Things to do around Victoria


A Frida Kahlo Inspired Exhibition: The Wounded Deer
An exhibition of contemporary Irish and Melbourne based artists whose works are inspired by the paintings of
the renowned painter, Frida Kahlo
The Convent Gallery, 7 Daly Street, Daylesford
1-28 Oct
Entry fees apply

Golf Month
In October, golf clubs and facilities across the country welcome people to take part in a Golf Month activity.
1-30 Oct
Gold club facilities Australia wide

Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art
Become submerged inside a breaking wave, step into the shoes of a stranger using VR goggles or explore the
body’s adaptions to sensory deprivation and extreme isolation.  
RMIT Gallery Building 16
344 Swanston Street, City campus, RMIT University, Melbourne
2 Oct-11 Nov

Wellways Mental Health Week Peninsula Art Exhibition
An annual event showcasing the talents of artists affected by mental health
Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre, 35-37 Davey Street Frankston
Free entry
5-28 Oct

Boyd Women
This exhibition celebrates the creative achievements of three generations of the women artists of the Boyd family.
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
6 Oct -10 Dec

Ebb and Flow
Annual Embroiderers Guild, Victoria exhibition
Embroidery House, 170 Wattletree Road, Malvern
7-21 Oct, 10am-4pm

Immersed in Nature Exhibition
Fine drawings & sculptures by Janet Matthews and Darren Gilbert
Town & Country Gallery, Yarragon
8–29 October, 10am–5pm

Springtime Music
A series of free outdoor Sunday events in some of Glen Eira’s most beautiful parks and open spaces. Bring a picnic for an afternoon of music, merriment and a celebration of spring.
8 Oct-19 Nov

Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges
Tour some of the Dandenong Ranges' most beautiful privately owned gardens in daily coach tours.
Includes transport, garden entry, meals and refreshments.
Limited tickets, single-day packages $135 plus booking fee
12-21 Oct

Steam & Cuisine After Dark
Enjoy an evening of luxury dining with family and friends in Puffing Billy’s first-class dining carriages, while
whistling through the picturesque Dandenong Ranges at dusk. $103 per person. Includes return train journey,
three-course dinner, entertainment, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates. Drinks at bar prices.
28 Oct, 7pm-10.30pm

Murder on the Puffing Billy Express
Join us for a night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard Puffing Billy's evening dinner train.
27 Oct, 7.30pm-11.30pm

Supreme Australian Working Sheep Dog Championship
Seymour will welcome the top Working Sheep Dog Triallers from all around Australia
Kings Park, Tallarook Street, Seymour
Free admission
14-22 Oct, 7:30am

New Shoots 2017
Exhibition of photography showcasing the creative talents of U3A Melbourne City members.
Collins Place Gallery, Shop 19, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne
17 Oct-5 Nov, 10am-6pm each day

Morning concert for violin and piano
Camberwell Music Society presents a morning concert of superb music for violin and piano.
Dazzling violinist Jennen Ngiau-Keng and international pianist Ke Lin will play Franck’s sonata for violin and piano and Beethoven’s popular ‘Spring’ Sonata.
Camberwell Uniting Church, 314 Camberwell Road, Camberwell
Tickets $22, concession $18
17 Oct, 10.30am or 98824560

National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Annual Garden Day
Visit gorgeous gardens in Stonnington, shop at stalls selling homemade preserves, baked goods and flowers. Be tempted by generous raffle prizes.
All funds raised go to support NGV Acquisitions.
$40 pp
19 Oct, 10am-4pm

Warragul Rotary 46th Art Show
Exhibition of art work including wearable art by Gippsland artists and others further afield.
Exhibition Hall, Howitt Street/South Road, Warragul
Preview night Oct 19, open to public Oct 20-22
10am-5pm daily, entry $5

Colac Weekend of Family History
Three days of family history activities.
Friday 20 Oct, Boutique Writers Festival and ‘Writing a Non-Boring Family History’ workshop
Saturday 21 Oct, Family History Expo – more than 30 stalls, four speakers, cultural historian, prizes, giveaways
Sunday 22 Oct, cemetery walks, history tours and family reunions

Art Gippsland
All artwork on display for sale.
Exhibition Hall, 15 Howitt St, Warragul
20-22 Oct, 10am to 5pm
Entry $5

Rock the Clock Vintage and Retro festival
Celebrate all things vintage (20s through to 60s), with music, cars, stalls, fashion, dancing and glamour.
Camperdown, Victoria
20–22 October
Entry fees apply

