Melbourne Events

Next festival 7–16 August 2020 https://mwf.com.au

 Melbourne August, Writers Festivals

Every third week of October, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build awareness around the value of water. Access to clean water is hugely...

 Adelaide October, Brisbane Queensland October, Canberra October, Darwin NT October, Hobart October, Melbourne October, Perth October, Sydney October

CBCA Book Week 2020 Theme: Reading is My Secret Power Dates: 22 to 28 August 2020 Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools,...

 Adelaide August, Brisbane Queensland August, Canberra August, Darwin NT August, Hobart August, Melbourne August, Perth August, Sydney August, Writers Festivals

The next council general elections will be held on Saturday 24 October 2020. Find out how to be a candidate at https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/CandidatesAndParties/BecomingCouncilCandidate.html

 Melbourne October

PERTH singer-songwriter Mel Kay is releasing a song for our times, giving hope to those in lockdown life. The Inbetween is her reminder that being physically alone is not the same as being lonely and...

 Adelaide July, Brisbane Queensland June, Canberra June, Darwin NT June, Hobart June, Melbourne June, Performing Arts - Theatre, Dance, Music, etc, Perth June, Sydney June

Botanic Gardens Day is held across Australia and New Zealand on the last Sunday in May each year. BOTANIC GARDENS DAY PANEL DISCUSSION JOIN US LIVE! To capture where botanic gardens are positioned in 2020,...

 Adelaide May, Brisbane Queensland May, Canberra May, Darwin NT May, Hobart May, Melbourne May, Perth May, Sydney May

The first publicly live-streamed panel for the 2020 National Bushfire and Climate Summit has just been announced, streaming on 9 June 2020. Hosted by six-time Walkley Award winner Kerry O’Brien and Former NSW Fire &...

 Adelaide June, Brisbane Queensland June, Canberra June, Darwin NT June, Hobart June, Melbourne June, Perth June, Sydney June

The 2021 Care Expo Melbourne provides a unique opportunity to discover and connect with local support, health and care providers from aged care, disability and in-home support through to education, mobility, mental health, social, recreational...

 Melbourne August

Weekend of 29 February & 1 March 2020, 10.30am to 4pm   The Tibetan Buddhist Society is welcoming everyone to the Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre in Melbourne to relax and unwind on Saturday...

 Melbourne February, Melbourne March

WAM is on again from Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 September, 2020 For five days in September, Write Around the Murray (WAM) brings people together in Albury Wodonga for a festival of storytelling unlike anywhere...

 Melbourne September, Writers Festivals

14 February (Friday) 2020 – V-Day – A global movement to stop violence against women and girls.

 Adelaide February, Brisbane Queensland February, Canberra February, Darwin NT February, Hobart February, Melbourne February, Perth February, Sydney February

International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of  compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We...

 Adelaide May, Brisbane Queensland May, Canberra May, Hobart May, Melbourne May, Perth May, Sydney May

The Wild Pollinator Count gives you an opportunity to contribute to wild pollinator insect conservation in Australia. Count wild pollinators in your local environment to help build a database on wild pollinator activity. Wild Pollinator...

 Adelaide April, Brisbane Queensland April, Canberra April, Darwin NT April, Hobart April, Melbourne April, Perth April, Sydney April

8 March (Sunday) 2020 is International Women’s Day

 Adelaide March, Brisbane Queensland March, Canberra March, Darwin NT March, Hobart March, Melbourne March, Perth March, Sydney March

28 March (Saturday) 2020 – Earth Hour – Switch off your lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm to send a message about climate change. Of course you don't need to stop at this one day.  Use this...

 Adelaide March, Brisbane Queensland March, Canberra March, Darwin NT March, Hobart March, Melbourne March, Perth March, Sydney March

14 February (Friday) 2020 – Valentine’s Day See Valentine’s Day gift ideas or book a romantic adventure for two.

 Adelaide February, Brisbane Queensland February, Canberra February, Darwin NT February, Hobart February, Melbourne February, Perth February, Sydney February

The Mount Beauty Music Festival Friday 24th April to Sunday 26 May 2020 Festival Facebook: mountbeautymusicfestival Mount Beauty is at the foot of Mount Bogong in Victoria's High Country - approx 340 kilometres north east...

