40 Free Events, Activities and Things to Do in Melbourne

If you’re in Melbourne on a budget, don’t worry, there are plenty of events for you to choose from, too. Check out the article where we put together a list of activities and events you won’t have to pay for!

If you’re into sports, you’ll be able to find a free running group or a yoga class. Do you like music? There’s a free concert waiting for you! Keen on art? Find an exhibition or a museum free of charge! Whatever it is that sparks your interest, you can always have fun in Melbourne even with a tight budget.

There are free lifestyle gatherings and cultural events to enjoy in Melbourne. You won't miss online happenings… It’s so easy to find something that suits you!

And don’t forget to check out the best free activities of Melbourne: Steve Grant Solo Piano Free Entry, Cultural Games with RMIT Kirrip, and Craft and Conversation Adult Program (Point Cook Library).

Steve Grant Solo Piano Free Entry
Steve Grant Solo Piano Free Entry
'Salon Days'. A night of piano, jazz and cocktails with the incredibly talented Steve Grant. Now a monthly residency!DOORS 6.30PMLIVE MUSIC 7.30-9.30PMFREE ENTRY!A monthly residency with the incre ...
30 September
Cultural Games with RMIT Kirrip
Cultural Games with RMIT Kirrip
Join us at Kirrip place to to play some cultural games and meet new friends!For this edition of Games Night, we will play cultural games and have some yummy snacks from different countries.Cost:Fr ...
30 September
Craft and Conversation Adult Program (Point Cook Library)
Craft and Conversation Adult Program (Point Cook Library)
Come along to learn a new craft, while you meet and share conversation with other crafters!Craft and Conversation - Button Craft Are you a craft lover?Join our monthly program to create a new craf ...
30 September
Let's Pretend Gallery presents: Into The Light / Into The Dark
Let's Pretend Gallery presents: Into The Light / Into The Dark
Let's Pretend Gallery: Into The Light/Into The DarkJoin Let’s Pretend Gallery on Friday September 30th for the opening night of Into the Light/Into the Dark - our sixth exhibition.For this event, ...
30 September
ST. ALi X PuqPress Official MICE After Party
ST. ALi X PuqPress Official MICE After Party
ST. ALi and PuqPress present the 2022 Official MICE After Party - Join us in the ST. ALi Laneway to end your week at MICE with a bang.Join ST. ALi and PuqPress for a classic ST. ALi laneway party ...
30 September
Active Kinders Day
Active Kinders Day
Calling all Kinder-aged kids! Get down to Williams Landing Reserve and try out a range of fun sporting and fitness activities in September!Calling all Kinder-aged kids! Get down to Williams Landin ...
30 September
The science of natural disasters
The science of natural disasters
Discover the science behind natural disasters in this hands-on workshop.Find out the science behind natural disasters in this hands-on workshop. Take part in scientific experiments to discover how ...
30 September
MSD Public Lecture: Towards the Certainty of Uncertainty
MSD Public Lecture: Towards the Certainty of Uncertainty
Please join us for the keynote public lecture by Theodore Spyropoulos, Director of the Architectural Association Design Research LabArchitectural discourses today shy away from uncertainty and com ...
30 September
MPSU Queen Victoria Foodie Tour
MPSU Queen Victoria Foodie Tour
This event is open to all Monash Parkville participantsMonash Parkville Student Union invites you to join us for a foodie tour at the Queen Victoria Market. Come with us for a delicious and fascin ...
30 September
RMIT MFA Art Auction
RMIT MFA Art Auction
RMIT Master of Fine Arts annual auction is once again held physically. Artwork by emerging artists at affordable prices and more.The RMIT MFA annual fundraising auction will once again be held phy ...
30 September
Star Gazing Night
Star Gazing Night
Astronomical Society of Victoria and Manningham Council present star gazing at Westerfolds ParkPresented by the Astronomical Society of Victoria (ASV) and Manningham Council, Join the ASV with a s ...
30 September
Juggling at Oxygen | Moreland Youth School Holiday Program
Juggling at Oxygen | Moreland Youth School Holiday Program
Get your juggle on with Moreland Youth these school holidays!We welcome all young people to join us for an afternoon of fun at Oxygen these school holidays.Alongside our fantastic facilitator Jem, ...
30 September
HOMETiME Collage Workshop @ Youth Takeover Night
HOMETiME Collage Workshop @ Youth Takeover Night
