Old Perth Road Markets
24th February – 16th December 2013
Old Perth Road, Old Perth Road, Bassendean, Perth, Western Australia, 6054
The Old Perth Road Markets are 'cycle-friendly' and the Town of Bassendean encourages you to get on your bike and ride there instead. These community run markets are bursting at the seams with produce and craft from the local region. There's plenty to see, do and eat. Get a free Bike Health Check and join in the craft activities to decorate your bike
OVO by Cirque du Soleil
14th April 2013 – 16th June 2013
Location: Big Top, Langley Park, 102 Terrace Road, East Perth, Perth, Western Australia, 6004
Cirque du Soleil returns to Perth with a spectacular production for the whole family, playing under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Langley Park. OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful eco-system teeming with life where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love. The incredible cast of 54 artists from across the globe will astound you with their jaw-dropping acrobatics. 'OVO is spectacular and exciting in its imagination and artistry.
ISPS HANDA Perth International
17 October 2013 to 20 October 2013
Location: Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth
The ISPS HANDA Perth International will once again capture the attention of golf fans internationally when it brings some of the world's best players back to Perth in 2013 to compete for Australian golf's richest prize purse. The ISPS HANDA Perth International is the richest golf event in Australia, with USD2 million prize money at stake and will be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club - regularly rated as one of the top ten golf courses in Australia. The tournament is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour, is owned and managed by global sports management company IMG, and supported by Tourism Western Australia.
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9 April 2013 to 4 May 2013
Location: Playhouse Theatre, Hoabrt
The everlasting tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up, Peter Pan, embraces the magic of youth and adventure. Come and join in the fun with Peter in Neverland and help Wendy, the Lost Boys and Tinkerbell defeat the infamous Captain Hook. The Playhouse has seen hundreds of fine productions and has been the training ground for dozens of actors, directors and playwrights who have gone on to national and international acclaim, and many hundreds more who have been able to provide for the Citizens of Hobart a regular programme of live theatre for all these years.
Dark Mofo - A new Winter festival for 2013
14th June – 24th June 2013
The Premier and Minister for the Arts, Lara Giddings, has announced Tasmania will host a new cultural festival, Dark Mofo, which will be held in winter 2013. “Dark Mofo will be the cornerstone of a three-month calendar of cultural activities being led by MONA in conjunction with the Festival of Voices and other partners” Ms Giddings said “Dark Mofo will commence with a large-scale fire and light event at Salamanca, and will include a night market at Princes Wharf 1 with music programmed by Brian Ritchie, a headline musical artist, and partnerships with existing events including the Festival of Voices.”
“Following the great success of Theatre of the World in collaboration with French curator Jean Hubert Martin and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, I am delighted that MONA will once again host a major winter
Raw Challenge Tasmania
2nd November 2013
Location: 276 Masons Road, Nugent, Tasmania 7172
Nestled in a luscious green valley with an array of dams, natural hurdles and some man-made monster obstacles, the RAW Challenge Tasmania will be an experience not to miss. Conquer the 8km course with 30+ obstacles then relax and enjoy the festivities and entertainment for the whole family. Located only 40 minutes from Hobart this is affordable fun and fitness for everyone! So assemble the challengers and register a team to secure your position in what is set to be an epic event.
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NEW SOUTH WALES
Cooly Rocks On
31st May – 10th June 2013
Location: Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
Cooly Rocks On is a 1950s and 1960s nostalgia festival zeroing in on everything that was great about the era that was the fifties and sixties, classic cars, rock 'n' roll music and dance, fashions, hairstyles, et cetera. It was a time before mobile phones, computers and hand held games, when yoyo's and hula hoops ruled. Cooly Rocks On is held over eleven days during the first two weeks of June and culminates in an entertainment and classic car display extravaganza over the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
Museum of Contemporary Art
25th June – 30th June
Location: 140 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Come along and experience art into the evening with the MCA's extended hours every Thursday. Each week enjoy the current exhibitions; hear informal talks by curators and other creative thinkers on curious, controversial and personal topics. Plus, on the first Thursday of the month, join us for a stimulating ideas exchange as artist’s debate and discuss the challenges of the world we live in. Be intrigued and in tune with new art and new ideas.
the top ten golf courses in Australia. The tournament is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour, is owned and managed by global sports management company IMG, and supported by Tourism Western Australia.
