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Australia has plenty to see and do at any time of the year, entertaining both locals and visitors alike. Events, festivals and shows in Australia may be cultural, sporting or recreational events. Some events and entertainment may be offered free. more

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  • 121st Annual Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament
    Next Event : 19 April 2019

    Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis Club is pleased to be hosting the 121st Annual Easter Tennis Tournament in 2019. This event will suit all players, from novice to open events, including juniors, veterans and graded sections. Come and join the fun with all the family.…

  • 12x12 Plays
    Next Event : 12 December 2019 19:00

    Presented by Theatre 3Triple2, local writers and performers from across the region bring 12 original plays to the Potato Shed. Each play is 12 minutes long. Some deal with the darker side of life while others will have you laughing in the aisles. This very popular series of original works...

  • 16th Great Alpine Classic - Myrtleford
    Next Event : 18 March 2019

    Join the Myrtleford, Bright and Wangaratta Golf Clubs for the 16th Annual Great Alpine Classic Golf Tournament. Starting in Wangaratta on Monday, followed by the Bright Country Golf Club on Tuesday, and ending with the grand finale at Myrtleford on Thursday, this competition is run as a daily Stableford for...

  • 1770 Art Show
    Next Event : 22 May 2019

    The annual 1770 Art Show is held each May in Agnes Water, Central Coast Queensland. The show covers the categories of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Textile, Secondary and Primary School. With a prize pool of more the AUD7000 it is one of the premier regional Art Shows. Each year the...

  • 17th Australian Masters Games
    Next Event : 05 October 2019 08:00

    The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is regarded as Australia's greatest multisport event and is set to be held 5-12 October 2019 in Adelaide. The Games will also comprise a variety of social events throughout the week including an opening and closing ceremony and a mid-week...

  • 1 RAR Band Presents
    Next Event : 19 June 2019 11:00

    The Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment is made up of a group of exceptional professional Army musicians based in Townsville’s Lavarack Barracks. Amazingly versatile, they can step off a parade ground and put on exciting rock shows, intimate small group events, and masterful big band jazz...

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
    Next Event : 11 April 2019 09:30

    Om Sweet Om Milton invites you to develop a deeper understanding of the ancient teachings of yoga and how to implement them into your daily life. Learn the skills to become a yoga teacher or simply expand on your knowledge and passion of yoga. This training is designed to guide...

  • 2019 Canberra Comedy Festival
    Next Event : 18 March 2019

    The Canberra Comedy Comedy festival is Canberra's premier comedy event! Held over one hilarious week, the festival feature comedians to suit everybody, from international superstars to homegrown talent. With over 60 shows from all walks of life crammed into 7 days the streets and roundabouts of Canberra will be filled...

  • 2019 Gold Coast Open presented by Flight Centre
    Next Event : 07 May 2019

    After a hugely successful event in 2018 and many years before it, the Burleigh Pro will return in 2019 better than ever – renamed as the Gold Coast Open presented by Flight Centre. The event is a World Surf League (WSL) QS 1,500 rated Men's and Women's event, attracting a...

  • 2019 Hamilton Downs Youth Camp Longest Desert Lunch
    Next Event : 19 May 2019 12:00

    Alice's Longest Desert Lunch is the premier luncheon held in Alice Springs annually and is the main fundraiser for the Hamilton Downs Youth Camp. Lunch is served by Alice's finest restaurants.…

  • 2019 Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair
    Next Event : 23 March 2019 09:00

    Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gem, minerals & fossils from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world. The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase. Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale. Throughout the two days of the fair, there...

  • 2019 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes and Canberra Cup Race Day
    Next Event : 10 March 2019 11:00

    The Group 3 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes is Canberra's premier race day. The inaugural Black Opal Stakes in 1973 was won by Rich Reward. The race day is one of the more important Autumn events on the calendar. The Black Opal Stakes program includes the Canberra...

