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Anzac Day

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2014

Initially created to commemorate the Australia and New Zealand troops who l ......

Initially created to commemorate the Australia and New Zealand troops who lost their lives at Gallipoli in 1915, Anzac Day is marked by a national holiday, marches and various remembrance ceremonies. Some 60,000 Australians died during World War One.

Category:
History

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Noosa International Food and Wine Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2014

Four days of superb cuisine, fine wines and fabulous foodie events featurin ......

Four days of superb cuisine, fine wines and fabulous foodie events featuring more than 200 top Australian as well as International food and wine personalities and producers along with world class entertainment.

Venue:
Sunshine Coast

Event cost:
Varied.

Category:
Food & Drink

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Hamilton Island Cup

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014

With the annual Hamilton Island Cup, the island plays host to one of the wo ......

With the annual Hamilton Island Cup, the island plays host to one of the world's largest canoe regattas. Teams come from all over the world including Candada, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea amongst others. Other than the impressive canoe race the Cup also features more than 100 sprint and medium distance races.

Venue:
Hamilton Island

Event cost:
Varied.

Category:
Sport

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Good Food and Wine Show

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014

Foodies delight. Here you’ll see the best of Perth and Western Australian ......

Foodies delight. Here you’ll see the best of Perth and Western Australian produce. Taste chocolate, cheese and wine, see celebrity chefs in action or take a cooking master class. Hundreds of food and wine exhibitors participate in this weekend-long culinary feast.

Venue:
Perth Convention Exhibition Centre.

Address:
Perth, Australia

Category:
Exhibitions

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The Great Barrier Feast

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2014

Hamilton Island’s Great Barrier Feast includes a series of separate haute ......

Hamilton Island’s Great Barrier Feast includes a series of separate haute cuisine weekends offering guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a truly intimate ‘behind the scenes’ experience and learn directly from world-class chefs in a world-class setting.

Venue:
Hamilton Island

Event cost:
Varied.

Category:
Food & Drink

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Mount Isa Rodeo

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014

Despite being located approximately 1,000km (621 miles) from the nearest me ......

Despite being located approximately 1,000km (621 miles) from the nearest metropolitan area, Mount Isa has gained notoriety for its enormous mining operation and for holding the biggest event on the Australian rodeo calendar. With a large prize purse, it attracts some top-class competitors from throughout Australia and abroad who come to compete in classic rodeo events such as bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding and steer roping. When the dust clears, evening entertainment takes over including live country music, car shows and photography exhibitions.

Event cost:
Adults A$25; seniors and children (aged 7–17 years) A$15; children under 7 free.

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Darwin Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014

Held over 18 days in the last two and half weeks of August, the Darwin Fest ......

Held over 18 days in the last two and half weeks of August, the Darwin Festival is a vibrant arts and cultural event with most acts held outdoors in the Botanical Gardens. One of the fastest growing major festivals in the Southern Hemisphere, it has a distinct multicultural flavour with indigenous and Asian events and entertainment. It presents a diverse and colourful programme encompassing theatre, music, dance, visual arts, comedy, film, workshops and free community events in a tropical, outdoor venue. Music is provided by various live bands performing on three stages.

Venue:
Various locations in Darwin.

Address:
Principal location: the Star Shell stage at the George Brown Botanical Gardens. Other productions take place at the Darwin Esplanade, Darwin Entertainment Centre and other locations around the city, Darwin, Australia

Event cost:
Varied.

Category:
Music

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City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014 - November 2014

Celebrating its tenth year, the City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award o ......

Celebrating its tenth year, the City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award opens for registrations on Monday 20 August 2012. The Award provides upcoming artists and arts students with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in $6,500 worth of prizes across all categories. The winner of the City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award will be added to the City’s growing art collection with last year’s winning entry, I was bad – Matty B, by Andy Quilty.

Venue:
Community Hall

Address:
Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth, Australia

Event cost:
Adult $20 Youth $15

Category:
Art & Literature

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Perth Royal Show

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2014 - October 2014

Show week is an iconic week across the country. Shows are few and far betwe ......

Show week is an iconic week across the country. Shows are few and far between in rural Australia these days, but big city shows, like the Royal Perth Show still provide city slickers a glimpse into country life. It also includes food and wine, arts and crafts displays, carnival rides, show bags, free live entertainment, spectacular fireworks and more. Sydney, Brisbane and elsewhere have similar events.

Venue:
Claremont Showgrounds, Graylands Rd, Claremont.

