoo and then in the afternoon indulge in a special treat...a delicious High Tea experience

Entry to the Zoo included in the price and access to the Zoo from 12:30pm.


Elliott Avenue, Parkville, 3052, Australia

Event Dates

Saturday 23rd February

Saturday 23rd March

Saturday 27th April

Saturday 25th May

Saturday 29th June

Saturday 27th July

Saturday 24th August

Saturday 28th September

Saturday 26th October

Saturday 23rd November

Book your tickets here

Feb 16, 2019

Pottery Expo Warrandyte

The Pottery Expo at Warrandyte has has been operating since 2001.

An idea founded by Jane Annois, a local studio potter, it is based on the concept of the Marche de Potiers (Potters Markets) of France.

Each year a panel selects and invites exhibitors from around Australia, and the result is a curated event of the best work from selected studio ceramic artists.

The event this year will be held on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February 2019 from 10am to 5.30pm each day, on the riverbank, corner Yarra and Webb streets, Warrandyte.

With POT LUCK as its theme, the French are coming for dinner and the focus is on tableware and setting the table.

Music, entertainment and a couple of coffee and food vans are par of the course with live music on both days that usually runs all afternoon.

WHERE: On the riverbank, corner Yarra and Webb streets, Warrandyte, VIC

Cost: FREE entry to the EXPO


Jan 23, 2019

Question on resorts with swimming pool

Where can i find a resort with a big and deep swimming pool in vic australia? Thank you

Continue reading "Question on resorts with swimming pool"

Oct 22, 2018

Markets Melbourne

Markets Melbourne: exciting selection of the best weekend markets held in and around Melbourne, Australia

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Oct 22, 2018

Want to know about Melbourne taxi service

How Melbourne taxi service is better than other countries?

Continue reading "Want to know about Melbourne taxi service"

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