Flex your creative muscles at Youth Takeover Night!Join us at our relaxing, no-pressure collage station! You can explore a range of collage techniques and will have access to a wide variety of ima ...
30 September
Fortress House Cup ft. Rocket League
Fortress House Cup ft. Rocket League
Play IRL on the best gear in The Alienware Arena. Feature on the big screen & the professional live broadcast!We’ve got your Saturday sorted!🎮 Featuring Rocket League®🕹️ Soccar 3v3 game mode🎟 Free ...
1 October
Spring Outside Kids Day Out
Spring Outside Kids Day Out
The ultimate obstacle course in Moonee Valley's newest neighbourhood park.As winter draws to a close and spring begins to bloom, Moonee Valley Park invites children from the local community to get ...
1 October
Growing vegetables in small spaces Free MP Shire Seniors Festival Event
Growing vegetables in small spaces Free MP Shire Seniors Festival Event
Make good use of your small garden using clever gardening skills to grow abundant fruit and vegetablesIt is remarkable how many delicious vegetables and fruit you can produce in a small growing ar ...
1 October
DIY STEM Toy Making workshop for Kids
DIY STEM Toy Making workshop for Kids
The SmartSolver DIY STEM Toy Making Workshop is a fun-packed school holiday activity with hours of science activities, door prizes, & more! About this event Get ready to explore, create, learn, a ...
1 October
Odissi Duet Pranavi Annadurai & Phạm Phú Thanh Hằng
Odissi Duet Pranavi Annadurai & Phạm Phú Thanh Hằng
An afternoon of Indian Sacred Odissi Dance duet performance by Pranavi and Hằng with an ensemble of musicians, led by Monica Singh Sangwan.Odissi is a sacred Indian classical Dance style that is b ...
1 October
#MIGW22 Presents: Flying Man Games Showcase
#MIGW22 Presents: Flying Man Games Showcase
In collaboration with Melbourne International Games Week, The Flying Man Showcase is a celebration of local board game start-ups.Paul and Cam, the founders of Flying Man Games will share their exp ...
1 October
Where We Grow Craigieburn GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
Where We Grow Craigieburn GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
Join us to celebrate our Grand Opening. Free family event with centre tours, enrolment offer, reptile shows, face painting, Froyo & waffles!Join us on Saturday 1st October 10am - 1pm as we celebra ...
1 October
Spring Fling
Spring Fling
Enjoy a day of shopping in the Coreprêt StudioJoin us on October 1st in the Studio Salon to shop current and archived pieces in time for the changing seasons. We'll be here all day, from 9-6 pou ...
1 October
Clarinet Mega Day: Workshops and Masterclasses
Clarinet Mega Day: Workshops and Masterclasses
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music proudly presentsWe're inviting clarinet players of all ages, abilities and walks of life to come experience a day at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music! This ...
2 October
Fungi and Lichen Guided Walk: Great Southern Bioblitz Maranoa Gardens
Fungi and Lichen Guided Walk: Great Southern Bioblitz Maranoa Gardens
Join Sapphire from Fun Fungi Ecology on a guided walk of Maranoa Gardens, whilst contributing to the Great Southern Bioblitz.Boroondara is teaming up with Councils across Greater Melbourne to join ...
3 October
BNYSN Free Training: Working with the local Somali Australian community
BNYSN Free Training: Working with the local Somali Australian community
FREE Cultural Competency training about supporting and working with our local Somali Australian community.This training is usually offered to teams in our local services. For this once-off event t ...
3 October
Josh Hooke plays Beethoven
Josh Hooke plays Beethoven
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music proudly presentsThis recital is presented as part of the Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series. All concerts in this series can also be streamed live via our webs ...
3 October
Fast Friends Part of Seniors Week Celebrations
Fast Friends Part of Seniors Week Celebrations
Enjoy a coffee and make a Frankston friend fast!This event will run for 60 minutes and includes a free hot beverage. You can attend this event as a single, in a pair or attend with friends. You wi ...
3 October
The Mindful Art Project
The Mindful Art Project
As part of The Big Anxiety Festival, The Mindful Art Projects connects people through artwork and shared imaginative experiences.The Mindful Art Project encourages participants to connect with art ...
3 October
Craft and Conversation Adult Program (Wyndham Park Community Centre)
