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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

Sailing World Cup Final

The Sailing World Cup – Melbourne 2016 is the final event to the 2016 Sailing World Cup Series that started in Melbourne in December 2015. This...

Until 11 Dec 2016

Exhibitions

Maticevski: Dark Wonderland

Renowned Australian designer Toni Maticevski has achieved international acclaim for his masterful approach to the manipulation of traditional fashion...

Until 15 Jan 2017

Exhibitions

Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style

The name Bulgari is synonymous with 1960s Italian glamour. Richard Burton famously quipped that in the nine months Elizabeth Taylor spent in Rome...

Until 29 Jan 2017

Exhibitions

John Olsen: The You Beaut Country

John Olsen is one of Australia’s greatest living artists. Born in Newcastle NSW in 1928, Olsen is well known for his energetic and distinctive...

Until 12 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

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 Feb 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

Festivals

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.

31 Mar - 9 Apr 2017

Opera

The Melbourne Ring Cycle

Opera Australia's largest and most ambitious production returns to Melbourne in 2016. Wagner's Ring Cycle, directed by Neil Armfield and conducted by...

5 Dec 2016
7 Dec 2016
9 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016

Sports

World Sailplane Grand Prix

The World Sailplane Grand Prix comes to Horsham, NSW in December 2016 a race series for 20 of the top pilots from Australia and overseas. This is a...

14 - 20 Dec 2016

Sports

Boxing Day Test

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.

26 Dec 2016
27 Dec 2016
28 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016

Festivals

Portarlington Mussel Festival

Now in its eleventh year, the Portarlington Mussel Festival is a great day out for the entire family. Set in the delightful village of Portarlington...

14 Jan 2017

Sports

Festival of Sails

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.

21 - 28 Jan 2017

Sports

Australian Open Tennis

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.

16 - 29 Jan 2017

Cycling

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Experience a weekend of the world’s best cycling and take in the spectacular coastal scenery on this elite one day cycle race.

27 - 29 Jan 2017
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