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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.

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Comedy

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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

29 Mar - 23 Apr 2017

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

Exhibitions

Scorsese

Scorsese, drawn from his personal collection explores his inspirations, creative process and key collaborations, offering comprehensive insight into...

Until 18 Sep 2016

Exhibitions

Degas: A New Vision

Edgar Degas is one of the most celebrated artists associated with French Impressionism. The art he made over more than fifty years of constant...

Until 18 Sep 2016

Exhibitions

Jurassic World

Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the...

Until 2 Oct 2016

Plays & musicals

We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, is coming to the Regent Theatre in August 2016. This multi-million dollar...

30 Aug 2016
31 Aug 2016
1 Sep 2016
2 Sep 2016

Lifestyle

Spring Fashion Week

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) is the premier fashion event of the season. This week-long festival positions Melbourne as Australia’s fashion...

26 Aug - 2 Sep 2016

Exhibitions

Melbourne Writers Festival

Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.

26 Aug - 4 Sep 2016

Sports

Australian Netball Diamonds v New Zealand Silver Ferns

The Australian Diamonds host New Zealand's Silver Ferns at Margaret Court Arena, during the International Netball Series. This will be the first...

4 Sep 2016

Horse racing

AAMI Victoria Derby Day

The Melbourne Cup Carnival shifts gear with what is arguably the most outstanding day of racing on the Australasian calendar: AAMI Victoria Derby...

29 Oct - 5 Nov 2016

Cycling

2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

See Australia's Cadel Evans in full flight and take in spectacular coastal scenery on this elite one day cycle race. Leave early to grab a good spot.

27 - 29 Jan 2017

Sports

Melbourne Cup Carnival

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

10 Sep - 5 Nov 2016

Theatre & performing arts

Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's largest celebration of independent art, featuring local, national and international artists activating a...

15 Sep - 2 Oct 2016

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...

5 Oct 2016
6 Oct 2016
7 Oct 2016
8 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.

21 - 23 Oct 2016
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