From colourful racing carnivals and Grand Slam tennis to award-winning musical performances of Moulin Rouge! The Musical , 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 (January)
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival (March to April)
  • Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix (April)
  • RISING (June)
  • Australian Moto Grand Prix (late October)
  • T20 Cricket World Cup (October – November)
  • Melbourne Cup (first Tuesday in November)

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