Melbourne is well represented in its truly multicultural community environment, a melting pot of different cultures provide an exhilarating mix of food, music and lifestyles! Be sure to get out an experience some of out favourites such as; Pho in Sunshine, Vietnamese in Alfrieda street or Italian on Lygon street! You may also want to check out the variety of art and music available in different municipalities!

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  • Emerge in the North

    Saturday, 1 July 2017

    Celebrating the diversity of local cultures and local talent, Emerge in the North is a vibrant showcase of musicians, dancers and performers. Featuring  Lamine Sonko & the African Intelligence, Kutcha Edwards, Tumbarumba, Niruththa Indian Fine Arts,  Cook Island Dancers, Sudanese Dance Sami Shah, cultural stalls and more.

    Celebrating the diversity of local cultures and local talent, Emerge in the North is a vibrant showcase of musicians, dancers and performers.

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  • RMIT Bundoora West Campus, Plenty Road, Bundoora

    The Keelbundoora Scarred Tree Trail & Heritage Trail

    Thursday, 6 July 2017

    Join us for a day of family-focused activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017. City of Whittlesea has partnered with the Ngarara Willim Centre at RMIT to offer a range of activities, including a guided tour of the Keelbundoora Scarred Tree and Heritage Trail at the Bundoora West Campus led by Wurundjeri elder, Ian Hunter. Image: John Milkins.

    Join us for a day of family-focused activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017.

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  • Multicultural Night

    Multicultural Night

    Thursday, 20 July 2017

    Lalor is a diverse and vibrant suburb. Join us for an evening of entertainment from the colourful array of groups who make up the Lalor community. No matter what your cultural background, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at this fun-filled event.

    Lalor is a diverse and vibrant suburb.

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  • The Greatest Show on Wheels

    Sunday, 3 September 2017

    Come join the vibe and buzz of the 4th annual “Greatest Show on Wheels” as the Acland Street Village Precinct is transformed into traffic-free showcase of classic cars and bikes with over 300 vehicles on show.  Enjoy this FREE family friendly day, packed with entertainment, children’s activities, live music, great food and much more.  On show in Acland Street and surrounds will be pristine classic cars, hot rods, street machines and 20+ Movie cars (Mad Max & Batman). 

    Come join the vibe and buzz of the 4th annual “Greatest Show on Wheels” as the Acland Street Vill

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  • Whittlesea Agricultural Show

    4 November - 5 November 2017

    Grand parade, wood chopping, livestock pavilion, animal nursery, home crafts, free entertainment, working vintage engine display, rides, show bags and gourmet food expo.

    Grand parade, wood chopping, livestock pavilion, animal nursery, home crafts, free entertainment,

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  • Eltham, Community, Food, Wine, Activities, Fireworks, pets, family

    Rotary Eltham Town Festival

    11 November 2017

    Eltham town comes alive with parades, competitions, food, wine and an abundance of activities for the whole family. The festival attracts over 30,000 people over the weekend and includes an incredible Fireworks Display, the Pet Parade and a huge array of entertainment and activities.

    Eltham town comes alive with parades, competitions, food, win

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  • shopping, cafe, melbourne, lalor, whittlesea, food, dining, family, fresh produce, cheese

    Lalor Shopping Centre

    Come and discover the exciting and tantalising mix of 95 food, retail and professional businesses at Station Street and May Road, Lalor. People travel from all over Melbourne for their fresh and different multi-cultural food offer. The prices are amazing and you will love the many tastes of the delis and cheeses from around the world. Stay a while and enjoy this exciting and friendly centre.

     

    Come and discover the exciting and tantalising mix of 95 food, retail and professional businesses

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  • jewish, museum, culture, history

    Jewish Museum of Australia

    Discover Australia’s rich and long Jewish past at this culturally important community museum. Established in 1982 the museum allows you the opportunity to uncover, engage and reflect on the stories that represent the breadth of Jewish culture and Australian Jewish life. With a collection of significant and accessible objects and tales, visiting the museum offers a rare chance to gain greater awareness and insight into the Jewish way of life.

    Discover Australia’s rich and long Jewish past at this culturally important community museum.

