Happy Holidays and see you in 2024

Happy Holidays and see you in 2024

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Happy Holidays and see you in 2024

Wishing you a joyous and safe holiday season. We look forward to sharing more fun experiences and great opportunities with you in 2024. 

There are so many ways to enjoy Christmas and New Year's Eve in the city. For more information, visit the official NYE website

Our next newsletter will be in February 2024.

 

 

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Christmas Celebration - The Couch 

Join us for a Christmas Celebration and end of year party. Enjoy encore performances from The Couch's Got Talent performers. 

The Couch is closed from Monday 25 December to Monday 8 January.

Thursday 21 December | The Couch 

 

 

 

 

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Free Christmas Brunch - The Couch at Cargo Restaurant

Celebrate Christmas Day with friends and a free brunch at Cargo Restaurant, Docklands. Physical tickets must be collected during opening hours of The Couch.

Monday 25 December | Cargo Restaurant

 

 

 

 

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Melbourne City Slam

Basketball fans, register to meet NBL Basketball players, play games, win prizes and take part in a Q&A with the players. 

18 December | Queensbridge Square, Southbank

 

 

 

 

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Australian Open - Ticket Giveaway

Win a coveted ticket to the Australian Open. Register your details and answer our questions to enter. Winners will experience the Grand Slam action live.

Sunday 14 January | Melbourne Park

 

 

 

 

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ACMI - Marshmallow Laser Feast

Experience this world premiere exhibition of four major digital artworks on a grand, awe-inspiring scale plus evocative works on paper from London-based collective Marshmallow Laser Feast. 

Friday 12, Tuesday 16, Thursday 25 January  | ACMI Federation Square

 

 

 

 

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Vida Latin Summer Festival - Free Event

Enjoy an authentic paella, drink a mojito and dance to Latin rhythms under the sky.

12 - 14 January | Tom's Block, Kings Domain

 

 

 

 

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Library cinema

Join City of Melbourne Libraries for a free screening of 'Frances Ha’. A film about a group of twenty-something New Yorkers trying to find happiness.

Monday 29 January | Library at The Dock

 

 

 

 

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City Swimmhearter

City Swimmhearter is a weekly women's only swimming program. The program operates in a private pool and is facilitated by female staff members.

2-5pm Saturdays.
Swimming lessons start from 13 January | Melbourne City Baths

 

 

 

 

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Study Melbourne Hub - Relocation

The Study Melbourne Hub has temporarily relocated to a new address. All services, except the study space, are available. The Hub will be closed on 25 and 26 December, and 1 January.

Study Melbourne Hub | Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

 

 

 

 

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Discover narrm ngarrgu: Melbourne’s new library in the Queen Victoria Market precinct

Spanning three levels, narrm ngarrgu  offers a children’s library, bookable areas, and a rooftop terrace. Visit to enjoy the collection, art, or the makerspace and sound studios.

At narrm ngarrgu Library and Family Services | 141 Therry Street Melbourne

 

 

 

 

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Melbourne International Student Week - Save the Date March 2024

Come along and make new friends, learn about Melbourne, enjoy live music and giveaways, entertainment, dancing, food and much more. 

 1 to 8 March | Federation Square 

 

 

 

 

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Host a community event

Apply for a City of Melbourne Connected Neighbourhoods Small Grant, which gives you up to $2000 to host events.

 

 

 

 

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Sketch the city

Take a free walking tour and discover Melbourne’s CBD and learn how to sketch from scratch. All materials are provided.

 

 

 

 

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MOOMBA Festival -    volunteer recruitment

The Moomba Festival returns for its 70th year in 2024. Moomba is Australia’s largest free community festival and is an iconic Melbourne event. Registrations open Monday 18 December.

 

 

 

 

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Antipodes Festival 2024 - volunteer recruitment

Antipodes Festival is held on the Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February. The Greek Community of Melbourne presents its annual cultural event in the historic Greek precinct on Lonsdale Street. 

 

 

 

 

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Melbourne Counselling Service - The Couch

Your mental health is important. International students can access counselling services at The Couch. All services are free and confidential.

 

 

 

 

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Book club

Are you learning English as an additional language? Join City of Melbourne Libraries' free monthly English Learners’ Book Club. 

At City Library

 

 

 

 

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Explore the Neighbourhood Portals

City of Melbourne’s Neighbourhood Portals are a great way for people new to Melbourne to find about local events, read stories about community members and learn fun facts about the area.

 

 

 

 

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International student survey

Share your perspective on your experiences studying at Australian universities and go in a draw to win a grocery e-gift card worth AU$50.    

 

 

 

 

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City of Melbourne resources

·         International student resources

·         Subscribe to Melbourne News

·         English Conversation Clubs

·         Visitor Centres

·         Volunteer opportunities

·         What's On Melbourne

·         WeChat

 

 

 

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Other support and information

·         COVID-19 health information and translated resources

·         International Student Legal Information

·         Study Melbourne Hub

 

 

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The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection the Wurundjeri, Bunurong, Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wadawurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin have to this unique place for more than 2000 generations. We are committed to our reconciliation journey, because at its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, for the benefit of all Victorians.

 

 

 

 

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