Things to do in the CBD and Yarra Valley

Strap on your heels for a fancy dinner dance, get your notepad ready for a special author’s talk, and round up the pals for a gin-tasting extravaganza. With a packed calendar of events all year round, there’s always something happening at the RACV Clubs in Melbourne and Healesville.
  • Saturday Night Dinner Dance

    Sat 31 Aug | 7pm - 11pm | City Club | From $72pp* 
     

    A sophisticated evening of great food, fine company and live entertainment. Dine on a decadent three or four course menu before cutting a rug on the dance floor. Let the band lead the way as you dance the night away.

     

    Call City Club on (03) 9944 8888 or email cityclubrestaurants@racv.com.au

     

    *$72pp for 3 courses, $96pp with matched wines; $82pp 4 courses, $115 with matched wines. Bookings essential, places are limited. Limited ala carte menu available on request.

  • Fleetwood Mac

    Mon 2 Sep | 8pm | Rod Laver Arena | From $360pp* 

     

    The legendary Fleetwood Mac return. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie are joined by newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn to perform highlights from the band’s extraordinary music career. For over 50 years, Fleetwood Mac has built up an enviable catalogue of work that has connected with generations of fans from all over the world. 

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au
     

    *$360pp for A-reserve seating ticket; $560 for single room and ticket; $920 and accommodation. Transfers not included. Non-member accommodation charges apply for guests of members.

  • Come From Away

    Wed 18 Sep | 5pm | Members' Dining Room and Comedy Theatre | From $190pp*

     

    On September 11, the world stopped. See the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the townsfolk of Newfoundland, Canada who welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    *$190pp for dinner and A-reserve seating; $390 for single room, dinner and ticket; $580 for double/twin share room, dinner and ticket. Includes return transfers. Non-member accommodation charges apply for guests of members.

     

  • AFL Grand Final Lunch

    Thu 26 Sep | noon - 2.30pm | Level 17, City Club | $130pp*


    With the 2019 season already well underway, save the date for this year's event which is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Further details will be revealed, including a superstar lineup of athletes set to make up the expert discussion panel. Until then, get in early to secure your ticket to dine alongside (and meet) some of the biggest names in the game.

     

    Call to book on (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    *$130pp or $1,250 for a table of 10, includes 3-course lunch, beverages and AFL Grand Final Record. Bookings open 10am, Thu 1 Aug.

  • Ready, Set, Spring

    Sat 5 Oct | 2 - 4.30pm | Club Pavilion, City Club | $89pp


    Get spring racing ready with key trackside trends of the season. One Spa is on hand with hair and makeup samples, while ladies can seek styling advice from Styled By Sally and learn hat how-tos from a leading milliner, Henry Bucks menswear and City Hatters will get the gents ready to head trackside. Drinks will be flowing alongside sweet and savoury bites, before heading to Bourke Street Green to kick on into the evening.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email

    memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    Includes cocktail on arrival, beer, sparkling wine, wine, soft drink and food

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Wed 9 Oct | 5.30pm | Members' Dining Room and Her Majesty's Theatre | from $215 pp*

     

    Roald Dahl’s delicious tale is coming to Melbourne. It’s a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, alongside a toe-tapping, ear-tickling new score. Experience the wonders of Willy Wonka’s marvellous chocolate factory. Secure your Golden Ticket.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    *$215pp for dinner and Premium seating; $415 for single room, dinner and ticket; $630 for double/twin share room, dinner and ticket. Transfers not included. Non-member accommodation charges apply for guests of members. Includes return transfers. Non-member accommodation charges apply for guests of members.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Sun 20 Oct | 1pm | Members' Dining Room and Her Majesty's Theatre | From $135pp*

     

    Roald Dahl’s delicious tale is coming to Melbourne. It’s a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, alongside a toe-tapping, ear-tickling new score. Experience the wonders of Willy Wonka’s marvellous chocolate factory. Secure your Golden Ticket.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    *$135pp for A-reserve ticket; $335 for single room, dinner and ticket; $470 for double room, dinner and ticket. Transfers not included. Non-member accommodation charges apply for guests of members. Includes return transfers. Non-member accommodation charges apply for guests of members.