  • 2019 Laura Folk Fair
    Next Event : 06 April 2019 10:30

    This unique two-day event held annually on the first full weekend in April offers approximately 100 craft and hobby stalls, free entertainment, food, refreshment stalls, awards, competitions, sideshows, kids zone and much more!…

  • 2019 Masters QLD State Titles- Event 2 (Sunshine Coast)
    Next Event : 08 June 2019

    In a bid to provide the state's Male Masters and Female Masters competitors with additional competitive opportunities in 2019, Surfing Queensland is once again bolstering the Queensland Masters Surfing Championship to a combined two-event series presented by Nusa Cana Rum. The two-event series will crown Queensland Masters State Champions across...

  • 2019 Mountain Bike Australia Fat Bike National Championships
    Next Event : 17 May 2019 15:00

    Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) in conjunction with Karunjie Event Management and supporting partners the Government of Western Australia and Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa are pleased to present the 2019 MTBA Fat Bike National Championships.…

  • 2019 Presidents Cup
    Next Event : 09 December 2019

    The 13th Presidents Cup will be contested at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne. Royal Melbourne Golf Club becomes the only international venue to host this prestigious international team competition for the third time. Since its inception in 1994, the Presidents Cup has become one of the most eagerly awaited...

  • 2019 SA Spring Garden Festival - Mount Pleasant
    Next Event : 21 September 2019 08:00

    The South Australian Spring Garden Festival at Mount Pleasant will showcase a wide selection of plants, garden accessories and information to get you blooming and ready for spring! For garden enthusiasts this should be a stand-out local spring gardening event to look forward to. Specialist Garden Clubs will be in...

  • 2019 Streaky Bay Cup
    Next Event : 30 March 2019 10:30

    The Streaky Bay Racing Club will celebrate its 103rd year of racing at this year's Cup, so come and help us celebrate! It will be a great day for the whole family! Saturday the gates open at 10.30am with the first race being around 12pm. As usual we will be...

  • 22nd Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic
    Next Event : 26 April 2019 17:00

    The 22nd Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic is the perfect family fishing competition. Over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won, with $500 of tackle for the early bird winner. Be sure to get your entries in on time. Meals are provided with compliments of the organisers on Friday, Saturday...

  • 25 OVER 25
    Next Event : 03 March 2019 10:30

    This exhibition forms part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Bundanon Trust. Over thirty years ago, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd had a vision to create a world-class centre for the creative arts where artists from all disciplines could share and draw inspiration from the Bundanon properties and Shoalhaven landscape. The...

  • 32nd Annual Penrith Working Truck Show
    Next Event : 31 March 2019 08:00

    The Penrith Working Truck Show is on at the Museum of Fire on Sunday, March 31 from 8am to 4pm. Country Music extravaganza has always been a major attraction at the Truck Show and this year will be no exception. Live on Stage will be Dan Murphy, Brad Butcher, Viper...

  • 39th FIPS Mouche 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships Tasmania
    Next Event : 30 November 2019

    Australia is privileged to be selected as the host for the World Fly Fishing Championship in 2019. An annual event held worldwide which is set to put Fly Fishing in Tasmania firmly on the map. Come and see the best anglers from around the world try their luck in some...

  • 3D Copper Foil Box - Tiffany Style Stained Glass Workshop
    Next Event : 29 June 2019 10:30

    In this two day workshop learn the traditional skill of creating a copper foil box in the Tiffany style that can to be used and passed down for generations. You will receive a delicious lunch and afternoon tea on the first day from Home Grown on Piper, a cafe on...

  • 44th Van Nationals
    Next Event : 21 April 2019 09:00

    The humble Panel Van is one of the most iconic vehicles in Australia! The 44th Van Nationals and Street Machine Show will have a variety of vans including big vans, medium vans and small vans, show, classic, vintage and custom, on display as owners and their vehicles will come together...

  • 500 Miles of Music - William Creek
    Next Event : 10 July 2019 18:00

    500 Miles of Music - Wombat Flat to William Creek, our inaugural roadshow entertaining a huge chunk of rural South Australia for one magic week in July 2019. The Tour has been designed to showcase some of Australia’s BEST musical talent to local audiences, as well as SA and interstate...

  • 500 Miles of Music - Wombat Flat
    Next Event : 06 July 2019 18:00

    500 Miles of Music - Wombat Flat to William Creek, our inaugural roadshow entertaining a huge chunk of rural South Australia for one magic week in July 2019. The Tour has been designed to showcase some of Australia’s BEST musical talent to local audiences, as well as SA and interstate...

