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White Night Melbourne 2017

Melbourne City | 7am-7pm | February 18th 2017

White Night Melbourne is the city as you know it, but reimagined and transformed under the ephemeral cloak of night. For one night only, from dusk ‘til dawn, local, national and international artists, musicians and performers will weave a spell over the city’s streets, parklands, laneways, public spaces and cultural institutions in a celebration of creativity.

A night where the surreal seems real, White Night Melbourne is a rare opportunity to experience the city in a different light. The event transforms the impossible into the possible through installation, lighting, exhibitions, street performances, film, music, dance and interactive events. For one night in February in Melbourne, “we are such stuff as dreams are made on.” – William Shakespeare

The creative theme for White Night 2017 was inspired by the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quote “Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is gone, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.”

This creative theme is underpinned by the four creative pillars: Inclusion, Accessibility, Engagement and Innovation.


Here are some handy links to help you plan your night plus we have a limited time special deal on accommodation. There’s a lot to see and only one night to do it so plan well and have fun!

White Night SUPER Special

10% off small & private dorms

Discovery is on the doorstep to all the night’s action so we’re the best place to stay for the party. Book a bed over White Night Weekend in one of our small or private rooms & get 10% off your booking.

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White Night Map

Handy map for getting around

White Night is split up into four different precincts, all offering their own unique entertainment and installations. They are spread across, & on the outskirts, of the CBD.

Download Map

Program Highlights

Highlights from the program

See a collection of the more anticipated features of this year’s White Night. Personally, we are most excited for the Pyrophone Juggernaut. See the program for more info.

See Highlights