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A whole world of sporting and cultural events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever season, the city is buzzing with cutting-edge theatre shows, blockbuster exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting competitions.
Watch your favourite stars fight it out at the Australian Open Tennis Championships, have a beer in the summer sun at the famous MCG during the Boxing Day test, or get lost in the mayhem of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. There's the Formula 1 and Moto GP for the rev-heads, the Melbourne International Film Festival for the cinephiles, and for those with a penchant for the good life, the Melbourne Food and Wine festival is a feast for the senses. Fashion, food, sport and music, Melbourne has it all.
Heading further afield? There's plenty of events across Victoria to keep you thrilled and entertained. Cheer on the runners at the Stawell Gift, Australia's richest foot race, hum along to local heroes and international stars at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, or learn from the pros at the Rip Curl Masters at Bells Beach.
Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.
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Become part of Australia's sporting history through thousands of sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.
See a match or tour the home of Aussie cricket and the Australian Football League, the site of the 1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Get the motor running and enjoy a long weekend of F1 action on and off the track including motor shows, air displays and of course, the big race.
Join like-minded green thumbs and farming folk at events in Melbourne dedicated to all things nature and the outdoors.
Head to Melbourne, Australia's sporting events capital, playing host to some of the world's best including the Australian Open Tennis championship.
Join the festivities in Melbourne and Victoria at major arts, food and wine, cultural and sports events throughout the year.
This year, the Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 5 November.
Sprout green thumbs in response to the sensory explosions of colour and design to be dug up at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.
Be part of the biggest international sporting event of 2015 when the world's cricketing nations contest the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Melbourne.
Hear something new in Melbourne's jazz bars and clubs this Queens Birthday weekend. Catch exclusive international acts and local newcomers.
Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.
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