Topic: Tourism and major events

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Food And Wine To Pop Up In Regional Victoria

The expansion of Melbourne Food and Wine’s Festival’s Crawl ‘n’ Bite concept and the launch of the Made of Ballarat Pop Up Shop in Melbourne will promote Ballarat’s world class food and wine experiences and handcrafted products like never before. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Visit Ballarat CEO Noel Dempsey, Chairman […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Ministers

Visitors To Say Hello To The Geelong Bollards

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing Geelong’s famous bollards to life with new funding for the Say Hello to the Geelong Bollards project. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren visited the Geelong waterfront today to announce Geelong and the Bellarine had received a grant through the new $2 million Regional Events and Innovation […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

New Designs Released For The Shipwreck Coast

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled new designs for tourist facilities along the Shipwreck Coast, improving experiences for the growing number of visitors to the region. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio revealed designs today for infrastructure projects at Twelve Apostles’ Saddle Lookout, the Port Campbell Creek Pedestrian Bridge and the Blowhole Lookout, as part of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

A Tourism Win As Supercars Race Back Into Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has Motor enthusiasts from across Australia cheering after announcing that the Supercars will return to Melbourne and regional Victoria once again in 2019. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Supercar drivers at the iconic Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit today to formally announce that the Virgin Australia Supercars […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Countdown To The Australian Open 2019 Begins

January’s Australian Open is set to break records with the best-of-the-best converging in Melbourne for the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley today to officially launch the Australian Open 2019 and highlight its importance to Victoria. Last year […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Cultural Tourism Booming In The Creative State

Cultural tourism to Victoria is booming, with record numbers of international visitors enjoying the state’s creative and cultural offering, including Melbourne’s flagship museums and galleries. New figures show international cultural visitors injected almost $2 billion into the state economy last year, an 88 per cent increase since 2013. China is the city’s biggest and fastest […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Celebrating The Story Of The Great Ocean Road

As Victoria prepares to mark 100 years since construction began on the Great Ocean Road, the Andrews Labor Government has announced three new projects to tell the story of the iconic road. Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced funding of several installations, a new regional event and a documentary that will celebrate the people who built the […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Scenic Railway To Boost Tourism In The Yarra Valley

Steam trains will return to the Yarra Valley for the first time in 40 years with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to invest in a scenic railway that will create jobs and boost tourism in the region. The 14-kilometre Yarra Valley Railway will run between Yarra Glen and Healesville, connecting the two largest tourist towns […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

The Australian Ballet Comes To Latrobe Valley In 2019

The Australian Ballet’s free annual outdoor community program, Ballet Under the Stars, will travel to regional Victoria for the first time in October 2019 and will be exclusively staged in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren was joined by The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister and Executive Director Libby Christie […]

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