Zombies of Melbourne

This is a post about an upcoming event. So get out your fake blood and tear up some old clothes because Melbourne Zombie Shuffle 2012 is happening this [UPDATED] October, on Sunday the 28th.

When zombies take to the streets of Melbourne – for no apparent reason (except perhaps to block city traffic and scare the living population of Melbourne).

I’m excited because I love costumes. I love Zombies. Preparing for events like these are half the fun in my opinion. I’ve already begun to ‘brain’-storm for original zombie costume ideas. But obviously I began by being unoriginal and googled images of some of the greatest zombie costumes I can find on the internet to inspire me, and hopefully you too!

Melbourne Zombie Shuffle has their own facebook page here. Make sure to like it if you want to keep up to date with any changes, also they’ll probably post up details on on where and what time to meet up on the day. From what I can tell, they seem to be planning some kind of Zombie pub crawl (“keep your evening free!”) or at least, I’m hoping they do!

Which brings me to another upcoming event in (the area surrounding) Melbourne – Dash of the Dead Australia 2013.

Yes. You read that correctly – 2013! So it’s quite a long way off, actually they’re still trying to raise funds for it – CROWDSOURCING. But it’s on theme with the zombies and is an awesome idea, so you should know about it.

Scheduled to happen sometime next February, the Dash of the Dead (DotD) is a zombie apocalypse themed obstacle course to take place somewhere in South Eastern Victoria. The basic premise is to run, run and avoid the wave of zombies that will be released 10 minutes after you. Dodge, deceive, and don’t get caught – if you do, you become a Zombie yourself, hellbent of catching the other racers more skillful (or luckier!) than you were.

DotD is based on an American event, and is currently trying to raise funds to run it in Victoria. If you would like to donate, buy a ticket (Spectator or Runner) or attend the pre-race Zombie Panel on how to survive a zomibe apocalypse then head here now –
or you can like them on facebook or visit their

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5 thoughts on “Zombies of Melbourne

  1. I love zombies. These events you mentioned on this entry sounds awesome.
    I like your blog’s contents because it gives me idea and introduces me to many facets of Melbourne. Many places to hang out, happenings and events. Cool.
    Your blog is helpful in discovering Melbourne and experience Melbourne in the most awesome way.

  2. I’ve seen these things going on in previous years, and it honestly is the funniest, most awkward event to be around… Anyways, reading the segment on Dash of the Dead, I could not wipe the smile off my face at the thought of hundreds of people running away from hundreds of people dressed as the living dead. I might just have to attend now that you’ve enlightened me to its existence…

  3. I think it would be awesome to get the feeling of chasing by zombie! Just like the scene in the zombie movie. Sad that Victoria cannot hold this event. I would really love to join! Thanks to you I know more about Melbourne on going event. Have you ever heard of Zombie wedding? Tho I do not hope to hold a Zombie wedding by myself, I would really love to participate in one.

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