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Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
You'll discover a particularly merry festive season in Melbourne and Victoria, which spends much of December building up excitement for the Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day Test cricket spectacular. The start of summer is made even hotter by the Summer Night Market and the return of Grease to the Regent Theatre stage.
5 - 7 Dec 2014
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7 - 14 Dec 2014
Kick off the 2014 Sailing World Cup when the flag is raised at Sandringham and get set for super sailing from Olympic athletes and sailing elite.
11 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Grease is the word and it's also the place to be when the number one party musical returns to Melbourne in a new multi-million dollar production.
26 Dec 2014
Get out the zinc and the novelty hat and join up to 100,000 cricket fans at the MCG for a sporting event that's become an Australian institution.
5 Nov 2014, 12 Nov 2014, 19 Nov 2014, 26 Nov 2014
Treat your tastebuds to a world tour, enjoy live entertainment, and be inspired by local design and produce. Every Wednesday night this summer.
Things to do in Victoria
Choose a team, scoff a meat pie and barrack hard with passionate Melburnians at this spectacular crescendo of 22 weeks of the Aussie Rules season.
Discover the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and the singer who inspires him as Once makes its Australian debut.
Cram a year's worth of high art into two weeks and see the cream of Australian and international theatre, dance, visual arts, opera and music.
Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.
Take the journey from sketch to screen and see rarely seen drawings, models, original artworks and more from DreamWorks' much-loved animated classics.
Dress to impress and raise the stakes on the home straight of the Spring Racing Carnival, featuring well-known race days and the iconic Melbourne Cup.
Soak up the buzz on and off the track as glamourous punters and champion thoroughbreds descend on Melbourne for six weeks of Spring Carnival action.
See Valjean, Fantine and Cosette take to the stage in Victor Hugo's classic story. It's one of the world's most popular musicals. Don't miss out.
Shop 'til you drop at this celebrated market to see buskers, find souvenirs and to marvel at the fresh produce and the treats in the Dairy Hall.
Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.
Smell the roses - all 5000 varieties - in the magnificent grounds of the Victoria's largest private residence, pausing to admire the pastoral style.
Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.
See Phillip Island's little penguins emerge from the sea, peek at life inside a burrow, and spot other Australian animals at this wildlife wonderland.
Step back in time to Victoria's treacherous southern coast as it was in the 19th century, when 160 ships were lost at sea, in this recreated village.
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