Fitzroy River Quilters Quilt Show
A display of quilts and other craft items. There will also be a large trading table and other activities around Heywood that day.
Heywood Old School building, Princes Highway, Heywood
21 Oct, 10-4
Entry $2
Contact: Christine 0418 533 697

Peninsula Music Society Mornington
Australian National Academy of Music Chamber Ensembles, 210 Bank Street, South Melbourne
21 Oct, 7.30pm
Tickets: Adult $45; senior/pensioner $40
Bookings or phone 9789 8392

Wonthaggi Citizens' Band
Annual variety concert.
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre
21 Oct, 8pm
Tickets from Wonthaggi Workmens Club, or by telephoning 5672 1083

Mornington Community Garden Annual Open Day
Free workshops and demonstrations, cheap seedlings and plants for sale.
Pine Reserve, Mornington
21 Oct, 10am-4pm
Morning/afternoon tea $5, entry $2, children free

Fairer World Bazaar
A colourful and lively event, with numerous stalls selling quality hand-made goods from charities that work to benefit needy communities.
St Andrew’s Uniting Church Hall, Peart St, Leongatha
21 October, 9:30–1:30 pm
Free entry
Enquiries: 5662 2494

Growing Friends 2017 Spring Plant Sale
Held in conjunction with the “Botanic & Rare Plant Fair”
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
21–22 October, 10:00am–4:00pm.
Entry fee $15
Enquiries: 9650 6398 or

Glen Eira City Choir
Auburn Unity Church, 81 Oxley Rd, Hawthorn
22 October, 2:30pm

‘All That Glitters’ - Nunawading Lapidary Club
Demonstrations, displays, sales of gemstones, jewellery, minerals, fossils.
Primary School, Rescorla Ave, Croydon
21-22 Oct, 9am-5pm
Entry $4

The Hill Station Open Garden
Two-acre property has stunning views across Corner Inlet and beyond to Wilson’s Promontory.
Mass plantings of kangaroo paws and brachycomes in spring and thick plantings of natives dissolving into the surrounding bushland.
105 Mathers Road, Fish Creek
21-22 Oct, 10am-4.30pm
Entry $8, students $5 (children under 18 free)
0472 997 880

Victorian 2017 Monaro State Titles
Cheltenham Secondary College, Bernard St, Cheltenham
22 Oct
Show and shine, display on the day
$10 or pre entry for judging see website
Adults $10, kids under 18 free
Monaro hotline 0448 666 276

Lavandula’s La Primavera Festival
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm
350 Hepburn-Newstead Road, Shepherds Flat, Victoria
22 Oct, 10.30am-5pm
$6 adult, $2 school-age child

Old-world exhibition day with vintage cars, vintage motorcycles, vintage tractor pull and stationary engines, working Clydesdale display and farmers market.
Lots of fun for the whole family, food and kids’ entertainment, steam train rides available.
Muckleford Railway Station
22 Oct, from 10am
Adult entry $5, children free entry
If interested in exhibiting contact Peter on 0408 146 537

Old Monivae Homestead and Garden Open Day
Historic property being returned to its former glory.
Port Fairy Road, Hamilton, Victoria
22 Oct, 10-4pm
$20 entry to Friends Hamilton Botanic Gardens

Wedderburn Open Gardens
Wedderburn Community Centre, 24 Wilson St, Wedderburn
22 Oct, 9am-3.30pm
$15 per head includes Devonshire morning tea
Enquiries: 5494 3489

Clan Mackenzie Luncheon and AGM
All current and new members welcome, lunch provided.
Malvern East Uniting Centre Hall, 54 Serrell St, East Malvern
22 Oct, 1pm, lunch provided
Enquiries: Geraldine Fennessy

The Pirates of Penzance
A fresh and very funny steampunk revamp of a classic
Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, St George's Rd, Preston
26–29 October

Redesdale Festival
The festival will feature the work of local artists, with a craft market on the final day. All funds raised will be donated to the Redesdale Recreational Reserve Committee.
Agnes Mumford Reserve, Redesdale
27th -29th October 2017
Entry fees apply

The Bacchus Marsh Flower & Garden Show
Public Hall, Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
28 October, 12 noon–5.00pm & 29th October, 9.00am–4.00pm
Entry: $5 Adults, Children Free
Enquiries: 0408 688 894

Open Country Gardens
An eclectic collection of country gardens will be open your enjoyment and to raise funds for local charities. Everyone is welcome to visit, wander, have a cuppa and enjoy the views.
Various locations
28–29 October 2017, 10am–­4pm
Entry $8
District map:

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival
St Paul’s Church, Clunes & John’s Church Creswick
28–29 October (see website for locations and times)
Entry fees apply, bookings required