  • 7 Cairns Marathon
    Next Event : 28 April 2019 06:00

    Up to 3000 athletes from Queensland, interstate and overseas are expected to participate in the inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival. Scheduled for April 28, 2019, it is the first official run festival of its kind to be held in Cairns and is forecast to generate significant visitor...

  • 8 Breweries in 8 Days - Sweetwater Brewing Co
    Next Event : 03 May 2019 11:00

    Extending from the river to the mountains, Victoria’s High Country Brewery Trail weaves a scenic path to awesome beers. Each brewery along the Trail exudes its own personality and style, just like each of their brews. See for yourself by exploring the Trail during the Feast High Country Festival in...

  • Abbotsford Farmers' Market
    Next Event : 23 March 2019 08:00

    Abbotsford Farmers' Market is not just a direct source of fresh produce but also a genuine, accessible way for the public to find the real story behind how our food is farmed. Held on the fourth Saturday of each month, the market is simply about Victorian farmers getting what they...

  • ABC Young Performers Awards Finals Concert
    Next Event : 21 July 2020

    An experience beyond music. Who will win Young Performer of the Year? Don’t miss your chance to be in the audience for the Young Performers Awards. After eight months of intense preparation and memorable performances, three gifted musicians remain to battle it out for the coveted title of Young Performer...

  • Aberdeen Highland Games
    Next Event : 06 July 2019 08:30

    The annual Aberdeen Highland Games take place on first weekend in July each year and are run in conjunction with the Scottish Australia Heritage Council's Heritage Week. During the day a number of events take place together with stalls providing food and Scottish / Celtic displays all of which represent...

  • A Brief History of Time: Chamber Landscapes
    Next Event : 08 March 2019

    To be human is to make music. Australian indigenous people have the oldest living tradition on the planet. They have been singing for millennia, their music passing through thousands of generations of ears, hands, and hearts. In Western classical music, we speak of ‘early’ music; music from the Middle Ages...

  • A Butcher, A Baker, A Bunch of Makers - Celebrating Makers and Artisans of the Southern Highlands
    Next Event : 01 March 2019 10:00

    The Berrima District Museum brings you a beautiful exhibition in its new digital gallery celebrating the talented artisans of the Southern Highlands. Showcasing the very best of local art, design, food and wine, the exhibition utilises state of the art technology to bring to life the stories of the artisans...

  • A collection of artefacts and photographs by John Quinn
    Next Event : 01 March 2019 11:00

    “Liklik Samting Long Taim Bifor ” (Pidgin English for ‘Small Things from Times Past’) John Quinn spent the years 1959-1975 in Papua New Guinea as a Patrol Officer-universally known to all in that country as a “Kiap". A Kiap’s main job was to provide ‘peace, order and good government’ to...

  • Acoustic Sundays at Woodstock
    Next Event : 03 March 2019

    Sundays are for lazy long lunches. Join us at Woodstock, kick back and relax to the acoustic tunes of our local artists whilst soaking in the beautiful surrounds.…

  • Acquacheta 2.0 Live at The Jazzlab
    Next Event : 06 March 2019 20:00

    Acquacheta is a stream in the province of Forlì-Cesena, Romagna, northern Italy. In the Tuscan dialect, it can also refer to an unlikely individual who surprises all by overcoming a challenge. After the publication of their first CD in 2013 (titled ‘Acquacheta’) presented at the Stonnington Jazz Festival and at...

  • ACT Parks Critters of the Eucalypt Forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
    Next Event : 02 March 2019 14:00

    Take a short walk with a ranger and learn about the potoroos and other important inhabitants of the Eucalypt Forest and get back in time for “Koalas in the Canopy”. Meet at the koala enclosure in the Eucalypt Forest. This wildlife walk is suitable for all ages, there are no...

  • ACT Parks Koalas in the Canopy
    Next Event : 02 March 2019 14:45

    Every Saturday you can search for koalas and enjoy a ranger guided walk through the tall eucalypt forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Hear a ranger's story or two about these fascinating marsupials. Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park. Normal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required for Koalas...

