May 18


Melbourne Design Fair showcases the best collectible design from Australian and international designers and makers with presentations staged by leading commercial galleries, studios, design organisations, and agencies in addition to a highlight exhibition of works for sale curated by the NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture. The festival celebrates design in an annual 11-day program of talks, tours, exhibitions, launches, installations, and workshops across Australia’s design capital.

In 2023, the Fair moved premises to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), confirming the design fair as the leading platform for the presentation, promotion, and sale of collectible design in the region; and is an initiative of the NGV presented in collaboration with the Melbourne Art Foundation.  In 2023, the first weekend sees the popular Stallholder Fair held at NGV’s Great Hall featuring the work of artists, designers and publishers. Throughout the festival, satellite events will take place in bookshops, galleries, libraries, community centres, public gardens and design studios around metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.