Elegance of Embroidery
Peninsula Community Theatre, Cnr Nepean Highway and Wilson Road Mornington
Entry $5
28-29 Oct, 10am-5pm

Frog Hill Open Garden
Old-fashioned romantic country garden with drought-tolerant plantings and productive areas.
270 Bogans Lane, Freshwater Creek
28-29 Oct, 10am-4.30pm
Entry $8, students $5 (children under 18 free)
0472 997 880

Bunyip Flower Show
St Thomas’ Church Hall, cnr A’Beckett Rd and Anderson St
28 Oct, 9.30am-3pm

Clarinda Art & Craft Market
A boutique market showcasing craft direct from the makers
Community Centre, cnr Bourke & Viney Sts., Clarinda 
28 October, 10am–2pm.   
Enquiries: Veeda 9544 1161

Archie Rose Spring Gin Dinner
Archie Rose Distillery are pairing up with Bohemian Wine Bar and Restaurant to bring you an exclusive four course gin dinner.
Bohemian Bar & Restaurant, 35 Dukes Walk, South Wharf
Tickets $120
28 Oct, 6.30pm-10pm
Tickets on sale now

Grannes Open Garden
Exceptional native gardens with guided tours. Renowned fungi expert Bruce Fuhrer photographic art exhibition. Fun activities for everyone.
207 Pomonal Road, Stawell
29 Oct, 11am-4pm
$10 includes morning or afternoon tea (children free), barbecue lunch available for purchase
Enquiries: 0409 423 827

5 Gardeners Gardens, Mount Eliza
For the Anglican Parish of Mount Eliza
28-29 Oct, 10am-4pm
$7 for single garden, $30 for 5 gardens

Orvieto Open Garden
Orvieto is nestled on a hillside with spectacular views to the Dandenongs. Plants have been grouped with great artistry to show off foliage texture and contrast.
37a Summit Road, Lilydale
29 Oct, 10am-4.30pm
Entry $8, students $5 (children under 18 free)
0472 997 880

Whorouly Village Fair
Offering diverse stalls, entertainment and displays to showcase Whorouly, its produce and craftspeople to the wider region.
Whorouly Recreation Reserve
29 Oct, 9.30am-2.30pm

The Elms Open Garden
The Elms is an immaculately planted and maintained garden that has evolved over 35 years. Spring bulbs and roses, rolling green lawns, lake and fern walk. Live jazz music and coffee will be on offer.
38 Dudley Road, Wonga Park
29 Oct, 10am-4.30pm
Entry $8, students $5 (children under 18 free)
0472 997 880

Border Bike Fest
Family fun day showing all eras of motorbikes. Food, drink and entertainment.
Gateway Lakes, Wodonga, Victoria
29 Oct
Public entry $5

Ivanhoe Garden Club Festa
White elephant, Devonshire teas, plant and seedling sales, Asian greens, demonstrations, second-hand books.
Bellfield Community Centre, corner Banksia St and Oriel Rd Ivanhoe
29 Oct, 12-4pm
Free entry

Bark for Life
A walk honouring the caring qualities of dogs during a human cancer experience
Jells Park South, Wheelers Hill
October 29, 10am–2pm

By the Water with Wildlife Art Society of Australasia
An exhibition of original artworks by artists from across Australia. Satisfy your urge to freshen your living space and support wildlife, as well and learn about local birds from Birdlife Bellarine
Geelong Art Society, 202 Aberdeen St, Geelong West
31 October–19 November
Free entry


All that is solid exhibition
Imaginative responses to dynamic change, past and present, will feature in works by leading Australian and International artists in the third TarraWarra International.
TWMA, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville
2 Sep-12 Nov

Grainger Photographed: public façades and intimate spaces
With over 65 photographs, this stunning collection documents the public and private world of this brilliant and complex musician and composer
The Grainger Museum, The University of Melbourne, Gate 13, Royal Parade, Parkville
Free entry
1 Sep–26 Nov

Romancing the Skull
Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
The skull will be celebrated in a fascinating exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat 
14 October–28 January 
Entry fees apply

The Valley Potters “Feat of Clay”
The Highway Gallery , 14 The Highway Mount Waverley
1–19 November, Wed–Sun, 12–4pm
Enquires: 9807 7261    

Tallabrook Farmers Market
A beautiful country farmers market offering a wide range of fresh produce and great artisan products. Live music and kid’s activities, plus a market produce cafe in the historic hall. 
44 Main Road, Tallarook
First Sunday of every month, except for January, 9am–1pm
Free entry

