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Building A Better Home For Our Sporting History

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s proud sporting history with work set to get underway on a major redevelopment of the National Sports Museum at the MCG. The museum is home to Australia’s largest collection of sporting memorabilia, including Don Bradman’s baggy green cap, Cathy Freeman’s running suit from the Sydney 2000 Olympics, […]

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Riverboats Music Festival Steams Ahead On The Murray

The Riverboat Music Festival on the mighty Murray River is set to be bigger and better than ever, with backing from the Andrews Labor Government. The Riverboats Music Festival is the Murray River’s premiere contemporary music festival and in its eighth year set a record, selling out in just nine days. The Labor Government is […]

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Protecting Our Biggest Ticketed Event From Scalpers

Comedy lovers will be better protected from ticket scalpers, with the Andrews Labor Government officially declaring the Melbourne International Comedy Festival a major event. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined comedian, Fiona O’Loughlin at the Comedy Theatre today to remind Victorians to purchase tickets to the world’s best comedy shows through […]

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Don’t Be Sidelined – Get Active This April

The Andrews Labor Government has opened registrations for the 11th annual Premier’s Active April campaign. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today encouraged Victorians of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. The event has gone from strength to strength since the […]

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AFLW 2019 To Kick Off With New Teams And Better Facilities

The AFLW is back with two new Victorian teams and better facilities for players and spectators as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million investment in women’s sport. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined AFLW stars to celebrate the season launch and welcome Geelong and North Melbourne to the […]

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Victoria To Host Cricket’s Biggest Stars At The T20 World Cup

Victoria, Australia’s home of cricket, will be the epicentre of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, hosting more games than any other state. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined some of Victoria’s best cricketers today to announce that Victoria will host 19 games across the Men’s and Women’s Tournaments. The Melbourne […]

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Australian Open Smashes Attendance Records

Australian Open 2019 has attracted record crowds to the newly upgraded Melbourne Park to see the world’s best tennis players hit the court at the world’s best tennis venue. More than 780,000 fans attended the two-week grand slam, smashing the previous attendance record of 743,667 set in 2018 The men’s and women’s finals were aired […]

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Melbourne Set To Serve Up The World’s Best Tennis

Australian Open 2019 gets underway today and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley to open the year’s first tennis Grand Slam, with better facilities for spectators and players alike. The Open is the largest annual sporting event […]

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MCG Visitors Enjoy An Indian Summer

Visitors to the Boxing Day Test will be able to snack on tandoori chicken tacos and samosa burgers while watching performances by international artists as part of a new festival celebrating the colour and movement of India. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings in Yarra […]

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White Night Returns To Light Up Ballarat In 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing White Night back to regional Victoria in 2019 with Ballarat to host the famous night of lights for the third time next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced that Ballarat’s historic streetscape will come alive for the third straight year, with the city promising […]

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