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24 Sustainable Hours in the City of Port Phillip

Sustainable living is all about making smart, eco-friendly choices to minimise our impact on the environment. We’ve put together a green itinerary to help you enjoy a sustainable day in our beautiful pocket of the world, we’ve got you covered from morning to night.

6 beautiful walks in the City of Port Phillip

Whether you’re going out with friends for an active weekend catch-up or taking advantage of some much-needed solo time through the week, take in some fresh air with a nice long walk. These are six walks that we highly recommend taking around the City of Port Phillip.

Art - St Kilda

There can be no questioning St Kilda’s affinity with and appeal to artists. Its bayside aspect providing inspiration for many well-known artist of past and present - including the late Mirka Mora.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Art Tours of St Kilda

Join the HeART of Local Art St Kilda Art Tours unveils the hidden galleries and studios of the St Kilda arts community through a series of guided walking art tours, covering two precincts across a variety of galleries and studios, covering a diverse range of art forms.

Artisan ice-cream

Ice-cream fanatics on the look out for this year's latest trends need look no further than these artisan specialists.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

24/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

24 Jul 2019

Artist Speakeasy - Promoting Visual Art on a Shoe String

Make art and get it out there. But with often limited budgets, time and resources, it’s hard to know where to start. Lean how at Artist Speakeasy - Promoting Visual Art on a Shoe String.

Backpacker’s Guide to St Kilda

Where to eat and sleep, and socialise on a budget. Melbourne is one of the most popular backpacker destinations in all of Australia because of its eclectic mix of city life, live music, art, and great food. 

Best places to brunch in St Kilda

For both Melbourne locals and eager tourists looking for things to do in St. Kilda, a sit-down brunch of vibrant food and tasteful ambiance is hard to beat. While St.

Best places to go for drinks in St Kilda

Whether you’ve got a Monday through Friday job, a full schedule with class, duties at home, or even if you’re just a traveller visiting St. Kilda, heading out for a drink is one of the best ways to catch up with friends and take a moment to slow down.

Best places to picnic in Port Phillip

Melbourne has its fair share of grey, rainy days, so when the sun shines it’s time to pack the picnic blanket and head outdoors. Finding things to do in Port Phillip is easy with picnic options like these! So grab the kids, some sandwiches, and give one of these spots a go.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

5/09/2019 12:00:00 AM

05 Sep 2019

Bill Bryson - Observations On Life and The Human Body

With his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson will exercise his razor-sharp wit in sharing his globe-trotting travel experiences, his forays into science and his latest...

Carlisle Street Arts Space

Carlisle Street Arts Space is a versatile exhibition space with the capacity to present a range of visual arts practice including painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, textiles, media and installation works.

Carlisle Street Arts Space: What’s on in August

The Carlisle Street Arts Space (CSAS) is a significant cultural site for locals and visitors from across Melbourne.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

18/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

29 Jun - 01 Sep 2019

Cat Hope - Sub Decorative Sequences

Cat Hope is a composer, musician, songwriter and performance artist. Taking the decorative elements of Linden’s interior and exterior design as a point of inspiration.

City of Port Phillip by bike part 1: Elwood to St Kilda

One of Melbourne’s most defining features is it’s beautiful waterfront. Long stretches of water and city views that can be found from Elwood to Port Melbourne.,0,4156,3117&w=800&h=600&rot=360

9/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

09 Feb 2020

CommBank Women’s T20 International Tri-Series: Australia vs England

This could be the clash that determines which teams make the final, and with Australia taking on England it is sure to be a match you will not want to miss.,0,2665,1999&w=800&h=600&rot=360

8/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

08 Feb 2020

CommBank Women’s T20 International Tri-Series: Australia vs India

This is your chance to see home-town hero Meg Lanning lead Australia take on India at Junction Oval in the fifth match of the Commonwealth Bank T20 International Tri-Series.,0,2763,2072&w=800&h=600&rot=360

12/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

12 Feb 2020

CommBank Women’s T20 International Tri-Series: Final

Who will make the final for the Commonwealth Bank T20I Tri-Series? In what is going to be an exciting preview to the ICC T20 World Cup, this is a match you will not want to miss.,0,2375,1781&w=800&h=600&rot=360

7/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

07 Feb 2020

CommBank Women’s T20 International Tri-Series: India vs England

Get down to Junction Oval for your chance to see India take on England in the fourth match of the Commonwealth Bank T20 INTL Tri-Series. If you are planning on attending all three matches across the weekend at Junction Oval, a discounted series pass is available via Ticketek.

