Topic: Tourism and major events

Perry Impressive: Push On For Huge World Cup Crowd At MCG

Victoria’s support for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is building, just over one month out from an anticipated blockbuster crowd turning out for the final at the MCG. Images of two stars of the show – Australian cricket gun Ellyse Perry and namesake, American singing sensation Katy Perry – along with the MCG were […]

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Billie Jean King Set To Change Our Game At World Cup

Gender equality and human rights icon Billie Jean King will headline a special International Women’s Day event in Melbourne in March, two days before the landmark ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final at the MCG. The tennis legend and social justice champion will be keynote speaker at the Change Our Game International Women’s Day Lunch […]

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Gain, Set, Match: Australian Open 2020 A Winner For Victoria

Tens of thousands of tennis fans will pour through the gates of Melbourne Park today as Victoria celebrates the start of the Australian Open – one of the most anticipated two weeks in world sport. The Open will be contested by the cream of the tennis world headed by Australian world number one Ash Barty […]

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Full Steam Ahead For New Puffing Billy Discovery Centre

Work has started on a major development for much-loved tourism icon Puffing Billy Railway – the Lakeside Discovery Centre at Emerald. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing were at Emerald Lake Park this week to see early works on the $20 million, state-of-the-art centre which […]

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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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