Category: Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Ballarat Makes History With White Night

Ballarat will make history in 2017 when it hosts White Night for the first time. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren made the announcement today at the Mining Exchange, which will glitter from dusk to dawn in March next year for the world-famous festival. Celebrated producer David Atkins OAM will become the new […]

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World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards Coming To Melbourne

Melbourne has been confirmed as the host city for the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in 2017. First published in 2002, the annual ranking of the world’s best restaurants has become the most reputable restaurant ranking in the world. Melbourne now joins London and New York as the only cities to have hosted the […]

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Melbourne’s Greek Spirit To Come Alive At Etihad Stadium

Melbourne’s Greek community – the largest outside of Greece – is set to delight and entertain with a host of cultural offerings ahead of the international friendly between the Socceroos and Greece at Etihad Stadium. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today launched the Greek festival, which is set to include a range […]

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Events Fund To Help Regional Victoria Grow

The Andrews Labor Government’s new Regional Events Fund is set to help our regions attract and stage the events that bring visitors in their thousands. The $20 million Fund, part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17, will ensure regional centres and towns across Victoria can showcase their strengths to visitors from Victoria, Australia and the world. […]

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Slam Dunk For Melbourne As Boomers Take On USA Pac-12

Australian basketball’s biggest stars are set to go head to head with the best of American college basketball for two matches in Melbourne when the Boomers take on the USA’s Pac-12 College All-Stars. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced Melbourne’s Hisense Arena as home of the 2016 Australian Boomers Olympic Farewell […]

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$200 Million Convention And Exhibition Expansion Boosts Victoria’s Visitor Economy

Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren today announced the next steps to deliver an expanded Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The project will add nearly 20,000 square meters of flexible, multi-purpose event space, including 9,000 square metres of new exhibition halls, and additional meeting and banquet rooms. It […]

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CEO Appointed To Lead Victoria’s Visitor Economy

Victoria’s new premier tourism and events entity has welcomed the appointment of Peter Bingeman as the new CEO of Visit Victoria. Chair of Visit Victoria Sir Rod Eddington and Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced Mr Bingeman would oversee the transition of Victoria’s biggest shake up of the visitor economy in […]

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Visit Victoria Board Announced

Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced the board of Visit Victoria, the new entity charged with keeping Victoria number one for tourism and major events. Last year, the Andrews Labor Government announced Visit Victoria would bring Tourism Victoria and the Victorian Major Events Company under the one roof, to grow our […]

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Stars Head To Melbourne For The International Champions Cup

The eyes of the sporting world will be locked on Melbourne once more when Europe’s top football clubs take to the MCG for the International Champions Cup. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today joined legends of the competing clubs on the hallowed turf to launch the countdown to the July tournament, which […]

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Phillip Island Bikes Are Here To Stay

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the long-term future of our flagship motorsports events at Phillip Island. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced the Labor Government had locked away the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix until 2026, and the Australian round of the FIM Superbike World Championship until 2027. The two events […]

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