All the best things to do in Melbourne in June

Melbourne is a bustling city any time of the year. Visiting Melbourne in the winter months can be a cheaper option than many of the summer months but what is there to do in Melbourne in June?

Whether you are looking for festivals in Melbourne, theatre productions or free things to do in Melbourne in June we have a great guide for you to use so you can plan an epic stay in Melbourne in June.

Melbourne in June

June is the first month of winter in Victoria so you will see cooler days with some winter sun. It is best to pack warmer clothes and even a rain jacket if you plan on wandering Melbourne in June.

June Melbourne weather will have you wanting a warm place to stay and have breaks so plan on some indoor activities in Melbourne in June.

Fitzroy Gardens in Winter. Wandering the parks in Melbourne on a blue sky day is one of the best things to do in Melbourne in June
Melbourne has many great things to do in Winter

Events in Melbourne in June

There are so many events in Melbourne in June and you will find one within your budget, for families or for a romantic getaway in our favourite city.

Lightscape – Royal Botanic Gardens

Making its debut this year is Lightscape a brilliant family-friendly event in Melbourne in June. Held in the Royal Botanic Gardens with more than 100,000 tiny lights, Lightscape will take you on a 1.8km journey of light and sound through Melbourne’s iconic Botanic Gardens, which is one of the best things to do in Melbourne in June.

Cost: Tickets start at $32, Find and book tickets at Ticketek

  • Starting: 24th June – 7th August
  • Opening hours: 5.15 pm – 8 pm

The Lume Melbourne

Absolutely one of the most unmissable things to do in Melbourne in June. If you haven’t already immersed yourself in the works of Van Gogh at the Lume you had better book your tickets. June is the last month you will be able to see this amazing display. if you want to see this brilliant display one more time then you had better book your tickets!

Cost: Prices start at $33 per person. Kids under 3 free

  • Starting: Ends 30th June
  • Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm
people watching the images at the Lume
The Van Gough exhibit at Lume.

Yoga at the Lume

If you have enjoyed the digital art of Van Gogh at the Lume in the past why not try Yoga at the Lume? Held daily you can stretch, and strengthen the body and mind all while under the expert guidance of the team from Happy Melon.

Cost: Prices are $39 per person for adults, seniors, concessions and children

  • Starting: 1 – 29th June
  • Opening hours: 7.30 am to 8.30 am

Oz Comic-Con

This is one amazing opportunity for plenty of people who love cosplay and meeting their favourite characters from their favourite anime shows. Plan a great day ahead and book our tickets and meet-ups to get the most from your days at Oz Comic-con.

*Top tip for visiting Oz Comic-con is to make sure you purchase your tickets in advance and especially meet and greet as early as possible.

Cost: There are a range of pricing options but a single-day pass for anyone over 13 years start at $40

  • Starting: 10th June
  • Opening hours: Will depend on your booking

Rising: Melbourne

From light installations, ice skating, art and music you will find something for every member of the family in the Rising Melbourne Festival.

Cost: prices are determined by what event you chose to attend. Click here for ticket options

  • Starting: 1st June – 12th June
  • Opening Hours: Will depend on the program chosen

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This new culinary destination in the heart of Melbourne brings the world of cuisines right to your door and is one of the newest and best things to do in Melbourne in June! This outdoor eating area is blessed with plenty of street food treats with ample areas for you to sit and enjoy your meal.

Fully licensed areas and family-friendly too it is the perfect place to have a unique meal in Melbourne. You will also find plenty of entertainment to enjoy when you are eating.

Cost: Entry to Grazeland is $4.00 per person and those under 12 years old are free

  • Starting: 1 – 30th of June
  • Opening hours: Fri 5-10 Sat-Sun 12-9

Igloo Wonderland at the Wharf Hotel

Back for another winter, you will find the magnificent igloos at the Wharf Hotel ready for you to enjoy with a group of friends or a cozy romantic night with your significant other! Enjoy a grazing platter and a steamy cup of mulled wine as you stargaze in the heart of Melbourne.

Families are welcome too, just call the Wharf Hotel to book for children under 12 years of age. This is one of the best things to do in Melbourne in June for everyone.

Cost: starting at $59 per person

  • Starting: 1 – 30th June
  • Opening hours: 12 pm to 10 pm daily
the front of the NGV Melbourne
The iconic NGV has amazing annual exhibits

The Picasso Century – NGV

For anyone who loves or even likes Pablo Picasso, this amazing world premiere at the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces will blow you away. Consisting of over 70 works by Picasso himself it is teamed with another 100 works from artists this exhibition was developed exclusively by the NGV as well as the Centre Pompidou and the Musée National Picasso-Paris.

