Major events

From colourful racing carnivals to Grand Slam tennis, there's always something exciting happening in Victoria.

Time your stay to catch outstanding food and wine events, jazz performances and comedy shows, surfing tournaments, and flower and garden displays – Victoria celebrates with major festivals and special events throughout the year.

Look out for these calendar highlights in Melbourne and regional Victoria:

  • Australian Open (late January)
  • Melbourne International Film Festival (August)
  • Melbourne International Arts Festival (October)
  • Australian Moto Grand Prix (late October)
  • Melbourne Cup (first Tuesday in November)

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