CoWork Me’s top 5 places to take a work break in St Kilda

Cowork Me is St Kilda’s newest coworking hub, and it’s certainly humming. Opening our doors in June, the space is already home to over 60 different businesses- and we’re only getting bigger. We think we know why, too; based in busy St.

17/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

17 Aug 2019

Crafternoon for Adults - Generative Patterns with Sound and Code

Code your own sound visualisation. Suitable for any skill level and with no prerequisites, participants learn coding fundamentals from scratch in Processing, a programming language made for visual artists.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

18/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

18 Aug 2019

Crafternoon for Kids - Sound Collage

You don’t hear it often but – the louder the better. Join sound artists Dale Gorfinkel and Bryan Phillips for a special sound workshop. Using recycled materials, organic or kitchen objects to create sound sculptures, kids will bang, clash and make a collective music composition.,0,2304,1728&w=800&h=600&rot=360

16/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

16 Feb 2020

Cupid's Undie Run Melbourne

On Valentine’s Day weekend, put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of other Cupid’s runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumour Foundation. Cupid’s Undie Run is the largest community fundraising event for the Children’s Tumour Foundation.

Dog Walking Along the Beach

Everyday, dog lovers love to spend some time with their four-legged friends & St Kilda has one of the most popular dog beaches in Melbourne that will make your puppy happy as they play and have fun off the leash at the beach.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

2/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

02 - 04 Nov 2019

Dylan Moran

Legendary Irish comedian Dylan Moran is returning to Australia with a brand-new show Dr. Cosmos. Moran will once again offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation.

ElliptiGO Experiences

Get outdoors and have some Fun! ElliptiGO Experiences invites you to come and have a go on a guided stand up elliptical bike ride along Melbourne’s most scenic bike paths.

3/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

03 Aug 2019

Free Cycling Family Day

Get on your bike and pedal on down to St Kilda's O'Donnell Gardens for Free Cycling Family Day thanks to SBS Learn, Cycling Central and Škoda.

Hardcopy Cartel - Top 5 things to do in St Kilda

Lindsey owns and operates Hardcopy Cartel, a graphic design company that specialises in branding and logo design. Here are Lindsey’s top 5 things to do in St Kilda.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Hike & Seek

Join James and Mette, nature lovers, hikers and seekers on a Hike & Seek tour.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

20/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

20 Jul 2019

Hot Dog Day

If you think of yourself as a bit of a hot dog devotee and would relish the chance to celebrate International Hot Dog Day, then head to Luna Park on Saturday 20 July.

Hotel Esplanade St Kilda

Your favourite band in The Gershwin Room, pre-gig beers in the Star Wars bar, stumbling in from the seaside… everyone has a story to tell about The Espy.

Hotel Esplanade, The Espy Live Music

Three stages over five levels, The Espy has always been, and always will be, the home of live music in St Kilda.

How to Catch a Penguin Sighting in St Kilda

If you’re looking for things to do in Port Phillip, and specifically activities in St. Kilda, set aside an evening (or early morning) for one of the most unique and popular outings in the area. You’ve probably heard that St.

25/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

25 Aug 2019

Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo

Hugo tours Australia with his new Fatalists album Taken By The Dream (Glitterhouse Records). Performing solo with stripped back acoustic/electronica, special guest include Michelangelo Russo and Julitha Ryan.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

16/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

16 Aug 2019

In Conversation - Cat Hope, Lucreccia Quintanilla and Mona Ruijs

Artists Cat Hope, Lucreccia Quintanilla and Mona Ruijs are coming together to talk about the experimental world of sound art.,0,5385,4039&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Kite Republic

Kite Republic specialises in kiteboarding and stand-up paddle boarding and has Australia's most active and passionate Kiteboarding Shop, School and Club.

Kite Republic

Kite Republic is Melbourne’s most active Kiteboarding & Standup Paddle group, based in St Kilda.

