The 10 best FREE things to do in Melbourne

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I’m so excited to share with you all, our favourite 10 things to do in Melbourne… FOR FREE!

From tours, to markets, to game shows and even a spot of yoga, Melbourne is the place to be if you want fun central and a full pocket of your hard-earned cash!




The 10 best FREE things to do in Melbourne


Melbourne Town Hall Tours

Tours run Monday-Friday
Melbourne Town Hall

Take a free tour of Melbourne’s historic Town Hall and learn about its architectural, social and political significance.

These tours give visitors the chance to experience the grandeur of the wood-panelled Council Chamber, stand on the portico where the Beatles waved, sit in the Lord Mayor’s chair and view the richly carved Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, the largest grand romantic organ in the southern hemisphere.

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The Night Market

Every Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm
Queen Victoria Market

Clear your Wednesday evenings Melbourne, because the Night Market has arrived and they are a must-experience event. Held every week seasonally at Queen Vic Markets, the Night Market is the place to experience true Melbourne culture through eats, drinks, music, design and a hint of lane way style.


Night Markets Melbourne - MELBOURNE GIRL


Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Every Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Arts Centre Melbourne

Every Sunday, local artisans set-up shop on the front lawn of Arts Centre Melbourne, to showcase their unique, handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies.

Everything sold at the Sunday Market is produced locally, making the market a real favourite for those seeking one-of-a-kind treasures for themselves or as gifts.


The Creators Market

Events held in Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo and The Bellarine Peninsula
Check website for next market

Celebrate all things artistic, creative, outside the box, fun and delicious! The Creators Market focuses on bringing local talent together to showcase their products whilst allowing you the opportunity to make some fantastic purchases.


The Creators Market



Millionaire Hot Seat – Live Studio Audience

See website for available dates
Docklands Studios

Book yourself  tickets to Millionaire Hot Seat and catch Eddie McGuire as he makes dreams come true for ordinary Australians. Tickets are FREE and available to those aged 15 years and over. Audience members aged under 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Complete this form to be part of the audience.


Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour

Melbourne CBD

Do you want to discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne’s laneways? Follow the map on a self-guided tour of the CBD to discover the city’s unique fashion stores, cafes, art works, restaurants, bars and history that is hiding amongst the pebbled paths of our lanes.


Yoga at Fed Square

Every Sunday, 1pm – 2pm
Federation Square

Take a break from your busy city life and get some meditation and tranquility into your day. These free yoga sessions place emphasis on safe, thoughtful movements, promoting a sense of kinesthetic awareness. Stretching and postures focus on controlled breathing to improve core strength and flexibility.


Night Noodle Markets

Every November
Birrarung Marr

Over 18 nights, the Night Noodle Markets bring together a fusion of the best of Asian dining in Melbourne, I highly recommend heading along (at least once) to indulge in the food and soak up the wonderful atmosphere along Birrarung Marr.

With an Asian hawker-style market and pop-up outdoor festival, it showcases a delicious selection of food and bevvies, with a past line up including Mr Miyagi, Wonderbao, Hoy Pinoy as well as desserts from Gelato Messina and Black Star Pastry. Entry is free.


Luna Park Melbourne

Visit the iconic Bathing Boxes - Melbourne Australia


Luna Park Melbourne

Open every weekend, Victorian school holidays and every public holiday except Christmas Day
18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

One of the best things about Luna Park Melbourne is that it’s free to enter, so you and the family can just browse around and take in the exciting atmosphere of Melbourne’s historic amusement park. Located on the beautiful foreshore of Port Phillip Bay, I have no doubt that the kids (if they are anything like mine), will be way too excited to stand still or browse, and they’ll be asking to do this and do that as soon as you walk through the iconic giant mouth.

Entry into Luna Park Melbourne is free.

For rides and attractions, see their website for current pricing.


Melbourne’s iconic Bathing Boxes

Brighton Beach and the Mornington Peninsula

The rainbow-coloured bathing boxes of Port Phillip Bay are an iconic backdrop to countless swims and lazy beach days all along our coastline. These bathing boxes are the bay and peninsula’s symbol of summer and are the perfect tourist attraction to visit for an instal-worthy selfie.










Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.

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