 Melbourne April

Bay Swim - Sunday Jan 19th, 2020 The Sorrento Bay Swim is a major fundraising activity for the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club. The 2020 event will be the 17th year of the Bay Swim,...

 Melbourne January

Midsumma Festival 2020 Australia's premier queer arts and cultural festival will return in 2020, running from 19 January to 9 February. Midsumma Festival will open on Sunday 19 January 2020, with Midsumma Carnival in the Alexandra...

 Melbourne February

Midsumma Festival 2020 Australia's premier queer arts and cultural festival will return in 2020, running from 19 January to 9 February. Midsumma Festival will open on Sunday 19 January 2020, with Midsumma Carnival in the Alexandra...

 Melbourne January

A month of Sustainability and Climate The iconic annual National Sustainable Living Festival returns 1-29 February 2020. The largest and longest-running Festival of its kind aims to inspire and provide solutions to the sustainability and...

 Melbourne February

The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), in 2002, made a resolution proposing the...

 Adelaide December, Brisbane Queensland December, Canberra December, Darwin NT December, Hobart December, Melbourne December, Perth December, Sydney December

Refugee Week is Australia's peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Refugee Week is always held from Sunday to Saturday...

 Adelaide June, Brisbane Queensland June, Canberra June, Darwin NT June, Hobart June, Melbourne June, Perth June, Sydney June

2 February each year is World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention...

 Adelaide February, Brisbane Queensland February, Canberra February, Darwin NT February, Hobart February, Melbourne February, Perth February, Sydney February

26 January (Sunday) 2020 – Australia Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day The official Australia Day Council website has details of events all around Australia, a “toolkit” to help you organise events, teaching resources...

 Adelaide January, Brisbane Queensland January, Canberra January, Darwin NT January, Hobart January, Melbourne January, Perth January, Sydney January

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that...

 Adelaide July, Brisbane Queensland July, Canberra July, Darwin NT July, Hobart July, Melbourne July, Perth July, Sydney July

Saturday 15 February 2020 – The Meeniyan Garlic Festival – Sample a wide range of fine foods and produce – all with a touch of garlic. Buy your garlic from 30 local growers. Enjoy garlic...

 Melbourne February

The Bendigo Easter Festival is one of the biggest events on Bendigo's calendar and one of regional Victoria's premier community festivals. The festival is a spectacular celebration of culture, offering days filled with fun, excitement...

 Melbourne April

6 to 9 March 2020 The festival held in March each year presents a unique line-up of International and National artists - folk roots, blues, jazz, bluegrass, celtic roots, crossroads country and rock, and music...

 Melbourne March

Planning has commenced for the 2020 Lorne Sculpture Biennale. 17 October to 8 November 2020 Up to 40 works will be exhibited along the Lorne foreshore as part of a sculpture trail. See the festival website...

 Melbourne October

The GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf is an 8km fun run starting in Lorne and continuing through the forest and then along the Great Ocean Road and finishing at the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club....

 Melbourne January

1 – 12 January 2020 Annual Summer Music Festival featuring classical and contemporary music held over the new year at Mornington Peninsula.

 Melbourne January

Thousands of events will be held across the country in May to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as...

 Adelaide May, Brisbane Queensland May, Canberra May, Darwin NT May, Hobart May, Melbourne May, Perth May, Sydney May

Held in June each year, Williamstown Literary Festival Starting Thursday 21 May 2020, the first of our online programs will feature engaging and entertaining author panels and discussions. http://willylitfest.org.au/

 Melbourne June, Writers Festivals

Sunday, 2 August 2020 is National Tree Day, a community tree planting event organised by Planet Ark. To get involved or find your nearest site, check the website. Friday 31 July 2020 is Schools Tree...

 Adelaide August, Adelaide July, Brisbane Queensland August, Brisbane Queensland July, Canberra August, Canberra July, Darwin NT August, Darwin NT July, Environment & Climate Change Action, Hobart August, Hobart July, Melbourne August, Melbourne July, Perth August, Perth July, Sydney August, Sydney July

Commemorated each year on 5 June, World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

 Adelaide June, Brisbane Queensland June, Canberra June, Darwin NT June, Hobart June, Melbourne June, Perth June, Sydney June