Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital. There’s so much to do.

Whether you have just arrived, or you’ve been studying in Melbourne for a while, you’ll never be short of things to do in this city. There are so many fun and exciting events happening over the coming months coinciding with the beginning of the year welcome and orientation periods. Check some of them out below.

For the latest information on events, including access to free tickets and giveaways make sure you follow Study Melbourne on social media, sign up to our student newsletter and check out our calendar of events.

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Study Melbourne and Asia TOPA have joined forces to help you jump straight into Melbourne’s world-renowned arts and culture scene. Up your cultural game and experience some of the best theatre, dance, music and art from the Asia-Pacific throughout the Asia TOPA festival.

Study Melbourne x Asia TOPA is offering international students a number of free tickets to a range of events at venues across the city including À Ố Làng Phố, a Vietnamese circus performance, the stunning live art and theatre performance, Oedipus Schmoedipus and more. 

Visit the Study Melbourne x Asia TOPA website for information on all events and register your interest today!


Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne is famous for its diverse selection of food from all around the world. The Melbourne Food and Wine festival highlights the great choice of delicious food and drink available in this city, with a range of fun events, parties and tasty food stalls. This year’s event will take place from 19 – 29 March at the Queen Victoria Market and other venues around the city.

To learn more, visit the 2020 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival website.


Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup

Melbourne is Australia’s sporting capital and in 2020, the world’s best female cricketers will be here to take part in the T20 Women’s Cricket World Cup.

Everyone is invited to be part of a World Record attempt on 8 March, International Women’s Day for the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. 

Your ticket to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final will also include live performances from global pop sensation Katy Perry

Visit the Women's T20 World Cup Final event page to find out more.


Frankston hosting cultural opportunities for international students

Study Melbourne has partnered with Frankston City Council and Monash University to offer international students  a range of events, walking tours, shows, workshops and volunteer work experience opportunities over the coming months.

Perfect for those studying in Frankston, or wishing to explore Greater Melbourne, some free tickets are available for international students to a range of comedy, drama, music and dance shows at the Frankston Arts Centre. Click here to find out more.


Meet NGV Student Night

As Australia’s oldest, largest and most visited museum, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) welcomes international students to Melbourne with a free student night.

Tuesday 31 Mar - 6pm

Book your tickets here

Experience this summer’s major exhibitions for free including; Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines and KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness.  Enjoy activities and meet new people. There will be food and drink available for purchase and bookings are essential.

Meet NGV Student Night is supported through Study Melbourne’s International Student Welfare Program.


Hanging Local

CALLING ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS! Come and Hang Local in Melbourne’s west

Western Melbourne Tourism in partnership with Get Lost Travel Group and Victoria University have launched a new program aimed at international university students, encouraging them to uncover the tourism hotspots of Melbourne’s west.

Hanging Local aims to get international students at Victoria University out and about exploring their local neighbourhoods, making new friends and feeling more at home in Melbourne’s west. The collaborative project will broaden participants’ knowledge of local attractions across Melbourne’s west, so they can in turn show their friends and family how to enjoy the region.

Find out more and book your tickets here.

Hanging Local is supported through Study Melbourne’s International Student Welfare Program.

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