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Victoria’s Best Sporting Events

Victoria has a significant international pedigree when it comes to sporting events. As the sporting capital of a completely sport-mad nation, Melbourne is treated to an extravaganza of excellent sporting highlights year round. Visit the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct and take in fantastic venues such as the legendary MCG, Melbourne Park and AAMI Park. Get in touch with one of our expert consultants to find out how you can see some of Australia’s most iconic sporting events, including the Boxing Day test match at the MCG, the Spring Racing Carnival or the Australian Open.

Australian Open Court

Australian Open Screen

Australian Open

The largest sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, the Australian Open is held over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne.

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup Outfits

Spring Racing Carnival and the Melbourne Cup

Australia’s most well-known horse race occurs in spring. The Melbourne Cup is a 3,200m race that takes place as part of the Spring Racing Carnival.

Australian Grand Prix

Everyone gets excited when the Formula 1 circus comes to town. The oldest motor race in Australia has been a key fixture in the Formula 1 calendar since 1928. The race now occurs at the Melbourne Grand Prix circuit.


Crowd at the MCG

Boxing Day Test Match

There is, perhaps, no greater Australia sporting tradition than the Boxing Day test. As the name suggests, the match begins on Boxing Day and runs through to the 30th December. Occurring at the MCG, the event consistently raises a crowd of over 80,000 people.

Festival of Sails

Festival of Sails

Festival of Sails

Both waterfront entertainment and world-class sailing are on offer at the annual Festival of Sails in the suburb of Geelong. Take in the sailing action and enjoy food trucks, market stalls and a fireworks display.

Attend a Victoria sporting event

Get in touch with one of our Travel Experts and find out how you can get amongst the action at one of Melbourne's sporting events. 

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