Welshpool and District Spring Show
Country hospitality plus an excellent plant stall.
Welshpool Memorial Hall, South Gippsland Highway
3–4 November 
Entry $3, children free
Enquiries: Hilary 0422468522

Studio Sorrento Art Show
823 Melbourne Road Sorrento
Entry Fee $2
3-6 Nov, 10am-4pm 

Maldon Folk Festival
Featuring national and local performers, including Eric Bogle, Damien Leith, bluegrass bands from the US
Held in venues around the Historic Maldon Township
3–6 November

Maldon Primary School Market and Fair
Arts and Crafts stalls, jumping castles, petting zoo and live music
109 High St, Maldon
4 November, 8am–3pm
Entry by gold coin donation

Murder on the Puffing Billy Express
Join us for an intriguing night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard Puffing Billy's evening dinner train.
$115 per person Includes return train journey, three course dinner, entertainment, tea, coffee and dinner
chocolates. Drinks at bar prices.
4 Nov, 7.30pm-11.30pm

Upwelling Festival
A family fun free event with marine talks, tall ship cruises, whale boat racing, street parade, market stalls,
music with well known bands all day.
Portland Foreshore
4 Nov, 9am-4pm

Glenmaggie Country Rock Festival
All weather event, food vendors, bar facilities, children's entertainment, camping available at nearby Glenmaggie
Boat Club. Artists including Innocent Eve, Greta Ziller, Tiah Guillot, Bill Chambers and more.
Mechanics Institute Hall, Glenfalloch Rd, Glenmaggie
$20 per adult, under 18 free
4 Nov, 2pm-10pm

Bendigo Chorale Celebrates 60 Years 
Vivaldi's Gloria and more. With special guests, Bendigo Youth Choir
Forest St. Uniting Church
4 November, 5pm
Entry by donation

Oxley Bush Market
170 stalls featuring homemade items, gourmet food, music, children’s rides and entertainment
Oxley Shire Hall, Glenrowan-Myrtleford Road, Oxley
4 November, 9am–3pm
Free entry

2017 International Festival of Hockey
State Netball and Hockey Centre, Melbourne and Bendigo Hockey Centre, Bendigo
See Australia’s Kookaburras and Hockeyroos take on some of their biggest international hockey rivals.
November 5 – 12
Entry Fee: From $11.50

Geelong Crystal & Jewellery Show
Stalls, Demonstrations, Minerals & Gems
Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington St, Geelong West
Entry fees apply
4–5 Nov, 10am

Inspired Gardens of Gippsland
Four outstanding, private gardens in beautiful West Gippsland will be open to the public
West Gippsland
4–5 November, 10am–4p.m 

Sarcochilus and other genera show and sales
Keystone Hall, Civic Square, Croydon
4-5 Nov, 9am-4pm
0419 699 949

Australian Pelargonium & Geranium Society Annual Spring Show 2017
Plants and cuttings for sale.
Bellfield Community Centre, corner of Oriel Rd. and Banksia St. Ivanhoe
$5 entry fee, includes morning or afternoon tea
4 Nov, 12pm-4pm
5 Nov, 9.30am-4pm

Ballarat Bonsai Society Exhibition
Experience the ancient art of Bonsai, showcasing Bonsais, including natives. From experts to the beginner.
Demonstrations both days. Members will be available to answer questions. There will be a trade table.
Robert Clark Centre, Botanical Gardens, Gillies Street North, Ballarat
Admission $4, kids free
4 Nov, 10am-5pm
5 Nov, 10am-4pm
Enquiries: 0429 939 748 or 03 5345 1074

Alexandra Wood & Craft Show
Annual event showcasing local woodwork and crafts. Great gift ideas, refreshments, raffles and door prizes.
Alexandra Town Hall, Grant Street Alexandra 
Entry by gold coin donation
4-6 Nov, 10am-4pm

The Guild Art Gallery Cup Weekend Special
14 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Tyabb (rear of Packing House)
10 per cent discount on all art for this Cup Weekend special
4, 5 & 7 November
Free entry

Peninsula Arts Society Spring Show
159 Overport road, Frankston South
Affordable original paintings, daily demonstrations and refreshments
4–7 November, 10am–5pm
Free entry

Yea Camera Club Competition and Exhibition
Stunning exhibition of photographs by entrants from around the state in Beaufort Manor ballroom.
Opening night 3 Nov, 7.30pm
Beaufort Manor, High St, Yea
Entry: Gold coin donation
4-7 Nov, 10am-4pm daily (last day 3pm)

