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New report shows Melbourne as top cultural destination

Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital has been reinforced with a new report ranking the city the top cultural destination in the country, third in the Asia Pacific and twelfth in the world for arts and culture.

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Ballarat becomes a winter wonderland

Ballarat turns into a winter wonderland this July when the Ballarat Winter Festival returns for another year.

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Geelong’s Scarf Festival

More than 300 unique, masterful, weird and wonderful scarves will be on display at the National Wool Museum, Geelong during the annual Scarf Festival.

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Saying ‘Salut’ to Bastille Day in Melbourne

Melbourne maintains a long-standing love affair with all things French, and Bastille Day (July 14) provides the perfect opportunity for Francophiles to say ‘Bonjour!’ to all things French.

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Day out with mum in Melbourne

Whether it’s Mother’s Day (May 14th Australia) or not, Melbourne provides every reason to extend celebrations of the mother to a full and memorable day out for the whole family.

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YIRRAMBOI Festival

A ground-breaking celebration of Aboriginal culture and indigenous arts.

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Melbourne – what’s next in food

Four local experts explain what makes Melbourne’s dining scene so great and forecast what’s next for this food-loving city.

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Design Week hits Melbourne

The inaugural Melbourne Design Week will showcase the value of design in Victoria and will feature local and international design innovators.

Christian Dior Eugenie dress, autumn−winter 1948 haute couture collection © Willy Maywald/ADAGP, Paris. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Art, culture and couture in Melbourne

This year, Dior, Van Gogh and Aardman lead a stellar line up of arts events in Melbourne, cementing the city’s reputation as a number one destination for fashion, art and culture.

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10 reasons to visit Ballarat

Host of the upcoming White Night Ballarat festival, this golden city is as rich in arts and culture, craft beers, food and wine, festivals and events as it is in its history and heritage.

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Cruising into Melbourne

Ideas for day-stop cruise passengers – how to capture the essence of Melbourne in just 12 hours.

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Victoria’s first Regional Centre for Culture program to launch

Central Victoria will welcome the state’s first ever Regional Centre for Culture program in 2018.

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A White Night Melbourne weekend

The all-night extravaganza that is White Night Melbourne is the perfect excuse to stay a little longer and experience the best of what Melbourne has to offer.

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White Night highlights for Melbourne and Ballarat

White Night Melbourne will return to the streets, laneways and gardens of the city centre from dusk till dawn on Saturday 18 February, 2017 and the inaugural White Night Ballarat will follow on Saturday 4 March, 2017 in the regional hub just an hour and a half from Melbourne. Here are some of the highlights.

Christian Dior hat from the Raout silhouette, spring−summer 1956 haute couture collection, Fleche line © Henry Clarke, Musée Galliera. ADAGP, Paris. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

House of Dior comes to Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria will present the never-before-seen exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International in August 2017.

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A new Grampians Music Festival

Victoria will welcome a new music festival with the launch of the inaugural Grampians Music Festival in February.