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Melbourne What’s On

The BCL Melbourne What’s On pages have one events page per month. These pages have public holidays, school holidays and major events. Pages also include theatres, cinemas, festivals and other things to do.

See pages for each month: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |

April in Melbourne & Victoria

Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery Day – Under Australian law, all owners of homes and units are required to install at least one 9V battery-operated smoke alarm designed to last a year or longer. This national awareness day aims to highlight the importance of general fire safety and the role smoke alarms play in house […] See more

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August in Melbourne & Victoria

CBCA Children’s Book Week – Celebrating Australian books, authors and illustrators.   (see our BCL page on Book Week). 30 August - Melbourne Day held on the 30th August each year to commemorate 30 August 1835 as Melbourne's foundation day, Move on to September events Post your events of the forum to appear above (here's how) […] See more

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Cinemas in Melbourne Australia – Links to individual cinema pages

Melbourne Cinemas & Drive-ins The Astor Theatre - Complete programme, reviews and other information for this grand old cinema in Windsor. Cnr Chapel St and Dandenong Rd, St Kilda. Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Australian, classics, and niche film screenings, exhibitions, and events. Federation Square, Melbourne. Chinatown Cinema - Double features of Hong […] See more

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Concerts and Festivals Melbourne Victoria Australia

Productions / Festivals / Special Events Annual St Kilda Festival Apollo Bay Music Festival Beechworth Celtic Festival Brunswick Music Festival Chillout Festival Conquest - Annual games convention. Eltham Jazz & Blues Heritage Festival - Usually the Australia Day weekend. Essendon Choral Society (ECS) The Falls Festival - Annual music festival held in Lorne over the new year […] See more

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December in Melbourne & Victoria

3 December (Saturday) 2016 – International Day of People with Disability – Aims to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. 5 December (Monday) 2016 – International Volunteer Day is celebrated on December 5th each year to thank volunteers for their efforts and increase public […] See more

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Exhibitions and Galleries Melbourne Victoria Australia

Melbourne Galleries and Museums Amethyst Art Space - an online art gallery. Anne Middleton Gallery - Albert Park Australian Centre for Contemporary Art - Regular exhibitions of work by Australian contemporary artists. Brunswick Arts Space - Brunswick Arts Space, 2a Little Breese St, Brunswick, Melbourne. Chapel Off Chapel - The City of Stonnington's arts and […] See more

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February in Melbourne & Victoria

Chinese New Year (For Chinese New Year party and costume ideas see ThemesForParties: Oriental). 6 February (Saturday) 2016 – New Zealand (Waitangi) Day Celebrations – Waitangi Day is New Zealand’s annual celebration of the signing of the Waitangi Treaty. 14 February (Sunday) 2016 – Valentine’s Day – see Valentine’s Day gift ideas. 14 February (Sunday) 2016 […] See more

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January in Melbourne & Victoria

1 January (Friday) 2016 – New Years Day (Public Holiday – it’s a long weekend!) 26 January (Tuesday) 2016 – Australia Day – Public Holiday. see Themes For Parties.com.au for Australia Day party ideas and costumes). 27 January (Wednesday) 2016 - School Term 1 begins in Victorian schools for teachers. Students begin on the next […] See more

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July in Melbourne & Victoria

2 July (Saturday) 2016 - Australian Federal Election 4 July (Monday) 2016 - American Independence Day - (see costume and party ideas at ThemesForParties.com.au). 11 July (Monday) 2016 - Start of Term 3 in Victorian Schools - (See AU school holiday dates.) 14 July (Thursday) 2016 - Bastille Day-  the French national holiday celebrated on […] See more

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June in Melbourne & Victoria

5 June - World Environment Day - Commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. 13 June (Monday) 2016 - Queen's Birthday - Public Holiday all states except Qld & WA (see AU school […] See more

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Live Music Venues in Melbourne & Victoria

