Things To Do In May In Melbourne

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Virtually no change this month, status the same, however there has been some creativity happening and Melbourne has gone Virtual with some really fun things to do whilst you are stuck isolated at home.

Our beautiful city of Melbourne, in fact all of Australia has had to either shut it's business doors to Retail, Restaurants and Cafes, tourist destinations and activities, parklands and sporting venues.

Shopping centres are now deserted and the traffic on our streets has dwindled to just a few cars with essential services travelling to and from work.

Such a sad state of affairs and the public, including visiting tourists have had specific direction as to what we/they all need to do to stop the spread of this insidious virus.

Researching for content for the page has been difficult as each day 'things change'

For the latest update as we move into the month of April, please visit here ... Corona Virus

Each week, on my Market's Facebook page, I list all the markets that are on over the weekend. Visiting the markets are excellent things to do in May but not THIS May, 2020

As we have been instructed to stay at home unless it is totally necessary, I have suspended writing the list until it is safe for us all to pop down to enjoy the experience.

There are some markets open for the time being offering very restricted produce to purchase, as far as normal retail stalls, these have been closed for the time being. Checkout the city's open markets ...

  • Victoria Market
  • South Melbourne Market
  • Prahran Market

Keep in mind that strict social distancing must be adhered to for the safety of the community and yourself. Just whilst the Corona Virus disaster is going on, please treat the shopping experience as a necessity rather than a social outing.

My suggestion would be to check before you venture out. Just a phone call usually will suffice.

Don't tempt fate, too dangerous to you and your loved ones. Stay home for the time being until it is safe to pop out socially to these great places.


stay at homeState Premier requests that we all stay at home for our safety during this Corona Virus pandemic

Melbourne Has Gone Virtual For The Time Being

Things to Do In May For - Arts Lovers

Things to do with NGV - Temporary Closure - However

NGV Temporary Closure- However

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and after following closely the State and Federal Government’s advice, they have extended the NGV’s temporary closure until 30 June.

Stay connected and inspired with highlights from the NGV including the stories behind their Collection works, virtual exhibition tours, essays, interviews and more.

NGV's Virtual Tours

Explore the virtual exhibition tour by zooming in and out on artworks and reading in-depth labels. 

More than 68,000+ works in the NGV Collection can be viewed online.

Things To Do In May for - Film Buffs - No NOT Netflix! 

 ACMI - Temporary Closure - However

They are running several programs, talks and workshops online and posting regular articles in our Ideas section to keep our community of watchers, players and makers connected.

Every Tuesday we'll release details of their weekly Virtual Cinémathèque via ACMI's and Melbourne Cinémathèque's social media

For those who would like to recreate the social aspect of viewing as a community or family/friend group - there is a free program called Metastream that allows you to invite a group to watch at the same time, from all of your respective homes. Watch or listen together. Start a session and invite by sharing your 'friend code' with them.

Things To Do In May For - Theatre Goers

Watch Romeo and Juliet Online!

Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers is the next of the Globe’s isolation viewing releases. 

The production will be available until May 3rd. Watch it below!

Things to do in May with the Melbourne Theatre Company

Walk the halls of MTC HQ in this virtual tour and explore the spaces where plays are rehearsed, sets are built, and costumes and wigs are created.

MTC's Sturt Street headquarters in Southbank is the engine room of the company, housing their production departments including Wardrobe, Wigs, Millinery, Props, Scenic Art and Workshop. Step behind the scenes and explore Melbourne's home of theatre in this virtual tour.

For more theatre productions online the Aussie Theatre Company Facebook page will keep you up to date

Things To Do In May For - Ballet Lovers

The Australian Ballet's new At Home with Ballet TV digital season beams their premium-quality productions right to your couch for free.

They've hand-picked a selection of their most beloved and inspiring ballets, and each will have a limited two-week season on their streaming platform, Ballet TV.

Things To Do In May In Melbourne For - Lovers of Comedy

FANTASTIC IDEA - Be Social and NOT at the same time - Lol! 

Kings of Comedy’s ‘Comedy for Corona’ Live Internet Show

They're back as they continue to provide the very best in stand up comedy for you to enjoy from the safety of your lounge room!

We need laughter more than ever so they are running their 2nd night of LIVE STAND UP COMEDY from their secret venue in Melbourne's CBD.

Saturday 2nd May
Show starts at 7:00PM

Virtual tickets are available to the show you can can experience the magic of being at a show from the safety of your couch. They suggest that you can pay what you’re comfortable with for the best seats in the house, help them keep comedy alive at a time where it is most important! The more you donate means the bigger acts they can have on board! 

They have a very limited amount of VIRTUAL AUDIENCE TICKETS with access to special viewing and behind the stage action and participation in the show. You only need to purchase one per household! That a pretty cheap night out for all the family.

There will be signed merchandise available for sale before, during and after the show.

Things To Do In May In Melbourne For - Music Lovers

Things to do in May with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Due to the extended closure of the performance venues, including Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Recital Centre, Costa Hall and Robert Blackwood Hall, they regret that all scheduled MSO events until 30 June, 2020 will not proceed.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra invites music lovers to #KeepTheMusicGoing with special pre-recorded online premiere concerts every Thursday evening.

Featuring performances such as Deborah Cheetham’s 'Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace', sung entirely in the ancient dialects of the Gunditjmara people, or ‘The Lark Ascending, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis with violinist Richard Tognetti, audiences can now join the orchestra on the MSO YouTube Channel from the comfort of their own home to remain connected and engaged.

For details on upcoming Thursday Night (in) with the Symphony events or to view past concerts, visit the website or MSO YouTube Channel

Things to do in May with the Victoria Opera

As people around the world self-isolate to stop the spread of COVID-19, Victorian Opera is committed to keeping the music going. They'll continue sharing opera any way they can. So, get ready for Virtual Victorian Opera.

Every Wednesday night they will be releasing short, never-before-seen videos from their archives. Virtual Victorian Opera will also feature brand new content, including performances and interviews from their artists in isolation.

Tune in each Wednesday at 7.30pm for the latest content.

Things To Do In Melbourne For - Animal Lovers

Things to do in May at the Victoria Zoos

Enjoy Victoria's zoos from home with these live streams

Thanks to the zoo's Animals at Home program (previously called Animal House), you can now experience 24/7 live-streams of animals run from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The will be special appearances from the animals at Healesville Sanctuary too. They're all hosted on the Zoos Victoria website.

For example ...

Highlights of the snow leopards can be viewed. Three cubs were born on Australia Day 2020 and thanks to the live-streams we'll be able to watch them grow up.

The Penguins, that are fed and weighed right in front of the camera and I've found they're sometimes given fun things to occupy them there as well, like a sprinkler.

Recently, Zoos Victoria has arranged for Keeper Talks to be put up every week. They've also put up the names of the individual animals in many streams, while more and more recordings from Healesville Sanctuary are appearing.

Things to do in May at Sea Life Melbourne

Discover more about some of their underwater creatures you'll find at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium by watching some of their live streams Meet some of our incredible creatures!

Get up close to our Gentoo and King Penguins and learn more about what their Keepers and Aquarists do here everyday!

Check out what feeding the mega croc', Pinjarra, at lunch time looks like

Please, everyone, stay safe, stay at home and look after yourselves and, if you have just found Family Getaways Melbourne, spend some extra time wandering through my site's pages and perhaps enjoying a virtual tour of my hometown, Melbourne.

Maybe start a new hobby? I've been busy this month doing just that. Check out my latest book review on my hobby, collecting sea glass

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