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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Melbourne

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 7 Jun 2015

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.

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

1 Apr - 23 Aug 2015

Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.

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Holden Hurricane coupe, concept car 1969

Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car

6 Mar - 12 Jul 2015

From steam-powered horseless carriages and the classic Aussie ute to muscle cars, racy V8s and dazzling concept vehicles, Australia has a rich legacy...

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David Bowie is

David Bowie is

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.

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Real Madrid

2015 International Champions Cup

18 - 24 Jul 2015

Nine Touring and Events, TLA Worldwide and RSE Ventures are bringing the most significant football event ever to be seen in this country, The...

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Melbourne International Film Festival Gala

Melbourne International Film Festival

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.

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

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.

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Dressage competition

EQUITANA Melbourne

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....

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Regional Victoria

2013 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Motorcycle Grand Prix

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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