Kotch Lane

Inspired by the Caribbean slang term for hang or chill out, Kotch Lane have created a space for just that where everybody that walks through the door can feel like a local.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

19/09/2019 12:00:00 AM

19 Sep 2019

Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers - Melbourne

Three time Grammy winner, actor, storyteller and country music superstar Kris Kristofferson returns to Australia and New Zealand for a national tour with band The Strangers this September and October.,288,2300,1725&w=800&h=600&rot=360

18/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

29 Jun - 01 Sep 2019

Linden Locals

Linden Locals is a project to celebrate you; the many people – visitors, artists and locals – that make Linden New Art what it is today.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

18/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

29 Jun - 01 Sep 2019

Lucreccia Quintanilla - A Ripple and an Echo

Lucreccia Quintanilla makes work that explores structures of amplification, both natural and technological. Her practice is concerned with the hierarchies of sound that exist within the built and natural environments of Melbourne.,0,5000,3750&w=800&h=600

Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park Melbourne is Melbourne's ultimate family destination for fun. Ideally located next to St Kilda beach, Melbourne's Luna Park is always a great day out for the young and the young at heart. Melbourne's Luna Park is a galaxy of amusements and sensations.

Luna Park St Kilda this summer

From Saturday 22 December 2018 until Sunday 3 February 2019 inclusive, Luna Park will be introducing their new tremendous trio of Park rides that will lead all the summer fun.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600

Made In Earth Jewellery Gallery

Nature Creates, We Enhance. Made in Earth's mission is to create and enhance your gemstone jewellery experience by offering a vast array of exotic and beautiful gemstones set in handcrafted sterling silver.,0,3307,2480&w=800&h=600&rot=360

9/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

09 - 10 Aug 2019

Mark Seymour and The Undertow

Performing two exclusive Melbourne shows. MEMO crew are excited to announce tickets are on sale Wednesday 1st May, 9:00am. Get in quick if you want the best seats. Mark Seymour formed Hunters and Collectors in 1980, with a bunch of Uni friends.

26/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

26 Jul 2019

Meet the Curator - Underscoring Sound

Join Linden for a special curator-led tour of exhibitions Cat Hope - Sub Decorative Sequences, Lucreccia Quintanilla - A Ripple and an Echo and Mona Ruijs - Sympathetic Resonance with Linden Curator Juliette Hanson.

Melbourne St Patricks Day Festival

On Sunday the 17th of March , Australia will see thousands of people of Irish decent, or simply those who fancy themselves Irish at heart, celebrate Ireland’s national day and the traditional feast day of the country’s patron saint.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

18/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

29 Jun - 01 Sep 2019

Mona Ruijs - Sympathetic Resonance

Mona Ruijs creates and performs sound baths and sound meditations featuring gongs. Ruijs will create and record a new composition that visitors can experience in the gallery by sitting or lying down to be immersed in the sound and vibrations.

Most instagrammable spots in Port Phillip: #exploreportphillip

Whether you’re visiting Port Phillip or you’re a local looking for things to do, hitting up the most instagrammable spots in the area is never a let down.,0,3005,2254&w=800&h=600

National Theatre Melbourne

Built in 1921 as the Victory Theatre (cinema), the National Theatre was converted into a live performance venue in 1972-74. It functions today as a community arts centre for over 80 groups including musical comedy performances, dance companies, multi-cultural events and school groups.

Palais Theatre Live Music

Built in 1927 as an art deco picture palace, St Kilda’s Palais Theatre is Australia's No. 1 theatre concert venue with a proud history of hosting local and international concerts, live music, comedy, ballet, orchestra, kid's shows and community events

Palais Theatre St Kilda

St Kilda’s Palais Theatre is Australia’s No. 1 Theatre Concert Venue and one of the top ranked live entertainment venues in the world.

27/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

27 Aug 2019

Performance - Sound Bath with Mona Ruijs

Artist Mona Ruijs will facilitate a sound immersive experience with gongs, quartz crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls and various other sound tools that are designed to induce profound physical relaxation, and contemplative states.

Piccolina Gelateria

We've heard so much about Piccolina's amazing gelato, so we checked out Acland Streets newest gelateria. 

Pixar Putt St Kilda

Get ready to kick some serious putt at Pixar Putt at St Kilda Triangle from February 15th 2019!

Pontoon St Kilda Beach

Pontoon St Kilda Beach is the perfect spot to soak up the newfound sun every day this summer.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

1/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

01 - 03 Aug 2019

Price Check! The Musical - In Concert

Price Check! is a new Australian musical comedy in two acts, exploring the lives of five diverse characters in a suburban Melbourne supermarket.

