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Melbourne Cup Parade

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne's premier turf event is not just any old horse race. The annual Melbourne Cup has been variously billed as 'the celebration that stops a nation', and 'Australia's most famous Tuesday'. The race is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere, and draws interest from...  see full details



Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open

Australian Open Tennis Championships

What started out as the Australasian Championships in 1905 has become what is known today as the Australian Open. It has been staged at six different venues: New Zealand, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Since 1972, the tournament has been held every year...  see full details



Australian F1 Grand Prix

Australian F1 Grand Prix

Motorsport fans have a real treat when it comes time for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the superb modern Albert Park Lake circuit. The main race is the first on the annual Formula One schedule, and forms the centrepiece of four...  see full details



Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

The Melbourne Writers Festival is the city's premier literary event, well-established after nearly three decades. Every year the festival draws together well known and talented writers, artists, thinkers and performers from around the world. There is generally something for every lover of good writing,...  see full details