Catch Every Glittering Moment: Your Guide to Watching the Met Gala Live In Australia


The Met Gala is almost here, and we’re all eagerly awaiting the parade of A-listers handpicked by Anna Wintour to strut up those iconic 60 steps of the red carpet for fashion’s biggest night. Below, find out how to watch the Met Gala in Australia.

Everyone’s buzzing about what Blake Lively, the gala’s eternal princess, will wear this time around. And let’s not forget about the power squad of co-chairs — Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Wintour, and Zendaya. With so much potential for meme-worthy moments and jaw-dropping fashion, you won’t want to miss a minute of the live feed.

For those of us in Australia itching to join the fun, here’s the lowdown on how to catch all the action from home.

When Is the Met Gala?


Every year, the Met Gala takes place on the first Monday in May, which means that in 2024, it will take place on Monday, May 6, or Tuesday, May 7 for us Aussies. It will be hosted at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Related: What Does This Year’s Met Gala Theme ‘Garden of Time’ Actually Mean?

What Time Does the Met Gala Start?

While the red carpet welcomes early arrivals from 7am AEST, the official festivities kick off at 8am AEST.

For a breakdown across Australian time zones:

  • Tuesday, May 7, 8am AEST: NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT, QLD
  • Tuesday, May 7, 7.30am ACST: SA, NT
  • Tuesday, May 7, 6am AWST: WA

Red carpet coverage is expected to span approximately two hours.

How to Watch the Met Gala live in Australia


While broadcast plans remain uncertain for free-to-air networks, offers a convenient live stream of the event. Additionally, viewers can catch the gala on Vogue’s social media platforms, including YouTube. For those with access to a private VPN network, Hulu+ streams the event in the US.

Related: Met Gala Themes Throughout the Years: A Look Back at the First Monday of May, Since 1995

What Is the 2024 Met Gala Theme?

While the Costume Institute’s official exhibition theme is Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, the red carpet theme for 2024 is The Garden of Time, which will draw inspiration from the exhibition. Showcasing up to 250 delicate garments, some digitally displayed to preserve their integrity, the theme alludes to J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story. Expect to see ensembles embracing nature motifs, florals, and archival pieces celebrating fashion’s rich history and innovation.

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