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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.

A Day Of Thrift Shopping

Discover vintage clothing on the op-shop trail through the City of Port Phillip – it’s easy if you know how. Find out where the best bargains are now.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Alma Park Market

If you have been to the Alma Park Market before, you know what the go is. Over here, you will see a kid running around looking for some ice cream. Over there, you will have the couple on their first date, deciding which toastie to have, or share.,0,2050,1538&w=800&h=600&rot=360

5/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

05 - 07 Mar 2020

An Alpine Symphony

Let Classical An Alpine Symphony take you from mountaintop to the world’s end. There is nothing like music to transport you, as this extraordinary concert featuring star pianist Alexandra Dariescu demonstrates.

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

22/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

22 Feb 2020

Art Exhibition Opening: "City Speaks" by David Hurwitz

Art lovers are invited to attend this free event - the opening of a new art exhibition by David Hurwitz. David Hurwitz is an Australian fine artist with a keen eye for capturing the hidden beauty of urban landscapes.

Art Yarramunua: More Than A Gallery

Sharing much more than acclaimed artwork, we spoke to Stan Yarramunua of Art Yarramunua gallery, and learned about his passion for aboriginal education.

Artisan ice-cream

Ice-cream fanatics on the look out for this year's latest trends need look no further than these artisan specialists.

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. 

Beach season: where to go in the City of Port Phillip?

With 11.6 kms of gorgeous shoreline on display, the City of Port Phillip features some great beach spots. Find out what’s on offer now.

Beachside Brews And Bites At Republica

Want to kick back and relax in a welcoming St Kilda beach bar? Find out what makes Republica such a unique City of Port Phillip venue.

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.

Best Smoothie Bowls In Port Phillip

Looking for the best smoothie or acai bowl in Melbourne? This fresh and photogenic brunch option is perfect for summer. Read our top picks now!,0,621,466&w=800&h=600&rot=360

6/04/2020 12:00:00 AM

06 Apr 2020

Brandi Carlile – Bluesfest Sideshow

Amid a landmark year taking home three Grammy Awards in February, Brandi Carlile has locked in headline shows for Melbourne, Sydney this April on top of her Byron Bay Bluesfest appearance.

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.

Chasing The Best Coffee In St Kilda

From great espresso to delicious turmeric lattes, our latest blog post explores the very best spots to grab a cup of coffee in beautiful St Kilda. Read on.

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.

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.,0,2304,1728&w=800&h=600&rot=360

22/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

22 Mar 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.,0,3456,2592&w=800&h=600&rot=360

29/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

29 Mar 2020

Dharmaland Festival

Dharmaland is a community festival aimed at improving our health and enhancing our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our beautiful planet.

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.,0,2105,1579&w=800&h=600&rot=360

20/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

06 Feb - 30 Apr 2020

Drop-in Meditation Classes - St Kilda

Course Dates: Meditate Pray Love February 6, 13, 20, 27 Dealing with Sadness & Depression March 5, 12, 19, 26 Buddhism For Busy People April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 In each class a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained.,0,2220,1665&w=800&h=600

Eildon Gallery

The Alliance Française de Melbourne's Eildon Gallery regularly host exhibitions of photography, painting, sculpture and video Valued partnerships exist with the St Kilda Festival, the East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation and the Victorian College of the Arts at University...

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.,0,3307,2480&w=800&h=600&rot=360

20/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jan - 23 Feb 2020

Encounter by Jonathan Kim

Encounter, a solo exhibition by Adelaide-based artist Jonathan Kim, will be held at Linden New Art’s Projects Space from 23 January – 23 February 2020. This marks the first time Kim has presented his work in Melbourne.

