Category: Minister for Tourism and Major Events

LEGOLAND Builds A New Home In Melbourne

Australia’s first ever LEGO attraction will create more than 100 new jobs and bring more visitors to Victoria. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren officially opened the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne at Chadstone Shopping Centre today. The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere – the Centre once again puts Victoria […]

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Victoria Bolts Ahead Thanks To Melbourne Cup Carnival

Last year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival delivered a record boost to our visitor economy and drew record numbers of visitors to Victoria. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chair Amanda Elliott today to release the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival economic impact study. The report shows the four-race day event […]

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Melbourne Lands Virgin Australia’s Maiden Hong Kong Service

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed Virgin Australia’s announcement that it is starting direct flights to Greater China from Melbourne, with the new Hong Kong service set to take off in early July. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said securing the new service was another coup for Victoria’s booming visitor economy and […]

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Sky-High Crowds As Airshow Breaks All The Records

Victoria has once again proven it’s the events capital of the nation after a record attendance at this year’s Australian International Airshow at Avalon. The 2017 Australian International Airshow smashed its 2015 attendance by an impressive 40,000, with 210,664 people turning out to watch the world’s best aircraft take to the skies. The Airshow – […]

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Victoria Flies High At Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

Victoria has shone yet again on tourism’s night of nights, reaffirming its status as one of the world’s best destinations. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren attended the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin and congratulated the 25 Victorian businesses nominated for leading the way across the tourism industry. Our local businesses and […]

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Socceroos To Play World’s Best On Home Soil

The Andrews Labor Government has locked in another football blockbuster, with the Socceroos set to face five time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil at the MCG on 13 June. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren made the announcement today, just two weeks after securing the Superclasico between Brazil and Argentina. Following overwhelming public […]

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Corporate Leader To Chair Visit Victoria

Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced the appointment of prominent Melbourne businessman and philanthropist Paul Little AO as the new Chair of Visit Victoria. After successfully leading the transition of Visit Victoria, interim Chair Sir Rod Eddington AO has handed over the reins to Deputy Chair Paul Little. Mr Little will […]

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Chinese New Year Begins

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a culture-packed two week program to mark the 2017 Chinese New Year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren launched the 2017 Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival at Eureka 89 today, kickstarting 17 days of activities and events. Our support is ensuring this year’s celebrations are bigger and […]

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New Dreamworks Exhibition To Illuminate Mornington Peninsula

Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda will light up Rosebud’s Foreshore in April this year at an Australian-first exhibition of some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters in a large-scale lantern experience. Lights by DreamWorks is an interactive, walkthrough experience for all ages and is set to run for 30 days and attract more than 300,000 local […]

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Slide The Square To Beat The Heat This Summer

From today, tourists and locals alike visiting Melbourne’s Federation Square will be able to beat the heat of summer by enjoying a giant inflatable water slide, running 75 metres. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis today launched Toyota’s Slide the Square, which will be open 10am to 8pm daily until 15 January […]

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