It’s been announced says that the 12-hour White Night event will now be part of a “massive new winter arts festival” running across three days. No dates or event the month has been announced just yet, but it will not be held in February, but rather now in late August 2019. We will update this page when any new information becomes available.
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 2019 – Dates, Times, Buildings & Public Transport
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, Arts Centre, Victorian Parliament, National Gallery of Victoria, 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!