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March into Melbourne

1 March

As the sun sets on the last day of summer in Melbourne, the sun will rise to the first day of Autumn and into March where the action will continue with some major events. Don’t despair that the cooler weather is approaching, it does bring out the beauty of Melbourne and beyond with the colours of Autumn. It truly is a beautiful season in Melbourne but more on where to see the autumn leaves later but first ‘What’s on’ in March.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 

Melbourne City will be transformed into the fashion capital with the latest designs sashaying down runways around the city. With well established Aussie designers and the next big thing showcasing their creativity, it’s sure to be a fashionista’s dream. The runway shows are open to the public and tickets can be purchased in advanced.

When: 1-18 March
For more information and tickets visit

Australian Grand Prix
It’s the loudest event of the calender year in Melbourne and we are gearing up for the world’s best to battle it out for poll position including our very own Daniel Ricciardo. Will Ricciardo out race reigning No.1 Lewis Hamilton when the action starts at Albert Park?

When: 22-25 March
Where: Albert Park
For tickets visit

International Melbourne Flower & Garden Show
If the Grand Prix is the loudest event then the Melbourne Flower & Garden show is the prettiest. Be inspired by floral displays, floral fashion and landscape design. Partake in flower arrangement classes or pick up a bulb or garden tools to take home.

When: 21-25 March
Where: Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Gardens
For tickets, visit

Melbourne Comedy Festival
Get ready for belly laughs at the annual Comedy Festival including local and international comedians.

When: 28 March – 22 April
For the full schedule and tickets, visit or at the ticket booth in front of Melbourne Town Hall closer to the start date.

Music & Entertaiment

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Regent Theatre
Beautiful, the Carole King Musical
Bruno Mars will Uptown Funk at Rod Laver Arena 7,8,10 & 11 March
Ed Sheeran will serenade at Etihad Stadium 9-12 March