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With a non-stop schedule of international events, dedicated precincts and superb venues, Melbourne is events. Go wild for world champions at our sports grounds and discover exclusive exhibitions in our arts precinct. See thrilling performances by artists at the top of their game in one extraordinary festival and witness a horserace for the history books. Make a week or a weekend of it and explore rooftop bars, riverside restaurants, eclectic boutiques and open-air laneway galleries.

Wallace & Gromit and friends, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

EXHIBITIONS

Wallace & Gromit and friends: The magic of Aardman

29 June - 29 Oct 2017

Enter the enchanting claymation world of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and more. A Grand Day Out for all.

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

EXHIBITIONS

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

27 August - 7 November 2017

Get wrapped up in the rich history of this adored French fashion house, featuring magnificent displays of their signature gowns.

THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS

Melbourne Festival

5 - 22 October 2017

Be provoked and inspired at this major international arts festival, with spellbinding performances in music, dance, theatre and visual arts.

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

MOTOR SPORT

2017 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

20 - 22 October 2017

See the world's best riders get all revved up on the Phillip Island Circuit, the home of Australian motorcycle racing.

See Australia take on England to kick off the 2017 Rugby League World Cup

SPORTS

Rugby League World Cup 2017

27 October & 19 November 2017

14 nations, 1 trophy, and a ton of heart-stopping action. Feel the intensity of a live game as you cheer teams on in their quest for glory.

Melbourne Cup Carnival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

SPORTS

Melbourne Cup Carnival

4, 7, 9, 11 November 2017

Celebrate fashion and first-class thoroughbred racing across four days, including the race that stops a nation – the Melbourne Cup.

Australian Men's Test team celebrating a wicket. Photo: Getty Images/Cricket Australia, Michael Dodge

SPORTS

The Ashes 2017

26 - 30 December 2017

Get in quick to see great cricket rivals Australia and England face off on the hallowed grounds of the MCG.

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