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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.
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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.

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.

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!

Best Takeaway Comfort Food

We’re all in need of a little extra comfort right now. Luckily, there are plenty of local restaurants serving delicious comfort food to pick up or get delivered. With winter underway, it’s the perfect time to stay home and enjoy some hearty food.

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.
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18/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

18 Oct 2020

Ceberano & Co.

Memo Music Hall is pleased to announce Kate Ceberano’s return for a special one-off afternoon show on Sunday 18 October.

Celebrating St Patrick’s Day In St Kilda

With live music, dancing and plenty of Guinness, it’s hard to go past the heaving Irish celebration that’s St Patrick’s Day. Find out how you can experience this huge global festival right here in St Kilda.

Celebrating the women of Port Phillip

From wellness emporiums to successful retail stores and amazing pastry chefs, we have no shortage of amazing women making a difference in the City of Port Phillip. Celebrate International Women’s Day and see who’s making an impact.

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.
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17/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

17 Oct 2020

David Bridie & All India Radio

David Bridie and All India Radio, two incredibly creative forces come together for one night only in a kaleidoscope of transcendent melodies, orbiting rhythmic textures and dark rich harmonies. An unforgettable experience not to be missed.

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.
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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.
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15/01/2021 12:00:00 AM

15 Jan 2021

Fanny Lumsden: Fallow album tour - Melbourne

Fanny Lumsden is in her own lane. The Country singer songwriter recently released her 'breakthrough record’ Fallow, debuting number 10 on the ARIA chart and receiving rave reviews across the board.

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.

Fun At-Home Activities

Boredom. It’s pretty hard to avoid at the moment. Here are some fun at-home activities you can do featuring local businesses in the City of Port Phillip. Whether it’s something to keep the kids occupied, home workouts or a fun date idea, we’ve got you sorted.

Greening Up Your Home In Isolation

As you’re spending more time at home, greening it up with indoor plants can transform it into your own garden oasis. Bring the outdoors inside with these easy tips to green up your home in isolation.

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.
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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.
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15/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

15 Nov 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne

There’s a new IRONMAN 70.3 coming to Oceania and it’s coming to Melbourne. With a big city buzz, Melbourne is alive and on the go making this event unlike any other Oceania race on the circuit.

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.’ 
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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.
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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.

Local Hero: Westside Ale Works

With 30 taps showcasing delicious hop-forward beers in South Melbourne, we chatted to Local Hero, Casey Wagner of Westside Ale Works. Read about it now.

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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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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.

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. 

Rainbow Road

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

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

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

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.
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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.

Space2b

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.
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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.
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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.
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16/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

16 Oct 2020

Stars Live At MEMO Music Hall

Stars, the iconic Australian Country Rock band, play the Memo for the first time featuring songs from their acclaimed new album One More Circle Round The Sun, plus Boundary Rider, Land of Fortune, Paradise and The Andrew Durant Memorial Concert.

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?

Stream St Kilda Film Festival 2020 Online | Explore Port Phillip

Did you know that St Kilda is home to Australia’s largest and longest-running short film festival? This year, the St Kilda Film Festival is coming to a couch near you.

Take A Virtual History Tour

Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained (and out of your hair) while learning something during COVID-19? Now is a great time to dive into your local history. You may not be able to visit them on foot, but there are loads of great online tools and resources.

The Best Wine And Cheese In Port Phillip

With Wine and Cheese Fest fast approaching, we thought it was a good chance to get our palates ready. Check out our picks for the best spots for wine and cheese in the City of Port Phillip.

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. 
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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.

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.
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19/08/2020 12:00:00 AM

19 Aug - 12 Sep 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.

Wellness and mindfulness in Port Phillip

With services like cryotherapy and naturopathy, you can be on your way to practising mindfulness and wellness in the City of Port Phillip, now. Read more.

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.