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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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  • 100 Mile Dinner
    Next Event : 08 April 2019

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The F.O.O.D Week committee and the people of Molong welcome guests for the iconic 100 Mile Dinner under the stars on the Village Green in Molong. Food from Mudgee, Young, Cowra, Canowindra, Orange, Molong and Bathurst – and their wines...

  • 100 Per Cent Brisbane for Kids
    Next Event : 16 July 2018 10:00

    Museum of Brisbane's 100 Per Cent Brisbane is an award-winning exhibition that reveals a contemporary portrait of this beautiful city and its people, by tracing their Indigenous, convict and modern histories, celebrating their defining moments and sharing the voices and views of residents today. The Museum has developed a dedicated...

    Next Event : 12 January 2019 14:30

    For many years the award-winning SOUNDS BY THE RIVER has been delivering amazing national and international acts on the banks of the magnificent Murray River. 2019 brings a massive rock mix of international and Australian legends of rock to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this destination event in South Australia....

  • 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.…

  • 125th Anniversary of the Peoples Conference Dinner
    Next Event : 04 August 2018 06:30

    125th Anniversary of the Peoples Conference Dinner held in Corowa on July 31, 1893. A dinner to be held at the Corowa RSL Club on Saturday, August 4. Special Guest Speaker will be Mr Jeff Brownrigg - a noted historian and very entertaining speaker.…

  • 125th Celebrations of Kalgoorlie
    Next Event : 16 July 2018

    Patrick Hannan, Thomas Flanagan and Dan Shea may have discovered the gold that began the building of Kalgoorlie, but the riches that established a regional economy that still thrives today was found a few kilometres away just weeks later. During the following months, William Brookman and Samuel Pearce pegged and...

  • 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
    Next Event : 10 August 2018

    We are proud to host over sixty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned Art Centres, collectively representing over 2000 emerging and established artists. The fair provides an opportunity ethically to purchase a vibrant range of art including: paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper including limited edition prints, sculpture,...

  • +150 Years
    Next Event : 02 August 2018 10:00

    Ten artists respond to a photo of the East Gippsland Art Gallery building taken in 1868. Special opening event 5.30pm Friday 2 August Free entry and all are welcome.…

  • 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...

  • 180th Anniversary St Augustine's Parish
    Next Event : 24 August 2018

    St Augustine's Parish will celebrate the 180th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of its first church, on August 27, 1838 by Bishop Polding. This church has recently been renovated and is now known as the Lovat Chapel, after the first parish priest, Father Charles Lovat (1799-1858) In...

  • 18 hours of Melrose
    Next Event : 31 August 2018

    Ride either in teams of 2 or 4 or solo for 6 or 18 hrs! Live music and plenty of entertainment to keep you going through the night - 18 hour medical, timing and plenty of coffee…

  • 1927 In Concert
    Next Event : 03 August 2018 20:00

    Known for enduring hits such as 'That's When I Think of You', 'Compulsory Hero', 'To Love Me', 'Scars', 'Don't Forget Me', and of course, 'If I Could', 1927 made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with the Quintuple Platinum selling album '…ish' in 1988, which earned the...

  • 1968: Changing Times
    Next Event : 16 July 2018 10:00

    Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll…and a missing prime minister 1968 was momentous. A time of tumultuous world events, including the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. At home in Australia, we struggled with the fallout from the December 1967 disappearance of Prime Minister Harold...

  • 19th and 20th Century Works
    Next Event : 16 July 2018

    View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage. Visit the upper level to see exceptional works such as the mid-19th century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden...

  • 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum
    Next Event : 16 July 2018 09:30

    From an Egyptian mummy to Ned Kelly, uncover the hidden stories of 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum in the Westpac Long Gallery. This magnificently restored gallery showcases 100 objects and 100 people that have influenced the museum, nation and region and reveals the unexpected stories that make them treasures....

  • 2018 AIR Awards
    Next Event : 26 July 2018 19:00

    The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) will celebrate the 12th AIR Independent Music Awards at Adelaide’s Queen’s Theatre on Thursday 26th July, 2018. Thanks to the continued support from the South Australian Government, the return to the UNESCO City of Music will see over 40 of Australia’s finest recording...

  • 2018 Archibald Prize
    Next Event : 22 September 2018 10:00

    First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its...

  • 2018 Barossa Gourmet Weekend
    Next Event : 31 August 2018

    It's the highlight on the Barossa's annual event calendar, and 2018 Barossa Gourmet Weekend will raise the bar again, offering the most indulgent and authentic food and wine experiences over three days amazing 31 August, 1 & 2 September. Barossa Gourmet Weekend is a true Barossa celebration, showcasing authentic regional...

