Mother‚Ěús Day Events in Melbourne 2023

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Mother's Day in Melbourne is just around the corner and there is no end of ways to treat the special women in your life in 2023, and (spoiler alert), the vast majority of them involve indulging in some delicious food and drink. Consider our interest well and truly piqued! 

Here are some of the best Mother's Day events in Melbourne (and a friendly reminder to kids/dads/husbands/mums/wives/partners reading this: make sure you get in early and BOOK for Sunday 14 May 2023!). 

Mother's Day Events in Melbourne

1. Mother's Day High Tea at State Library Victoria

Mother's Day High Tea State Library Victoria
Treat the special women in your life to a memorable high tea at the beautiful Ian Potter Queens Hall.


The Ian Potter Queen's Hall at the State Library Victoria is truly a gem among heritage spaces in Melbourne, bathed in natural light and brimming with chandeliers—making it the perfect setting for a memorable Mother's Day High Tea celebration.

Indulge in a complimentary glass of Mumm champagne and enjoy mouthwatering lemon and dill poached lobster rolls, delightful rose water and pistachio cannoli, and signature fluffy homemade scones, all beautifully presented on a three-tier tower. And of course, enjoy unlimited servings of freshly brewed coffee and free-flowing teas to complement the sweet and savoury treats!

Where:     State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
When:      Sunday 14 May 2023, 11 am - 2 pm
Cost:        $114 per adult, $38 per child 

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2. Mother's Day Cruise on the Yarra River

Mother's Day events in Melbourne
Soak up the beauty of scenic Melbourne on this gorgeous river tour, complete with delicious lunch! 


The perfect pick for Mother's Day events in Melbourne, spoil Mum with a relaxing three-hour Mother's Day Cruise along the Yarra River for either lunch or dinner.

The mouth-watering menu includes gems made using the freshest and finest ingredients—all to be washed down with a range of beers and wines (for the grownups, of course!). 

Where:     Departing from Southbank Promenade
When:      Sunday 14 May 2023, 12 pm - 3 pm and 7.30 to 10.30 pm 
Cost:        $135 per adult, $85 per child aged 13-17, $65 per child aged 2-12

3. Mother's Day Lunch at Ludlow

Ludlow Mother's Day
Treat her to a delicious lunch at Ludlow this Mother's Day.


One of our favourite Mother's Day events in Melbourne this year! Book a delicious Mother’s Day Lunch at Ludlow to kick off your celebrations.

This Southbank gem is offering a special three-course shared luncheon menu with a glass of Chandon on arrival for $89 per person. Kids menus are available for 12 years and under. Sold! 

Where:     Ludlow Bar & Dining, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank
When:      Sunday 14 May 2023
Cost:        $89 per adult

4. Lunch or Dinner at Eureka 89

Eureka 89
Treat Mum to a special experience in the sky at Eureka 89.


Enjoy sprawling views of the city you love this Mother's Day in Melbourne, with the people you love at Eureka 89 this Mother's Day!

The menu is bursting with three courses of deliciousness for lunch and four for dinner (hello, cheese course!), as well as plenty of wines, cocktails, mocktails, spirits, and beers. Bottoms up!

Where:     Level 89, Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
When:      Sunday 8 May 2022, lunch 12.30 - 3 pm, dinner 6 - 9 pm
Cost:        Lunch: $180 per adult, $140 per child (13 to 17 years), $60 per child (12 and under)
                 Dinner: $205 per adult, $160 per child (13 to 17 years), $70 per child (12 and under)

5. Afternoon Tea at the Windsor

Mother's Day events in Melbourne
Pinkies up, everyone for afternoon Tea at the Windsor.


The Windsor's Mother's Day Afternoon Tea has long been an esteemed tradition, and this year will be no different! 

Expect a special Afternoon Tea menu with spectacular desserts, tea sandwiches, and signature scones, accompanied by specialty teas and sparkling wine. 

Where:     The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring St, Melbourne
When:      Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May 2023, lunch 2.30 - 4.30 pm, dinner 6 - 8 pm
Cost:        Saturday 13th: Adults: $138 per adult, Children: $98 per child
                 Sunday 14th: Adults: $185 per adult, Children: $108 per child

6. Mother's Day Paint and Sip

Mother's Day events in Melbourne
Paint and Sip is the perfect afternoon out this Mother's Day in Melbourne.


Searching for unique Mother's Day events in Melbourne? This Class Bento Paint and Sip is simple and fun, with no experience necessary, beginners encouraged and plenty of fun with mum guaranteed!

You can join them for a session full of fun and enthusiasm along with great music while you gain artistic tuition from a professional artist. All painting materials are provided such as a canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and an apron. Bring your favourite nibbles and drinks, we provide all glassware, bottle openers, and ice for a wonderful evening.

During the class, you'll learn how to paint a pair-up painting of the lovebirds with Mum—each person paints one side but you will work together!

Where:     81 Denmark St, Kew
When:      Saturday 13 May 2023, 2 - 4 pm, Sunday 14 May 3 - 5.30 pm
Cost:        Saturday 13th: $55 per person
                 Sunday 14th: $59 per person

7. Mother's Day Classic

Mother's Day events in Melbourne
The Mother's Day Classic


The perfect Mother's Day event in Melbourne, the Mother's Day Classic remembers those who have been affected by or who are living with breast cancer and raises money for breast cancer research. 

You can train for 5km, 10km, 20km, or choose your own distance—and you can walk, jog or run, it’s completely up to you! There are so many locations to choose from—see the full list here.

Where:     Various locations across Melbourne and VIC
When:      14 May 2023
Cost:        From $43 per child and $57.45 per adult

8. Mother's Day High Tea at Melbourne Zoo

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Mother's Day High Tea at Melbourne Zoo.


Another unique Mother's Day event in Melbourne, Melbourne Zoo is hosting a special Mother’s Day High Tea in the Leopard Lodge this year.

The whole family is invited to indulge in a premium selection of treats including, sandwiches, sweets, savoury, and scones, plus a fun biscuit decorating and face-painting activity on offer for the kids!

Where:     Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave, Parkville
When:      14 May 2023, 10 am - 12 pm
Cost:        $105 per adult, $55 per child (4 - 12 years), children 3 and under free with no catering

9. Mother's Day Pan Pacific Hotel Melbourne

Mother's Day events in Melbourne
Pan Pacific's luxurious Mother's Day High Tea is the perfect way to spoil Mum this year!


Mother's Day events in Melbourne don't get much more indulgent than High Tea at Pan Pacific Hotel, where all guests will receive a complimentary glass of French sparkling wine on arrival, and then indulge on three tiers of high tea heaven!

The menu includes delights like orange blossom, white chocolate, lavender scones, mini lobster rolls with finger lime and Yarra Valley salmon roe. Drool! There will also be a roving, silver-service dessert course, which is sure to add the ultimate sweetness to Mum's Day!

Mums will also receive a special take-home gift—so it really covers all bases for Mother's Day in Melbourne!

Where:     Pan Pacific Hotel, 2 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf
When:      14 May 2023, 12 pm - 2 pm or 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm 
Cost:        $109 per adult, $59 per child (3 - 12 years)

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