Cost: Adult $20 Child (10-15) $10 Concession $28 Family (2 adults 3 kids) $68

  • Starting: 10th June – 9th October
  • Opening times: 10 am – 4 pm

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Theatre productions in Melbourne in June

A night out at the theatre in Melbourne in June is a great city inclusion. For many, a night at the theatre in Melbourne can include a brilliant night out and a wonderful meal beforehand. Seeing a production is one of the things to do in Melbourne in June to escape the winter Melbourne weather.


This award-winning theatre production was eagerly awaited by many when it arrived in Melbourne. Playing at the Her Majesty’s Theater there are both matinee and evening screenings. The show runs for approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Cost: Best available seating starts at $70 per ticket and incurs a $7 surcharge fee if booked online, Search Ticketek for the best available tickets

  • Starting: All of June
  • Showing times: Matinee and evening sessions
the historic Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne.
The exterior of Her Majesty’s Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Once a 2 part production this new and improved Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Melbourne can now be enjoyed in one sitting rather than over an extended period of time. Directly from Broadway, it is now playing at The Princes Theatre. The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child production runs for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Cost: Tickets start at $65 all the way to $276

  • Starting: All of June
  • Opening times: 7 pm with limited matinee sessions

Six the Musical

Are you ready to go back to the Tudor times? Journey back in time with King Henry’s SIX wives as they try to reclaim their crowns in this global pop phenomenon. This show runs for approximately 75 minutes and is showing at the Comedy Theatre

Cost: prices start at $89 for the best pricing, Search and book tickets today!

  • Starting: 17 – 30 June
  • Opening times: 7 pm with limited matinee sessions


This Tony Award-winning musical puts a new twist on the long-standing fairytale. This amazing musical runs for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and is showing at the Regent Theatre Melbourne.

Cost: prices start at $69

  • Starting: All of June
  • Opening times: 7 pm with limited matinee sessions

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Free things to do in Melbourne in June

Melbourne is a cultural capital and you will find so many great free things to do in Melbourne in June from exhibitions to displays throughout the city.

Queer – National Gallery of Victoria

The Queer Exhibitions includes more than 300 artworks making the exhibition one of the most extensive in Australia. Incorporating paintings, drawings, photography, decorative arts, fashion, video, sculptures, and design it explores queerness as an expression of sexuality, gender, a political movement, a sensibility, and an attitude that defies fixed definition.

  • Starting: All of June (10 March- 21 August)
  • Opening times: 7 days per week from 10 am to 5 pm
people at the Queen Victoria Night Market in Melbourne
The winter night markets bring the best of Europe to Melbourne

Queen Victoria Night Market

A foodies delight will be waiting for you, but be sure to rug up for a trip to the Queen Victoria Night Market. A winter wonderland of street food stalls from all over the work as well as some all-time local favourites, you will find a magnificent hub of fun to be had at the Queen Vic Night Market. Arrive a bit early and do some shopping, you will find great bargains on travel backpacks for women, socks, hats, local artworks and more.

  • Starting: 1st June – 31 August
  • Opening times: 5 pm- 10 pm

Heffernan Lane Night Market

Winter night markets have returned to Melbourne and none are more popular than the Heffernan Night Market. Here you will find some of the most popular restaurants from Chinatown have set up street food and market in Heffernan Lane. You will be swiftly transported back to Kuala Lumpur or Beijing with the sights, smells and vibe in the small laneway.

  • Starts: 3rd of June – 12th June
  • Opening times: 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm

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Spectrum: An explosion of colour

This amazing exhibition is drawn from the gallery’s extensive collection and focuses mainly on the history and use of the manin12 colours. Incorporating a large range of different media, you will see the growth of the 12 colours from the past all the way to the present.

  • Starting: 1 – 26 June
  • Opening times: 10 am – 5 pm

Where to stay for all the best things to do in Melbourne in June

When you are planning a trip to Melbourne in June you need the perfect place to escape the winter Melbourne weather. Finding the best accommodation in Melbourne is easy with a wide range of places to stay in Melbourne CBD or even a little out of the city centre. All budgets are covered from budget stays in Melbourne to luxury accommodation in Melbourne for you to enjoy all the best things to do in Melbourne in June.

As you can see there are so many things to do in Melbourne in June from night markets all the way to world-class art exhibitions. You can book a staycation in the city to enjoy a night out on the town or you can do a day trip to Melbourne in June for the day times activities. Whatever you choose there is something for everyone in Melbourne in June.

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