Address:
Graylands Rd, Claremont, Australia

Event cost:
Adult Tickets From $25.

Category:
Spectacle

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Alice Springs Masters Games

Date :
11 October 2014 - 18 October 2014

The Alice Springs Masters Games is Australia’s longest running multi-spor ......

The Alice Springs Masters Games is Australia’s longest running multi-sport masters games. It is known as ‘The Friendly Games’ because of the camaraderie and good spirited nature of the competitors. With over 30 sports, we’ve got it all from AFL 9s, Cycling, Triathlon (all open to 30 years plus) and Golf (35 years plus). Each sport provides everyone with an opportunity to participate and join in the unique spirit that is the Alice Springs Masters Games. Enjoy the majestic settings of Alice Springs. Register for the Games today! https://twitter.com/friendly_games https://www.facebook.com/alicespringsmastersgames

Venue:
Alice Springs

Address:
Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Australia

Event cost:
$70 Game Fee and a Sports Fee

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Pan Pacific Masters Games

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2014

The Pan Pacific Masters Games (previously known as the Asia Pacific Masters ......

The Pan Pacific Masters Games (previously known as the Asia Pacific Masters Games) have been held on the Gold Coast every two years since 1998. This major multi-sport event attracts about 10,000 participants from 20 different countries, and some 40 different sports are represented each year. Featured sports include athletics, ball games and a range of water sports, as well as more unusual sports such as polocrosse and even rock and roll. There are no qualifying standards or requirements to compete, participants just need to meet the minimum age for their chosen sport, meaning that these games really are open to all. Choose from archery or tae kwon do, or maybe golf or dragon boats, and join in the fun

Venue:
Gold Coast

Address:
Games Village located on the Broadwater, Gold Coast Highway, Southport, Gold Coast, Australia

Event cost:
Varied.

Category:
Sport

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The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2014 - December 2014 (23/11/2013 - 01/12/2013.)

Bicycle Network Victoria is organising a classic cycling holiday along the ......

Bicycle Network Victoria is organising a classic cycling holiday along the world famous Great Ocean Road to celebrate the 30th RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride. A cycling holiday is the best way to see the real Australia and meet Australians at the same time, with over 5000 expected to take part. With the Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges forests as a backdrop, the route planned for the 30th year ride is a classic. The 610 kilometre bike touring holiday will feature the dramatic rock formations of the Twelve Apostles, picture postcard Otway Ranges rainforest on Turtons Track, and the chance to slow down for a swim at world-famous beaches like Lorne, Torquay and Bells. The Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges are inspiring experiences, but it’s not until you get onto a bike that you can fully appreciate their greatness. It will be an unmissable week in another world. Bicycle Network Victoria is charity that promotes the health of the community. We are one of the world’s largest cycling organisations with nearly 50,000 members.

Venue:
Great Ocean Road.

Address:
Hastings Cunningham Reserve, Mount Gambier, Australia

Event cost:
The entry fee for the 9 day ride is $895 for adults, $655 for children 13 – 17, $330 for children 6 – 12, and free for under 5.

Category:
Sport

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Dreaming Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014 - January 2015

The Dreaming Festival held in Woodford, north of Brisbane is a large-scale ......

The Dreaming Festival held in Woodford, north of Brisbane is a large-scale celebration of indigenous culture, both from Australia and overseas. Over the course of six days, it features theatre, music, dance, literature and visual arts from national and international performers.

Venue:
Woodford

Event cost:
Adult tickets from AUD $106 onwards.

Category:
Food & Drink

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Australia 2015 events

Perth Cup

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

Bring in the New Year in style at Perth’s original New Year’s Day event ......

Bring in the New Year in style at Perth’s original New Year’s Day event. This 9-race program is the ultimate social event of the racing season. A range of ticket options are available from general admission to Marquee Style - for those who want to party in style – or the picnic@PerthCup or The Stalls for those of you travelling with larger groups of friends.

Venue:
Ascot Racecourse

Address:
Perth, Australia

Event cost:
General admission: AUD$35

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Music By The Sea

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

Music by the Sea, a premier Queensland music event is one that should not t ......

Music by the Sea, a premier Queensland music event is one that should not to be missed. Classical, folk, jazz and excellent world music are the hallmark of this unique three-day event.

Venue:
Sandgate Town hall

Address:
Australia

Category:
Music

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Australian Open

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

The Australian Open attracts the world’s best tennis players to Austr ......