NAIDOC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Celebrations 2013
7th July – 14th July 2013
Various locations, Sydney CBD Sydney
We are proud to be hosting a number of talks, films and exhibitions for this year’s NAIDOC celebrations at various City of Sydney community, education and cultural organisations. From 7-14 July, we are very excited to be featuring the largest collection of NAIDOC celebrations across the City in 2013 so come along and enjoy learning more about the oldest living culture through food, song, dance and art at Sydney NAIDOC
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Melbourne International Jazz Festival
31 May 2013 to 9 June 2013
Location: Various Venues, Melbourne
The Melbourne International Jazz Festival brings Melbourne to life this winter, entertaining jazz aficionados and newcomers alike with more than 300 musicians and 100 events creating unforgettable experiences. The rich 2013 program brings jazz into the heart of Melbourne with late-night art parties, intimate club gigs, film screenings, master classes, daily free concerts, Evening Sound walks and events for families and children.
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures
22nd March – 28th July 2013
Location: Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Museum 11 Nicholson Street Carlton VIC 3053
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul features more than 230 precious objects from archaeological sites along the ancient Silk Road, revealing Afghanistan's extraorinarily rich and diverse culture.
Thought to have been lost or destroyed during years of conflict, these treasures were unexpectedly recovered from vaults where they had been hidden for safekeeping by courageous staff from the National Museum, Kabul.
Melbourne Cup Carnival
2nd November – 9th November 2013
Location: Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Road, Flemington, Victoria 3031
In its 153rd year, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is truly the most vibrant racing event in the world and the ultimate expression of what Melbourne is renowned for - sport, food, wine, business, social interaction and fashion - all connected by four unparalleled days of thoroughbred racing.
AAMI Victoria Derby Day on Saturday 2nd November is the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and is considered one of the most prestigious days of racing in Australasia, featuring four races at the elite Group 1 level. Traditionally, the predominant fashion color scheme includes black and white.
The Emirates Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 5th November - the race that stops the nation - has gained a reputation for fashion with a penchant for drama. It is the day to make your strongest fashion statement with an exotic or outrageous ensemble - hats are essential and so is a yellow rose in the lapel.
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2013 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival
11th May – 8th June 2013
A highlight on both the racing and social calendars, the 2013 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival returns to the track bringing with it some of the biggest names in Australasian racing. Attracting the nation’s top horses, hottest entertainers and VIP guests to enjoy superior raceday hospitality, don’t miss your chance to enjoy Queensland’s best racing events. With a variety of ticket choices to enjoy each Group One raceday, from admission to great valued marquee packages, 2013 is your opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of the Carnival.
BTC Cup feat Gp 1 Bundaberg Distilling Co - 11 May
Kirks Doomben Cup Day - 18 May
Carlton MID Doomben 10,000 - 25 May
Queensland Oaks Ladies Day - 1 June
AAMI Stradbroke Day - 8 June
10th Anniversary Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp
29th June – 3rd July
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
In 2013, the world’s best 16 and under year-old surfers will converge on the Gold Coast for the 10th annual Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp. Based at Duranbah Beach (Coolangatta/ Tweed Heads, Australia) and running from June 29 to July 3, the Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp is a truly international event with competitors travelling from all surfing states of Australia along with international surfers from South Africa, the United States of America, New Zealand, Tahiti and Japan. In a coup for competitors, a man-on-man heat format will be utilised for the semi-finals and finals of the 16 and under Boys, 16 and under Girls and 14 and under Boys divisions.
Charters Towers Healthy Lifestyle Festival
10-11th August 2013
Location: Church Street, Charters Towers, Queensland Australia 4820
Charters Towers hosts the annual Gold Fever Healthy Lifestyle Festival which includes the Gold Fever Le Tour and the Gold Fever Fun Run. The festival is in it's fourth year and offers a wide variety of activities including live entertainment, fitness demonstrations, healthy living stalls, free kids entertainment, market stalls and local produce. Saturday kicks off with cycling Time Trials at the Weir followed by the Criterium at Lissner Park. Lifestyle stalls and activities will fill the park from 12pm on Saturday. The 10 kilometres and five kilometre Fun Runs have over AUD7500 in prize money up for grabs. Charters Towers Regional Council has again combined efforts with the local ""Relay for Life"" team to produce a three kilometre charity run/walk.