Prince Dining Room St Kilda

Designed to share and inspired by the robust flavours and spices of the Mediterranean rim, at Prince Dining Room humble vegetable and side dishes are heroes in equal measure to main plates.,2,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

18/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

17 Jun - 05 Aug 2019


Qigong is a moving meditation program that explores acupressure, slow stretches, gentle flowing movements and mindfulness. The classes are free and running on Monday nights at 6:00pm. Facilitated by Chi Space. Bookings are essential via email.,0,5120,3840&w=800&h=600&rot=360

9/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

09 Aug - 29 Sep 2019

Rain Room

Having captivated over half a million patrons worldwide, Random International’s monumental artwork, Rain Room, will make its Southern Hemisphere debut the Jackalope Pavilion in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Rainbow Road

Rainbow Road is the best place to grab a selfie and show your love for our amazing diverse community in St Kilda!,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

19/01/2020 12:00:00 AM

19 Jan 2020

Ramsay Healthcare Triathlon Pink

Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series consists of six fun triathlon events in various locations throughout Australia. The triathlons are for all women and boys and girls aged 7 to 13.,37,2341,1756&w=800&h=600

Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre is a dynamic creative hub where artists develop their practice and gain industry recognition. Established in 2002, Red Stitch is an artist-driven company led by resident actors with the support of a small, dedicated staff and board.

Republica St Kilda Beach - Live Music

Republica St Kilda Beach is a casual seaside hub where you can lose track of the day basking in spots of sunshine in the large courtyard. This venue ticks all the boxes; charismatic - the ideal place for people watching and great food every night of the week

Rydges St Kilda

Skating At Acland Street

Skating At is returning for Australians to truly experience the magical delights of European winter traditions on the iconic open-air ice-skating rink. Bringing a winter festival cheer to Acland Street Plaza. Skating At is one for the whole family.

Skating At St Kilda, Acland St

The Skating At Festival in partnership with Air Canada and Acland Street Village will be returning to Acland Street these winter school holidays offering a unique winter wonderland ice skating experience in St Kilda.,0,2773,2080&w=800&h=600

Skydive Melbourne

Skydive Melbourne allows you to see the city of Melbourne appear like patchwork as you exit the plane from 15,000 feet and fall into your tandem skydiving adventure.

Skydive St Kilda

Tandem skydive over some of Australia's most spectacular beach and city panoramas with beach jumps over St Kilda beach!,0,4032,3024&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Skyline Ferris Wheel

The Skyline Ferris Wheel is Australia's largest transportable Ferris Wheel, standing at 35 metres high. See 360 degree views of Melbourne, St Kilda and Port Phillip Bay like never before in one of the 24 gondolas.

Skyline Ferris Wheel in St Kilda

Melbourne’s newest attraction comes to St Kilda Beach. The Skyline Ferris Wheel is Australia’s newest and largest transportable Ferris Wheel and it is making its Melbourne debut at South Beach Reserve St Kilda.


From its launch in the City of Port Phillip in 2013, Space2b has made a big splash running workshops and holding exhibitions. With two successful pop up shops, in 2015 and 2016, Space2b now has a permanent home at 144 Chapel Street Balaclava behind St Kilda Primary School.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

29/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

29 Aug 2019

Special Event - Decibel New Music Performance

In a very special event, Decibel New Music Ensemble will perform Cat Hope’s work Sub Decorative Sequences with special guest Lionel Marchetti.

St Kilda Beach

Summer isn't summer until you've spent a day by the seaside at St Kilda Beach. 

St Kilda Botanical Gardens

These historic Gardens have their origins at the very beginning of St Kilda.

St Kilda Cycles

We rent out bikes including tandem bikes and our all new electric bikes which are fabulous for cycling along bike paths, roads or at the park or along the St Kilda foreshore and with a tandem you can share the fun with a friend.,256,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

18/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

03 May 2018 - 12 Sep 2019

St Kilda Drop-in Meditation

In each class a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained. You can drop in any week. Classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation followed by a teaching and a second guided meditation based on the topic.,0,3444,2583&w=800&h=600&rot=360

21/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

17 Mar - 29 Dec 2019

St Kilda Esplanade Market

The St Kilda Esplanade Market is a makers market and has been a St Kilda Sunday delight since the 1970. Set against the iconic backdrop of the St Kilda Beach, close to Luna Park, Acland Street and Fitzroy Street.

St Kilda Esplanade Market

The St Kilda Esplande Market has been a St Kilda Sunday delight since the 1970. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy browsing works by more than 140 artists and craftspeople in Melbourne’s open-air gallery by the sea.

