What's Happening in Melbourne

February 14, 2018

 Sharon in front of Moon Dog Craft Brewery, Abbotsford. 

Meet Sharon, a teacher-turned-guide who loves using her in-depth knowledge of Melbourne and passion for storytelling, to give her guests the best Localing experience. Her Jewish heritage makes her the perfect guide for those looking to learn more about the incredible history and culture that is prominent in Melbourne’s inner suburbs.

Her expertise extends into other a...

September 29, 2014

There’s a big Woolworths supermarket on Smith Street in Fitzroy. The façade is unusual but for years I never took much notice. We did a bit of research for a tour a while ago and found it had once been the Collingwood Coffee Palace, a stalwart of the local temperance movement. Many of these alcohol free pubs became licensed in an effort to survive but this one was bought cheap by a chap named George Coles. There he started the...

July 17, 2014

Every year the winter comes and goes, not without a little inconvenience but often without a lot of snow. This year is different and a trip to one of Victoria’s alpine regions is a great idea if you’re planning to be around the next few months. Conditions are some of the best we’ve seen in a decade with up to a metre and a half of snow already and more on the way.


The closest region is Mt. Baw Baw but for better snow you shoul...

June 5, 2014

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. This is never more true than when visiting a new city, travelling or Localing as it may be. Every year around this time Melburnians are treated to a trove of local and international music talent during the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Dean from Localing has been a key figure behind the scenes there for several years and below we have his take on the coming highlights to keep...

April 17, 2014

A day trip is a great idea for the long weekend and here are some of our favourites from Melbourne.


Dandenong Ranges and Philip Island

Steam trains, devonshire tea and penguins, this one is great for families and first time visitors to Melbourne.


Mornington Peninsula

Tough to beat for variety and proximity to Melbourne. Great fresh produce, beautiful wineries and loads of bayside activities like kayaking or stand-up paddling. Do...

April 10, 2014

Easter is a difficult time to get away. If you are planning to be in Melbourne there are some great things going on around town, of course.


The Comedy Festival continues to be a great way to spend an evening.


There are some great new retail spaces to check out including H&M and Emporium Melbourne.


The Spiegel Tent is back for another season in its new home at Federation Square. The full programme is here.


The ‘Aztecs,’ exhibit...

March 26, 2014

Melbourne International Comedy Festival starts tonight and we have giveaways! Together with Montreal’s and Edinburgh’s, it’s one of the worlds largest. It runs for four weeks making it one of Melbourne’s longest festivals so there’s no excuse for not checking it out.


For recommendations you can chat to the friendly folks at the box office by Melbourne Town Hall (Collins & Swanston). If you’re there in the evening you will ofte...

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