Craft and Conversation Adult Program (Wyndham Park Community Centre)
Come along to learn a new craft, while you meet and share conversation with other crafters! Craft and ConversationAre you a craft lover? Libraries are taking Craft and Conversation on the road!Joi ...
3 October
Cafec Coffee Workshop : Learn Manual Brewing from Cafec Founder & CEO
Cafec Coffee Workshop : Learn Manual Brewing from Cafec Founder & CEO
For the First Time in Australia, Cafec Founder & CEO Mr. Shigeji Nakatsuka will be presenting a Coffee Workshop in Melbourne, Victoria.Coffee Workshop with Cafec Founder & CEOWe are very excit ...
3 October
Ian Holtham in Recital
Ian Holtham in Recital
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music proudly presentsPresented as part of the Hanson Dyer Hall Series. All concerts in this series can also be streamed live via our website.Professor Ian Holtham is ...
4 October
Iconic Speaker Melbourne: Get Clients With Speaking & Marketing
Iconic Speaker Melbourne: Get Clients With Speaking & Marketing
Become The Icon That You're Meant To Be, Attract Your Dream Clients & Get ON STAGE In 2022!Welcome to Iconic Speaker Melbourne!Speaking is the most effective way to get new clients into any busine ...
4 October
Open Mic Comedy Night ALL THINGS NICE! FREE ENTRY
Open Mic Comedy Night ALL THINGS NICE! FREE ENTRY
Comedy Open Mic night - Hosted by various local acts, Cabaret, Comedy, MusicOPEN MIC STAND UP COMEDY NIGHT- ALL THINGS NICE! - FREE ENTRY 1st of Tuesday of the month August 2nd, September 6th and ...
4 October
What counts as research engagement and impact? Industry and academic voices
What counts as research engagement and impact? Industry and academic voices
Join our panel of industry and academic leaders in the research engagement & impact space as they share their expertise & knowledge.This is a hybrid event, and will be delivered face-to-face and o ...
4 October
Craft and Conversation Adult Program (Williams Landing Library Lounge)
Craft and Conversation Adult Program (Williams Landing Library Lounge)
Come along to learn a new craft, while you meet and share conversation with other crafters!Craft and Conversation - Halloween Wine GlassAre you a craft lover?Join our monthly program to create a n ...
4 October
Playful States of Mind an experiential workshop
Playful States of Mind an experiential workshop
An experiential workshop (inspired by the work of DW Winnicott and others) focusing on the practical question of how we open to experience.How do we open to experience when we find ourselves closi ...
5 October
Third Year Composition Concert
Third Year Composition Concert
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music proudly presentsThird Year Composition ConcertComposition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is a graduate specialist program with an undergraduate path ...
5 October
Paint & Plant a Pot
Paint & Plant a Pot
Come along to Paint and Plant a Pot in celebration of headspace day 2022!Calling all painters and plant lovers! headspace Malvern is running a Pot-Plant-Painting activity for young people aged 12 ...
5 October
Opening Night Zombie Robodebt: Conditionality in the automated society
Opening Night Zombie Robodebt: Conditionality in the automated society
We are excited to announce that this year's Creative Directions will explore hope and independence in media, culture and communications.The Albanese federal government has promised a Royal Commiss ...
5 October
MeetTech
MeetTech
MeetTech exists to connect people of all levels and experiences in the technology industry. You'll receive education, fun & prizes!How we roll...We're excited to welcome you to our very first Meet ...
6 October
Working in Web3 / Melbourne IRL
Working in Web3 / Melbourne IRL
If you want to work in Web3 or shift your career, no matter your level - this event is for you. You'll meet some of the best, don't miss it!Kinlisted & Co are organising the first of many on-g ...
6 October
40 Free Events, Activities and Things to Do in Melbourne

Whichever event you decide to attend, we’re sure you will have lots of fun! To find even more exciting events, explore Melbourne by category: check the latest beauty and fashion trends, make new friends, enjoy a concert of your favorite band, go spiritual, relish art, party like never before, take a tour, polish a skill, advance in your career, get healthy, enjoy some family time, get down to the IT business, or find an activity you can do at home.

The choice is yours!

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