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From colourful racing carnivals to Grand Slam tennis, there's always something exciting happening in Victoria. With food and wine events, jazz, and comedy shows, surfing tournaments, and flower and garden displays – Victoria celebrates with major festivals and special events throughout the year.

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Sports

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

The Emirates Melbourne Cup sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar where the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at...

7 Nov 2017

Sports

2017 World Cup Gymnastics

See the top gymnasts from across the world compete on their best apparatus for World Cup points.

Until 25 Feb 2017

Exhibitions

Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists

The spectacular and avant-garde creations of international luxury fashion house Viktor and Rolf, is showcased in a world-first exhibition developed...

Until 26 Feb 2017

Art & exhibitions

White Night Ballarat

See the heart of Ballarat light up for all-night, free celebration of culture and creativity featuring installations, exhibitions, performance and film.

4 Mar 2017

Exhibitions

David Hockney: Current

The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney: Current. The exhibition, curated by the NGV in...

Until 13 Mar 2017

Plays & musicals

Kinky Boots Australia

Melbourne loves Kinky Boots! Melbourne audiences are raving about Kinky Boots, the hilarious and heart-warming new musical now playing at Her...

Until 26 Mar 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Asia TOPA

This event is held at various locations, please see website for further information. Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts is an...

Until 30 Apr 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Melbourne Festival

Sparking connections to redefine the arts experience. Provoking and inspiring, Melbourne Festival seeks to connect art forms, people and ideas. At...

5 - 22 Oct 2017

Motor sport

Superbike World Championship

Get pole position in the race to check out the new bikes for 2015 at the first superbike meet of the year, at the spectacular Phillip Island circuit.

24 - 26 Feb 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, Melbourne Fringe...

14 Sep 2017
15 Sep 2017
16 Sep 2017
17 Sep 2017

Sports

Australian International Airshow

Bring the family, meet the pilots and celebrate the power of flight with stunning aerial displays of vintage, commercial and military aircraft.

3 - 5 Mar 2017

Design

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.

1 - 19 Mar 2017

Festivals

Melbourne International Film Festival

Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.

3 - 20 Aug 2017

Sports

Spring Racing Carnival

Anticipation and excitement fill the air. We farewell winter and welcome spring with open arms. It’s a time when the city comes alive. People have a...

4 Nov 2017
7 Nov 2017
9 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017

Literature

Clunes Booktown Festival

Indulge in a weekend of book browsing when Clunes becomes a European-styled Booktown, complete with collectable titles, writers talks, and workshops.

6 - 7 May 2017
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