Events


The Journey Walking Tours [public]

Sat 10 - Tues 20/10 all day | FREE 

The Journey is an interactive map offering various self-guided tours, along the themes of Ecology, Art & Sport, Political & Civic Landscapes, and emerging Landscape expressions. Read more.


Billibellary's Walk [public]

Sat 10 - Tues 20/10 9:00am | FREE

Billibellary's Walk is named after the Ngurungaeta, or clan head, of the Wurundjeri people at the time of Melbourne’s settlement. Read more.


Urban Observation: A Drawing Tour with Oslo Davis [public]

Sat 10/10 11:00am | From $40 

Walk and draw Melbourne in this illustrative tour of the city with artist Oslo Davis. Read more.


Walkin' Country, Walkin' Birrarung [public]

Sun 11/10 2:00pm | $35 

The Aboriginal Yarra River Walk ~ ‘Walkin' the Birrarung’ is a highly popular Aboriginal cultural walk which has been running for almost 10 years. Read more.


My Playground Screening [public]

Sun 11/10 6:30pm | $25 

My Playground celebrates the phenomenon of Parkour or freerunning – a non-competitive sport where participants run along buildings, rooftops and landscapes attempting to negotiate obstacles using only their bodies. Read more.


I Was Here - Chart Collective [public]

Mon 12/10 - Sun 18/10 all day | FREE 

Chart Collective invites the community to share their private moments of joy and catastrophe in the multi-site publishing project, I Was Here. Read more.


Urban Heat Island - Pop Up Green Space [public]

Mon 12/10 all day | FREE 

The 24 hour pop up green space is aimed at helping the community understand the numerous ecosystem services, mental and physical health benefits that green spaces provide. Read more.


PORTAL: SOUNDSCAPE / LANDSCAPE / ESCAPE [public]

Mon 12, Tues 13, Wed 14/10 3:00pm | FREE 

Luke Jaaniste is a sonic-spatial-social artist who wants to relax, re-possess and re-purpose our ambient bodies. Read more.


The Plants Can Talk [public]

Tues 13/10 - Sun 18/10 all day | FREE 

This public installation, inspired by current research on plant intelligence, will create a fictional narrative around plants feelings and thoughts. Read more.


Australasian Student Competition: This Public Space Exhibition [public]

Tues 13/10 - Fri 16/10  9:00am | FREE 

Why do we seek escape from the city, and what forms of escape can we find within the urban environment? Read more.


Urban Mind Audio Visual Exhibition [public]

Tues 13/10 - Fri 16/10  9:00am | FREE 

Urban Mind is an app that measures your experience of city living in the moment. Read more.


Play in the City [public]

Tues 13/10 6:00pm | FREE 

Join our special guests in a lively panel discussion as we explore the future of play in the city; from childhood, through to school age children, teenagers, and adults. Read more.


Landscape Architecture Discourse on Global Practice [industry]

Tues 13/10 5:30pm | FREE 

Meet two exciting landscape practitioners to discuss the future for young professionals from an international perspective. Read more.


Design Innovation: Strategies from Landscape Architecture [public]

Wed 14/10 6:30pm | FREE 

Where does innovation come from? How does a practice introduce new design techniques and technologies into real-world projects? Read more.


Greener Environments: The Australia Garden & Turf Tour [industry]

Thurs 15/10 9:00am | FREE
SOLD OUT

Lawn Solutions Australia invites you to one of Australia’s largest turf producers, plus a special tour to The Australia Garden. Read more.


Re-vitalizing Box Hill with Playspaces [industry]

Thurs 15/10 3:00pm | FREE
SOLD OUT 

Box Hill has been on the radar of landscape architects with the City of Whitehorse’s forward-thinking approach to providing dynamic spaces. Read more.


Festival Opening Party [industry]

Thurs 15/10 6:00pm | $55 
SOLD OUT

Celebrate the official opening of This Public Life in the picturesque surrounds of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Persimmon and Gardens. Read more.


WE-EF By Night Lighting Tour [industry]

Thurs 15/10 8:00pm | FREE 
SOLD OUT

From St Kilda Foreshore to Carrum Life Saving Club, the Port Phillip Bay harbours some of the most stunning landscape architecture projects in Australia. Read more.


AILA Festival Dinner [industry]

Thurs 15/10 8:30pm | By invitation

AILA's National Council, State Presidents and National Committee Members are invited to an alfresco BBQ following the official Opening Party. Read more.


CrossFit Morning Workout with Lappset [industry]

Fri 16/10 7:30am | Free
SOLD OUT

Learn about the Docklands temporary activation that transformed a construction site into a fitness space for workers and residents to enjoy. Read more.


AILA Constitution Review Q&A [industry]

Fri 16/10 5:00pm | FREE 

The Q&A is designed to ‘un-pack’ the proposed changes to the constitution, giving you an understanding of the issues, background and process which has taken place to-date. Read more.


AILA Victoria Awards Night [industry]

Fri 16/10 7:00pm | From $175 

Come along and celebrate the night of nights of Victorian landscape architecture at the Supper Room,  Melbourne Town Hall. Read more.


Free Breakfast: LCA in 60 Minutes [industry]

Sat 17/10 7:45am | Free

An experience-exchange event where landscape architects will learn about LCA through case studies on  the University of Queensland and Three Kings Quarry Development, Auckland. Read more.


Krump Park [public]

Sat 17/10 10:00am | FREE 

Krump Park is an RMIT Student Landscape Architecture Body competition to design a pop-up park for the ‘Art of Buck’ krumping event. Read more.


AILA Fellows Lunch [industry]

Sat 17/10 12:30pm | FREE 

Malcolm Snow will chair a Q&A with Darrel Conybeare and William Morrison, founders and directors of Conybeare Morrison International and Street Furniture Australia, and Darren Mansfield of Context. Read more.


Conference Closing Drinks [industry]

Sat 17/10 5:00pm | FREE 

Reflect and relax at the conclusion of this year’s Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life conference at MPavilion. Read more.


Festival Recovery Brekky [industry]

Sun 18/10 8:30am | FREE 

Relax and unwind at the official Festival Recovery Breakfast in the picturesque nursery in Melbourne’s east, Fleming’s Nurseries. Read more.


The Future of Chapel Street Tour [public]

Sun 18/10 11:00am & 2:00pm | FREE 
SOLD OUT

See the future of Chapel Street on this tour as you learn about how the City of Stonnington is developing attractive, accessible, greener, safer networks of streets and publicly accessible spaces. Read more.


The Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct Tour [public]

Sun 18/10 11:00am & 2:00pm | FREE 
SOLD OUT

Emerald Hill is a significant Melbourne heritage site, with a rich indigenous heritage and an with near intact Victorian streetscape all focused around the South Melbourne Town Hall. Read more.


Pocket Parks Tour [public]

Sun 18/10 11:00am & 2:00pm | FREE 
SOLD OUT

Take a tour of City of Yarra's completed and planned ‘pocket parks’ and learn why they are so vital to ensuring a safe and vibrant suburb in the future. Read more.


Melbourne: A Sensory Adventure [public]

Sun 18/10 1:00pm | From $70 

A walking tour of Melbourne designed to cultivate the senses. Read more.


Make Meet with Natalie Jeremijenko [public]

Sun 18/10 2:00pm | FREE 

Programmed for MPavilion by Office for Good Design, MMeets explores everything botanical in response to AL_A’s forest canopy. Read more.