18-27 October


Free activities and events for all ages, abilities and interests.

The City of Melton Lifelong Learning Festival is a 10-day celebration of everything that is lifelong, life-deep and life-wide learning. Participate in free events across the entire municipality and discover that learning is not always done in the classroom, it’s done everywhere

Cheese and Bread Making
Robotics Workshops
Mini Maestros
Floristry Workshops
Emergency Management Expo
Kids Martial Arts
Essential Oils Workshops
English Classes
Learn to Swim Open Days

And so much more

Why do we celebrate

Melton’s vision is to be a thriving community where everyone belongs. A proud, inclusive and safe community, with a strong economy  and we know that learning is a fundamental tool for realising this vision. The Festival plays a significant role in bringing people together to focus on lifelong, lifewide and lifedeep learning and understand the difference it can make to their lives and the beneficial impact on the community as a whole. Research shows that learning keeps us healthier, wealthier and happier. From a community perspective this is crucial as a learning community is more resilient, adapts to change more readily, is more skilled and is able to take advantage of opportunities.

Why do we celebrate



Melton City Council was the first accredited UNESCO Learning City in Australia.

What is a UNESCO
Learning City?

A Learning City is a city endorsed by the United
Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
Organisation, which effectively mobilises its
resources in every sector to:

  • promote inclusive learning from basic to
    higher education;
  • revitalise learning in families and
  • facilitate learning for and in the workplace;
  • extend the use of modern learning technologies;
  • enhance quality and excellence in learning;
  • foster a culture of learning throughout life.

In so doing it will create and reinforce individual empowerment and social cohesion, economic and cultural prosperity, and sustainable development.


The program for the 2019 Lifelong Learning Festival is now available! Click the link below to view the full program. Click Book Now to book your space in those events that require bookings and prepare to discover something new during this year’s festival.

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