Topic: Tourism and major events

Temperature Tests Provide Holiday Security For Victorians

Travellers and accommodation operators will benefit from on-site temperature testing over the school holidays, with infrared thermometers being distributed across the state to help keep Victorians safe. About 4,800 thermometers are on their way to holiday locations as part of the Victorian Government’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. In addition, coronavirus testing clinics […]

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Saints March Into Marvel In Support Of Chinese Community

Victoria has secured the AFL Round 12 game between St Kilda and Port Adelaide which has been relocated from Shanghai, and will harness the occasion to celebrate the local Chinese community. The match had been scheduled to take place on 31 May, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the St Kilda home […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy

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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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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Grand Effort As Workers Prepare Albert Park For F1 Thrills

Construction of the Albert Park track and grandstands for the 2020 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix has kicked off, ahead of race day on Sunday, 15 March. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today visited Albert Park to see work being carried out at the circuit to cater for an expected four-day […]

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