  • Adaminaby Easter Fair
    Next Event : 20 April 2019 09:00

    Held every Easter Saturday, the Adaminaby Easter Fair is a day for the whole family Highlights include market and food stalls, Easter Bunny and Easter Bonnet Parade, dog high jump, tug-of-war, cooee, pie eating, and the family favourite Wacky Quacky Duck Race with AUD700 in prize money on offer. There...

  • Adina Polocrosse World Cup
    Next Event : 22 April 2019

    See the world’s best battle it out at the Polocrosse World Cup in Warwick, Queensland. Combining the strategy of netball, the toughness of rugby, and the ball skills of lacrosse, polocrosse is an Australian-made sport where action, power, skill and pace dominate. Celebrating 80 years in 2019, the Polocrosse World...

  • Advanced Children's Dance Class
    Next Event : 06 March 2019 18:00

    Learn easy steps to great music. Build confidence for all ages and enjoy social interaction in a safe environment. Learn social good manners and validation for personal efforts. Bronwyn teaches some partner dances and some solo dances. Parents are most welcome to join in with their children to make the...

  • Adventurethon Charters Towers
    Next Event : 22 September 2019

    Following from the fun, frivolity, and spirited competition of the inaugural event in 2018, we will once again see an awesome course set around the scenic Burdekin River. An exciting paddle course, that may include some small rapids, will set the event in motion and lead participants towards a relatively...

  • Adventurethon Mackay Stage Race
    Next Event : 12 October 2019

    Start your weekend of adventure with a mountain bike ride around the always interesting Rowallan Park tracks. Look out for inclusion of the ‘floating bridge’ and ‘spiral of doom’, they may re-appear for the race. Follow your ride with a flat water paddle on Kinchant Dam to enjoy the sights...

  • Adventurethon Townsville
    Next Event : 29 June 2019

    In line with popular demand, Townsville returns to the standard Adventurethon Format again. Gear up for a full on, three discipline, race to test your stamina on the waters and tracks around Pallarenda. Not just an event for the elite athletes, Adventurethon also caters to the whole family from juniors...

  • AFL Premiership Series - Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles
    Next Event : 21 July 2019 14:50

    AFL returns to Alice Springs in Round 18 and see Melbourne take on the West Coast Eagles. Be sure to come along and see the guys battle it out in the Territory.…

  • AFLW 3.0, Round 5: Brisbane Lions versus Geelong Cats
    Next Event : 02 March 2019 15:45

    The stakes continue to rise as we hit Round 5 of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition. On Saturday afternoon, March 2, it’s the big cats versus the small cats in an AFLW first. The Lions will be taking on newcomers to the league, Geelong, at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex....

  • AFLW 3.0 Round 5: Carlton v Collingwood
    Next Event : 02 March 2019 19:15

    It is one of the oldest rivalries in the game – the kind that makes for some thrilling footy and atmosphere. On Saturday, March 2, why not get to Ikon Park and be a part of it? See the Navy Blues take on the Pies in Round five of the...

  • AFLW 3.0 Round five: Kangaroos v Adelaide Crows
    Next Event : 03 March 2019 16:05

    There is nothing better than a Sunday afternoon footy match when the weather is good and the atmosphere is electric. In Round five of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition the Kangaroos and the Crows are heading to Avalon Airport Oval. This is the only game at this venue for the...

  • AFLW 3.0 Round Seven: Collingwood v Brisbane Lions
    Next Event : 17 March 2019 14:05

    On Sunday afternoon March 17 at Victoria Park, the Pies take on the Brisbane Lions in the seventh and final round of the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s Competition. This is a lucky home game for the Pies, who will be looking to end the season on a win – they...

  • AFLW 3.0 Round Seven: Melbourne v Adelaide Crows
    Next Event : 16 March 2019 16:45

    Can the Red and Blue make it a hat trick and maintain their 2017 and 2018 winning streak against the Crows? On Saturday March 16 you can catch all the action at Casey Fields. It will be the final game of the season at Casey Fields, so if you are...

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