Finding The Best Ice Cream In Port Phillip

The hunt is on for the best ice cream in Port Phillip. Check out some of our best spots for grabbing cups and cones from Port Melbourne to Elwood.,0,621,466&w=800&h=600&rot=360

8/04/2020 12:00:00 AM

08 Apr 2020

George Benson – Bluesfest Sideshow

One of the world's greatest guitarists, George Benson, is heading to Melbourne and Sydney for headline shows this April ahead of his performance at Bluesfest Byron Bay.

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.

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.,207,3000,2250&w=800&h=600&rot=360

22/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

22 Feb - 17 May 2020

Jacqui Stockdale - The Long Shot

This major new series of work extends Stockdale’s fascination with 19th century narratives surrounding Ned Kelly. The Long Shot aims to challenge the dominant narratives of Australian folk history and re-examine their potency within a contemporary context.

Jewish Museum of Australia

The Jewish Museum of Australia exists to engage people with Jewish culture; our Founder Rabbi Lubofsky’s mission was to ‘enthral young people with their saga.’,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

Linden New Art

Linden New Art is a public gallery that specialises in displaying new contemporary art. The gallery opened to the public in 1986 and is located in the seaside suburb of St Kilda.

Linden New Art: picturesque inside and out

Linden New Art is a vibrant St Kilda art gallery that celebrates local up-and-coming artists. Read more.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

6/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

06 Mar 2020

Live Love Work Port Phillip - 2020 International Women's Day breakfast

On Friday 6th March the heart, soul and smarts of the women who Live, Love or Work in Port Phillip will be celebrated.

Local Heroes: Readings (Mark Rubbo)

Readings has been providing Melburnians with a book fix for over 50 years. We chatted to our new Local Hero, Managing Director Mark Rubbo, about his St Kilda favourites and hopes for the area. Readings has been providing Melburnians with a book fix for over 50 years.,0,2049,1537&w=800&h=600&rot=360

20/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

05 Oct 2019 - 29 Feb 2020


Luminous explores the works of art by PluginHUMAN, Tom Gerrard, Elizabeth West, John Fish and Nick Kozakis and Carl Allison. Located along Fitzroy Street St Kilda, the exhibition reflects on our connections with place, nature and diversity.,0,5000,3750&w=800&h=600

Luna Park Melbourne

Step through the famous Mr Moon mouth to soak up the carnival atmosphere and rides that have entertained visitors for an unbelievable 107 years.

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.

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.

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.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

28/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

28 Mar 2020

Mountainfilm on Tour 2020 - Melbourne (St. Kilda)

Mountainfilm on Tour visits Melbourne on 28th March 2020 at Astor Theatre. Join us for an evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. Founded in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals.

Must-See Summer Events In St Kilda

Day parties, live podcasts and watching movies in bed outside – just some of the things we share in our must-see events for a St Kilda summer.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

22/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

22 Feb - 17 Apr 2020

My Mother's Keeper by Karla Dickens

My Mother’s Keeper will feature a film and a series of new photographs produced as a result of a collaboration between the artist Karla Dickens and writer Bruce Pascoe.,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.

New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

Now the holiday season is over, you may have a New Year's resolution to get fit and healthy. Discover the best spots in the City of Port Phillip.

Oktoberfest by the beach

The festivities of Oktoberfest are returning to the beautiful St Kilda foreshore. Read about how you can join the beer and bratwurst fun at Catani Gardens

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.

Piccolina Gelateria

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

Pontoon plunge

In the mood for some casual seaside dining with a Spanish twist? Discover why Pontoon is a St Kilda beachside highlight.  

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

22/04/2020 12:00:00 AM

22 Apr 2020

Pretty Strong - Melbourne

The Pretty Strong film is coming to Melbourne. From 5.13 big walls in Yosemite to 5.

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.

Pups and pints in Port Phillip

What’s better than relaxing with your furry friend over a pint or glass of wine? Discover some pup friendly drinking spots in the City of Port Phillip.,0,5120,3840&w=800&h=600&rot=360

24/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

05 - 24 Feb 2020

Rain Room

After capturing the imagination of over half a million visitors overseas, international art sensation, Rain Room, recently opened in Melbourne to sell-out crowds. An immersive installation, Rain Room, invites you to walk through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet.

