Topic: Tourism and major events

White Night Expands Across Melbourne And Beyond

Victoria’s annual White Night will return to Melbourne across three huge nights in August 2019, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events Martin Pakula and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the festival’s return from 22-24 August, reimagined and expanded across three iconic precincts. Carlton […]

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Work Underway On Melbourne Park Redevelopment

Major demolition work is underway as part of Stage 3 of the Andrews Labor Government’s redevelopment of Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula joined Minister for Priority Precincts Gavin Jennings today to inspect demolition works ahead of the construction of a new function and […]

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Record-Breaking Year For Tourism In Victoria

Victoria has cemented its place as Australia’s best tourist destination, with new data showing that 2018 was our tourism industry’s biggest year on record, welcoming more international visitors than ever before. International visitors to Victoria spent an unprecedented $8.5 billion in 2018, up 12.9 per cent on the previous year driving economic growth and creating […]

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New Screens To Guide Fans Home From Melbourne Park

Getting home on public transport after a big event at Melbourne Park just got easier, with new screens installed throughout Rod Laver arena that provide real-time information about trams and trains leaving the precinct. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula unveiled the new screens today while inspecting works on Stage 3 of […]

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A New Way Forward For Tourism In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will look to find new ways to grow tourism and support regional Victoria, through a review into the regional tourism industry. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said tourism was one of regional Victoria’s most important industries, with 40 per cent of total tourism employment based outside Melbourne […]

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New Campaign Shows Gippsland Is Open For Business

A new tourism campaign will encourage visitors to choose Gippsland for their next day trip, overnight visit or longer stay, as the community continues to manage ongoing fires and the recovery effort. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula visited Cannibal Creek Vineyard today to launch the new tourism brand for Gippsland- GIPPS […]

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T20 World Cup Sets Its Sights On A Record-Breaking Final

Victoria is aiming to set the world record for the biggest ever crowd at a women’s sporting match, when the MCG hosts the Women’s Final of the ICC T20 World Cup one year from today. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was joined by the stars of Australian women’s cricket at the […]

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Victoria Wins 2023 Rotary International Conference

More than 20,000 Rotary members from around the world will be heading for Victoria, with Melbourne selected as the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that Melbourne has won the right to host the event, with the support of the Andrews Labor […]

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Stawell Gift Back On Track

The Stawell Gift, one of Australia’s oldest footraces, will again light up Central Park this Easter long weekend, thanks to a new agreement between the Andrews Labor Government, Northern Grampians Shire Council and the Stawell Athletic Club. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that the three parties have signed a […]

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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child To Open This Weekend

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens on Saturday, with the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Melbourne’s Princess Theatre is the only place in the southern hemisphere where theatregoers can see this unmissable production. Minister for Major Events Martin Pakula joined Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley at the newly restored Princess Theatre […]

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