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MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA - 2022/04/10: The crowd on the main straight after the 2022

About Melbourne

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.

Restaurants

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.

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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.

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Cafés

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.

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Shopping

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.

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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.

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Out-Of-Town

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.

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What’s On?

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.

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At the track

M Lane

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/music

Fan Zone

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

Legends Lane

Legends Lane has transformed in 2024 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

Melbourne Walk

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, 21 March
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Friday, 22 March 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday, 23 March
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Sunday, 24 March
8:30 am - 11:30 am

More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/fan-zone/melbourne-walk

Innovation Hub presented by Blue Diamond Machinery and Toyota Australia

Our Innovation 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/innovation-hub

Pit Stop Park powered by DC Superheroes

We’ve got our youngest Formula 1® fans covered in 2024 with the debut of Pit Stop Park powered by DC Superheroes providing trackside family experiences for the whole family.

Located on the golf course side of Albert Park, be prepared for a sensory overload with batman themed rides and activities set to keep the kids busy all weekend long.

More info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/family-zone

Main Stage

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 2024.

Relocated to the Main Stage in 2024, 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

Racing Past

Racing Past, Bruce McLaren and the Tasman Era is a new addition to Albert Park in 2024. Australia has enjoyed a wide and unique array of competition cars that have written their histories on and off the track.

More Info: https://www.grandprix.com.au/event/off-track/legends-lane/racing-past

Porsche Carrera Cup

The 2024 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup season is poised to be the largest yet, building on the success of the record-breaking 2023 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

MSS Securities 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

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