As we say goodbye to the winter chill, we say hello to daylight savings. This will give us more time to spend out and about in Melbourne’s Spring. Let’s check out 9 upcoming events that you can attend this season.


If you are looking to glam up in Melbourne, you must attend “the race that stops the nation”, also known as The Melbourne Cup. Over the 1st week of November, the Flemington racecourse is the place to be watching horses and dressing to impress. So gather your friends, prepare your outfits and get ready to party!


Throughout this year, many Melburnians and tourists have visited The Lume for the chance to have an amazing sensory experience. The Van Gogh exhibition will be ending soon, so if you haven’t had the chance to go, now is the time! As Van Gogh disappears, Monet and Friends Alive will be the next in line for us to experience a new exhibition. Time to book those tickets before it is too late.


Melbourne has always been known as “the garden state”, so why not have a picnic in one of many gardens this spring. From Flagstaff, Fitzroy and the famous Royal Botanic gardens, there are many different gardens for you to explore while sipping from glasses of your favourite drink, matched with slices of delicious cheeses and other charcuterie board toppings. For something different, try out a mystery picnic, where a company will give you clues to your mystery picnic destination along with your basket of goodies.


Now is the time to explore Melbourne as the weather warms up. From Flinders St to the secrets of Melbourne’s hidden laneways, take that break from your studies and go exploring. There are paid tours that will give you the full background of Melbourne, but you can also take your time and walk Melbourne yourself. Furthermore, if you want to see a bit more of what Melbourne has to offer, you can walk down one of many trails from the city to the burbs’.


The Yarra River flows through the heart of Melbourne, and now you can take a boat ride down it yourself. There are now companies which will allow you to hire and captain your own boat down the Yarra. So gather your friends, food and drinks, and have a beautiful spring day on the water.


If you like a drink, why not head up to one of the many different rooftop bars of Melbourne that can be found within the CBD and inner suburbs. From Naked for Satan in Brunswick to Taxi in Fed Square, there is no doubt you will enjoy taking in the views from high above with a drink in hand.


Tyama is the new sensory experience that you can visit at the Melbourne Museum. The exhibition takes you into the nocturnal world, allowing you to explore six amazing digital environments. Be prepared for projections, effects and soundscapes.


From the 6th – 23th of October, there will be over 450 events involved with the Melbourne Fringe Festival. This festival will host the country’s best established and emerging artists, actors, dancers, drag queens, musicians, and DJs. There is no doubt there will be something for everyone to enjoy across many of Melbourne’s landmarks.


This October the Melbourne Fashion Festival is back, and it is bigger than ever. The program will have city-wide runways, talks with industry experts, and exhibitions. This is a great time for fashion students to attend events where you can mingle with many different people in the industry.


Hopefully, you can make space in your diary for some of these events this spring. Always have the time to study but always take some time to have fun as well.