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15° & CLOUDY ON FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER IN MELBOURNE
By Lauren Vadnjal
November 01, 2019
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The Best Free Things to Do in Melbourne This Month

Zero dollar shenanigans await.
By Lauren Vadnjal
November 01, 2019
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  • Food & Drink

    Free Pizza at Bimbo & Lucky Coq

    Melbourne's two masters of cheap pizza are hosting free pizza parties, simultaneously.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2019

    This year's white lantern-like structure will be lit from within — and host over 400 free events throughout summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kubik

    Melbourne Music Week is bringing back its 2011 pop-up cube venue as this year's festival hub.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Music Week 2019

    The tenth anniversary program will see 70 aural gigs, parties and a glowing rubik's cube take over the city.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live Music Safari: Section 8

    Melbourne Music Week's roving one-night music party hits this Chinatown bar for a live hip hop session

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Federation Bells

    Electronic producer Elisabeth Dixon turns Birrarung Marr's Federation Bells into the hero instrument for this free dance party.

  • Design & Style

    Collecting Comme

    A free exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking work of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons.

  • Travel & Leisure

    State Rose and Garden Show

    Wander through 5000 colourful flowers, pick up new plants and sip prosecco among the roses.

  • Food & Drink

    Polish Festival 2019

    Celebrate Melbourne's Polish community with traditional music, vodka and a couple of plates of pierogi.

  • Food & Drink

    Espresso Martini Express

    Kick-start your night out with a round of caffeinated cocktails — for free.

  • Food & Drink

    MCA x Patrón Pop-Up

    The MCA's got a new tequila-fuelled pop-up bar for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2019 Classics Program

    Watch free horror classics as part of this year's Japanese Film Festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Callum Preston: Everything Is Borrowed

    The 'Milk Bar' artist is undertaking a five-week residency at the Rialto's bar, which will culminate in an exhibition dedicated to the items we accumulate throughout life.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Yoga and Bootcamp

    Get bendy (or sweaty) in the CBD's new sky-high park without spending a cent at these free weekly classes.

  • Food & Drink

    Night Noodle Markets 2019

    The food-filled markets will take over Birrarung Marr for 18 nights this November.

  • Food & Drink

    World Vegan Day

    Preston Market is transforming in a vegan paradise for one day with free vegan 'cheese', cheap feeds and many hot jam doughnuts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Blade Runner' at Fed Square

    Kick off spring with a free screening of the cult classic in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne International Dumpling Festival

    The Queen Vic Market is dedicating one day to xiao long bao, gyoza, pierogies and momos.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mazda Opera in the Bowl 2019

    See some opera under the stars — entirely for free.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hope Dies Last

    Proudly one of the most depressing exhibitions of the year is appearing at Gertrude Contemporary.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    TeamLab: Reversible Rotation

    The art collective behind Tokyo's digital art museum is bringing a new immersive work to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Petrina Hicks and Polixeni Papapetrou

    The Ian Potter Centre is hosting dual exhibitions from two of Australia's most celebrated photographers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection

    This free exhibition showcases the great American prints of the 20th century, including works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lucy McRae: Body Architect

    The self-proclaimed 'body architect' fuses sci-fi and art in this survey of her boundary-pushing work.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Grafton Jacaranda Festival 2019

    Celebrating the town's hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees with art exhibitions, live music, markets and parades.

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