25 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!
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Dr Green Cosmetic Group Anti-ageing in Albert Park
Dr Green Cosmetic Group would like to invite you and one special guest to attend our Anti- ageing Information night in Albert Park.  If you haven't already, be sure to register your interest to secure a spot. On Monday 27th of F
27 February
Melbourne In The Morning with RMIT Kirrip
Join us on a walking tour of Melbourne! Led by RMIT Kirrip Stewards, you will be guided through some of the best hidden gems and iconic laneways of Melbourne's CBD. Ticket includes sweet treats and a hot drink each. Cost: Free for R
23 February
Deconstructed Learning: Master Any Skill Faster Than You’re “Meant To”
During this 90 minute workshop Aiden Rayner, founder of Don’t Move Until You See It will take you through his method of deconstructed learning, enabling you to apply efficient learning techniques to improving new skills. The D
23 February
CoVE WiS Welcome Event
Join us for a free lunch, network with others across CoVE who use Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in their studies and further your knowledge. This includes but isn't limited to engineering, IT, logistics, fashion, trades, s
16 February
Woven Amulet Workshop
Amulets are traditionally worn to give strength and bestow the wearer with protection and restoration. The Amulet inspired pieces we will be creating in the workshop will be invigorating the themes of unity and resilience. Interweaving materi
25 February
MSA On Campus BBQ
EVENT DETAILSLocation: Northern Plaza, Sports Walk, Monash Clayton Campus Looking for a quick bite and to meet some new people? Meet us at the Northen Plaza (Under the Big Screen) for some sizzling foods, some chill games and
13 February
IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) Free Tea Time Event
Welcome to another exciting year at Unimelb! Are you looking for a club promoting female empowerment in engineering? Would you like to expand your professional and social network with IEEE community? If yes, bring on your
21 February
Festival of Colours Tarneit Holi & Fireworks 2023
Festival of Colours - HoliCelebrate the Holi Festival at Tarneit Gardens - Penrose Promenade ParkFINALLY! The wait is over! Multicultural Events Melbourne Inc Presents the most colourful event of the year! 5th Year in a row! Sat
18 February
Louisa Dunkley Oration 2023
Experience an exciting evening of passion and progress with Peta Murphy MP and keynote speaker Nyadol Nyuon OAM. The Louisa Dunkley Oration is an annual event in Frankston. The keynote speaker is a person who is known for their dedica
24 February
Holi Tribe 2023
Early access Feb. 25Holi Tribe 2023HoliTribe will bring a mythical and mystical Indian experience to the town and you surely don't want to miss it. By IndoMystic Events
25 February
Good Juju Festival
Join us on Saturday Feb 11th 2023, 9am - 5pm at Prahran Square, for this awesome FREE event during the Waitangi Week Festival 2023! Explore local and international performances, art, food and culture. Plus a kids zone with cultural body art and playg
11 February
Detox Your Home - Melbourne
Toxic household chemicals, such as cleaning products, pool chemicals and pesticides can be safely disposed of for free at Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home events, in partnership with local councils. Collected items are recovered for
18 February
MSA City Scavenger Hunt & Picnic
EVENT DETAILSMeeting Location: Alexandra Gardens (Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/wxsDDmDXeBngJa6YA) Explore Melbourne City, make new friends and relax after all the a picnic all in one day with the MSA Scavenger Hunt! So come me
18 February
B2B Expo 2023
Oct. 25B2B Expo 2023IS YOUR BUSINESS READY TO EXCEL IN 2023? Attend an expo designed to support, grow and connect By Australian Business Forum - ABF Events
25 October-26 October 2023
Founders Coffee + Open House @ Bay City Labs
Bay City Labs will be opening our doors for the Melbourne and wider Victorian Startup Ecosystem to work from the Labs for the day! If you are a future Founder or want to check out BCL, come down to our Founders Open House and immerse y
22 February
Small Business Expo 2023: feature event of SmallBiz Week
May 24Small Business Expo 2023: feature event of SmallBiz WeekSMALL BUSINESS EXPO is Australia’s major business-to-business expo with a mission to help small & medium businesses to engage, connect, grow By Australian Business Forum - ABF Events
24 May-25 May 2023
Holi Festival Melbourne 2023 at Ron Barassi Senior Park West is a day-and-night event with Live DJs, Colours, Food Trucks and Stalls. FREE ENTRY. All Welcome
11 March
Mini #MeetTheMedia Melbourne
This is your opportunity to meet two of our favourite journalists at this fun event. Kristy Mayr, 7 News reporter, regularly seen on Weekend Sunrise and a staple member as a #MeetTheMedia panellist. Kristy is brilliant at sharing her tips and
16 March
Philoxenia - A seat at my table fundraiser for the ASRC
Feb. 19Philoxenia - A seat at my table fundraiser for the ASRCEnjoy Greek vegan & vegetarian recipes from my upcoming Greek cookbook. 100% of your donation goes to the ASRC to provide food for refugees! By Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
19 February
Opening Concert - 2023 Brass Festival
Opening Concert - 2023 Brass FestivalThe festival opens with a showcase concert featuring performances by members of the Conservatorium Brass staff - Carla Blackwood, Joel Brennan and Don Immel.  A celebration of new and exciting music, including wor
17 February
VIC Suicide Risk Continuum Training - ONSITE - Melbourne CBD
Suicide Risk Continuum Training, for Victorian Department of Education and Training Secondary Schools only, is delivered over 1 full day in mixed modes of online and onsite delivery. Please ensure you check the delivery modes before registeri
10 February
Bestseller Book Bootcamp -Write, Market & Publish Your Book — Melbourne
Learn NEW-AGE PUBLISHING SECRETS For New Authors & How To Avoid the Top 5 MISTAKES In Your Book Publishing That Could Cost You Thousands"Book Writing and Publishing Summit" - Become an Author in 2023 Welcome to the Book Writing a
12 February
Making it’s return for the first time in three years, PBS’ Drive Live is BACK. Coming to you live from Music Market at Collingwood Yards, we’re throwing open the doors and turning it up to eleven, as we welcome the return of our favourite wee
20 February-24 February 2023
Gradient descent with JAX
Join Us On DEMIO | About 📝 In this workshop we will use Google JAX to implement gradient descent in order to solve machine learning tasks like linear regression and logistic regression. Gradient descent is the core of the traini
11 February
FREE Online Coaching Workshop
FREE ONLINE COACHING WORKSHOP (LUNCH INCLUDED!) Lectures from special guests including: Mike MacDonald - MyStrengthBook Jamie Smith - Strength Culture Ben Scott - STC FIT Jason Galea - STC FIT
18 February
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!