White Night

White Night
By Chris Phutully from Australia - White Night Melbourne, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28156926

One of Australia’s most invigorating and popular cultural events, White Night is celebrated in Melbourne and brings the city to life in an amazing way.

At the core of the event is a celebration of everything artistic, so for art lovers, this is the place to be. What makes this event unique in the Melbourne calendar, is the fact that it brings together popular cultural centres, public spaces, major buildings and even the city’s highways and byways to create space for this exciting event.

White Night Melbourne 2017 – Dates, Times, Buildings & Public Transport

White Night Melbourne begins at 7pm on opening night and runs for 12 hours through until 7am on the following day. Taking place over a 12 hour period, you can choose an arrival time that suits you.

Showcasing film, fashion, theatre, drama, music and art in venues all over Melbourne, White Night is a free, all-night event with visual art, illuminations, music, food, theatre, sport, fashion, film and design. See many of Melbourne’s iconic buildings lit up with beautiful artworks of light on their façades. White night has been planned so that visitor can walk from one display to the next within the Melbourne CBD.

Thousands of people attend each year, with the peak attendance periods between 9pm when the projections are visible, through to approximately 11.30pm. The crowds generally lessen after midnight, however revellers do stay in the CBD all night to watch these beautiful visual displays.

Many locations participate in White Night Melbourne, so head to the CBD and check out Federation Square, the State Library, Victorian Parliament and Flinders Street Station, plus many more.

Attendance at White Night is made easy as Public Transport Victoria has made it possible to arrive and depart from the event with trains and trams available all throughout the night. Taxis are also available as are some limited bus services to and from the city.

So come along to this free event and check out Melbourne after dark as you’ve never seen it.

White Night Information

Various locations in the CBD
Including Fed Square, Melbourne Town Hall, Flinders Street Station, State Library.
  Event Dates:
18 February 2017
  Event Times:
7pm - 7am
Phone: (03) 9417 6690
Email: [email protected]
 Ticket Prices/Admission:

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  • Please tell me what weekend white night will be in 2017 as I need to book accomodation for a large group of people. Thankyou

    • Hi Catherine,

      Unfortunately the organisers have not yet confirmed the dates. Last year it was held on 20th of February, so it is likely to be later in the month.

      Check back again and I will update the page with the dates as soon as they are released.

      If you are looking for accommodation for a large group, you can browse Melbourne accommodation here.