Melbourne Events

The Australian Open, Rod Laver Arena 2007 - Photo by Rg030, Wikimedia Creative CommonsThe Australian Open, Rod Laver Arena 2007 - Photo by Rg030, Wikimedia Creative Commons

Melbourne lays claim to being Australia’s events capital,
enthusiastically embracing a wide diversity of festivals, exhibitions
and sporting spectacles. There isn’t a dull month in Melbourne with a
busy annual cycle of major events including the Australian Open Tennis
Championships, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Melbourne International
Comedy Festival and the horse race which stops a nation each
November, the Melbourne Cup.

Australian Grand Prix.
Four days of action on and
off the track featuring superstar Formula One drivers, red hot racing
action and F1 glamour and entertainment.

The Australian Open Tennis

The Australian Open brings the world’s hottest tennis players to
Melbourne for two weeks of head-turning thrills. Over 550,000
spectators descend on Melbourne in January each year, making it the
highest attended annual sporting event in Australia.

Aussie Rules
For a fair dinkum Aussie experience go to an Australian Football League (AFL) game. One of Australia's favourite sports, AFL attracts huge crowds of vocal and loyal  supporters with games played from
March to September. See why Aussie Rules is regarded as one of the toughest games in the world.

The Melbourne Cup
Watch the race that stops the nation, the 145-year old tradition that  brings Australia to a standstill. On the frst Tuesday in November, Australians everywhere stop and unite for one of the world’s most  famous horse races – the Melbourne Cup

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