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Australia's art, music and culture

In Australia you'll find a wealth of visual and performing arts institutions and a jam-packed calendar of festivals and events.


Our capital and regional cities are buzzing with cutting-edge arts and culture, from world-class institutions such as the National Gallery of Victoria, National Portrait Gallery and Sydney Opera House to hole-in-the-wall galleries, live music venues and theatres. Major festivals showcase local artists and bring big-name international acts to our shores – don't miss WOMADelaide, Mona Foma, Splendour in the Grass or Vivid Sydney. Aboriginal cultures in Australia are the world's oldest continuous living cultures, dating back at least 50,000 years. In the Outback you can visit community art centres and meet the artists. Or join a guided walking tour or day trip in one of our cities. Whether you seek the traditional or the avant-garde, our guides help you find out what's going on during your stay.

TOP SPOTS FOR CULTURE LOVERS

7 of Melbourne's best laneway secrets

7 of Melbourne's best laneway secrets

From rooftop bars to basement boutiques, Melbourne's laneways are filled with one-of-a-kind outlets. We've tracked down some quirky treasures you might otherwise miss.

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Australia’s Best Street Culture

Australia’s Best Street Culture

Discover hidden streets and vibrant artistic spaces in Australia's capital cities.

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Local’s guide to Fitzroy, Melbourne

Local’s guide to Fitzroy, Melbourne

Melbourne's alternative and creative thinkers have found a home in Fitzroy. Explore the painted alleys and laneways around Rose Street, eat and drink your way down Brunswick Street and make new additions to your wardrobe on Gertrude Street.

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Why Canberra is the New Capital of Cool

Why Canberra is the New Capital of Cool

Calmer and more casual than its big city cousins Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra and its burgeoning brand of cool is clever, artisanal and one of a kind.

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7 of Australia's Hippest Neighbourhoods

7 of Australia's Hippest Neighbourhoods

Whether you want to soak up the bohemian vibe of Fitzroy in Melbourne or stroll the historic waterfront buildings of Hobart's marina, we have the coolest Australian neighbourhoods for you to explore.

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UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCES IN AUSTRALIA

5 amazing ways to experience Australia's Abor...

5 amazing ways to experience Australia's Aboriginal culture

See Australia through the eyes of its traditional owners with these five Aboriginal cultural experiences.

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5 of Australia's most amazing Aboriginal fest...

5 of Australia's most amazing Aboriginal festivals

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Australia's indigenous culture at one of these Aboriginal festivals.

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7 Breathtaking Places to Find Aboriginal Rock...

7 Breathtaking Places to Find Aboriginal Rock Art

Australia has some of the oldest, most diverse and detailed rock art in the world.

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Australia's Cultural Attractions

Australia's Cultural Attractions

From national monuments to avant-garde galleries and independent theatres, these are Australia’s greatest cultural treasures.

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Unmissable arts events in 2017

Unmissable arts events in 2017

Australia's vibrant arts scene offers a full calendar of inspiring arts festivals all over the nation.

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UPCOMING FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Splendour in the Grass
July

Splendour in the Grass

Experience everything from alt-rock and hip hop to indie pop and post-punk stars on stage at Splendour in the Grass.

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Sydney Spring Carnival
September - November9 - 7

Sydney Spring Carnival

Experience an unmissable season suspense and anticipation as The Sydney Spring Carnival brings the Harbour City to life with glamour and centre-stage racing.

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Adelaide Film Festival
October - December5 - 10

Adelaide Film Festival

The Adelaide Film Festival is a big, bold and daring celebration and exploration of screen storytelling.

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WOMADelaide
March10 - 13

WOMADelaide

The world comes to WOMADelaide: an annual festival that pairs dazzling performance with thought-provoking discussion.

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Melbourne International Film Festival
August8 - 20

Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is a film-lover's paradise. See international premieres, red carpet glamour and the best global cinema.

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