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

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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A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795)

A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795)

27 Mar - 21 Jun 2015

Hidden treasures from Beijing's Palace Museum in the Forbidden City will come to Melbourne for the first time, in an Australian exclusive exhibition....

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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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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

28 May - 7 Jun 2015

The 2015 Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) is set to warm up the city in midwinter with an incredible program featuring some of the...

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Paul Gallen

State of Origin Game II

17 Jun 2015

Rugby League's showpiece event, the Holden State of Origin Series is coming to Melbourne in 2015. Australia's greatest rivalry will re-ignite at the...

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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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Frans Snyders  Flemish 1579–1657  A concert of bird's 1630–40 oil on canvas 136.5 х 240.0 cm  The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg  Acquired from the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, 1779 (Inv. № ГЭ-607)

Masterpieces from the Hermitage

31 Jul - 8 Nov 2015

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great features over 400 works from the personal collection of Catherine The Great.

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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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Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne Cup Carnival

12 Sep - 7 Nov 2015

The Melbourne Cup Carnival's six feature race days combine to create a world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion,...

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TANDERRUM, 2014 Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival

8 - 25 Oct 2015

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...

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International Cricket 2015/16

Boxing Day Test - International Cricket 2015/16

26 - 30 Dec 2015

There are few events in the Australian sporting calendar that evoke as much passion as International Cricket. Cricket Australia offers a range of...

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

23 Mar - 17 Apr 2016

Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.

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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

Adam Cullen

Imagining Ned

28 Mar - 28 Jun 2015

Ned Kelly remains a highly mythologised character in Australian history. Some say he was a murderous villain and outlaw, while others proclaim him a...

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Italian violinist Davide Monti

Woodend Winter Arts Festival

5 - 8 Jun 2015

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival has become one of Australia's premier chamber music, literary and visual arts festivals. Held every year on the...

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Australian Snooker Goldfields Open

Australian Snooker Goldfields Open

29 Jun - 5 Jul 2015

The Bendigo Stadium is hosting the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open. Play will consist of the top 16 world ranked players plus 16 qualifiers, with...

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Winter Blues Fest

Winter Blues Festival

24 - 26 Jul 2015

Forget the winter blues! Echuca Moama's annual Winter Blues Festival is a weekend not to be missed. The Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival has become...

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Kangaroo Hoppet

Kangaroo Hoppet

22 Aug 2015

The Kangaroo Hoppet is Australia's premier long distance cross country ski race. It is a member of the prestigious Wordloppet series of popular...

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Women's Victorian Sandgreens Championships

Women's Victorian Sandgreens Championships

8 - 9 Sep 2015

Avoca Golf Club will play host to the Women's Victorian Sandgreens Championships where 120 players will converge on the club for two days of...

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Mildura City Mall

Mildura Country Music Festival

25 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Mildura becomes country music heaven in spring with over 20 venues celebrating Australia's biggest showcase festival of independent country music.

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Archibald Prize 2015

Archibald Prize 2015

3 Oct - 8 Nov 2015

See the Archies in Ballarat in 2015. The Archibald Prize is an extraordinary art event, bringing together images of some of the country's leading...

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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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V8 Supercars Phillip Island SuperSprint

V8 Supercars Phillip Island

20 - 22 Nov 2015

Witness Ford, Holden, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Volvo battle it out for last minute Championship points on one of Australia's fastest racing tracks.

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QMF 2014

Queenscliff Music Festival

27 - 29 Nov 2015

The Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) hits the shores of Queenscliff this November 27 to 29. An array of music guests to be announced in the coming...

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Festival of Sails Geelong

Festival of Sails

22 - 26 Jan 2016

Join over 100,000 spectators on Geelong's waterfront this Australia Day weekend for five days of yacht racing, live music, fireworks and lots more.

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Great Ocean rd cycle

Great Ocean Road Cycle

8 - 10 Feb 2016

The Great Ocean Road cycle is an annual cycle tour that begins in Geelong Victoria and ends in Warrnambool. The Great Ocean Road is world renown for...

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Beth Patteson

Maldon Folk Festival

30 Oct - 2 Nov 2015, 28 - 31 Oct 2016, 3 - 6 Nov 2017, 2 - 5 Nov 2018

The Maldon Folk Festival is located in Central Victoria and has been held annually for forty years. Each year a long weekend of quality entertainment...

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