  • A Day on the Green: Rob Thomas

    Sat 9 Nov | Rochford Winery | $450pp 

     

    Twenty years after he rocked the world with Smooth—the second-most played song on Aussie radio in the last 25 years—Rob Thomas brings his Chip Tooth Tour to Rochford Winery. Rock out to the charismatic frontman's solo classics like Lonely No More and This Is How A Heart Breaks along with Matchbox Twenty hits including Push, 3AM and If You're Gone. As a singer, songwriter and collaborator, Rob Thomas has shifted over 80 million records to fans around the world.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8876 or email memberevents@racv.com.au


    Includes reserved Gold seating, private marquee, 2-course share menu, wine, beer and soft drinks, and return transfers from Healesville Country Club. This is a shared table event. Times subject to change. Accommodation available for additional cost, subject to availability.

  • Kiss

    Thu 21 Nov | 5pm | Members' Dining Room and Rod Laver Arena | From $295*

     

    After an epic 45-year career, KISS hang up their platform boots for the last time, bowing out with the End Of The Road tour. Known for their trademark larger-than-life performances, KISS is one of the most iconic live shows in rock'n'roll. Promising to be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen the band before and the last chance for anyone who hasn’t, the show is billed as the band’s biggest show yet.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    $295 for dinner and Gold Reserve ticket; $495 for single room, dinner and ticket; $790 for double/twin share, dinner and ticket.

  • New Year's Eve at Healesville

    Tue 31 Dec | 7pm | The Ballroom, Healesville Country Club | $195 adult, $115 teen, $45 child

     

    High energy ABBA cover band SOS takes us on a wild ride back to the '70s with the hottest tracks from a time when disco ruled the dance floor.

     

    To book, call (03) 5962 4899 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    Includes 3 courses and beverage package. 

  • Chicago

    Wed 12 Jan | 1pm | Members' Dining Room and State Theatre | From $155pp*

     

    An all-star Aussie cast stars in Broadway's iconic tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz.

     

    *$155pp for Premium seating; $354 for single room and ticket; $509 for double/twin share room and ticket

  • Chicago

    Wed 5 Feb | 5.30pm | Members' Dining Room and State Theatre | From $230pp*

     

    An all-star Aussie cast stars in Broadway's iconic tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz.
     

    *$230pp for dinner and Premium seating; $420 for single room, dinner and ticket; $640 for double/twin share room, dinner and ticket

     

     

  • Cirque Du Soleil Kurios

    Sun 15 Mar | 1pm | Members' Dining Room and Big Top Flemington | From $120pp*

     

    A thrilling spectacle of colour, music and movement as only the talented Cirque Du Soleil can deliver. An ambitious inventor defies the laws of time, space and dimension to reinvent everything around him inside his curio cabinet the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is literally turned upside down.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    *$120pp for ticket only; $320 for single room and ticket; $440 for double/twin share room and ticket

  • Cirque Du Soleil Kurios

    Wed 18 Mar | 5.30pm | Members' Dining Room and Big Top Flemington | From $230pp*

     

    A thrilling spectacle of colour, music and movement as only the talented Cirque Du Soleil can deliver. An ambitious inventor defies the laws of time, space and dimension to reinvent everything around him inside his curio cabinet the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is literally turned upside down.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    *$230pp for dinner and Premium seating; $430 for single room, dinner and ticket; $660 for double/twin share room, dinner and ticket

  • Walsh Street by Robin Boyd

    Thu 29 Aug | 11am - 1pm | Walsh Street, South Yarra | $40pp 

     

    Celebrate the centenary of the birth of visionary architect Robin Boyd with a private tour of his iconic South Yarra home, Walsh Street. Boyd designed Walsh Street in 1957 for his family to live in and it has become the most famous example of his vision of a mid-century family home. Boyd’s designs remain influential locally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au. Waitlist applies. 

     

    Fully booked, waitlist applies. Bookings essential by Wednesday, 22 August. Includes light refreshments. 

