Category: Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Future Is Bright: Katy Perry Backs Fire Recovery With Show

Thousands of Victorians from bushfire-affected parts of the state and emergency service workers will get the chance to hear international superstar Katy Perry roar as part of a free concert to be held in Bright next week. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today confirmed that the Andrews Labor Government had worked […]

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Harry Potter Magic Breaks New Ground In Melbourne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has established a new standard for blockbuster plays in Australia, drawing more than 325,000 attendees through the doors of the Princess Theatre in a run now entering its second year. Opening to rave reviews 12 months ago, the production officially celebrates its first birthday this Sunday, 1 March. The […]

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New Conferences To Bring Thousands To Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has secured three international business events that will bring 4,000 delegates to Melbourne, filling 10,000 hotel room nights and delivering more than $23 million in economic impact. The 2022 annual meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society will provide an opportunity for Australia’s diverse geoscience community to interact with fellow experts […]

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Partnership Puts Stawell Gift On Track For Bright Future

The future of the Stawell Gift – Australia’s oldest and most prestigious professional footrace – has been secured thanks to a community support package delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. The $1.22 million, four-year package will underwrite the growth of the iconic central Victorian athletics carnival until at least 2023. Prizemoney will be maintained, including […]

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Wine Down, Pop Up For Vineyard Stays In Regional Victoria

Wine enthusiasts and lovers of unique getaway experiences will have the chance to sleep amongst the vines as part of a luxury pop-up to be delivered at three wineries across the state. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was at Federation Square today for a sneak peek at one of the converted […]

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New Campaign Takes Victoria To The World

The Andrews Labor Government today launched a major new interstate and international campaign backing Victorian tourism in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and recent bushfires. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula announced that Visit Victoria would roll out a $5 million campaign to attract tourists from across Australia and also from […]

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White Night To Shine In Bendigo This October

The Andrews Labor Government today announced that White Night Bendigo will return on Saturday, 10 October 2020, transforming the leading regional centre in a visual and cultural spectacular. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards confirmed the date at the annual Bendigo NEXT tourism conference, with programming to be announced in coming months. The first White […]

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Convention Takes AIME At More Events For Victoria

Thousands of tourism buyers and exhibitors from across the world have descended on Melbourne for the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME). Providing a platform for future trade and investment for Victoria and other destinations, AIME was officially opened today by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula. Staged annually at the […]

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Bushfire Recovery Regional Events Fund Open For Business

The Andrews Labor Government today launched its special Bushfire Recovery round of the Regional Events Fund. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula announced in Milawa that the dedicated Bushfire Recovery round was accepting applications from event organisers who could demonstrate how they would attract visitors from outside their region, to hasten recovery […]

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Events Add Up To Make Big Difference In Regional Victoria

Global giant Johnson & Johnson has taken its business to regional Victoria, hosting a monthly leadership meeting in the bushfire-affected north east of the state. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today met the Johnson & Johnson team in Merrijig as they support local businesses affected by the recent bushfires. Johnson & […]

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