Our Annual Events

Enjoy the warmer weather and join us for a non-stop season of events!

All these events are free and run by the City of Melville.

For a complete calendar of City-run and private community events in the area, visit our What's On page.

  • This much-loved concert series has been running for more than a decade and will return in 2020! Check back in late 2019 for details.

    In the meantime, check out some photos from the 2019 February concert below!


  • For the last three years, the City of Melville has supported Murdoch University's Music at Murdoch, an unforgettable night of live music, food and entertainment set amongst the eucalyptus trees in the Bush Court. In 2019, Aria Award winner and winner of the X-Factor Series 4 Samantha Jade and her band lit up the stage, supported by performances from Ben Merito and his band, Kiara Eve and the One Big Voice school group.

  • Proudly supported by Lotterywest, our annual Point Walter Concert brings together live music, children’s entertainment and fireworks for our biggest event of the year.

    Details for the 2020 Point Walter Concert will be released in late 2019. In the meantime, check out some photos from the 2019 concert below!

  • ART IN PLACE is the City of Melville’s series of temporary public artworks that aim to engage the community by giving residents and visitors unique opportunities to experience and encounter contemporary art in significant and accessible locations across the City.

    So far there have been two commissions under the ART IN PLACE program:

    • Confluence (2018): A celebration of light and art on the banks of the Swan (Derbarl Yerrigan) and Canning (Djarlgarro Beeliar) rivers. Held from 21 to 24 June 2018.
    • SONIC HILL (2019): A site-specific audio sculpture which invited audiences to hear a renewed sense of place. Held from 12 to 28 April 2019 at Wireless Hill.

    Information on the next commission will be released when known. In the meantime, check out the below images from our second installation, SONIC HILL.

  • The City of Melville's Art Awards is a community art award open to emerging and established visual artists working across 2D and 3D mediums. Entries open early in the year and the first 250 artworks are accepted and exhibited in the annual Art Awards exhibition.

    For more information on the awards, visit the Art Awards dedicated page on our website.



  • Artist checking art imprintMore than 36 studios, galleries, creative spaces and Artist Run Initiatives (ARI’s) opened their doors on Saturday, 8 September and Sunday, 9 September 2018 for the second annual City of Melville Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail.

    The event, which debuted in 2017, showcased the many artists and creatives who live or work within the City, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase art from local residents.

    Details for the 2019 Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail are available on the dedicated event page.


  • Thousands of little hands and little feet descended on Tompkins Park on Sunday, 4 November for Kidchella, the City’s free, bohemian-inspired festival for children.

    Smiles were big as families explored the event grounds, which were packed full of activities for kids, including a kids DJ, silent disco, amusement rides, roving performers, arts and crafts activities and bouncy castles.

    Details for Little Hands 2019 will be released in mid-2019. In the meantime, check out the images below from Little Hands Presents: Kidchella!


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