Rainbow Road

Rainbow Road is the best place to grab a selfie and show your love for our amazing diverse community in St Kilda!,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.

Relax In Port Phillip’s Best Gardens & Parks

Want to experience the beautiful summer weather in lush green outdoor spaces? Check out the best parks and gardens in the City of Port Phillip.,0,2464,1848&w=800&h=600&rot=360

20/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

08 Oct 2019 - 02 Apr 2020

Republica Beach Volleyball at St Kilda Beach

Summer in Melbourne is all about St Kilda Beach and the St Kilda Sea Baths.

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,455,2487,1865&w=800&h=600&rot=360

22/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

22 Feb - 17 May 2020

Robert Fielding > Routes/ Roots

Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Fielding’s work combines strong cultural roots with contemporary perspectives.

Rolla Bae

Summer is set to get a whole lot groovier, with the nostalgia of 70s Venice Beach and effortlessly cool Cali vibes hitting the St Kilda foreshore.

Rydges St Kilda,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

22/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

22 - 27 Feb 2020


Prepare to be astounded and mesmerised by this horrifying yet exhilarating spectacle. Based on Oscar Wilde’s notorious play, Richard Strauss’ opera explores the nature of desire and outer limits of human behaviour.

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!

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.

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.

St Kilda Esplanade Market

A City of Port Phillip cultural icon is about to reach a half-century. Read more about the rich history of the St Kilda Esplanade Market.

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.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

22/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

22 Feb 2020

St Kilda Wine and Cider Walk

Immerse yourself in the best our local wineries and cider houses have to offer right in the heart of St Kilda. The St Kilda Wine and Cider Walk will bring together 14 of your favourite St Kilda venues with wineries from across the state for an afternoon of wine, cider and entertainment.

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?

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.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

28/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

28 Mar - 19 Apr 2020

The Magic Flute and the Queens of Rock

This 90 minute fun-filled interpretation of Mozart's masterpiece is fused with Freddie and Elton classics. The story is adapted to a very familiar sci-fi world of light sabres, singing robots and the fight between good and evil.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

14/08/2020 12:00:00 AM

14 - 21 Aug 2020

The Who's Tommy

Rock. Rattle. Roll. Pinball. Legendary British band The Who extended the possibilities of rock ‘n’ roll to new horizons in the 1960s and 70s. From their iconic 1969 rock opera album Tommy comes a five-time Tony Award-winning musical – a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

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.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

24/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

24 - 25 Mar 2020

Those who wandered

Take a journey into St Kilda's past with a night at the suburbs beating heart, the 140-year-old Hotel Esplanade, AKA The Espy. Reopening in 2018 the pub has fully embraced its rich history, with never before seen areas now open for public enjoyment.

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.

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.

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.,0,5355,4016&w=800&h=600&rot=360

1/04/2020 12:00:00 AM

01 - 25 Apr 2020

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls. Join Tom and his Hogwarts classmates on a hilarious musical adventure as he learns the ways of love, proper snake maintenance and the Unforgivable Curses.

Walks 101

Walks 101 St Kilda is a free tour that departs daily at 11am from Luna Park.,0,7072,5304&w=800&h=600&rot=360

8/05/2020 12:00:00 AM

08 May 2020

Wet Wet Wet Tour - Melbourne

After 25 years Wet Wet Wet are finally returning to Australia and New Zealand on the back of a hugely successful run of European summer festival appearances and a sold out UK tour.

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.,0,2133,1600&w=800&h=600&rot=360

20/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

09 Sep 2019 - 28 Feb 2020

Wild: Stories of a community pushing boundaries

At the Jewish Museum of Australia, they collect their community’s stories. With this exhibition, invites you to explore the ways the community have been wild.

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.