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  • temple, tibet, buddhist, hume

    Tibetan Buddhist Temple

    With its 18-foot tall golden Shakyamuni Buddha statue, hand sculpted decorations, paintings and auspicious symbols, the traditional Tibetan temple is a Melbourne landmark. Tours are conducted throughout the Tibetan New Year Festival in March, Buddhist Spring Festival in November and Rose Garden Open Weekends. The temple is open from 3-4pm on Sundays and other times by appointment.

    With its 18-foot tall golden Shakyamuni Buddha statue, hand sculpted decorations, paintings and a

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  • Herring Island

    Herring Island

    Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from Melbourne's city centre. The park is a haven for nature and art lovers. It is home to a series of environmental sculptures. 

    Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from Melbourne's city cent

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  • Yarra River

    A Melbourne icon, the Yarra River is the focus for numerous spectacular events. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are trails and paths for cyclists, walkers and joggers.

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  • Yarra River

    A Melbourne icon, the Yarra River is the focus for numerous spectacular events. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are trails and paths for cyclists, walkers and joggers.

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  • Yarra River

    A Melbourne icon, the Yarra River is the focus for numerous spectacular events. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are trails and paths for cyclists, walkers and joggers.

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  • Yarra River

    Yarra River

    A Melbourne icon, the Yarra River is the focus for numerous spectacular events. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are trails and paths for cyclists, walkers and joggers.  Head down to the banks of the Yarra River and take in the spectacular views of the river and the city skyline in the back ground, the best spot for this is near the Royal Botanical Gardens. 

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  • Interfaith Tour

    Interfaith Tour

    Come along for a tour and visit a range of places of worship including a Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdwara, Islamic Mosque, Buddhist Temple, Christian Church and Indigenous sacred sites. For more than 20 years the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong has been helping build understanding, respect and tolerance among our community through these informative and entertaining tours.

    Come along for a tour and visit a range of places of worship including a Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdw

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  • Philhellene

    Philhellene, Moonee Ponds

    Aiming to provide a rich experience around Greek food, culture, music and history, Philhellene is the closest you will come in Melbourne to eating in a traditional Greek home. The cuisine is provincial Greek with a strong Cretan influence. At Philhellene they present an authentic style of food and drink using high-quality produce and applying traditional methods derived from their own mothers’ cooking. This makes for a memorable and even emotional occasion! 

    Aiming to provide a rich experience around Greek food, culture, music and history, Philhellene is

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  • Diverse Cuisine

    Diverse Cuisine

    Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community. Greater Dandenong is home to people from more than 150 different nationalities, who bring with them diverse cultures, gorgeous clothes and of course, delicious food. We have the world on a plate with everything from Turkish gozlemes, Asian delights, Punjab sweets and Uyghur noodles to tempt your tastebuds.

    Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community.

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  • Williamstown Historical Museum

    Williamstown Historical Museum

    The Historical Museum is open on the first and third Sunday of the month from 2-5 p.m.  and by appointment during the week. There is a large collection of maritime material, photographs, records and other items relating to the history of Williamstown. There is also an historical kit for school groups.

    The Historical Museum is open on the first and third Sunday of the month from 2-5 p.m.

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  • Victoria Street Mall

    Victoria Street Mall

    The Vic Mall as it is locally known, is the bustling centre of Coburg’s shopping precinct. It is a popular gathering place for locals, offering a variety of dining options, great coffee and buskers making regular appearances throughout the week. A large picnic table has backgammon, snakes and ladders, and chess boards built in – bring your own pieces or borrow from the library.

    The Vic Mall as it is locally known, is the bustling centre of Coburg’s shopping precinct.

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  • Rush Escape Game

    Rush Escape Game

    Rush Escape Game is a boutique live escape game experience located in the heart of South Yarra. With three different cinematic environments to choose from. Groups of 2-6 are plunged into an immersive environment filled with adventure. Only one questions remains: Can You Escape?

    Rush Escape Game is a boutique live escape game experience located in the heart of South Yarra.

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  • Footscray Markets

    Footscray Market, Corner Hopkins and Leeds Streets, Footscray;

    Little Saigon Market, Byron Street, Footscray

    There is no better place to shop for affordable fresh food than Footscray. You are spoilt for choice with two fabulous markets.

    The Footscray Market is a large bustling indoor market with a wide selection of fresh produce, seafood and general goods. You’ll also find an exotic range of produce including lotus flowers, pigs’ ears and cassava root. Open Tuesday – Saturday.

