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Things to do across Australia this June

Things to do across Australia this June

And there we have it – we've officially arrived at the halfway point of the year (and how on earth did we get here so quickly?).

June means a few things for Australians – one being that we officially enter into the winter season, which includes our limited snow season. But of course there are plenty of winter festivals happening again this year too – like Melbourne's RISING festival, or Sydney's Vivid.

For all the things to do across Australia this month, read on...

 

NSW

Vivid will be happening across the city of Sydney throughout June. You can find information and tickets on the Vivid website.

The Affordable Art Fair will be launching in Sydney from 13–16 June at Sydney's Royal Randwick Racecourse and is an opportunity for emerging art collectors to peruse original contemporary art from 50+ galleries across the mediums of paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and more (and all priced between $100 – $10,000).

The National Indigenous Art Fair will be happening again at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, from 29–30 June; an ethical marketplace that aims to celebrate, support and showcase First Nations’ art and culture.

Book a rebalance retreat at Elements Byron Bay where you can discover the art of good sleep, nutrition and show your body some gratitude with an indulgent beauty treatment or massage led by Osprey Spa’s experienced therapists.

Shell House's 'Our House' events will be running throughout June across their venues in Sydney. The month's lineup includes music residencies by Kirin J Callinan or Wax'o Paradiso, or you can use it as your chane to visit the 'World's Smallest Champagne Bar'.

Sydney's Cargo night club has officially reopened almost 24 years on from its original opening. You can visit the iconic Sydney nightclub in Darling Harbour over the weekend following an extensive 4-month renovation.

 

QLD

Mildlife will be playing The Princess Theatre on 28 June.

Catch a screening of the Lynchian classic Mulholland Drive at New Farm Cinemas on 23 June.

Catch a special vinyl-only edition of Tempo Comodo, a Sunday slow dance with DJs Chantal, Jimmy Ellis and Phil Smart at echo&bounce on 16 June.

Mallrat will be headlining her Smirnoff Future Fresh gig at The Triffid will be on 27 June, and tickets are still available.

W Brisbane's Living Room Bar has collaborated with Matt Whiley, the award-winning bartender behind the World’s 50 Best Bar ‘RE’, to introduce an innovative menu of ‘Conscious Cocktails’ this month, intended to set a new benchmark for sustainable luxury.

 

VIC

Grey Goose are opening their world-first standalone martini bar in MelbourneLe Martini – just in time for World Martini Day on 19 June. Paying homage to the iconic cocktails, enjoy bespoke cocktail menus by international guest bartenders and a curated food offering from Crown Melbourne’s Bistro Guillaume.

Welcoming in the winter months, NGV Friday Nights returns recharged and reimagined for an after-hours ode to their Pharaoh exhibition. Taking place at NGV International with extended late-night access to the winter blockbuster exhibition, the 17-week season presents a diverse line-up of music residencies, pop-up performances, Middle Eastern-inspired food, and an array of drink offerings.

Emerging from Melbourne’s roots, RISING festival will be presenting a selection of music, art and cultural events under moonlight in the heart of Naarm (Melbourne) until 16 June.

 

SA

The CommBank Matildas will return to Adelaide for the first time since November 2019, taking on China PR at Adelaide Oval on 31 June. Catch them before they head to Paris for the Olympics!

Pond will be playing Lion Arts Centre on 27 June.

 

ACT

Tuck into a meal of bottomless pasta at Amici Wine Bar & Deli every Tuesday.

 

WA

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week 2024, Raine Square is hosting Maar Koodjal as part of seven immersive weeks of First Nations art and interactive cultural experiences until 14 July.

 

NT

Darwin Pride Music Festival is happening on 22 June at Fort Hill Parklands, headlined by Bec Sandridge and Yo! Mafia.

The Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex will be hosting an incredible program of world-class motorsport and entertainment as part of the Darwin Triple Crown Supercars from 14-16 June.

Darwin Pride is happening from 20–23 June at Fort Hill Parklands, including a lineup of live music and Drag.

 

TAS

A pared-back offering of Dark Mofo will be happening across Hobart this month from 13–23 June, with the original Winter Feast, nude swim and a curated selection of artists performing.

Bar Wa Izakaya is once again doing their Midnight Ramen offering from 11pm to 1am from the 21–23 June.

Natty Waves are still putting on their annual boat parties from 14–16 June, where you can cruise the Derwent river aboard a floating natural wine and food bar.

 

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