     

  • Alan Kohler: It's Your Money

    Wed 4 Sep | 6.30pm - 8pm | Level 2, City Club | $40pp

     

    With the launch of his latest book It's Your Money, Alan will be sharing his investing philosophy and offering advice on all aspects of financial planning.

     

    It's Your Money, an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to do more with their money, will be available for purchase on the night.

     

    Price includes talk, Q&A, grazing table and drink on arrival.

     

    For bookings and enquiries call Club Events on (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au 

  • State Library of Victoria Family History Tour

    11 and 18 Sep | 11am - noon | State Library, CBD | Free*


    Explore the Family History Reading rooms at the State Library of Victoria and how the newspaper and family history collections help with researching family, social, political or local history. Learn about the resources, services and equipment available with trained librarians on hand to aid your search.
     

    Waitlist applies. To book, call (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au

     

    * Free for RACV Club members only. Bookings essential by Wednesday 4 September.

  • Short Course: Get Social On Social Media

    Fri 13 Sep | 2.30pm - 5.30pm | Level 2, City Club | $70pp 

     

    In this workshop, we introduce you to the tools needed to promote yourself on social media channels. Learn to create beautiful social media posts, use hashtags, schedule posts along with an introduction to analytics and more.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    Includdes workshop and printed notes. 

  • Islamic Museum of Australia Tour

    Sat 14 Sep | 10.30am | Islamic Museum of Australia, Thornbury | $12pp 

     

    Discover the artistic and cultural heritage of Muslims here and abroad, with exhibitions across five permanent galleries. After the tour, sit down to lunch at the onsite IMA Cafe. Lunch
    at own expense.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    Includes tour.

  • Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club

    Fri 20 Sep | 11am | Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club, Scoresby | $10pp 

     

    Visit the National Steam Centre to learn all about vintage trains and to discover the many ways in which 150 years of mechanisation has forever changed the way we live. Please pay on the day, cash only. Includes 2 hour tour. 

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

  • Parliament House Gardens Tour

    Tue 1 Oct and Thu 3 Oct | 10.30am - noon | Parliament House, CBD | Free*

     

    Delve into the private gardens of Parliament House, home to many significant plantings including the majestic Federal Oak planted in 1890. As part of the tour you will see one of the largest rooftop gardens in the CBD with 12,000 plants, comprising more than 140 native Australian species. A must for lovers of horticulture and history.


    To book, call (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au. Waitlist applies. 

    *Free for RACV Club Members only. Bookings essential by Tuesday 24 September. Fully booked, waitlist applies. 

  • Kenneth Park Lecture

    Tue 8 Oct | 2pm - 3pm | Level 2, City Club | $15pp

     

    At the 250th anniversary of the births of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte, explore their remarkable lives and legacies.
     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

  • Kenneth Park Double Lecture

    Fri 25 Oct | 11am - 3pm | Healesville Country Club | $70pp 

     

    Summer Cottages Of Newport, Rhode Island From The Gilded Age

     

    In the late 19th century American high society would see and be seen at Newport, Rhode Island. Their ‘gilded age’ summer cottages were famous for social events, surviving today as reminders of the past.

     

    Exploring The French Riviera From Monaco To Nice

     

    Trace this magical coastal route, taking in some of the world's most truly beautiful locations.

     

    To book, call (03) 5962 4899 or email memberevents@racv.com.au


    Includes 2 lectures, welcome drink, 2-course lunch, tea and coffee

  • Mission to Seafarers

    Fri 25 Oct | 11am | Mission to Seafarers, Docklands | $15pp 

     

    We make a return visit to the newly renovated Mission to Seafarers. The tour provides valuable insight into the mission's work to safeguard the wellbeing of our seafarers and to acknowledge the importance and difficulty of life on the ocean.


    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    Includes tour and morning tea.

  • Tinies and Tweens Cooking Classes

    Mon 23 Sep - Wed 25 Sep | Level 2, City Club | From $20pp 

     

    Whip up a tasty Halloween-themed treat with a kitchen pro. You'll even wear a special chef's hat and apron for the day.

