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Triple Award-winning events and function centre on St Kilda Beach

Encore St Kilda Beach has won the Wedding Caterer, Function/Convention Centre caterer and Caterer of the year categories at the 2019 VIC & TAS Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. (read more…)

St Kilda Sunsets and Sunrises: Winner Announced

St Kilda Sunsets and Sunrises are some of the most spectacular in Australia. St Kilda recently ran a sunset, sunrise picture competition with a $100 voucher up for grabs. After a huge amount of debate… the winner has been drawn! (read more…)

West Beach Bathers Pavilion: A Brief History

50bestBuilt as one of three ‘open sea bathing houses’ during St Kilda’s lively restoration of the late 1920s, the stunning art-deco style Bathers Pavilion was home to the classic beach experience.However, in the 1960s as St Kilda became known for its bohemian style, attracting artists and musicians from the city, the historic pavilion was decommissioned and left in disrepair as a candidate for demolition. (read more…)


Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls, an antique Spiegeltent full of stunning shows, carnival rides, quirky sideshows, a Central Park style ice rink, sparkling lights and roaring fires and you have the warmth and wonder of MAP 57 – St Kilda’s Winter Garden. (read more…)

A Pop Up Winter Garden is coming to St Kilda!

Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls, an antique Spiegeltent full of stunning shows, carnival rides, quirky sideshows, a Central Park style ice rink, sparkling lights and roaring fires and you have the warmth and wonder of MAP 57 – St Kilda’s Winter Garden. (read more…)


A speakeasy within a bar? This has to be one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets and we can’t really tell you much about it except that if you like top end spirits and guaranteed privacy, then you should probably check it out. A little bit eclectic, a little bit Gansta, a little bit posh and a little bit grungy?  Think F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Dead Rabbit New York.  St LuJa doesn’t really fit into any specific mould as such but is happy to break them all! It is definitely interesting and wholeheartedly quirky and we wouldn’t have it any other way! (read more…)


It’s that time of the year again… when St Kilda’s much Film Festival returns to St Kilda and this year’s event calendar is jam packed with exciting special programs, screening and events. With SO much going on, we have a prepared a complete guide to this year’s festival! (read more…)


St Kilda’s much loved Palais Theatre is currently undergoing it’s biggest renovation since opening in November 1927 with around $26 million being invested in the Venue by the State Government, Local Government and Live Nation which will breathe new life in to this wonderful and historic art deco Venue. (read more…)

Dine With Heart Month Returns to St Kilda in May

Fast-becoming one of Melbourne’s most anticipated foodie events, Dine with Heart Month hosted by St Kilda’s Sacred Heart Mission is returning bigger and better for 2017. Tickets for the annual Dine With Heart Gala Fundraising Dinner are now on sale. The event will take place on the stage of the newly refurbished Palais Theatre on Tuesday 30th May 2017, featuring live entertainment and a selection of Melbourne’s best chefs! (read more…)

Academy Awards Accredited Japanese Short Film Festival Joins St Kilda Film Festival Program

For the first time, St Kilda Film Festival has this year partnered with Academy Awards® accredited international film festival, Short Shorts Film Festival Asia. The 2017 program will showcase the future of Japanese filmmaking with a selection of short films being shown from the largest short film festival in Asia. (read more…)

10 Brilliant Things To Do In St Kilda This Month: April

April is here and although it may be getting a little colder, lucky for us the sun is still shining on the sunny shores of St Kilda! From the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, here are 10 brilliant things to do in St Kilda this month! (read more…)

St Kilda Festival Announces 2017 Special Program

An exciting preview of the upcoming 2017 St Kilda Film Festival has been released today, with the announcement of the special screenings program. Running from May 18 – 27this year will showcase a diverse and a comprehensive selection of programs that will entertain, educate and spark thoughts of nostalgia through the programs. (read more…)

