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What's on in September

Across Australia, there’s loads to do throughout the month of September, whether in person or online. Here’s our selection of just a few options.

NSW / Online

Trials of Wisdom – A Sydney Opera House Virtual Escape Room

You may not be able to see a real-life show at the Sydney Opera House during lockdown, but the team at one of the world’s most iconic landmarks has been busy creating a virtual escape room designed to transport you into the hidden labyrinth of backstage rooms beneath the venue. If you’ve never experienced an Escape Room before, it’s a puzzle room or exit game in which you discover clues and solve puzzles in order to accomplish a goal – usually, escaping a room, thus the name – in a set amount of time. They’re great fun in real life, but online escape rooms are becoming increasingly popular too.

Click here to try the Sydney Opera House Escape Room at any time.



Victoria / Online

Animals at home: Live Stream Melbourne Zoo

While Melbourne Zoo is currently closed to visitors, animal lovers can still connect with their favourites via the Zoo’s ‘Animals at Home’ live stream page. Penguin, snow leopard, giraffe and zebra live streams let you keep an eye on some of the Zoo’s most popular residents any time of the day or night. There are also virtual tours of all three Zoos Victoria properties: Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary, plus online keeper talks and virtual animal encounters.

Until 6 September, online



2021 Sunshine Coast Expo

Browse and compare the very latest outdoor adventure vehicles, caravans, camper trailers, boats, 4×4s, hybrids and more. Plus, there are dozens of complementary companies, including holiday and tourism, vehicle accessories, camping equipment, insurance services, tools, gadgets, and heaps more. There will be plenty to see and do across the whole weekend, over 160 exhibiting companies, live entertainment, 4WD training demonstrations, fishing and casting techniques, camp oven cooking and great prizes to be won.

24-26 September 2021 at Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina


South Australia

In Depth: Illuminate Adelaide in Renmark

In Depth is a large-scale multimedia event responsive to the Murray River, its history and the community of Renmark. A collaboration between Craig Walsh, local artists and community members, this project draws people to the river’s edge to experience an unexpected encounter, rich in history and an experience sure to evoke new stories and mythologies related to this time and place. The central riverbank precinct adjacent to the Renmark Club will come to life with an array of projections, story and sound and a chance to witness the arrival of some mysterious inhabitants from the deep.

17 September – 9 October 2021 at the Renmark Club, Renmark


Western Australia

Chittering Spring Festival

The Chittering Springs Festival will return to the Shire of Chittering during the first three weeks of Spring 2021. Over 4,000 visitors are expected to attend the various events at this family-friendly festival which feature the delights of Chittering, just one hour from the Perth metro area.

September 1-19 2021 at various locations throughout Chittering



Junction Arts Festival

2021 marks the 10th year that Junction Arts Festival will transform the City of Launceston into a hub of contemporary art, music and performances. Celebrating the incredible talent of Tasmanian artists, Junction is an intimate festival of ‘extraordinary experiences in unique spaces.

1-5 September 2021 at various locations throughout Launceston


Northern Territory

Darwin Street Art Festival

The Darwin Street Art Festival was launched in 2017 as an initiative by Northern Territory Major Events Company, supported and funded by the Northern Territory Government. ​The amazing murals can be found in the Darwin CBD in an area bounded by Austin Lane, Bennett Street, West Lane and Knuckey Street.

30 August – 10 September 2021 in Darwin CBD



Canberra Comedy Festival

The 2021 Canberra Comedy Festival will feature shows from comedians including Aunty Donna, The Dollop, Aaron Chen, Geraldine Hickey, Ivan Aristeguieta, Nina Oyama, Nazeem Hussain, The Gala, and more. Check the Canberra Comedy Festival website for the full list of shows.

18 September – 13 October 2021 at various locations throughout Canberra