The Australian Open attracts the world’s best tennis players to Australia’s sunny shores. From humble beginnings in 1969, when the prize money was a modest $5000, the Australian Open has grown to be one of the four grand slam events on the international tennis circuit. Played on hard court at the Rod Laver Arena (named after its first ever winner, Rod Laver), the tournament culminates with the men’s final, played on the last Sunday in January. Pick up a single session ticket or a ground pass for all the action.

Venue:
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park Grounds.

Address:
Melbourne Park Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia

Event cost:
Single session tickets for Australian Open 2014 start at $69.90 and ground passes start at $34.00.

Category:
Sport

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Big Day Out

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015 - February 2015

The biggest music festival on the calendar, the Big Day Out now tours Sydne ......

The biggest music festival on the calendar, the Big Day Out now tours Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, as well as taking in Auckland. It traditionally draws some of the biggest international names in rock, dance and hip hop, as well as boasting leading Aussie acts.

Venue:
Various venues.

Address:
Sydney, Australia

Event cost:
A$165 (2012 price).

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Big Day Out

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015 - February 2015 (Various dates and various locations.)

The biggest music festival on the calendar, the Big Day Out now tours Sydne ......

The biggest music festival on the calendar, the Big Day Out now tours Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, as well as taking in Auckland. It traditionally draws some of the biggest international names in rock, dance and hip-hop, as well as boasting leading Aussie acts.

Venue:
Various Cities across the Country

Event cost:
From AUD $165 onwards.

Category:
Music

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Cockroach Racing World Championship

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

First held in 1982, each year Brisbane's Story Bridge Hotel celebrates Aust ......

First held in 1982, each year Brisbane's Story Bridge Hotel celebrates Australia Day with the Cockroach Racing World Championship. More about the beer, food and convivial atmosphere than the actual racing itself, this is a fun and light-hearted event that always attracts a good crowd of hardened roach racers and curious onlookers. Live bands, a dunking machine and a Miss Cocky competition contribute to the fun atmosphere. Participants can bring their own cockroaches or purchase one from the hotel.

Venue:
Story Bridge Hotel.

Category:
Spectacle

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Australia Day

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

Commemorating the arrival of the first British fleet in 1788, Australia Day ......

Commemorating the arrival of the first British fleet in 1788, Australia Day is the biggest annual civic event in the country. It’s a full public holiday, so you can expect concerts, parties and community festivities, all usually lubricated by generous amounts of cold beer. The day, seen by some as a celebration of colonial oppression, has its opponents.

Venue:
Throughout Australia.

Address:
Sydney, Australia

Event cost:
Many free events.

Category:
Culture

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Australia Day Skyworks

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015 (January)

Aussies love their national day and thousands of people flock to the city t ......

Aussies love their national day and thousands of people flock to the city to celebrate, making Skyworks one of the biggest Australia Day celebrations. Perth’s Australia Day celebrations culminate in a spectacular half-hour pyrotechnic display over the water near Perth’s Foreshore at 8pm. With celebrations also held at locations across the city centre, it’ll be hard to decide what to do and how to fit it all in.

Venue:
Perth Foreshore

Address:
Perth, Australia

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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Perth International Arts Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015 - March 2015

The annual Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest in the southern ......

The annual Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest in the southern hemisphere. A range of film, theatre, arts, music, dance and writing is showcased during this city-wide feast. Although the festival is on mid-February to early-March, many of the events start before or finish after the official festival dates. There’s absolutely no shortage of events to check out, some of them for free.

Venue:
Various venues throughout the city

Event cost:
Varied.

Category:
Theatre & Film

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Fiesta 2014

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015

Celebrating 20 years with an explosion of colour, this much loved annual fe ......

Celebrating 20 years with an explosion of colour, this much loved annual festival will colourfully transform the City of South Perth as we join together to celebrate Fiesta 2014! Featuring art, culture and heritage activities, family events and activities for the active, the program is packed with an array of free and low cost activities for everyone to enjoy.

Venue:
City of South Perth

Address:
Cnr Sandate St & South Tce, South Perth, Australia

Event cost:
Free or Low Cost

Category:
Unusual

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015 - April 2015

2013 proved a record breaking year for the Melbourne International Comedy F ......

2013 proved a record breaking year for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with 459 shows across 130 venues including Melbourne Town Hall, the Capitol Theatre, and the Arts Centre. The Festival’s free outdoor program, The Very Big Laugh Out saw total attendance figures reach nearly 150,500. The Festival opens with the Gala night and then offers a range of events across the city, many of them free.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:
Various.

Category:
Comedy

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