St Kilda Guide to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Well it’s that time of the year again when the city of Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs come alive with laughter for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This year St Kilda will be a buzz with an array of comedy shows at various venues across town. Here is a complete guide to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in St Kilda (including our top picks on where to grab a feed, a drink or a treat before or after the show) ordered by date… (read more…)

Australia’s First Pride Centre Is Coming To St Kilda

The Australian first Pride Centre is another step closer to becoming reality, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing it will be based at 79-81 Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. It will serve as a hub for LGBTI groups and organisations, sharing ideas and resources to further their work in supporting equality, diversity and inclusion across the state. (read more…)

10 Brilliant Things To Do In St Kilda This Month: March

From Art Exhibitions to a Beer & Food Festival, from Markets to Fast Cars from A Food Truck Fiesta to Live Theatre… here are 10 events not to be missed this month in St Kilda! (read more…)

10 Brilliant Things To Do In St Kilda This Month: February

February is one of the best months of the year to venture to Melbourne’s seaside playground. Why you ask? Because St Kilda’s social calendar is jam packed with good times! From Art Exhibitions to Australia’s largest FREE Music Festival, from Beach Polo to Comedy, from Live Theatre to a Pop Up Plaza Cinema… here are 10 events worth jumping on the 96 tram for! (read more…)

Top 10 St Kilda Brunch Spots

The morning is possibly the best time of the day to be in St Kilda. The local pups are out for their morning walk while their owners crowd around bakery windows, picking their morning pastry. Another beloved local tradition is catching up over a hearty brunch, and there’s plenty of places to do it! (read more…)

10 Things Not To Be Missed At Midsumma Festival

2017 will see Midsumma Festival celebrate its 30th year with 3 weeks of events and festivities taking place across Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. The festival is playing host to over 130 events spanning across film, theatre, parties, sports, visual arts and of course, the annual St Kilda Midsumma Pride March! (read more…)

St Kilda Beach Named Melbourne’s Most Instagrammed Destination

St Kilda Beach takes in the title as the most popular Instagram location in Melbourne! There’s no denying that Melbourne’s beach side playground is an Instagram worthy destination – the beach, the events, the bustling streets and colourful locals make it hard for any visitor to pass by St Kilda without snapping a cheeky pic!(read more…)

St Kilda’s Favourite Markets

Unconventional shopping is St Kilda’s forte, which explains the eclectic array of vintage stores and markets scattered across the precinct. Locals are big fans on getting their hands on unique pieces of art, knick knacks or street food from all corners of the globe. Whether it’s a Sunday morning, a Saturday lunch or a twilight wander, it’s always time to go to market in St Kilda… (read more…)

Family Fun in St Kilda

St Kilda is a precinct for people of all ages and persuasions and, as the weather heats up, why not spend a Saturday with the family by the bay? There is so much to see and do in St Kilda on a day off from school and work – check out our picks for family friendly activities… (read more…)

St Kilda’s Favourite Galleries & Theatres

St Kilda is a bustling arts and culture hub, with plenty to do for art aficionados and theatre-lovers alike. There is no shortage of galleries exhibiting both contemporary and classic pieces, or stunning theatres showing the best in local and international entertainment. Here are some of our favourites..(read more…)

A Day Out in St Kilda


With so much to see and do in the region, it’s hard to pick just a few places to spend a single day in St Kilda. Luckily, we’re full of suggestions and have put together an ideal St Kilda day for those who are after a taste of everything. (read more…)

St Kilda’s Quirks

Locals of this bayside playground will already know that some things are just uniquely St Kilda. The precinct is home to an eclectic mix of young and old and a melting pot of culture. We’ve told you all about the countless places to eat, drink and be entertained in St Kilda but behind the excitement of Acland and Fitzroy Streets is a whole host of treasures waiting to be uncovered. Here is our list… (read more…)

