The always buzzing bit

From colourful racing carnivals and Grand Slam tennis to international art exhibitions and blockbuster shows, 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 (late March–April)
  • Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix™ (late March–April)
  • Rip Curl Pro surfing event at Bells Beach (April)
  • Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (March)
  • RISING (June)
  • Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (late October)
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival (late October–November)
  • ALWAYS LIVE (November–December)
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