Melbourne is a city that will keep you guessing.
An emerging culinary capital, there’s high-end cuisine, cheap eats or late-night dining to suit every tastebud. You can discover cutting edge restaurants, hip bars and trendy cafes across the vibrant inner-city neighbourhoods, enjoying the flavours of the world over a cocktail or coffee unrivalled in flavour.
Melbourne is a thriving shopping, arts and cultural hub, too. Discover local boutiques and the very best fashion houses alongside galleries and theatres that welcome a seemingly endless calendar of concerts, productions and plays all-day and all-night.
As well as being a playground for adults, Melbourne features plenty of fun for the whole family, with interactive exhibitions across the year at iconic museums, and wildlife parks and gardens on the city fringes.
In Melbourne, you can explore a laneway, enjoy a full-flavoured coffee or dance the night away at venues open well into the night. It’s all happening in the world’s most liveable city and you’re invited.
Melbourne is a culinary capital, boasting award-winning restaurants, the very best bars and a café scene that celebrate coffee like nowhere else. There’s something to suit every palate, at every hour of the day, so feast away.
Bars & Nightlife
From rooftop bars to late night bars, cocktails down a laneway or beers at the pub, you’ll never be thirsty in Melbourne. Bar-hop like a local in the world’s most liveable city before dancing the night away at nightclubs featuring everything from jazz and hip-hop, to trance and disco.
Melbourne and coffee go hand-in-hand, and Melburnians love nothing more than a macchiato over brunch at their local café. Enjoy smashed avocado across the city and its neighbourhoods, with breakfast dining well into the afternoon a fixture on the weekend.
Ever-evolving shopping precincts ensure a new experience every time you venture out in Melbourne. A myriad of laneways and arcades harbour untold gems, while department stores and the city’s thoroughfares boast everything from high fashion to fine art, jewellery to accessories.
Arts & Culture
In Melbourne you’ll discover a city buzzing with dynamic and cutting-edge arts and culture. There is the Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Potter Centre featuring Aboriginal art. A thriving theatre precinct welcomes the world’s biggest productions and plays, while concerts entertain the masses at hundreds of live music venues.
You don’t have to journey far from Melbourne to experience breathtaking scenery, amazing coastal walks and pristine waters, spa experiences or a wander through wine regions among the best in the world.
Melbourne’s calendar of events means the city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Be sure to join the celebration when you’re in town.
At the track
The action doesn’t stop when the chequered flag drops, as M Lane becomes the ‘it’ destination for post-race entertainment.
Featuring a jam-packed line-up of the nation’s best contemporary Australian talent playing all weekend long, M Lane also features roving entertainment, live art displays and a mouth-watering range of food options.
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/m-lane
The Fan Zone is the ultimate place to immerse yourself in the world of Formula 1®. Home to the world-famous Melbourne Walk and the Fan Forum Stage, this area should be number one on your Albert Park bucket list.
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/fan-zone
Beaurepaires Legends Lane
Beaurepaires Legends Lane has transformed in 2023 and is a must-visit destination for anyone attending this year’s Grand Prix.
With a blend of cultural experiences and vintage vehicles, motorsport fans will be transported back in time with a celebration of racing history headlined by Shannon’s Historic Demonstration.
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/legends-lane
Motorsport Central is the place to get up close and personal with the cars and the next generation of motorsport superstars at Albert Park.
Not only will there be unrivalled access to the back of the Supercars garages, in a world-first and only possible at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2023, fans will also be able to access the Formula 2 and Formula 3 paddocks.
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/motorsport-central
Located alongside the high-speed section of the circuit, The Green provides activities the whole family can enjoy and is only a short walk across the water bridge. The precinct features the highly-sought after car displays from car clubs nationwide.
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/the-green/
Get up close and personal with your favourite F1 racing heroes as they arrive via the world-famous Melbourne Walk. All fans have access to the drivers and teams as they make the walk to the Formula 1 Paddock each day.
Thursday, 30 March
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, 31 March 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, 1 April
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday, 2 April
8:30 am - 11:00 am
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/fan-zone/melbourne-walk
Our Tech Hub is a regular feature of the Australian Grand Prix, showcasing new and future technologies emerging from Australia’s leading companies in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Formula 1, automotive, Defence, aviation, aerospace, education institutes and start-ups.
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/legends-lane/tech-hub
The Super Mario Bros. Movie Family Zone
We’ve got our youngest Formula 1 fans covered in 2023 with our new and improved Super Mario Bros. Movie Family Zone, providing trackside family experiences for the whole family.
Located on the golf course side of Albert Park, be prepared for a sensory overload with carnival style rides, RC cars, sports activities and puppies (yes puppies), set to keep the kids busy all weekend long.
More info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/the-green/family-zone
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/music
Fan Forum Stage
The Fan Forum Stage is a must-visit for those attending the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2023.
There's no other place in the circuit to guarantee you the chance to hear from your favourite drivers, team principals, team personnel and other notable attendees. These talks will give fans impromptu Q&A sessions and a peek into their lives.
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/fan-zone/fan-forum-stage
Shannons Historic Demonstration
Australia has enjoyed a wide and unique array of competition cars that have written their histories on and off the track. Some great motorsport names will take to the track on each of the four days of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2023 as part of the Shannons Historic Demonstration - 70th Year Celebration.
More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/on-track/historic-demonstration
Porsche Carrera Cup
The 2023 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup season is poised to be the largest yet, building on the success of the record-breaking 2022 season. The addition of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 992 in Australia boosted participation and made a significant impact on the series.
More info and Schedule: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/on-track/carrera-cup
Beaurepaires Melbourne SuperSprint
Supercars is the premier motorsport category in Australasia and one of Australia’s biggest sports. Globally, it is recognised as the best touring car category in the world and a leader in motorsport entertainment.
More info & Schedule: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/on-track/supercars