What are your favourite free and fun things to do in Melbourne?


When you’re talking about what to do in Melbourne, there are oodles of options. From visting a park in Melbourne to checking out a free market in Melbourne, there’s plenty of choices.

The Melbourne Docklands can be a very good destination for activities for kids in Melbourne. Let’s not forget the shops in Melbourne, either – if you can stop yourself from purchases!

What are your top free Melbourne events and free, fun things to do?


  1. The 1000 steps at Upper Ferntree Gully it’s so good for your health and fitness and keeps you coming back for more.

  2. 1) Free concerts – from St Kilda Festival (& other street fests), summer band/ dance evenings @ Fitzroy Gardens, to free pub gigs;
    2) Parks & beaches

  3. When I tire of sitting infront of my TV screen at home, I love to pop down to the ACMI Mediatheque to watch a massive archive of free Australian TV and movies on their TV screens.

  4. I like getting off at Jolimont and walking to Fed Square through Birrarung Marr, over the soundscape bridge. When the kids are with me, one of the best playgrounds in Melbourne is at the back of Fed Square, next to Art Play.

    I also like the Children’s gardens at the Botty Gardens.

  5. the beach and the bay.
    swim, jump off the pier, paddle kayak, sail, surf (grotty baywaves!), walk/run the beaches and foreshores, eat watching the sunset, beach cricket… etc, etc, ad infinitum

  6. Watching dumb people trying (and failing) to avoid the water jets at the feature on the river bank in front of Crown.