  • 2018 Bay Sheffield
    Next Event : 26 December 2018

    The Bay Sheffield is an iconic South Australian event, first run 132 years ago to celebrate 50 years of the Proclamation of South Australia. It is a three day athletics carnival, held on 26, 27 and 28 December. Athletes come from all over Australia and from across the world to...

  • 2018 CWA State Creative Arts Exhibition
    Next Event : 03 August 2018 09:00

    The Country Women's Association (CWA) of Victoria Inc. is holding its State Creative Arts Exhibition in Leongatha in 2018. This prestigious event showcases the skills of members in over 270 categories, including crafts, knitting, embroidery, art, cookery, preserves, floral art, toys and dolls and many more. Come along to the...

  • 2018 Dunkeld Races
    Next Event : 17 November 2018 11:00

    The region comes alive as locals and metropolitan and interstate visitors flock to Dunkeld to enjoy grass roots country racing at the most picturesque racecourse in Australia. Your day at the races is sure to be one to remember as you enjoy spectacular racing, fashion, food, fun along with free...

  • 2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize
    Next Event : 16 July 2018 10:00

    The 2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general. Justin Paton - Head Curator, International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Rebecca Coates - Director, Shepparton Art Museum,...

  • 2018 Indie-Con Australia Conference
    Next Event : 26 July 2018 09:00

    Indie-Con Australia is a 2 day conference being held in conjunction with the 12th national AIR Awards (July 26th) also being held in Adelaide.The Indie-Con brand has been developed by the Association of Independent Music (AIM), AIR’s UK sister association and is highly regarded in the UK as an un-paralleled...

  • 2018 IRONMAN Western Australia and IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia
    Next Event : 02 December 2018 06:00

    Incorporating the iconic Busselton Jetty, Ironman Western Australia is renowned worldwide for being the place to go for a personal best, with the bike and run courses amongst the flattest on the global Ironman circuit. The event has become enormously popular with athletes and spectators alike and is renowned as...

  • 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast
    Next Event : 12 September 2018 07:00

    More than 5,000 of the world’s best elite and age group triathletes will be heading to Queensland for the final race of the 2018 season. Athletes representing 46 nations will be competing at Southport Broadwater Parklands, the site of the highly successful ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast and home to...

  • 2018 Kenneth Myer Lecture: Leaders and Followers
    Next Event : 30 August 2018 18:00

    In the 2018 Kenneth Myer Lecture, Journalist Laura Tingle reflects on our changing relationship with political leaders, both in Australia and around the world. Generously supported by The Myer Foundation.…

  • 2018 Kerferd Oration
    Next Event : 29 July 2018 11:00

    This year’s Kerferd Oration is to be delivered by Northern Territory Senator Malarndirri McCarthy. Senator McCarthy is a Yanyuwa woman from the Gulf country in the Northern Territory. She first entered the public sphere as a journalist with the ABC and more recently for SBS/NITV. With a focus on bringing...

  • 2018 Lake Mulwala Rod Run
    Next Event : 09 November 2018

    Celebrating the sixth anniversary of Lake Mulwala Rod Run held over three days. Free to come and watch the spectacle of hot rods all around and about. More information to come on the programme over that weekend. Visit the Lake Mulwala Rod Run Facebook page for more information.…

  • 2018 Lexus VRC Melbourne Cup Tour
    Next Event : 05 October 2018 11:00

    Enjoy a great afternoon of horse racing in the nation's capital on one of the best tracks in the country at Thoroughbred Park. The Belconnen Magpies Race Day has snack bar, bookies and tote facilities available. Book a table in the members-only Black Opal Room or enjoy superb bar facilities...

  • 2018 Marananaga Wine Show public tasting
    Next Event : 25 August 2018 19:00

    Seppeltsfield Road winds its way through the vineyards of the western Barossa – an iconic avenue of palms that links the villages of Marananga and Seppeltsfield. The road is flanked by renowned wineries such as Whistler Wines, Seppeltsfield, Tscharke and Greenock Creek Wines as well as an intriguing number of...

  • 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event
    Next Event : 15 November 2018 08:00

    Australia’s premier equestrian competition, the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), will be held from 15-18 November. The world’s best horse and riders in eventing, the Triathlon of Horse Sport, will compete for the biggest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere at the prestigious 2018 Event. Thousands...

  • 2018 Mornington Running Festival
    Next Event : 23 September 2018 07:00

    This event was brought to life in its inaugural year in 2014 and in 2018 is set to expand even further. Participants will have the choice of running or walking five kilometre, 10 kilometre or 21 kilometre. There will also be the option for young participants to compete in a...

