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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.
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.
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.
Smell the roses - all 5000 varieties - in the magnificent grounds of the Victoria's largest private residence, pausing to admire the pastoral style.
In the tradition of the world's busiest public spaces, "Fed Square" buzzes with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and bold galleries.
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.
Unearth the critical and quirky contributions of the Chinese miners who came to the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s, through interactive exhibits.
See one of the Southern Hemisphere's most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.
Wilsons Promontory National Park sits at the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland, offering visitors stunning scenery and wildlife.
Let your tour of the city take in department stores and shopping centres, arcades and laneways and the flagship stores of edgy Victorian designers.
Journey through Aboriginal Victoria for contemporary interpretations of Dreaming, traditional customs and 60,000 years of history.
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.
Bring the kids and make the most of Victoria's interactive museums and festivals, exhilarating outdoor adventures and fascinating wildlife parks.
Uncover Victoria's proud history, from preserved goldmining relics, Murray River paddle steamers, bushrangers' lairs and ancient Aboriginal artefacts.
Brimming with theatres and music venues, comedy clubs, museums and galleries, Victoria is a region in love with the arts. Discover it for yourself.
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