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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.
Soak up all the glitz, glamour and laughs of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical, the stage show based on the much-loved Australian film.
Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.
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.
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.
Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.
Gasp in awe at the endeavours of some seriously tough athletes as they embark on the challenging race through Melbourne's beautiful bayside suburbs.
Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.
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.
20 Jan - 15 Mar 2015
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20 Feb - 10 May 2015
27 Feb - 15 Mar 2015
12 - 15 Mar 2015
14 - 22 Mar 2015
25 Mar - 19 Apr 2015
25 - 29 Mar 2015
19 Mar 2015, 29 Mar 2015
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.
17 Apr - 4 Oct 2015
Gain valuable insights into 'The Great War' with over 350 of the most significant historical artifacts from the Imperial War Museums in London.
29 May - 7 Jun 2015
Hear something new in Melbourne's jazz bars and clubs this Queens Birthday weekend. Catch exclusive international acts and local newcomers.
16 Jul - 1 Nov 2015
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.
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.
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.
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....
22 Mar 2015
1 - 12 Apr 2015
Surf's up at Bells Beach every Easter, when the world's top ranked surfers carve up the waves and compete for the most sought after trophy in surfing.
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.
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Step out with the seriously stylish for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival and go where Melbourne's most fashionable go.
Be sure to pack your sense of humour when you make your way to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and discover the city's funny side.
Make sure you're firing on all cylinders to back up full days by the Formula 1 Grand Prix track with all the fun of Melbourne at its finest.
Hit your 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup experience for six and check out our recommendations for Melbourne's best bars, sights, events, eateries and more.
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.
Check out these tips to make the most of your time at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, when the city is transformed into one big dining room.
Shop 'til you drop at this celebrated market to see buskers, find souvenirs and to marvel at the fresh produce and the treats in the Dairy Hall.
Enliven your zoo visit with up-close Wild Encounters tours, groove in summer to the 'Zoo Twilights' music performances, or just gawp at new arrivals.
Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.
Step back in time to Victoria's treacherous southern coast as it was in the 19th century, when 160 ships were lost at sea, in this recreated village.
Unearth the critical and quirky contributions of the Chinese miners who came to the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s, through interactive exhibits.
All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests and lush fern gullies, or travel first class for olden-times romance.
Tucker out little kids and big with fun-filled leisure activities in every corner of Victoria, from marvellous minigolf to amazing mazes and more.
Travel from mountains to coast to city in no time at all thanks to Victoria's compact size. Follow tourist routes or make it up as you go along.
If Victorians know one thing, it's how to have fun. Feast on a smorgasbord of live music, comedy, arthouse cinema and local and international sport.
Jump in a coach, climb on a raft or don your walking shoes and join a tour to let the professionals reveal Melbourne and Victoria's hidden treasures.
Get outside and find abundant nature and wildlife in Victoria, from desert landscapes to rugged coastline, lush alpine outlooks to inland waterways.
Find your flavour in Victoria, where cups runneth over with fine restaurants, eclectic cuisines, country pubs, regional produce and wineries galore.
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