Your guide to what’s on across Australia this weekend

what to do this weekend australia

One more week until we break for the holidays. Which means one more weekend to smuggle in some last-minute Christmas shopping or that dinner party to see all your friends in one bite. If you're looking for plans of your own, find a list of things to do this weekend across Australia, below. Happy days ahead!



Catch a ferry to Cockatoo Island and experience the spectacle of Carmen.

North Bondi Fish brings back its Sunday Sunset Sessions with live music from 4-7pm to enjoy your snacks and spritzes with.

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir presents its Choral Christmas Celebration this Friday night. Book tickets here.

After hosting its annual Graduate Show, there is still time to purchase artwork from graduating students at the National Art School.

Sydney Theatre Company presents RBG: Of Many, Onea play about influential US supreme court judge Ruth bader Ginsburg.

Dior is hosting a pop-up at Westfield Bondi Junction until December 29 to celebrate the launch of its Cruise 2023 collection.

SEE LV has arrived in Sydney. Step into the travelling exhibition this weekend and discover its 160-year legacy of innovation, craftsmanship and imaginative design.



NGV Friday Nights is back. Inspired by Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse and all things 90s London, Nai Palm and C.FRIM will play this coming Friday night.

If you're feeling festive, snag a seat to see A Christmas Carol starring David Wenham at Comedy Theatre, Melbourne.

The weekly drop from Lune Selects is quickly becoming our favourite part of the week. Explore the latest selection of vintage at the brick-and-mortar store in Carlton.

RÜFÜS DU SOL are bringing their larger-than-life show to Flemington Racecourse, and there's still tickets up for grabs.

McIntyre Merino opens its first pop-up store in Melbourne CBD, giving fans of the cult Melbourne brand the opportunity to shop the colourful lightweight knitwear collection.

Phantom of the Opera, anyone? Find tickets here.



Queensland Performing Arts Centre is putting on The Nutcracker for anyone in the mood for the holidays.

See Caribou live at the Tivoli tonight.

<play/ground> celebrates the city of Brisbane as a concrete playground, with hosts of artists revealing visual stories of their personal relationship to the city.

Brisbane's best local comedians come together for After Hours at Brisbane Powerhouse.

Experience the limited season of Mary Poppins at QPAC this month.



Hippo Co. are leading one of its famous whisky tastings on Saturday evening at 6pm.

Get tickets to see author of No Friend but the Mountains, Behrooz Bouchani tonight speak tonight at ANU Kambri Precinct.


South Australia

Adelaide Contemporary Experimental is hosting its next Offbeat event, this time curated by Truc Truong: Cakesim: God Save the Cream.

Plan a spring escape at the newly opened Ukiyo House, a pillar of Japandi design, at Port Willunga.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.


Western Australia

Soul Alphabet DJs, PopcornGyal and ADEBOII, herald in the final PICA After Dark of the year with a joyful Bla(c)k sonic dance party covering everything from dancehall to amapiano.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there Friday night to see Clinton Kane.

Make sure to catch the Scarborough Sunset Markets for food, live music and overall good vibes.


Northern Territory

Explore a side of the Territory you haven't seen before with this guide.

Make your way over to Nightcliff Markets for Laksa, pastries, massages, and jewellery.



Put on your hiking boots and spend the day exploring Kunanyi. Make sure you leave yourself enough time and check the weather conditions on the day.

Mona is putting on a two-day party with a ton of music for the opening of its new exhibition, Tomás Saraceno’s Oceans of Air. Come for the art, stay for the music

Salamanca Market is open and calling your name this Saturday.

Road trip your way to any of these magical stays in Tasmania.

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