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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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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

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.

Until 25 Mar 2018



Wonderland celebrates more than a century of Lewis Carroll's timeless Alice stories on screen. This world premiere exhibition explores how dozens of...

5 Apr - 7 Oct 2018


NGV Triennial

The inaugural NGV Triennial presents an unprecedented, large-scale exhibition of international art, design and architecture from 15 December 2017 to...

Until 15 Apr 2018

Plays & musicals

Priscilla - Queen of the Desert

The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a dazzling array of more than 500 award-winning costumes, 200 headdresses and a non-stop...

Until 29 Apr 2018


Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018

Established during the golden age of post-war modernism, Marimekko is the Finnish textile and fashion company that achieved international fame in the...

Until 11 Jun 2018

Plays & musicals

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. Her music would become the...

Until 24 Jun 2018


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.

24 Aug - 2 Sep 2018

Gardens & agriculture

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

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.

21 - 25 Mar 2018

Motor sport

Formula 1 Grand Prix

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.

22 - 25 Mar 2018


International Festival of Hockey

The best international hockey in Australia will be landing on Victoria’s doorstep again this November. This world-class tournament will see the...

4 - 11 Nov 2018 (dates to be confirmed)


Festival of Sails

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.

25 - 27 Jan 2019 (dates to be confirmed)


Australian Open Tennis

Light up your January with the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Be there as the biggest names in the game try to start the season off with a bang.

14 - 27 Jan 2019 (dates to be confirmed)


Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

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.

28 Mar - 8 Apr 2018

Film festivals

Melbourne International Film Festival

Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.

2 - 19 Aug 2018

Art & exhibitions

White Night Geelong

Geelong's landscape and architecture as you have never seen it before, creatively reimagined, transformed by artists for one night only in October.

13 Oct 2018