Melbourne Events 2023

Now included from 3 pm to 4 pm the 2023 Victor Melder Lecture



March 2023 - Friday 17 to April Saturday 22 
Art Exhibition 

RAMESH "Undergod"

Sullivan+Strumpf is thrilled to present Undergod: a new exhibition by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.

Ambitious in both materiality and scale, this exhibition imagines vibrant mythological beings who exist in planes between human and divine with the exuberance, cheek and depth the artist has become known for.

Now open in our Naarm/Melbourne gallery and online via the viewing room. We look forward to welcoming you for opening drinks on Friday 17 March, 6 – 8 PM, to celebrate this ecstatic exhibition!

At  107-109 Rupert Street,Collingwood 

Contact: 03 7046 6489, E  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March 2023 - Thursday 30 to April Sunday 23 
Comedy Festival  

DILRUK "Heart Stopper" 


In Hindi “dil” means heart and “ruk” means stop! While Dilruk isn’t Indian, Heart Stopper is an apt title for his brand-new hour of stand-up, given that last year, one of his arteries tried to hit the brakes on his heart.

Spoiler alert: he survived. His new show is about setbacks, overcoming them and manscaping mishaps.

Dilruk Jayasinha has filmed a stand-up special for Amazon Prime, appeared on Utopia, Celebrity MasterChef Australia and Have You Been Paying Attention?.

At  Melbourne Town Hall, Supper Room 



March 2023 - Thursday 30 to April Sunday 9 
Comedy Festival  



Is every death a tragedy, every break-up a crisis and every ending a bad one? 

Hell no. Let Melbourne’s Sashi Perera squash your fear of endings in this hilarious show.  

Why are we so afraid of endings? And why do beginnings steal all the glory? 

Sashi’s a familiar face on Melbourne’s many comedy stages including Comedy Republic and the Comic’s Lounge. You’ve heard her on 'Wax Quizzical' and seen her covered in baby poo in that Heaps Normal ad directed by Aunty Donna’s Mark Bonanno. Now she brings you her solo debut. 

Sashi was the only Australian comedian on the 2021 UK Funny Women Awards ‘Ones to Watch’ list. She's also a two-time RAW Comedy Vic finalist and past cast member of hit comedy show The Breast of The Fest.

The well-travelled improviser, writer and yarn spinner was born in Colombo and raised in Dubai, Muscat and Perth before working around the world as a refugee lawyer. 

Sashi’s unique international tales, bizarre perspectives and sharp wit combine in Endings to deliver an incredible bundle of laughs and an entertaining night out. If there’s an ending you fear, this show is for you!
At  Chinese Museum Tea Room, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne 



March 2023 - Thursday 30 to April Sunday 23
Comedy Festival  

SUREN JAYEMANNE "Bag of Vegeta" 

A comedy show about fears, desires and how they are one and the same. With some vegeta sprinkled on top.

In The Bag of Vegeta, Suren explores everything from rescue dogs to meditation and in doing so makes the case for funny accents, flavour enhancers and the oneness of everything.

Suren Jayemanne writes for Question Everything and has been seen on Celebrity Letters and NumbersThe Cook Up and in the background of Thor: Love & Thunder.

At The Westin Four, 205 Collins Street, Melbourne 



April 2023




April 2023 - Saturday 1, 9.00 am
Sports Event

"ELLE" Festival

Come and join us for a fun filled day
ඔබ සැමට ආරාධනා!!
Saturday 1st April 2023
At Tatterson Park (Oval 3, 62 Chapel Rd Keysborough)
From 9.00am Onwards

At Tatterson Park - 62 Chapel Road, Keysborough

Contact: Sanjaya 0411 662 579, 0401 670 585 


April 2023 - Saturday 01, 6.30 pm 
Music Concert 

"Sine Tharu Reyak"

At Besen Centre



April 2023 - Saturday 01, 7.30 pm 

TANTRA acoustic

At The Attic, Pinewood



April 2023 - Sunday 2, from 5.00 pm
Illustrated Talk 

"Sri Lankan Architecture"

Free Event All Are Welcome

At Ashwood Hall, Electra Avenue, Ashwood

Contact: Hemal 0427 725 740 


April 2023 - Sunday 2, 5.00 pm   
Movie @ South Morang  



At South Morang - Cinema 3

CONTACT:  AusLankaTickets  


April 2023 - Sunday 2, from 9.00 am
New Year Festival


Sinhala-Tamil New Year Festival 2023

Enjoy Free Traditional Breakfast,
Cultural show, Games & Rides
Musical Show Featuring Sri Lanka's Famous Band & Spectacular Fireworks.