     

    Tinies
    Time: 10am - 11am
    Cost: $20pp (3-5 years)

     

    Tweens
    Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
    Cost: $25pp (6-11 years)
     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

  • Movie: Secret Life of Pets

    Tue 24 Sep | 2pm | $15pp*


    Max the terrier's peaceful life is turned on its head when his owner adopts a boistrous, bumbling stray called Duke.

    The two learn to put their differences aside when they discover fluffy bunny Snowball isn't as sweet and innocent as they think— Snowball, it turns out, is gathering an army of abandoned pets to wreak havoc in the city. Adventure ensues as Max and Duke's friends try to save the day.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8876 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    *$15pp for adults and children 4+ years. Includes, movie, popcorn, lolly bag and bottle of water.

  • Teens Cooking Class

    Wed 25 Sep | Members' Dining Room, City Club | $35pp 

     

    Whip up a tasty Halloween-themed treat with a kitchen pro. You'll even wear a special chef's hat and apron for the day.

     

    Teens
    Time: 3-5pm
    Cost: $35pp (12-17 years)

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

  • Inflatable Pool Fun

    Mon 30 Sep | Fitness Centre Pool, City Club | $10pp (6-12 years)

     

    Dive into holiday fun in the pool with the popular inflatable. Parental supervision is required for the duration of the event. Bookings required.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

  • Movie: Willy Wonka And the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Wed 2 Oct | 2 - 4pm | Theatrette, City Club | $15pp* 

     

    A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding a golden ticket hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers so he can visit the chocolate factory of the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka. Will the lad find the golden ticket so that all his dreams come true?

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

     

    *$15pp for children and adults 5+ years. Includes popcorn, ice cream and bottle of water

  • Fizzle and Pop

    Thu 3 Oct | 2-3pm | $35 (4-14 years)

     

    Science comes alive with a bang, fizz and flash. This is an engaging hour of fun, noise and colour, where scientific principals are employed to thrilling effect. From exciting explosions to smouldering smoke and crazy chemical reactions, you'll have an absolute blast (in every sense). Don't tell anyone, but you might even learn a thing or two about science stuff. Sshh.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8876 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

  • Wonky Chocolate Afternoon Tea

    Sun 13 Oct | 2pm - 4pm | Level 17, City Club | $60pp, $35 child, $180 family (2 adults and up to 3 children)
     

    Inspired by the film, this chocolate-filled event includes a chocolate buffet. Dress up to win prizes as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971) plays to get everyone in a fanciful mood.

    Beverages at bar prices.

     

    To book, call (03) 99944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au


    This is a $45 saving on individual ticket prices. Includes afternoon tea, soft drinks and activities. This is an independent event and not related in any way to any properties or brands owned by Warner Brothers.

  • Personal Training

    Aug | City Club Fitness Centre | From $51*

     

    Feeling unmotivated? Spring clean your body with a personal trainer. Reach your goals with small wins every session. Start a 10-pack before 30 August for a free foam roller to aid recovery.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

     

    *$81 per 60 min session; $67 per 45 min session; $51 per 30 min session. 10 weeks, billed weekly.

  • Private Swimming Lessons

    Aug-Sep | Fitness Centre, Healesville | $320 for 10 x 30 min lessons

     

    Our coaches work with all skill levels. Learn the basics, finesse technique or improve stroke efficiency. Get a free pair of goggles valued up to $24.95 with any swim pack.

     

    To book, call (03) 5969 9383 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

  • Strength Training for Arthritis

    Aug - Nov | City Club | $124pp

     

    Effective arthritis management through exercise. Better mobility, strength and flexibility reduces pain and aids those daily tasks.

     

    Course 1: 28 Aug - 16 Oct

    Time: Wed 10.30am - 11.30am
     

    Course 230 Aug - 25 Oct

    Time: Fri 10am - 11am or 11am - noon

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

     

    $124pp, 8 weeks, 1 weekly session; $216pp, 2 weekly sessions

  • Strength Training for Arthritis

    Aug - Nov | Healesville | $104pp

     

    A motivating and supportive group environment designed to build fitness in older adults. Helps to improve muscle strength, bone density, blood pressure, joint mobility, blood sugar and mood. Develop and maintain strength, balance and flexibility.