    The Little Saigon Market provides an energizing Asian market shopping experience. There’s a huge range of produce with some stalls offering tasting plates of freshly cut fruit. It is a great place for exotic items, fresh meat and fish along with a wide variety of cheap fruit and veg. It is very popular with the local Vietnamese community. Open seven days.

     

    Footscray Market, Corner Hopkins and Leeds Streets, Footscray;

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  • Islamic Museum of Australia

    Islamic Museum of Australia

    Visit the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) and discover the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia through a diverse range of Islamic arts including architecture, calligraphy, paintings, glass, ceramics and textiles. The first centre of its kind in Australia, IMA also aims to promote new and established Islamic artists, both local and international. Start your day with a Middle Eastern Breakfast at the museum café and don’t forget to visit the gift shop for a little something special.

    Visit the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) and discover the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia through a diverse range of Islamic arts including architecture, calligraphy, paintings, glass, ceramics and textiles.

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  • Nillumbik Community Events

    Nillumbik Community Events

    Nillumbik plays host to a wide range of community festivals, events and exhibitions, from the monthly Red Chair Artists talks to fun runs and gardening workshops. More details can be found by clicking on the link below.

    Nillumbik plays host to a wide range of community festivals, events and exhibitions.

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  • Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple

    Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple

    The Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple demonstrates the rich diversity of Darebin's religious character and ethnic communities. Open daily to the public.

    The Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple demonstrates the rich diversity of Darebin's religious character and ethnic communities.

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  • Boroondara Life

    Boroondara Life

    Boroondara Life is an interactive website celebrating the dynamic and evolving culture of the elegant and sophisticated inner east of Melbourne. Showcasing an array of Boroondara destinations for all styles and tastes, from the burgeoning and bustling cafes, to signature parks and shared trails, the site profiles the most popular shopping strips with informative write-ups, vibrant photos and helpful advice.

    Boroondara Life is an interactive website celebrating the dynamic and evolving culture of the ele

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  • Pho Sunday Rose Vietnamese Restaurant

    Pho Sunday Rose Vietnamese Restaurant

    If you love Southeast Asian cuisine then Pho Sunday Rose is for you.  Pho is Pho Sunday Rose’s specialty and you’ll find a range of options like the classic beef and brisket. Choose from a selection of piping hot pho, tom yum soups, curries, rice and noodle dishes.

    If you love Southeast Asian cuisine then Pho Sunday Rose is for you. Pho is Pho Sunday Rose’s specialty and you’ll find a range of options like the classic beef and brisket.

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    Direct to Public Outlets in Hume

    Did you know that many of Hume’s food manufacturers also sell direct to public? Treat yourself and the family and discover the range of multicultural delights on offer. From Turkish treats to Japanese lollies and everything in between, you will be able to grab a bargain (in bulk), so head on down! Or if you have had enough sweets for one day, grab a juice from Just Squeezed Fruit Juices.

    Did you know that many of Hume’s food manufacturers also sell direct to public?

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  • Mini Me Mango Cafe

    Mini Me Mango Cafe

    Mini Me Mango Café is all about serving up nutritious and healthy food. Choose from a great breakfast menu or a selection of house made fresh sweet delights. There is a smoothie bar, a coffee bar or a juice bar to quench your thirst. The little ones are not forgotten with a Mini Monsters Menu sure to satisfy. 

    Mini Me Mango Café is all about serving up nutritious and healthy food.

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  • George Evans museum

    George Evans Museum

    The George Evans Museum hosts a significant collection of over 3,500 items including photographs, documents and objects of significance to Sunbury and surrounds. The Museum displays a permanent exhibition of pieces as well as rotating feature exhibitions. The Museum is open in conjunction with Sunbury Library hours and is staffed part-time by Council staff and volunteers. 

    The George Evans Museum hosts a significant collection of over 3,500 items including photographs,

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  • Farm Vigano

    Farm Vigano

    Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur, Mario Vigano of Mario’s in Exhibition Street and his wife, Maria Teresa, a noted artist during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Today, this property is still dedicated to preserving the art of true Italian food and culture specialising in dining, weddings, gatherings and functions.

    Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur, Mario Vigano of Mario’s in Exhibition Street.

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