Free things to do/visit in Melbourne

There’s a lot to do and see in Melbourne. Getting out and about and enjoying what the city has to offer for free is a great way to get to know Melbourne.

Free things to do



Art galleries


If you plan to swim at the beach, go to one patrolled by livesavers and swim between the flags – never go swimming alone. For more tips on staying safe in the sun and in the water go to the Water Safety Victoria website.


  • Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (*some sessions)
  • Melbourne Festival (*some sessions)
  • Melbourne Writers Festival (*some sessions)
  • Midsumma (*some sessions)
  • Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (*some sessions)
  • Melbourne International Jazz Festival
  • Moomba Festival
  • Open House Melbourne


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City circle tram.

City Circle tram

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Melbourne City Guides

Smartphone Apps

Melbourne Visitor Services

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