    Date: 30 Sep - 18 Nov
    Time: Mon 10.30am - 11.15am; Wed 10.45am - 11.30am

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

     

    $104, 8 weeks, 1 weekly session; $184, 2 weekly sessions

  • Better Bods Information Seminar

    Wed 7 Aug | 5.30pm - 6.30pm | Theatrette, City Club 

     

    Hear from the experts about the benefits of exercising, even in winter. This is designed as an introduction to the Better Bods program available at the City Club's Fitness Centre.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8888 or email memberevents@racv.com.au

  • Learn to Ballroom Dance

    Wed 7 Aug - 25 Sep | Fitness Centre, City Club | $184pp | 8 weeks

     

    Grab a partner, put your dancing shoes on and get ready to move your feet. In this course you'll learn how to master the waltz for all those slow dance moments. Bookings essential.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

     

  • Better Bods

    12 Aug - 4 Oct | Fitness Centre, City Club | From $148pp*

     

    Better Bods is a program designed to provide a winter reset to give people a head start on spring. This program gives clients the chance to engage weekly and keep themselves accountable with one-on-one nutrition appointments with registered dietician Kasey Jaeger and access to different workshops every week.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

     

    *Better Bods Plus: $399pp includes program and Fitbit Versa. Better Bods Excel: $499pp includes program, Fitbit Versa and 3x60 min personal training sessions

  • Belly Dancing Workshop

    Sat 17 Aug and Sat 14 Sep | noon - 1.30pm | Fitness Centre, City Club | $25pp or $45pp for both sessions

     

    Discover the art of belly dancing: how to flick your hips, shimmy your torso and create slinky snake arms. Set to exotic, middle eastern music, you'll get to wear a traditional coin belt, provided in class.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

  • Boot Camp

    Sep - Oct | City Club | From $120pp

     

    Six weeks of cardio, boxing, running and body weight drills to improve fitness. A buffet breakfast at the end of the course.

     

    Course 1: 9 Sep - 18 Oct
    Time: Mon, Wed, Fri, 6.30am - 7.30am

     

    Course 2: 10 Sep - 17 Oct
    Time: Tue, Thu, 12.15pm - 1pm


    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

     

    Course 1: $180pp, 6 weeks, 3 weekly sessions. Course 2: $120pp, 6 weeks, 2 weekly sessions.

     

  • Boot Camp

    10 Sep -  31 Oct | Healesville | From $116pp*
     

    Summer's coming, time to drop fat, get stronger and grow fitter. This is a fun, motivating session for all levels. Before and after measurements reveal the results of your efforts. Sign up a mate and you'll get a 25% discount.

     Tue, Thu 6.30pm - 7.30pm


    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au
     

    *$208pp, 8 weeks, 2 weekly sessions; $116pp, 1 weekly session

     

  • Core Women

    Tue 10 Sep - Thu 17 Oct | 6.30am - 7.30am | Fitness Centre, City Club | $120pp 

     

    A fun, six-week program in a supportive group environment using core exercises, boxing and body-weight workouts suitable for women of all levels andabilities. Get outdoors (when the weather's bad we'll move inside), lose weight, build strength and feel great. Join your ‘core crew’ for complimentary tea or coffee after each session.

     

    To book, call (03) 9944 8860 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au
     

    6 weeks, 2 weekly sessions

  • President's Cup

    Sun 13 Oct | 8am - 4pm | Healesville Country Club | $80 for Club members; $60 for season pass holders

     

    Healesville's premier annual golfing tournament returns to the green. The President's Cup fields 100 players in a stableford format, with key places in the competition reserved exclusively for Club members. Play kicks off at 8am on what Australian Golf Digest recognised as one of the finest courses in Victoria. The President's Cup is an opportunity to experience the wild beauty of the course as part of Healesville's signature golfing event.

     

    To book, call (03) 5962 4899 or email fitnesscentre@racv.com.au

     

    Includes play and 2-course lunch.