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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.
The WW1 Centenary Exhibition is now on at Melbourne Museum and commemorates the Centenary of the First World War. This is the most historical and...
Australia's hottest new creative team, Helpmann Award winning Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth stage a brand new production of Cole Porter's...
Put on your red shoes and immerse yourself in a celebration 50 years of one of the era's most influential artists in rock, pop, fashion and performance.
Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great features over 400 works from the personal collection of Catherine The Great.
6 Mar - 12 Jul 2015
From steam-powered horseless carriages and the classic Aussie ute to muscle cars, racy V8s and dazzling concept vehicles, Australia has a rich legacy...
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27 Mar - 21 Jun 2015
Hidden treasures from Beijing's Palace Museum in the Forbidden City will come to Melbourne for the first time, in an Australian exclusive exhibition....
28 May - 7 Jun 2015
The 2015 Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) is set to warm up the city in midwinter with an incredible program featuring some of the...
17 Jun 2015
Rugby League's showpiece event, the Holden State of Origin Series is coming to Melbourne in 2015. Australia's greatest rivalry will re-ignite at the...
16 Jul - 1 Nov 2015
18 - 24 Jul 2015
Nine Touring and Events, TLA Worldwide and RSE Ventures are bringing the most significant football event ever to be seen in this country, The...
30 Jul - 16 Aug 2015
Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.
31 Jul - 8 Nov 2015
20 - 30 Aug 2015
Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.
12 Sep - 7 Nov 2015
The Melbourne Cup Carnival's six feature race days combine to create a world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion,...
8 - 25 Oct 2015
Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of...
26 - 30 Dec 2015
There are few events in the Australian sporting calendar that evoke as much passion as International Cricket. Cricket Australia offers a range of...
18 - 31 Jan 2016
Light up your January with the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Be there as the biggest names in the game try to start the season off with a bang.
23 Mar - 17 Apr 2016
Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.
17 - 20 Nov 2016
Equitana in Australia is the most anticipated annual equine event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere attracting over 50,000 visitors per event....
28 Mar - 28 Jun 2015
Ned Kelly remains a highly mythologised character in Australian history. Some say he was a murderous villain and outlaw, while others proclaim him a...
5 - 8 Jun 2015
The Woodend Winter Arts Festival has become one of Australia's premier chamber music, literary and visual arts festivals. Held every year on the...
29 Jun - 5 Jul 2015
The Bendigo Stadium is hosting the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open. Play will consist of the top 16 world ranked players plus 16 qualifiers, with...
24 - 26 Jul 2015
Forget the winter blues! Echuca Moama's annual Winter Blues Festival is a weekend not to be missed. The Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival has become...
22 Aug 2015
The Kangaroo Hoppet is Australia's premier long distance cross country ski race. It is a member of the prestigious Wordloppet series of popular...
8 - 9 Sep 2015
Avoca Golf Club will play host to the Women's Victorian Sandgreens Championships where 120 players will converge on the club for two days of...
25 Sep - 4 Oct 2015
Mildura becomes country music heaven in spring with over 20 venues celebrating Australia's biggest showcase festival of independent country music.
3 Oct - 8 Nov 2015
See the Archies in Ballarat in 2015. The Archibald Prize is an extraordinary art event, bringing together images of some of the country's leading...
16 - 18 Oct 2015
Make the pilgrimage to Australia's home of motorcycle racing with friends and family, meet up with old mates and celebrate on an island full of fans.
20 - 22 Nov 2015
Witness Ford, Holden, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Volvo battle it out for last minute Championship points on one of Australia's fastest racing tracks.
27 - 29 Nov 2015
The Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) hits the shores of Queenscliff this November 27 to 29. An array of music guests to be announced in the coming...
22 - 26 Jan 2016
Join over 100,000 spectators on Geelong's waterfront this Australia Day weekend for five days of yacht racing, live music, fireworks and lots more.
8 - 10 Feb 2016
The Great Ocean Road cycle is an annual cycle tour that begins in Geelong Victoria and ends in Warrnambool. The Great Ocean Road is world renown for...
30 Oct - 2 Nov 2015, 28 - 31 Oct 2016, 3 - 6 Nov 2017, 2 - 5 Nov 2018
The Maldon Folk Festival is located in Central Victoria and has been held annually for forty years. Each year a long weekend of quality entertainment...
Check out our recommendations to make sure your time in Melbourne to see the 2015 State of Origin Game II is as exciting as the on-field action.
Make like the world's best footballers and head to Melbourne this July when European champions hit the hallowed turf of the MCG to make history.
Check out our lists of what's on in and around the Melbourne Museum from April and make the most of your visit to the WW1 Centenary Exhibition.
Follow Simba the Lion King's epic journey to Melbourne and make the most of your time in the city's bars, restaurants, boutiques and wide open spaces.
Make the most of Melbourne while you're in town for the intriguing, inspiring David Bowie is exhibition, until November at ACMI.
Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.
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.
Take a 30-minute ride on Melbourne's newest star attraction for extraordinary views and a unique bird's-eye perspective of the city and surrounds.
Watch for waking koalas and peek at a joey in a kangaroo's pouch, meet keepers or observe vets in the animal hospital, all in an Aussie bush setting.
Get up close with more than 250 species as you explore rainforests, bushland and underwater worlds. Don't miss the zookeeper talks and feeding times!
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