See and Do in Melbourne

Expats will find weekends in Melbourne vibrant and exciting. An event calendar filled throughout the year means there’s always something new on the agenda, and an assortment of restaurants, bars, museums and gardens presents expats with plenty of opportunity to enjoy themselves.

Must-see sights in Melbourne include: 

Federation Square

Federation Square is the meeting point for many locals. It is also a public open-air area where there is always a hive of activity with various events, cultural showcases, art displays and public broadcasts on the go.

Eureka Skydeck

The Eureka Skydeck, at more than 80 storeys high, is a popular attraction to get a bird’s eye view of Melbourne. Thrill seekers can step into ‘The Edge’ – a glass cube that projects out of the building – for an even more breathtaking view of the city’s skyline.

National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria, or the NGV, is a must-see for art lovers. With more than 73,000 pieces in its collection, the NGV boasts a wide selection of art for visitors to explore.

Queen Victoria Market

Covering around seven hectares, the Queen Victoria Market is the southern hemisphere's largest open-air market, and is a perfect spot to buy affordable fruit, vegetables and meats and also clothes, souvenirs, shoes and accessories.

Old Melbourne Gaol

The building that houses this three-storey museum was constructed in 1939 and functioned as a prison for nearly a century between 1842 and 1929. During this time, more than a hundred criminals were hanged here, including serial killer Frederick Bailey Deeming and bushranger Ned Kelly. The Old Melbourne Gaol provides an eerie but fascinating look into the darker side of the city's history.

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