What’s on Spring

After a particularly cold winter, we were starting to worry that the sun would never appear over the bay again. Alas, September has finally rolled around and the days are starting to warm up. Spring is the perfect time to get out and about in your local precinct, and nowhere does the season better than St Kilda. Here are the exciting events we’re keen to be a part of this spring… (read more…)

Keeping Fit in St Kilda

Keeping fit is far from a chore when you’re in St Kilda, and with the weather due to start warming up, there’s no excuse for not getting up and at ‘em. As a beach destination, St Kilda naturally has a wealth of sports to get involved in, from beach volleyball to stand-up paddle-boarding. Here are our favourite ways to get active in the seaside suburb…(read more…)

Rococo – Winner of St Kilda Foodie’s Choice Award

Melburnians are well known for their love of food, so they’re always perfectly placed when they visit St Kilda with its plethora of diverse cuisines served up at top restaurants. In the month of July, punters from all over Melbourne flocked to the seaside suburb to try out the best dishes from several of St Kilda’s favourite culinary institutions. A whopping 2,100 votes were cast online with the public deciding that the winner of this year’s St Kilda Foodie’s Choice award is…(read more…)

Vegging Out in St Kilda

We all know St Kilda as a home to a plethora of exciting restaurants, each putting their own twist on a wide variety of cuisines. Its array of delicious fare doesn’t neglect our vegetarian and vegan friends. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are plenty of meat-free meals to enjoy in St Kilda – from the super healthy to the little bit naughty…(read more…)

Donovans- St Kilda Winter Culinary Champion

This year’s St Kilda Winter Culinary Awards were always going to be fiercely competitive with the precinct being such a diverse melting pot of culture and cuisine. We had some of Melbourne’s top food bloggers, Gastrology and The World Loves Melbourne, visit the cream of the crop in St Kilda’s foodie scene to taste and judge one feature dish from each. After a tough decision, our judges have crowned seaside..(read more…)

And the winners are…

It has been a big month of voting, tasting and celebrating in St Kilda. With over 2,100 online votes, over 5,600 visits to the voting page, over 250,000 promotional reach and a visit from our wonderful bloggers we finally have our results! The winners are… (read more…)

A Taste of Latin America

Melbourne is well known for its diverse cuisine, with restaurants serving fare from all corners of the world scattered across the city. St Kilda has taken on a particular Latin American flavour which has locals out each night of the week sharing tapas, desserts and cocktails. Here are our favourite places in St Kilda to get … (read more…)

Eat well and win in the Winter Foodie Competition

FlyerThis winter, some of St Kilda’s top restaurants are each vying for the crown of St Kilda’s Foodie Choice 2016 and they need your help. Throughout July, a number of your favourite restaurants are plating up something warm and special and it’s up to you to decide which dish reigns supreme.. (read more…)

The Rich Beauty and Heritage of Luna Park

DSC_0769Luna Park is famous about town for its thrills, fun and excitement. However, few who enjoy its spectacle are aware of its rich and beautiful history stretching back over 100 years. We take you on a journey back in time to discover how Luna Park came to be the shining Melbourne gem it is today. (read more…)

What’s On in Winter

Being the cultural hub that it is, St Kilda does not stop when the sun goes into hibernation. There’s still lots to do during these winter months, particularly if you are a music and theatre lover. Here are some of the exciting St Kilda events coming up to get you out and about, even on those chilly nights. (read more…)

Top 10 St Kilda Breakfast Spots

The morning is possibly the best time of the day to be in St Kilda. The local pups are out for their morning walk while their owners crowd around bakery windows, picking their morning pastry. Another beloved local tradition is catching up over a hearty breakfast, and there’s plenty of places to do it, whether you’re partial to pancakes, eggs or an acai bowl. Here are our top ten places to grab a good brekky in St Kilda, in no particular order. (read more…)

These Trails are Made for Walking

SMP_8207While the sun is still reluctant to make an exit early into May, there is plenty of time to explore St Kilda on foot. Walking or cycling around the precinct is the cheapest way to see the sights and you might learn something new while getting in some exercise as well. Here are some top trails to get walking on in St Kilda. (read more…)