Handmade Textiles Exhibition
Gallery 40, 9 Piper St, Kyneton
4–8 Nov, 11am–4pm

Open Gardens Victoria
A diverse range of gardens opening in Victoria, from the beautiful Ard Rudah in Mount Macedon to a Paul Bangay designed garden in the outer east.
4–19 November, see website for further information
Entry fees apply

The Secret of Happiness
Join a spiritual feast and hear the 15th Reteng Rinpoche speak on the secret of happiness and how to cultivate wisdom
90–130 Swanston St, Melbourne 
Free entry
5 Nov, 6:30–9pm
Bookings and enquiries:

Strathmore Stamp & Coin fair
Strathmore Bowls Club, Loeman St. Strathmore
First Sunday every Month
Dealers buying and selling, free valuations
5 Nov, 9am-2pm

Japanese azaleas on show
Morning and afternoon demonstrations by the well-known Australian Satsuki expert Arthur Robinson 
Bonsai Art Nursery, 236 Old Dandenong Rd, Heatherton, Victoria 
Free entry
Nov 5-6, 10am-4pm 

Pegasus Rod & Custom Club Swap Meet
Over 300 cars on display at this Auto swap meet. Includes a pre-1978 Hot rod & custom car display
Eastfield Park Trotting Track, Eastfield Rd, Croydon
Entry fees apply
7 Nov, public entry from 8am

Melbourne Bead Expo
Holmesglen Institute Conference Centre, corner Batesford and Warrigal Rds, Chadstone
Bead Society of Victoria presents exhibitors and workshops
10 November–12 November
Entry $7

An evening of music by the Ormond String Quartet
Camberwell Uniting Church, 314 Camberwell Road, Camberwell
The Camberwell Music Society presents a concert featuring the quartet in residence at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
11 November, 7.30 pm
Entry fees apply 

Free Woodwork Exhibition
Live Demonstrations and Children's Woodwork Activities
Eltham Community Centre, Pitt Street, Eltham
11–12 November, 9am–5pm
Enquiries: 9432 9047

Historic Sandown
A three-day weekend of great motor sport action
Sandown Park
Entry fees apply
10–12 Nov
Enquiries: 0402 224 133 or

Healesville Music Festival
In the heart of the Yarra Valley. Music, workshops, street performances, craft market and food stalls. 
Multiple venues across Healesville
Entry fees apply, kids under 13 free
10–12 Nov

Targa High Country
Over 200 classic, performance and muscle cars, with plenty of entertainment for the driving enthusiast and their family
Mansfield Mt Buller High Country Region
10–12 Nov

Steam & Cuisine After Dark
Step back in time to the romantic era of train travel. Enjoy an evening of luxury dining with family and friends in
the historic first class dining carriages, whilst whistling through the picturesque Dandenong Ranges at dusk.
$103 per person. Includes return train journey, three course dinner, entertainment, tea/coffee and dinner chocolates. 
10 and 24 Nov, 7pm–10.30pm

Jazz on Puffing Billy
Be welcomed to the Belgrave platform with the sounds of the Mast Gully Quartet as you prepare to board Puffing
Billy for your night of good food, wine and music.
$103 per person. Includes return train journey, three course dinner, entertainment, tea/coffee and chocolates.
11 Nov, 7pm–11.30pm

Open Gardens Day
With visits to several local gardens.
Maps available from the Uniting Church William Street, Inverloch.
$10, includes morning or afternoon tea at the Church
11 Nov, 10am-4pm

Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend
Eight private and six commercial gardens open to the public. Includes a flower show, spring garden party and more
Various locations around Creswick
11 Nov, 9am–4pm
Entry $5, children free

Bluegum Quilters  Exhibition
St James Church, Cnr Pender & Newcastle Sts, Thornbury
Craft stall and refreshments, $5 admission
11 Nov, 9am-3.30pm
Enquiries: Heather 0414 807 871

Rotary Eltham Festival
Music, displays, stalls, rides, fireworks at dusk on Saturday
Eltham town, Alistair Knox Park and Central Park
11–12 November

Bromeliad Society of Victoria Spring Show
N G Wishart Senior Citizens Centre, 964 Nepean Highway Moorabbin
11–12 November
Entry fees apply, children free

Bonsai Exhibition and Sales
Exhibition of some of the best Bonsai in Victoria. Sales of Bonsai and related items by vendors and club members available to the public
Footscray Community Arts Centre, Moreland Rd, Footscray
11–12 November, 10am–4pm
Entry $5

Ballarat Gardens in Spring
Six open gardens and special guided tour for Melbourne visitors on 12 November
Ballarat and Buninyong area
11–12 November, 10am–4pm
Entry $5, children free

