Topic: Tourism and major events

Get Ready For Melbourne’s Magic Week Of Major Events

The eyes of the world will be on Melbourne when the city hosts a blockbuster collection of major cultural and sporting events that are expected to draw more than 600,000 people into the CBD between Thursday and Sunday. White Night Reimagined will showcase art across the city, transforming Birrarung Marr, Treasury Gardens and Carlton Gardens […]

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Ballarat Set To Light Up As White Night Program Revealed

A stunning White Night Ballarat program promises to wow crowds when the town’s historic centre is transformed in a light and sound spectacular on Saturday, 21 September. On behalf of Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle joined artistic director David Atkins […]

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Victorians To Have Their Say On Federation Square

Victorians have been encouraged to share their vision for the future of Federation Square, with public consultation as part of a major review of the site starting from today. The Andrews Labor Government launched the review in April, with the aim of identifying recommendations to improve the experience for visitors to Federation Square and investigate […]

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Dances Its Way To Melbourne

Melbourne has confirmed its place as the theatre capital of Australia with Moulin Rouge! The Musical set to light up the city in 2021. The new stage production, fresh from an acclaimed Broadway debut and based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning musical film Moulin Rouge!, will take over Melbourne’s much-loved Regent Theatre for its Australian debut. […]

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World To Marvel At Melbourne’s Massive UFC Coup

The world’s biggest combat sport will rock Melbourne this October with UFC 243: Whittaker vs Adesanya set to pack Marvel Stadium, home of the largest crowd in UFC history. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Jaclyn Symes welcomed the return of UFC to Marvel Stadium for the first time since the UFC 193 […]

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Roaring Success: Melbourne Secures Grand Prix Extension

Melbourne will host the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix until at least 2025 after F1 executives moved to lock in a two-year option on the iconic Albert Park circuit. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today revealed the Melbourne spectacular would remain a pillar of the Victorian sports calendar until at least […]

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Home Of Geelong’s Furphy Ale Set To Expand

Geelong’s brewer of the iconic Furphy Refreshing Ale, Little Creatures, will expand its operations and create 10 new jobs thanks in part to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula visited Little Creatures in South Geelong today to confirm the Labor Government’s support for the company’s $11 million […]

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Boost Your Business Takes Coffee To The Cloud In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is helping small businesses thrive thanks to the latest round of the Boost Your Business Voucher Program. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Geelong’s Little Red Roaster Company, one of the new batch of businesses receiving voucher funding. The Little Red Roaster Company is one of more […]

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New Milestone For Booming Victorian Tourism

The value of Victoria’s burgeoning visitor economy has soared to $30 billion, cementing tourism as a key driver of the state’s economy and a jobs powerhouse. The Andrews Labor Government today confirmed the milestone, which shows major growth in international and domestic visitors who choose to spend their time and tourism dollars in Victoria. According […]

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Extended Shed Now Our Global Events Powerhouse

The massive expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has helped deliver $1.1 billion to the Victorian economy, attracting marquee international and national events to the banks of the Yarra. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula visited MCEC today to mark one year since the completion of the Andrews Labor […]

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