The Beloved Esplanade Market

12991031_1068788846515129_8246543533057468994_nSt Kilda locals are the envy of all Melburnians come Sunday morning. They’re treated to an array of cafes and bakeries in which to start their mornings, just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque bay. On a particularly beautiful mid-morning, the sun will be shining, the tram bells will be ringing and late-risers will be making their way to the Esplanade, coffee in hand, in search of a new, unique handmade product. With the sea, Luna Park and (read more…

Eating Your Way Around the World

St Kilda, like all of Melbourne, is a huge cultural melting pot, influenced and inspired by the traditions of countless faraway lands. It’s then little wonder why locals and visitors to the bayside precinct are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. To make the decision a little easier for you the next time you’re looking for some exotic fare, we’ve put together a list of cuisine from many corners of the world, brought to the streets of St Kilda by its talented and creative culinary community. (read more…

Your guide to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in St Kilda

This March and April, the funniest time of the year is upon us again as the beloved Melbourne International Comedy Festival rolls into town. For four weeks, a number of St Kilda venues are playing host to fantastic local and international acts. Here are our picks for a side-splitting festival, plus our favourite places to hang out before or (read more…)




St Kilda’s Bayside Bakeries

It’s a Melbourne tradition for locals to pick up a loaf of sourdough or a danish from the local bakery on their morning walk, and in St Kilda, you’re perfectly placed. Quaint little bakeries and their array of treats on display are so uniquely St Kilda, they attract crowds to their windows every weekend. Here are our favourite St Kilda haunts for when you’re in the mood for (read more…)




 St Kilda’s Sand, Surf and Soul

SkydivemainimageSummer in Melbourne is drawing to a close but that’s no reason to miss out on all the bayside fun that St Kilda has to offer. St Kilda Beach is not only famous for its perfectly situated restaurants and bars, but also for its sports both on the sand and in the water – and occasionally in the sky. There’s always something going on down at the foreshore and we’ve put together a list of some of the best beach activities for a (read more…)




On the Cocktail Trail

SMP_4748While St Kilda weekends are all about sand and surf, good brekkies and better gelati during the daylight hours, it’s when the sun goes down that the streets light up. Locals have a countless number of favourite bars to frequent on a Saturday or Sunday night for a cocktail or two, all with their own unique charm and aura. It only takes a stroll down Fitzroy Street to discover the plethora of night time hotspots and the droves of people enjoying a drink and (read more…)




The Sounds of St Kilda

princebandroom3Live music is a staple in a Melbourne lifestyle and St Kilda, with its unique location, is a major player in all things rock and roll. Venues peppered all over the precinct provide a stage almost every night of the week to some of your favourite artists, or some ready to be heard for the very first time. Whether it’s head-banging rock, acoustic chill or bass to make you get up and dance, the music really is all around in St Kilda. With beloved local institution, the  (read more…)




The Great Outdoors

DSC_9397St Kilda may not be classically viewed as a destination in which to get amongst nature and get a glimpse of Australian wildlife, especially with the plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes that line the busy metropolitan streets. But in between the city lights and the hustle and bustle of Fitzroy Street, peace and quiet can indeed be found. Breathe in the fresh air and get away from it all if only for just a moment in St Kilda’s parks and outdoor (read more…)




A 10-Step Guide to St Kilda Festival

ST KILDA FESTIVAL 2015 FESTIVAL SUNDAY PLEASE CREDIT 2015 JIMLEE PHOTOThe final month of summer is the most exciting one in St Kilda with the annual St Kilda Festival taking over the streets once again this February. Held on the famous foreshore, this melting pot of Australian arts and culture is a must-see for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re a seasoned festival veteran or are ready to join in the fun for the first time, we’ve put together a ten-step plan to help you get the best (read more…)