Category: Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Putting Fans First During Footy Finals

Footy fans will now have a fair go when buying tickets to this year’s 2018 Toyota AFL Final Series after the Andrews Labor Government officially declared it a major event. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis joined AFL General Manager Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld at the MCG to announce the 2018 […]

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Response To Puffing Billy Ombudsman’s Report

Today the Victorian Ombudsman handed down her report into Victorian Railway groups and their involvement with convicted child sex offender Robert Whitehead. The damning report outlines atrocities committed by evil men in positions of power and trust. For decades, their crimes were ignored, their positions protected and their victims cast out. It should never have […]

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Melbourne Ready To Rumble At WWE™ Super Show-Down

Melbourne will be the centre of the WWE universe later this year when the wrestling spectacular, WWE Super Show-Down, comes to the Melbourne Cricket Ground in October. The Andrews Labor Government today announced that WWE Super Show-Down will be the largest wrestling event ever to be held in Australia, eclipsing the Global Warning event which […]

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Snow Season Kicks Off With New Water Storage Project

Mt Buller is celebrating the start of the Victorian snow season with the announcement of a new water storage facility to secure water supply and boost snow production. The Andrews Labor Government has announced $7.5 million for the Mt Buller Water Storage Project through the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund. The Mt Buller Water Storage Project […]

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Melbourne To Be Australia’s Home Of Esport

Victoria will be home to the biggest esport event in the country when it hosts the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open in September. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced the deal today, which will attract the world’s best gamers and thousands of visitors from interstate and overseas to our state. The Melbourne Esports […]

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And The Helpmann Awards Go To…Victoria!

Australia’s most prestigious live performance awards, the Helpmann Awards, will leave Sydney and call Melbourne home for the first time next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced the awards will be held in Australia’s cultural capital – Melbourne – from 2019 to 2021. This announcement comes on top of a […]

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A better deal for Geelong and the Shipwreck Coast

Geelong is another step closer to its own world-class Convention Centre, thanks to a Budget boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 invests $153.2 million towards the Geelong City Deal, with funds going to build the new Convention Centre, progress the Shipwreck Coast Masterplan and advance a strategy to revitalise the city’s […]

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Growing jobs by growing our visitor economy

Victoria’s visitor economy will get a boost with extra marketing and new plans to attract more events, major conferences and more cruise ships to the city, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 provides an extra $51.1 million to attract thousands more visitors from interstate and overseas, as part of Visit Victoria’s […]

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New Fishing Bonanza To Lure Visitors To Nagambie

Nagambie has hooked Australia’s biggest and most lucrative freshwater fishing festival for the next two years – attracting new visitors and boosting local businesses in the Goulburn Valley. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today to announce GoFish Nagambie, which is expected to draw thousands of […]

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Nation-Leading Tourism Growth Boosting Victorian Jobs

New data released today shows Victoria’s tourism industry is growing faster than any other state and employing more people than ever before. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Tim Pallas hailed the latest Tourism Research Australia results, which show more than 15,000 tourism-related jobs have been created since 2015/16. Victoria’s tourism sector generated around […]

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