The Melbourne Music Bus Tour will guide you through the epicentre of Australian music

Walk in the footsteps of Aus music royalty, or check out Nick Cave's old stomping ground. 

Six guided tours are scheduled to take place this year in celebration of Melbourne’s rich musical heritage with the first ever Melbourne Music Bus Tour. 

Fun, entertaining and educational, the tour will make its way across a plethora of historic music locations. 

Punters will stop by Dame Nellie Melba's first home, sites visited by The Beatles and ABBA, and venues associated with luminaries including Nick Cave, AC/DC, Paul Kelly, Kim Salmon, King Gizzard, Courtney Barnett and more. 

There's also a few tightly kept surprises along the way of the three-and-a-half hour tour. 

Ticketholders will get to visit current venues, iconic laneways, important indigenous music spots, music video locations and places which have inspired some of Australia's most loved songs. 

The tour will also visit locations to which the general public would not normally gain access, such as recording and rehearsal studios and musicians’ homes.

Leading the tour will be Melbourne’s very own musicologist Bruce Milne, a lifetime resident of Melbourne who has been involved with Triple R since its fledgeling years. 

“There’s musical history on every street and corner of Melbourne," says Milne. "There’s colourful (sometimes outrageous) tales too. I have stories to tell but I love to hear stories from other people as well. Get on the bus and let’s explore and share --  and have some fun.”                                                           

The Melbourne Music Bus Tour runs once every month from Saturday February 24 to Saturday July 21 and departs from the Australian Music Vault at Arts Centre Melbourne. Details