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Major events

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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Major events

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Theatre & performing arts

Melbourne Festival 2016

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of...

Until 23 Oct 2016

Motor sport

Motorcycle Grand Prix

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.

Until 23 Oct 2016

Plays & musicals

We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, is now playing at the Regent Theatre. This multi-million dollar show...

Until 29 Oct 2016


Melbourne Cup Carnival

Glamorous, refined and layered with history, Flemington is the beating heart of Australian horse racing. Hosting six incredible racedays comprising...

Until 5 Nov 2016

Plays & musicals

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl. With book by...

Until 11 Nov 2016


Maticevski: Dark Wonderland

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

Until 20 Nov 2016


Spring Racing Carnival

Anticipation and excitement fill the air. We farewell winter and welcome spring with open arms. It’s a time when the city comes alive. People have a...

Until 20 Nov 2016

Plays & musicals

Kinky Boots Australia

Kinky Boots is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit and it's coming to Melbourne. On sale now from 23 October to 27 November. Kinky Boots,...

Until 27 Nov 2016


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


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


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


AAMI Victoria Derby Day

Beautiful bold blacks and whites set the scene of the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival’s fusion of fashion and first-class racing, the lavish AAMI...

29 Oct 2016


Wangaratta Jazz & Blues

Choose from a bustling program of local and international jazz and blues artists performing at music halls, garden stages, pubs and local wineries.

28 - 30 Oct 2016


Fast5 Netball World Series

Fast5 Netball is netball like you have never seen before. With five players a side, shorter quarters, power plays and super shots the action is fast...

29 - 30 Oct 2016


Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

The Emirates Melbourne Cup sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar where the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at...

1 Nov 2016