Live Music Venues in Melbourne & Victoria The Arthouse - 616 Elizabeth St, Melbourne The Arts Centre - St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne The Barwon Club Hotel - 509 Moorabool St, South Geelong Bennetts Lane Jazz Club - 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne. The Butterfly Club - 204 Bank St, South Melbourne Cookie - First Floor, Curtin […] See more

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March in Melbourne & Victoria

8 March (Tuesday) 2016 – International Women’s Day 14 March (Monday) 2016 - Labour Day Public Holiday (see AU public holiday dates.) 17 March (Thursday) 2016 – St Patrick’s Day – see Themes for Parties for St Patrick’s Day decorations and costumes. 19 March (Saturday) 2016 – Earth Hour – Switch off your lights from […] See more

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Markets in Melbourne Australia

Markets in Melbourne The Arts Centre Sunday Market - The Maker's Market - 140 stalls of arts and crafts from around Victoria. Sundays, 10.00am to 5.00pm at The Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. Books @ Federation Square - Pre-loved, new and specialized books. The Book Market regularly features self-published authors and children's illustrator […] See more

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May in Melbourne & Victoria

Mother’s Day is on the second Sunday in May. Australian Office Professionals Day- Visit our  Secretary’s Day page for gift ideas. International Composting Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about the importance of this valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We […] See more

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Melbourne Cup Australia

Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival The Melbourne Cup is help on the first Tuesday of November each year. Although it is a public holiday only in Melbourne, you'll find Melbourne Cup parties around the nation. Even in workplaces and schools, most Australians pause to watch the race on television or listen to the radio. Victoria […] See more

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Museums and Historical Places To Go in Melbourne Victoria Australia

Museums & Historical Attractions Australian National Aviation Museum is located at Moorabbin Airport near Melbourne. Melbourne's Chinese Museum (re-opened 29 Aug 2010) in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown. The Chinese Museum comprises five floors of priceless artworks, artefacts, fashion, books, photographs and jade. Contemporary exhibits include a new Chinatown Visitor Centre, a Dragon Gallery housing […] See more

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November in Melbourne & Victoria

1 November (Tuesday) 2016 - Melbourne Cup - Public Holiday Melbourne metro only (see AU public holiday dates and see our special Melbourne Cup page for links, accommodation, tours, party venues and more) 11 November (Friday) 2016 - Remembrance Day 16 November (Wednesday) 2016 – International Day of Tolerance. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day […] See more

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October in Melbourne & Victoria

National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is 10 days of activities designed to increase awareness of the benefits of organic products and farming production systems and accelerate the uptake of these in the wider Australian community and environment. 2 October (Sunday) 2016 - Daylight saving starts 2.00 am - put your clocks forward 1 hour. See […] See more

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Places To Go in Melbourne Victoria Australia

General Attractions Collingwood Children's Farm - Country Life for City Folk. Open every day of the year from 9am - 5pm Bimbimbie Fauna & Picnic Park - Australian Native Animal Park. Feed and walk through enclosure to feed kangaroo, wombats, emus, deer and see a variety of Australian birds. (sorry link broken) Federation Square website […] See more

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September in Melbourne & Victoria

3 September (Saturday) 2016 - Australian National Flag Day - The Australian Flag was first raised on this day in 1901. 4 September (Sunday) 2016 - Father's Day - see Father's Day Gift ideas here 19 September (Monday) 2016 - Talk Like a Pirate Day - If you're planning an event, click here for Pirate Party Ideas. […] See more

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Theatres in Melbourne Australia – Links to individual theater pages

Melbourne Theatres & Theatre Groups Alpha Theatrical Productions Alpha tours real, quality children's musicals to theatres, schools and communities in Australia. Specialising in cross-genre, values-focussed musical rock concerts for children, like Beauty and the Beast, Hunchback, Sleeping Beauty and Hercules. Altona City Theatre a Melbourne Amateur Theatre Company with three shows a year: one pantomime and […] See more

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