January Events

January Events provides a snapshot of what’s on in this month, when & where in Melbourne and how to get there. Major events in this month are Australian Open, Chinese New Year, Big Day Out etc.

Month
Date
Event
Highlights
How to get there
JANUARY EVENTS
Mid to late January
Australian Open at the Tennis Centre
International Tennis Stars
Tram 70; Bus 605 on Batman avenue & swan street, Melbourne
29-30th January
Chinese New Year is celebrated in Chinatown
Firecrackers, Dragon Dance, Drums etc
Tram 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, and 72 on Swanston street; Tram 86, 95, 96 on Bourke street, Melbourne.
Late January
Big Day Out at Melbourne RAS Showgrounds.
Various bands, DJ’s, Carnival rides, skating shows etc.
Take the Flemington Showgrounds train from Flinders street; Broadmeadows train to Newmarket station and then tram 57 on racecourse road & Epsom road, Flemington.
Mid January to Late February
Midsumma Festival in the City area.
Annual gay & lesbian arts festival
Various venues across the city