Quilts in the Garden
A quilt show, with proceeds going to the making of hospital gowns for the Ballarat Base Hospital, children’s ward
Vivienne’s Retreat, 129 Calway Lane, Gordon
11–12 November, 10am
Entry $5
Enquiries: 03 5368 9804 

The Makers and Shakers Market
Gives makers an affordable and fun place to show their wares, and shoppers the chance to pick up some new treasures and have an awesome day outCoburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg
12 November, 10am–3pm
Entry $2, kids under 12 free

Hand Tool Sale
Modern and antique hand tools for collectors and users.
172 Neerim Road, Carnegie
12 November, 9am–12.30pm
Entry $5

Magic Melodies Gala Concert
An afternoon of music featuring special international guest artists
Uniting Church Lucknow, Bairnsdale
12 November, 2.00pm
Entry $20
Enquiries: 5155 2159 

Festival of Italian Motorcycles 2017
This fantastic event features an array of Italian Motorcycle brands and category prizes
Piazza Italia, Lygon Street Carlton
12 November, 10:00 am
Free admission to the public

Nunawading Lions Club Car Show
Display of American General Motors Cars across the decades
Manhattan Hotel carpark, Cnr Canterbury and Heatherdale roads Heathmont
12 November, 9am–2pm
Entry $5

Romsey Swap Meet
Car, truck and motorcycle show. Parts, collectables and memorabilia welcome.
Romsey Recreation Reserve
12 November, 6am
Entry fees apply
Enquiries: 0497 863 379

Glen Eira Artists’ Society Cityscape
Observe artists in action at Booran Reserve
Booran Reserve, cnr Glen Huntly and Booran Roads, Glen Huntly
12 November, 10am–3pm
Free entry

18th Morris Minor National Rally
Entry fees apply
17-19 Nov, Bendigo
Also concourse judging and the day of the Morris Minor judging and display at Caribbean Gardens, Scoresby
19 Nov, 9am

Australian Quilts in Public Places Exhibition
Quilters throughout Australia have interpreted the theme “Reflection” using imaginative and innovative quilting techniques
Whitehorse ArtSpace, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
17 November–21 December, Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm
Free entry

Quilters Spring Gathering
Morning and afternoon tea included, BYO lunch.
Heathcote RSL Hall, High Street, Heathcote
18 November, 10am–4pm
Admission $5, bookings required

The Handmade Show
A community-minded maker’s market with all products handcrafted by talented local artisans and crafters
164 Neerim Rd, Glen Huntly
18 November, 10:30am–3:30pm

Stamp & Coin Fair
Sale Band Hall, Princes Hwy, Sale 
18 November, 10am–4pm
Free entry
Enquiries: 03 5144 5670

Mt Best Short Film Event 
Screening short films by emerging and established filmmakers
Mt Best Community Hall, 5 Mt Best Tin Mine Road, Toora North
18 November. 2pm
Entry fees apply
Enquiries:, or 0428 595 699

Bonsai Exhibition
See the spectacular flowering of the Japanese Satsuki Bonsai
Bonsai Art Nursery, 236 Old Dandenong Rd, Heatherton
18–19 November, 10am–4pm
Free entry

Open Garden Weekend
Enjoy strolling through the rows of lavender, wander around the original homestead garden. Craft demonstrations, stalls music, lavender scones, ice-cream, sausage sizzle, children’s entertainment & more
Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Road, Wandin Yallock
18–19 November
Entry fees apply

Early Morn African Violet Group Inc. Annual Show
Mount Waverley Community Centre, Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley, opposite Mount Waverley Railway Station
This year’s show will feature African Violets and Gesneriads, plants and supplies for sale, demonstrations, advice and refreshments. 
18– 19 November
Entry Fee: $5.00.

Gem & Mineral Club Annual Rock Swap and Outdoor Market
Cheong Park, cnr Eastfield and Bayswater Rds, Croydon
19 November, 9:00am.
Enquiries: Henk on 9870 9336.