Organized By Sri Lanka German Technical Training Institute Old Boys' Association Australia

At Dandenong Show Grounds

Contact: Wasantha Kasturirathne 0433 019 212


April 2023 - Saturday 8, 8.00 am
Buddhist Event

At Lynbrook Family & COmmunity Centre, 25 River Redgum Place, Lynbrook

Contact: YBR&CC 0430 070 681


April 2023 - Friday 14, 8.00 pm
Music Event

New Year with "TAXI"


At Chelsea Heights Hotel, Springvale Road. 

Contact:  AusLankaNews



April 2023 - Saturday 15 & Sunday 16, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Sports Event

Sri Lankan Festival 2023


We are bringing Sri Lankan New Year celebrations back to Queen Victoria Market on 15 – 16th April 2023 over 2 fabulous days.

This festival will have a variety of food stalls, and a stage lineup with all your favourite local Sri Lankan artists, including live bands, traditional dance performances, plus workshop activities.

Visitors can indulge in Sri Lankan staples like kottu, hoppers & curries. Explore the many speciality stores and take home chutneys, sauces and handicrafts.

This is a celebration of culture, heritage, and arts from Sri Lanka, giving you a chance to get together and celebrate Awurudhu Pola right here in Melbourne.

At the Queen Victoria Market

Contact: Foodie Trails 



April 2023 - Sunday 16, 9.00 am
Sports Event

JAPURA "Avurudu" Festival


More details to follow.

Contact: Sujith Fernando 0412 819 113


April 2023 - Sunday 16, 5.00 pm
Movie @ South Morang



At Village Cinema Plenty Valley 

Contact: AusNewsLanka 


 April 2023 - Sunday 16, 5.00 pm
Movie @ Fountain Gate



At Village Cinema Fountain Gate 

Contact: AusNewsLanka 



April 2023 - Sunday 16, 5.00 pm
Movie @ Sunshine



At Sunshine Village Cinema

Contact: AusNewsLanka 



April 2023 - Saturday 22, 6.30 pm 
Music Concert


At Banksia Campus, Keysborough Secondary College, Springvale South

Contact: Shantha 0422 653 750, Auslanka tickets 



April 2023 - Saturday 23, 12 noon to 5.00 pm  


At 358 Haughton Road, Clayton 

CONTACT:  Hermann 0417 391 120   


April 2023 - Saturday 23, 6.30 pm  
Music Concert 



At Hungarian Community Centre

CONTACT:  Buddhika 0422 707 444  

April 2023 - Sunday 23, 5.00 pm

Movie @ South Morang

 "GADI - Children of the Sun" 


At Village Cinema South Morang - Plenty Valley (Cinema 3) 

Contact: AusNewsLanka 


April 2023 - Friday 28, 8.00 pm 
Music Club Event

CEYDREAM - Club Night

At Brown Alley 85 Lonsdale St, Melbourne 

Contact: AusLankaNews  




April 2023 - Saturday 29, 7.00 pm 
Fundraiser - Family Night


A musical family night to raise funds to build a care facility in Sri Lanka. 

සෙවනක් අවැසි ඔවුනට සවියක් වන්න...!මනුසත් සැදෑව 2023!

ශ්රී ලංකාවේ කොස්ගම ඉදිවන "මෙත් මන්සල" වැඩිහිටි නිවාසයේ පළමු පියවරේ අවසාන අදියරට අපිත් දායක වෙමු...!


For tickets - 
At Hungarian Community Centre, Wantirna

Contact: Don 0401 586 573  




April 2023 - Saturday 29, 7.00 pm to 1.00 am
Dinner Dance

The Peterite Autumn Ball 2023

Another Glamourous event by the Melbourne Peterite OBSC.

At Cathies Lane Reception, Wantirna South

Contact: Tino 0418 106 819, Niroshan 0433 468 710 




April 2023 - Sunday 30, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

For the first time in Melbourne......
an opportunity to participate & showcase your work

This FREE event is open for everyone at any age with an interest in books, art and photography to participate.
Please contact Hemal if you are a writer, artist or a photographer and you have an item of interest to display or to sell. 

