Established communities of artists are dotted throughout the hills and back roads of the Dandenong Ranges. Some open their doors to private spaces over the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios weekend, others work from more permanent spaces for the public to visit. If it's performance you're after then there are venues that host musicians and theatre from all over the world. Immerse yourself in the beauty of virtuoso music, arts and culture with a stunning natural back drop.

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Set in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities and events, artist studios, gardens, workshops and a café.

Cameo Cinema

Cameo Cinema, Belgrave
Cameo Cinemas is an independent cinema offering a mix of mainstream, blockbuster and quality art-house movies for discerning audiences.

Chill Fest

This year's Chill Fest is held in Spring in the beautiful surrounds of Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges; Chill Fest celebrates living more consciously and the journey towards a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Hills Art Market

A monthly gathering of Artists and musicians, under the tall trees at the edge of The Dandenong Ranges.

Kabloom Festival (Tesselaar)

Showcasing over 40 specialist growers with a huge range of new, rare and unusual plants on offer. This expo brings a wide range of experts together in the one place, providing the opportunity to buy and speak direct with each grower.

Montrose Town Centre

Nestled amongst picturesque gardens at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges, Montrose Town Centre offers a fantastic program of arts events and workshops

Mooroolbark Community Centre

Mooroolbark Community Centre is dedicated to bringing people together through a range of arts and cultural activities, including visual and performing arts events, workshops and exhibitions.

Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world.

Sherbrooke Art Society

Sherbrooke Art Society was founded in 1966, and is located in Belgrave. The Art Gallery has a constantly changing display of around 200 works for sale. The Society, also runs workshops and classes.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival began in 1954 and has since grown to become one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of over one million spring flowers in bloom.

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Hidden away in a dense inlet along the winding Mt Dandenong Tourist Road is the internationally renowned William Ricketts Sanctuary. The sanctuary is not only one the Dandenong’s more iconic experiences, but one of the most inspiring and tranquil places on the mountain.