Eltham Wine Show 
Veneto Club191 Bulleen RdBulleen
Australia’s premier amateur wine show with over 700 wines available for tasting
19 November, 10:30am–2:30pm
Entry fees apply 

Meredith Car Show and Family Day
Meredith Cricket Club
19 November
Gold coin donation gold coin public

Jaguar Car Club Concours and Display Day
This year, the event celebrates Jaguar’s famous D-Type racer. Food, drink, trader stalls and Jaguar merchandise will be available
Wesley College Glen Waverley Campus, 620 High Street Rd, Glen Waverley
19 November. 10am–3pm
Entry fees apply

Time for Remembering: Road Trauma Support Services 
This event is in its 17th year of the state-wide ceremony, which gives attendees the opportunity to commemorate the lives of loved ones lost on our roads, celebrate their lives and give thanks for those who survived.
Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne 
19 November, 12 noon

Music on the Grass
Live music, market stalls, BBQ, children’s activities & local entertainment
Koo Wee Rup Community Garden, 235 Rossiter Rd
19 November, 11am–3pm
Free entry
Enquiries: 5597 9792

A Welsh Fantasy: Legends of Brass and the Melbourne Welsh choir
Eltham Community Reception Centre, 801 Main Rd
19 November, 2:30pm
Bookings Required, entry $25
Enquiries: 0408 596 356

The Inaugural Women's Legal Breakfast
Held in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and featuring incredible key note speakers. All proceeds from the breakfast will go to WLSV
RACV Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne
23 November 2017

Quilt Exhibition
Quilts tell Stories presented by Geelong Patchwork & Quilters' Guild Inc
Deakin University Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong.
24-26 November, 10am-4.30pm
Entry $10.

Art on Time: Art and Clock Exhibition
81 Bailey St, Belmont
24–26 November
Entry gold coin donation
Enquiries: 03 5243 3825 

Barwon Valley Woodwrights Annual Exhibition
Woodturning displays, scroll sawing, wood carving and workshop for kids
The Masonic Hall, 25 Regent St, Belmont 
25–26 November
Entry $5, children free

Giant Trash n’ Treasure Stall
Clairvaux Primary School, Reynolds Rd, Belmont, Geelong
25 November, 8am–3pm
Free entry

Ocean Grove Book Sale
Ocean Grove Uniting Church Hall, cnr Eggleston St & The Parade
25 November, 9am–1pm
Free entry
Enquiries: or 03 5255 2638

Whitehorse Orchestra
Enjoy a friendly atmosphere at a concert featuring Weber Clarinet Concerto no.1.
MLC, Barkers Road, Kew
25 November, 2.30pm.
Ticket details and booking:

Bonsai Sale Day
Open to all Bonsai clubs and enthusiasts alike
Japara Living & Learning Centre, 54–58 Durham Rd, Kilsyth
25 November, 10:30am–2pm
Entry $2
Enquiries: or

Trentham Annual ‘Cottage Garden’ Flower Show
An old-fashioned flower show, where locals from the town and surrounds show off their blooms
Neighbourhood Centre in the main street of Trentham
25 November, 1–5pm
Gold coin on entry

Draught Horse & Yesteryear Festival
A fun day of working displays including Draught Horses Blacksmiths, Woodturning, Vintage Machinery, Working dogs plus much more
71 Wellington Road, Wandin North
25–26 November, 10am–4:30pm
Adults $10, Children free
Enquires: or 03 5964 2088

Gippsland Antiques & Collectables Fair
Kernot Hall, Princes Drive, Morwell, Victoria
25–26 November, 9:30am
Admission: $5
Enquiries: 03 5174 8050,

Swap Meet and Collectables Market
Collectables, displays, tools, bush market, bric-a-brac & craft, vintage engine & tractor display and free kids train rid
Wangaratta Show grounds, Wangaratta Victoria 3677
26 November
Entry fees apply

Western Salami Festival
Home-based Charcuteries from all round will love this new festival.
Sparrows Café, 29 Neill St, Beaufort
26 November, 9am– 3pm

Lilydale Airport Air Show
Lilydale Flying School
26 November, 11am
Entry fees apply

Frankston Symphony Orchestra
Presents Symphonic Spectacular featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4, Grieg Piano Concerto with Glen Riddell & Berlioz Romanian Carnival Overture
Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Morington
26 November, 2.30 pm.
Entry fees apply, bookings required
Enquiries: 0407 140 196

Elijah performed by the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra
Featuring the Maroondah Singers, the Diamond Valley Singers, Singularity and the Yarra Valley Singers
Yarra Valley Grammar PAC, Kalinda Rd, Ringwood
26 November, 2:30pm
Bookings required
Enquiries: 0418 620 479

Trafalgar Lions Club Annual Swap Meet
Trafalgar Recreation Reserve
26 November, 6am
Entry fees apply
Enquiries: 56332059 or 0417559659

Community Christmas Tree Festival
A display of Christmas trees decorated by families, businesses and schools.
Holy Trinity Balaclava, 175–177 Chapel St
30 November–3 December
Entry by gold coin donation, children free


