Topic: Tourism and major events

Melbourne The Big Winner As Presidents Cup Stars Tee Off

The world’s top golfers will hit the fairways of Royal Melbourne Golf Club this morning as the city hosts the prestigious Presidents Cup teams competition for a record third time. The Tiger Woods-led United States team takes on an Internationals outfit captained by South African great Ernie Els at Black Rock’s famous sandbelt course, with […]

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World-Leading Major Events Deliver Big Time For Victoria

As the eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne and the blockbuster Presidents Cup, a new independent study has found that the value of major events to the Victorian economy has soared to $2.5 billion a year. The Eventful Year 2018 report confirmed that a world-leading events calendar continues to deliver for all Victorians. […]

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Melbourne Marvels At Aus-X Open Supercross Stars

Marvel Stadium will tomorrow host the biggest international supercross and freestyle motocross event ever held outside the United States, as the world’s best riders take flight at the Aus-X Open Melbourne. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was joined by international stars, including Australian legend Chad Reed, on a remade Marvel Stadium […]

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Bloomin’ Marvel Takes Top Victorian Tourism Gong

Melbourne’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens has won top honours at the prestigious 2019 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, the 36-hectare oasis on the CBD fringe acknowledged as the state’s premier major attraction. Bendigo flew the flag for regional Victoria, taking home awards for cultural tourism (Bendigo Tramways) and destination marketing (Bendigo Tourism for Bendigo Art Gallery’s […]

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New Deal For Melbourne Food And Wine Festival In 2020

The Andrews Labor Government has backed the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival to continue to grow and showcase Victoria’s wares to the world, announcing a new four-year funding deal for the renowned event. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today confirmed the continued support for Australia’s premier food and wine festival, as […]

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Victoria In The Game For 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Victoria has thrown its weight behind Australia’s bid to secure the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the largest women’s sporting event in the world. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Matildas stars Jenna McCormick and Laura Alleway at AAMI Park, confirming that the 2023 World Cup bid led by Football […]

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Time To Roar As MCG Targets Record For Women’s T20 Final

With 100 days until the Australian women’s cricket team takes on all-comers at the ICC T20 World Cup, Victorians have today been encouraged to play their part by helping to fill the MCG for the final. World Cup organisers have secured global superstar Katy Perry to perform at the March 8 decider, which is hoped […]

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Broadmeadows Slam Dunk With New Basketball Hub

Broadmeadows Stadium will become one of seven key development centres under the Andrews Labor Government’s $101 million investment in Victoria’s basketball future. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire at the stadium today to confirm that the centre would become the home of the North-West Melbourne high […]

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World Obesity, Optometry Congresses Head To Melbourne

In a double win for Victoria, Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for both the World Optometry Congress 2021 and the International Congress on Obesity 2022, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The World Optometry Congress 2021 is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates and generate almost $12 million in […]

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Footy Finals Week Roaring Ahead With Giant Celebration

With just three more sleeps until Richmond take on the Greater Western Sydney Giants on football’s biggest stage, footy fans can soak up finals fever at this year’s AFL Footy Festival in Yarra Park, outside the home of footy, the MCG. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined AFL CEO Gillon […]

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