  • 2018 National Works on Paper
    Next Event : 20 July 2018

    Sixty-three finalists from around Australia have been shortlisted from over 1000 entries for the National Works on Paper acquisition and award (total prize money $50,000). The prize, the most prestigious acquisitive prize and exhibition of its type in Australia, showcases works being created by artists working in the field of...

  • 2018 Quorn Cup
    Next Event : 25 August 2018 10:30

    Join in the fun of the annual Quorn Cup as the region celebrates the best of the best - great racing, great food and great fun! This year, the Quorn Cup will feature: Bookmakers and on-course tote Fashion at The Races Excellent food from the Lions association Refreshments Free children's...

  • 2018 Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta
    Next Event : 18 August 2018 10:30

    Talk about quirky?? - It's A boat race with a unique difference - on the dry sands of the Todd River. In fact - it is the worlds ONLY dry river bed boating regatta! The Henley on Todd Regatta is the most iconic event in the Australian outback, mainly because...

  • 2018 Roxby Downs Cup
    Next Event : 04 August 2018 10:00

    BHP Roxby Downs Outback Cup will show off a winning combination of entertainment, fashion and of course, quality thoroughbred racing as the state’s most remote racing event. Held on Saturday, August 4 2018, there will be plenty of action trackside. There will be plenty of other entertainment at the Outback...

  • 2018 Screen Makers Conference & Marketplace
    Next Event : 27 July 2018 09:00

    The Screen Makers Conference & Marketplace, presented by the Media Resource Centre, is back for a fourth year running in 2018. If you're a writer, director, producer or creative, join us for an impressive line-up of speakers, panel sessions, masterclasses, roundtables, one-on-one pitching opportunities and formal networking events. The Screen...

  • 2018 Melbourne Cup Race Day
    Next Event : 06 November 2018 11:00

    There is only one place you have to be in Canberra on TAB Melbourne Cup day - Thoroughbred Park. The TAB Melbourne Cup Race Day is one of the biggest social events of the year for racing fans, socialites and fashionista's alike. Witness the running of the TAB Melbourne Cup...

  • 2019 FedUni Road National Championships
    Next Event : 04 January 2019

    The 2019 FedUni Road National Championships is your chance to watch the best Aussie riders battle it out for the ultimate glory of the green and gold jersey. Held over five days, this ultimate festival of cycling features a criterium, time trial, and a road race. If you are keen...

  • 2019 Garrmalang Festival
    Next Event : 23 May 2019

    The Garrmalang Festival is a celebration of Indigenous culture and will be returning to Darwin in 2019. Held over four days in May, the festival will be from Thursday, 23 May to Sunday, 26 May.…

  • 2019 Great Western Games
    Next Event : 22 June 2019

    The Great Western Games is a multi sport event held biennially in north-west Queensland along the Overlander's Way between Charters Towers and Mount Isa. The Overlander's Way will take you through architecturally rich historic towns to dinosaur centres following in the footsteps of Australia's droving heroes without even leaving the...

  • 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...

  • 20 Act Vaudeville and Burlesque
    Next Event : 20 July 2018 20:30

    Speakeasy HQ presents an action-packed cavalcade of performances that spans the widest cross-section of live performing arts in the country. Each vaudeville program includes up to 25 artists, performing three to five minute routines, including circus artists, burlesque dancers, sideshow presenters, tap dancers, stand-up comedians, cabaret performers, jugglers, knife throwers...

  • 20th National Cool Climate Wine Show Bathurst
    Next Event : 19 October 2018 18:00

    Celebrating 20 years of cold climate wines at Australia's largest and coolest inland wine show. Although the judging process is a closed event, the Public Tasting held on 19 October is a great opportunity to bring your friends or group to get familiar with cool climate wines and to informally...

  • 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...

  • 2by20 Featuring Bonniesongs
    Next Event : 06 September 2018 21:00

    Why not join them for a late night spotlight session of two 20-minute live sets with Bonniesongs this September! This brief interlude into music on your Thursday night is bound to stimulate your senses and feed your soul. For a peck of audiences in Australia over the past couple of...

  • 2by20 Featuring Cooper and Kennedy
    Next Event : 09 August 2018 21:00

    Wander down the Angel Place laneways and follow your curiosity inside the doors of City Recital Hall. Discover the intimate late night series, 2by20, where tunes go down well with a drink in hand. They know each artist will dazzle you with their own interpretations of cabaret, jazz, folk, RnB,...

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