Brewers Feast Craft Beer and Food Festival
Australian craft beer combined with some of the state’s finest food
Abbotsford Convent
1–3 December

Surrey Hills Orchestra with Eltham Orchestra
'Beethoven 5'
MLC Barkers Rd, Kew
2 December, 7:30pm
Entry fees apply     

Melbourne Singers of Gospel
Alex Theatre, St Kilda
2 December, 3–8pm

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Christmas Fair
Lots of home-baked Christmas goods and treats
3 Lansell Rd, Toorak
2 December, 9am–2pm
Free entry
Enquiries: 9827 8971

Phoenix Macedon Ranges Art & Craft Show
Find the craft lover in your life some great Christmas gifts. Exhibition will include ceramics, textiles, jewelry and more. Finger food supplied.
Old Gisborne Courthouse, Gisborne
Opening night 1 December, 7:30pm
2–3 December, 10am–4pm         
Free entry

Melbourne Camera Club Exhibition
Cnr. Ferrars & Dorcas St, South Melbourne
2–3 December, 12–5pm
Entry by gold coin donation

Diamond Creek Twilight Market
Over 60 variety stalls, Santa and a live band
Cnr Main St & Elizabeth St, Diamond Creek
8 December, 7pm
Free entry

Pakenham Swap Meet
Pakenham Football Ground, Old Princes Hwy, Pakenham
Sites $25, public $5 entry
10 Dec, 8am-1pm
Enquiries: 0428 394 249

Maroondah Singers Christmas Concert
Mountview Uniting Church Hall, Cnr. Doncaster East Rd and Maroondah Hwy, Mitcham
10 December, 2–4pm
Enquiries: 0422 050 323

Artisan Market
Copeland Room, Ashburton Library, 154 High Street Ashburton
16 Dec
9885 8890

Boneo Community Market 40th Year Celebration
Cnr. Limestone and Boneo roads
The oldest community run market in Victoria
16 December, 8am–1pm

Carols on the Lorne
Lions Club sausage sizzle followed by carols
Ground of St Cuthbert's, Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
16 December, 7:45
Enquiries: 0419 108 501

ACRA Ashbutron Artisan Market
Ashburton Library, 154 High St
16 December, 10am–2pm
Free entry

Traditional Carol Service 
A one-hour service of lessons and carols led by acclaimed choir, followed by festive supper 
Christ Church, South Yarra (cnr Toorak & Punt Rds)
17 December, 6pm
Enquiries: 9866 4434

Inverloch Sounds of Summer
Family friendly music, local food and wine
Inverloch Recreation Reserve, Sandy Moune Ave, Inverloch
29 December, 1:45–11pm
Entry fees apply, no entry fee for children under 10
Bookings and enquiries:  


Painters of the Peninsula and Beyond Art Exhibition
Sorrento Activity Centre, 823 Melbourne Road, Sorrento
1–28 January, 10.00am–5.00pm

The Unbelievables at Hamer Hall
A brand new theatrical extravaganza. See the world’s greatest circus, magic and acrobatic performers
Arts Centre, Melbourne 
3–13 January 
Entry fees apply

Warrnambool 50th Anniversary Gem Show
Cnr Princes Hwy & Jamieson St Warrnambool, Primary School Hall
6–7 Jan 2018, 9am
Entry $5, children under 12 free with an adult

Portarlington Mussel Festival
Portarlington's famous mussels and other delicious local food, market stalls, music and great entertainment for the whole family.
Newcombe St, Portarlington
13 January 2018
Entry $2, children free

Phillip Island Model Railway Exhibition
Cowes Cultural Centre, Thompson Avenue, Cowes
13–14 January, 10am
Enquiries: 0419 005 479

Brickvention: Lego Fan Convention
See over 300 unique LEGO models and displays built by LEGO Fans from around Australia and the world
The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
20–21 January, 9am–5pm
Entry fees apply


Italian Festa
Food trucks, market stalls, cooking and cultural displays
Mirboo North
11 February, 11am–5pm

Melbourne Begonia Society Show 2018
Displays and Sales of all types of Begonias
Moorabbin Senior Citizens Hall, 964  Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin
24–25 February, 10am
Entry $3
Enquiries: 9579 1697 or 9758 6642


Quilt Show
Westernport Quilters Inc. present a display of members’ work, quilt raffle & lucky dip
Tyabb Community Hall, 1535 Frankston-Flinders Rd. Tyabb
17–18 March, 10am
Entry $5

Dressage & Jumping with the Stars
See the best young horses and ponies of Australia compete in dressage, jumping and eventing
170 K Road, Werribee South
22–25 March
Entry $10