St Kilda Ferry

Whether you’re looking for a nice day out, or simply looking to get from one side of the bay to the other, leave the stress of driving in Melbourne’s heavy traffic behind with a trip on St Kilda Ferry.

St Kilda Festival 2019

St Kilda Festival is a free celebration of community spirit, Australian music and the beautiful St Kilda foreshore.,0,4353,3265&w=800&h=600

St Kilda Pier

Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is a popular destination for strolling, cycling, rollerblading and fishing. Catch a ferry to Williamstown, enjoy a snack at the kiosk or try to spot the penguins and native water rats from the breakwater.,0,3115,2336&w=800&h=600&rot=360

St Kilda Sea Baths

On Melbourne's premier beach front, the St Kilda Sea Baths overlooks the idyllic and picturesque Bay. With a history dating to the middle of the 19th Century, this Melbourne institution continues to define the ultimate beach side lifestyle. Only six kilometers from Melbourne city.

St Kilda Theatres

St Kilda is full of cultural delights. With performance through the theatres year-round you will be able to find a show that you will absolutely love.

St Kilda Twilight Market

Thursday nights are like no other come summertime in St. Kilda, on account of the ever popular St. Kilda Twilight market.

Staying fit around Port Phillip: Beyond the Gym

Do you feel uninspired by heading to the local gym and running on the treadmill, but you’re keen to incorporate regular exercise in your life?,0,4821,3616&w=800&h=600&rot=360

21/09/2019 12:00:00 AM

21 Sep 2019

Swan Lake – Imperial Russian Ballet Company

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with Swan Lake...the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

4/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

04 Aug 2019

The Espy Record Fair

Come along to the The Espy Record Fair and dig through hundreds of crates of new and used records from some of Melbourne's best vinyl dealers. With genres ranging from Soul, Funk, Disco, Pop, Garage, Rock, Metal and more there will be something for everyone.

The Local Taphouse St Kilda - Live Music

The Local hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night.  The Local Taphouse is a European-inspired neighbourhood tavern specialising in craft beer, great food and a warm welcome. 

The Pleasure Garden

The Pleasure Garden Horticultural Society is thrilled to welcome you to Wonderland on Saturday 8 December 2018!

The Wonderful Two - St Kilda

On 2nd February 2019, Melbourne was bewildered by the unveiling of The Wonderful Two, which offers a symbol of hope and education that future generations can do better.

Tolarno Hotel

Built in 1884, by a Mayor of St Kilda, sits the Tolarno Hotel at number 42 Fitzroy Street in St Kilda.

TooT Artspace

TooT Artspace is an intimate and supportive, artist run, contemporary art space and shop in the heart of St Kilda.

Top 10: St Kilda

A host of new hot spots will have visitors flocking back to Melbourne’s beachside neighbourhood St Kilda like a seagull to a hot potato chip.,1,2100,1575&w=800&h=600&rot=360

7/08/2019 12:00:00 AM

07 Aug 2019

Top Dog Film Festival - Astor

Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening in St Kilda. Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival.

Top things to do on a rainy day in St Kilda

We all know that living in Melbourne means many a rainy day to look forward to, but just because an afternoon at the beach isn’t an option doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to enjoy wet weather.,0,4991,3743&w=800&h=600&rot=360

25/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

25 - 26 Oct 2019


From the dark depths of winter, the Untamed emerge, transforming Prince Dining Room into a night of dark decadence and wild excess.

Visit Acland Street - Window Shopping, Cafes, and Melbourne’s best Cakes

Tucked in between Fitzroy and Barkly streets in one of Melbourne’s most vibrant streets of St. Kilda, you will find the colourful and bustling Acland Street.

Walks 101

Walks 101 St Kilda is a free tour that departs daily at 11am from Luna Park.,0,4511,3383&w=800&h=600&rot=360

30/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

30 Nov - 01 Dec 2019

WBBL Festival Weekend

For the first time in its history, the fifth instalment of the rebel Women’s Big Bash League will be standalone in 2019/20 with seven festival weekends of cricket confirmed for the knockout competition.

What’s playing at the Palais this Winter

It’s getting chilly outside, but that doesn’t mean the live music scene in Port Phillip goes into hibernation. The Palais is jam-packed these coming months with plenty of gigs to help keep the winter blues away.

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee 2019 - Free Family Festival

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee is a free indigenous arts and cultural festival held annually in St Kilda’s O’Donnell Gardens, a significant contemporary Indigenous meeting place.