Things to Do
In town for AIDC and looking for things to do? Make your first port of call this year's venue, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne's iconic meeting place, Federation Square, ACMI celebrates, explores and promotes the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital culture.
Through award-winning Australian and international exhibitions, films, festivals, live events, creative workshops, education programs and resources, ACMI provides unsurpassed ways to engage with the moving image.
Starting life as the State Film Centre in 1946, ACMI evolved from being a collection-based institution to an internationally recognised hub for screening and advocacy, screen education, industry engagement and audience involvement.
As a major cultural, tourism and learning attraction, ACMI is an integral element in Melbourne's position as one of the world's truly creative cities.
We are very excited to partner again with ACMI for AIDC 2018 conference.
From laneway bars to high-end eateries, wineries, shopping and more, it's not hard to see why Melbourne has been ranked "The World's Most Liveable City" for six years in a row. Below is a list of top picks from AIDC locals of their favourite city and its surrounds to give you a taste of the what Melbourne has to offer.
The Top 5 To-Do List
Walk or run around the Tan Track located at the Royal Botanic Gardens
Explore the city’s Laneways (and bars)
Take a ride on the City Circle Tram
Ride the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Food! Glorious Food!
You can’t come to Melbourne without having a bite and a drink at one of the following CBD eateries and drinking spots.
A Taste of Asia
Laid Back Bites
Watering Holes. Tried and trusted.
Shopping for the Fashionistas.
Cinemas for the Cinephiles
Wominjeka! Welcome to Melbourne, known as the Kulin Nation to its traditional owners. Melbourne is rich in Indigenous culture, which we encourage you to explore on your visit to AIDC.
The Aboriginal Heritage Walk
The Aboriginal Heritage Walk offers a rich and vibrant cultural experience and is one of the most popular tours at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, a stone's throw from the AIDC. Indigenous guides provide a unique insight into the history of both the Gardens and its traditional owners. Daily except Saturday, and bookings are essential.
The Koorie Heritage Trust
The Koorie Heritage Trust is conveniently located at Federation Square and welcomes non-Indigenous people to learn about Victoria's Indigenous cultural heritage. Exhibitions and cultural walks are available daily.