From colourful racing carnivals and Grand Slam tennis to award-winning musical performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there's always something exciting happening in Victoria.

Time your stay to catch outstanding food and wine events, jazz performances and comedy shows, surfing tournaments, and flower and garden displays – Victoria celebrates with major festivals and special events throughout the year.

Look out for these calendar highlights in Melbourne and regional Victoria:

  • Australian Open (January)
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival (March to April)
  • Melbourne International Film Festival (August)
  • Australian Moto Grand Prix (late October)
  • Melbourne Cup (first Tuesday in November)

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