About Us

We are fun fact finders craft brewery lovers history experts

Our Story

I'm Free founders exploring Europe and free tours

It all started in Europe, when Ross and Justine
Were travelling and touring all the sites to be seen

They thought, “We did free tours in Paris and Rome –
So why don’t we have free walking tours back home?!”

I'm Free Tours started in Sydney Australia

Inspired, they created I’m Free Tours to provide
An Aussie tour experience with unbiased local guides

I'm Free Tours started in Melbourne in 2011

Then the word got out about these free tours with flair
And they expanded to Melbourne with more knowledge to share

I'm Free guides have lots of other skills and interests along with their passion for sharing their city

Soon they built up a family of guides, all bright
With their own unique interests, passions and insight

I'm Free gives 5% of profits to local charities to give back to our local community.

And with Aussie community spirit, they all agreed
5% of their profits would go to a local charity in need

Meet us

Before you join us in real life.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Science (Melb Uni)

Masters of Engineering (Macq Uni)

I’m currently studying and love the diversity of sport, food and art that Melbourne has to offer.

In my spare time I run a YouTube channel with my brother where we discuss Australian football, FootyA2Z.

I started touring with I’m Free after living in Europe for 6 months and loving all the history and insights I experienced over there.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Media (Monash Uni)

I started touring with I’m Free in 2017 and it’s been the dream job I never knew existed! I get so much joy from sharing interesting stories and showing off Melbourne to people from all over the world.

I also play in a local band called Barefoot Bowls Club and am a self proclaimed live music expert. 


Melbourne Sights

Masters of Urban Planning (Melb Uni) – current

Cities are my jam, especially my home town of Melbourne. I love anything to go with planning, geography and the movement of people.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Performing Arts & Bachelor of Music (Monash Uni)

Music. Theatre. History. Food. Drink: Five of my favourite things. My reason for becoming a tour guide is to showcase these fundamental pillars of Melbourne to our visitors far and wide.

Like how South Africa and Belgium each have their Big Five, I’m guiding people to help them discover Melbourne’s Big Five*.


*P.S. I know Melbourne does a lot more than those five e.g. Sport, Architecture, Street Art, Wildlife, Shopping, etc. but you’ve gotta specialise.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) (Swinburne Uni)

I’ve been a guide with I’m Free Tours for 5 years, and am passionate about all things Melbourne, especially sport. Also fond of a good joke, so if you have a good one, please share it. I can’t guarantee it won’t end up in my tour though.


Melbourne Sights

Bachelor of Arts (Geography & Literature) (Melb Uni) – current

I started tour guiding after having lived and traveled in Europe and South America. I love intercultural exchange and welcoming newcomers to our city. 

When my head is not stuck in the books, I enjoy getting outdoors. I’m an avid bushwalker and love taking day trips to regional Victoria.


I also really love exploring Melbourne, its cafes, its live music as well as enjoying the simple things in life like picnicking in Melbourne’s parks on its warmer sunny days.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Arts (History) (Melb Uni)

Masters of Teaching (Melb Uni)

I’m from the inner city suburbs of North Melbourne, I feel tour guiding is the perfect way to combine my love of teaching, travelling and love for Melbourne.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Science (Melb Uni) 

Masters of Engineering (RMIT) – current

I am a local Melbournian and I started touring so I could find every secret bar, cafe, restaurant and street art down Melbourne’s many laneways. I love getting lost in Melbourne and exploring new places every day.


Melbourne Sights

Musician & Bachelor of Arts (Film & TV) (Swinburne Uni)

I love performing and sharing my city in any way possible. When I’m not a tour guide, you’ll find me on stage at a gig with my band Parkville.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Arts (Monash Uni)

Masters of Arts Management (RMIT)

I’ll be the first one to admit I’m a self confessed culture nerd! In fact I love Melbourne’s art scene much so I studied at university. Twice. When I’m not touring you can find me 

out performing in theatre, writing, advocating for change in local arts and cultural policy or seeing a show at one of Melbourne’s incredible venues. For me, Melbourne is all about the food, the art and the people. My one tip for anyone planning a Melbourne trip is to try and align your adventure with one of our major arts or cultural festivals. Melbourne Fringe, International Comedy, YIRRAMBOI, Melbourne International Film Festival… you get the idea! If you’re not sure where to start though, don’t worry! I have plenty of recommendations to keep you busy.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Global Studies (Monash Uni) 

I have a passion for musical theatre and languages (come chat with me in German, Spanish, Dutch or Arabic!). I’ve been to over fifty countries and fell in love with the free walking tour model after my first tour in Copenhagen five years ago.

I’d love to give you an insight into Melbourne’s theatre scene, as well as the amazing array of food and drink on offer.


Melbourne Sights

Graduate Actor (HFAS)

I have a pretty huge passion (some say addiction) for travel, and my favourite way to explore a new place is with a local on a walking tour. I love that as a tour guide I get to be a small part of why a visitor falls in love with the city of Melbourne. 

If I can even make one recommendation or explain one fascinating piece of history to contribute to someone’s experience in the city, it’s incredible. I am a trained actress, so I have a great love of storytelling. I am a massive foodie and it brings me so much joy to share my favourite places to eat and drink around the city and I also love a good adventure! I’m very lucky that I get to show people from all over the world how amazing Melbourne is, everyday is unique and each group special.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Arts (History) (Monash Uni)

Masters of International Development (Monash Uni) – current

Hey there! I’m Talaska, and I was inspired to become a tour guide after travelling though Asia with the help of some amazing local guides. I love Melbourne for its vibrant atmosphere and amazing cultural events. 

When I’m not touring you’ll catch me having boogie at a live music gig or shopping around some of the city’s bustling artist markets.


Melbourne Sights & Culture Capital

Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Law (Monash Uni) 

I became a tour guide after moving back to Melbourne after some time living in the outback and have found that the more I learn about the city, the more I love showing it off to other people.

As well as being in Melbourne and all things sport, music and food, I enjoy history and love meeting lots of new people every day I come in to work.


I’m also passionate about Indigenous history, craft beer, politics, camping, hummus, brewing beer and where ever possible brewing beer whilst camping and eating hummus.

May 2022