At Clayton Hall, Clayton

Contact: Hemal 0427 725 740  


April 2023 - Sunday 30, 5.00 pm
Music Event 

TM Jayaratna & Abhisheka

At Huntingtower Performing Arts Centre

Contact: 0403 040 659 AusLankaTickets





May 2023




May 2023 - Friday 5, 6.30 pm
Book Launch 


Shehan Karunatilaka:
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka won the 2022 Booker Prize for his dazzling magic-realist satire The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. Set during his homeland’s long civil war, the story follows its title character, a self-described photographer, gambler and ‘closet queen’, who wakes up as a ghost with a week to discover who killed him.

Casting light on politics, history, religion and mythology, it was praised by the Booker judges as ‘an afterlife noir that dissolves the boundaries not just of different genres, but of life and death, body and spirit, east and west’. Karunatilaka discusses the novel’s genesis, scope and success with ABC RN’s Kate Evans (The Bookshelf).

At The Melbourne Town Hall



May 2023 - Saturday 6, 8.00 am
Buddhist Event

At Lynbrook Family & Community Centre, 25 River Redgum Place, Lynbrook

Contact: YBR&CC 0430 070 681


May 2023 - Saturday 6, 6.30 pm
Buddhist Event

At Southern Community Centre, 27 Rupert Drive, Mulgrave

Contact: YBR&CC 0430 070 681, 0449 982 275 

May 2023 - Sunday 7, 

Comedy Show

"Api Nodanna Api"


Contact: AusNewsLanka



May 2023 - Saturday 13, 6.00 pm

Music Concert 

"LANKARE" with Saman Lenin

At Keysborough Secondary College, Banksia Campus

Contact:  AusLankaTickets



May 2023 - Saturday 13, 7.00 pm

Dinner Dance

Inaugural Chartered Ball 2023

Inaugural Chartered Ball presented by CA Sri Lanka Australia Chapter.

At The GRAND on Princes, 2251 Princes Highway, Mulgrave

Contact: Anuruddha Dias 0411 254 933, Nilantha Perera 0425 802 255




May 2023 - Saturday 13, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance

Glam Ball with Misty

At Springvale Town Hall

Contact: Anusha 0420 316 997, Baine 0425 567 330 


May 2023 - Saturday 13, 7.30 am 3.00 pm
Blood Donation

At Lifeblood Mt Waverley Donor Centre, Pinewood Centre, Blackburn Road, Mt Waverley

Contact: YBR&CC 0430 070 681, 0449 982 275 


May 2023 - Sunday 14, 11.30 am
Lunch & Concert

with Derrick J

At Cathies Lane Receptions, Wantirna South

Contact: Derrick 0438 874 488


May 2023 - Saturday 20, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance

Golden Hits

At Huntingtower Performing Art centre

Contact: Yohan 0493 688 125 AusLankaTickets


May 2023 - Saturday 27, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance

Golden Dazzle - the Golden Jubilee

Methodist College (Colombo) Past Pupils Association of Victoria presents GOLDEN DAZZLE.
The Golden Jubilee of MCPPA (Vic).
Music by Redemption and DJ Ash.
Buffet Dinner catered by Silverline.
Complementary Premium Whiskey, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, Wine & Soft Drinks.

Adults $95, Kids (5-12 years) $45

Dress Code: Formal
At Springvale Town Hall

Contact: Indu 0402 203 459, Prashanthi 0413 816 695

May 2023 - Saturday 27, 6.30 pm

Dance Concert 

Poems by the Golden Butterflies


At BANJIL Place, Narre Warren

Contact: Pavithra 0431 188 905, Prasanna 0403 747 575



May 2023 - Sunday 28, 11.30 am to 3.30 pm 
Family Event 

Sri Lankan Food fair

Come and enjoy authentic Sri Lankan food.. All you can eat lunch.
Please contact us for tickets and more details.

At Arthur Wren Hall

Contact: Gamini 0401 017 328


June 2023




June 2023 - Saturday 3, 8.00 am
Buddhist Event

At Lynbrook Family & Community Centre, 25 River Redgum Place, Lynbrook

Contact: YBR&CC 0430 070 681

June 2023 - Sunday 04, 6.30 pm

Music Concert



Mano Ranga Gee

At the Rivergum Performing Arts Centre
Proudly presented by GAYANA MUSIC CIRCLE
Contact:  Tharupathi 0474 158 902 or




June 2023 - Saturday 10, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance

Techno Nite 2023

Conducting by SLEDAA Melbourne

At The Grand ON Princes (Mulgrave)

Contact: Hippola 0420 265 127, Gajaba 0400 017 045