Top things to do in Richmond & East Melbourne

Top Choice Stadium in Richmond & East Melbourne

Melbourne Cricket Ground

With a capacity of 100,000 people, the 'G' is one of the world’s great sporting venues, hosting cricket in summer and AFL (Australian Football League; Aussie rules) footy in winter. For many Australians it's conside…
Top Choice Spectator Sport in Richmond & East Melbourne

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne's sporting mecca, the 'G' hosts cricket in summer and AFL footy in winter.
Japanese in Richmond & East Melbourne


Hidden down a side street, Minamishima offers possibly the most unique Japanese dining experience this side of the equator. Sit at the bar seats and watch sushi master Koichi Minamishima prepare seafood with surgica…
Sports in Richmond & East Melbourne

AFL Grand Final

It's easier to kick a goal from the boundary line than to pick up random tickets to the Grand Final, usually held on the final Saturday in September, but it's not hard to get your share of finals fever anywhere in M…
Sports in Richmond & East Melbourne

Australian Open

The world's top tennis players and huge, merry-making crowds descend for Australia's grand-slam tennis championship.
Park in Richmond & East Melbourne

Fitzroy Gardens

The city drops away suddenly just east of Spring St, giving way to Melbourne’s beautiful backyard, Fitzroy Gardens. The park's stately avenues are lined with English elms, flowerbeds, expansive lawns, strange founta…
Museum in Richmond & East Melbourne

National Sports Museum

Hidden away in the bowels of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, this sports museum features exhibits focusing on Australia’s favourite sports and historic sporting moments. Kids will love the interactive section where th…
Cafe in Richmond & East Melbourne

Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder

Once the domain of well-known cook Stephanie Alexander, this deli-cafe may be looking a little dated, but it's still excellent. It boasts a top-notch cheese room and a menu ranging from the simple (cheesy toast) to …
Live Music in Richmond & East Melbourne


The band room here is one of Melbourne’s most popular midsize venues, and it's seen plenty of loud and live action over the years, from Dinosaur Jr to the Buzzcocks. If your ears need a break, there’s a friendly fro…
Greek in Richmond & East Melbourne

Demitri's Feast

This down-to-earth cafe may be tiny, but it's full of huge Greek flavours in dishes such as spanakopita, souvlaki and meze platters. There's an interesting breakfast menu (the zucchini and feta fritters are a stando…