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XPD Adventure Race
2 September 2013 to 14 September 2013
Location: Adelaide and Fleurieu Peninsula
More than 4,000 people from 40 countries will compete across 9 surf lifesaving disciplines - swimming, simulated emergency rescue competition, Ironman/Ironwoman, surf-ski, board, beach sprints, beach flags, surf boats and inflatable rescue boats. Events will be held at Glenelg, Christies Beach and the State Aquatic Centre at Marion.
Festival Theatre 40th Anniversary Concert
31st May – 1st June 2013
Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Festival Theatre
The Festival Theatre 40th Anniversary Concert is a celebration of Australia's pioneering lyric theatre's 40 years of hosting arts and cultural experiences from every corner of the world. The Festival Theatre was completed in 1973, dubbed by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam at its opening as a "magnificent achievement..."
The Festival Theatre remains Adelaide's preeminent venue for large-scale, international and fine artistic endeavours whilst at the same time hosting countless local community performances. It continues to thrive as the physical representation of a culturally, and artistically vital state.
Join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with Chief Conductor and Music Director Arvo Volmer and the Adelaide Symphony Chorus, as they celebrate the Festival Theatre's 40th anniversary, paying homage to its inaugural concert - featuring one of Beethoven's best known masterworks, his Symphony No 9 Choral.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
7th June – 22nd June 2013
Adelaide Festival Centre - King William Road, Adelaide, SA 5000
Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a major event in the international arts calendar. Since its inception in 2001, the festival has become the most comprehensive cabaret festival in the world and has earned a reputation for showcasing the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre.
All under the one roof at South Australia's creative heart, the Adelaide Festival Centre, you can experience Adelaide Cabaret Festival every June beginning on the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
Adelaide Festival Centre transforms into various sized cabaret venues with bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs to chat and enjoy a drink. Many venues are in cabaret mode with shared tables where you are encouraged to eat and drink during the performance and make new friends.
The Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2013 is award-winning singer and songwriter Kate Ceberano.
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Active Cycle Darwin
23 June 2013
Location: Mindel Beach Reserve, Darwin
Bike riding takes centre stage in Darwin. R U Commuting has recognised the need to encourage more families especially to get on their bikes. As the demand for more family fitness programs and events has become more prevalent, R U Commuting has responded by providing a cycling event opportunity with accessible options for families and individuals of all ages and abilities. R U Commuting aims to bring Active Cycle Darwin to a high level through participant numbers, exposure and by producing a well organised, safe and enjoyable event for families. Active Cycle Darwin is Approx 40kms loop from Mindil markets up to Casuarina Reserve with three water/rest stops along the way, great for the family and great viewing along the coast of Darwin. Money raised from the Active Cycle Darwin event is being donated to Kids with Cancer Foundation.
The foundation looks after families suffering from financial stress when there loved child is suffering with cancer. R U Commuting is proud to support the Kids with Cancer Foundation
Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide
Saturday 1st June 2013
Location: TIO Stadium, Abala Road, Darwin
Catch an Australian Football League (AFL) match in Darwin.
AFL Toyota Premiership 2012, Round 8 is the Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide at TIO Stadium, Marrara, Darwin. Come along and support your team at the first official game of AFL game held in Darwin this year. The match is one of the flagships of the AFL's effort to further develop the game in the Northern Territory with indigenous participation a key part of that drive. Experience a Territory game by arriving early and watching two local teams compete.
The main game starts at 7.10pm
7th June – 10th June 2013
Location: Barunga Community, Central Arnhem Rd, Barunga Community, Darwin CityFor the 28th year, the community of Barunga will host this much loved Territory event. Visitors from around the country are invited to visit the Barunga community, to camp and be part of a vast program of cultural and artistic workshops, dancing ceremonies, traditional bush tucker gathering, didgeridoo making, basket weaving and a huge 3-day line up of sport and contemporary music, including headline artist Gurrumul Yunupingu. Held annually on the June long weekend in a small Indigenous community south of Katherine, the Barunga festival is one of Australia's longest running cultural festivals. This iconic festival is home of the ‘Barunga Statement’ presented to Prime Minister Bob Hawke outlining the request for a Treaty between the Commonwealth Government and Indigenous Australia.
Tickets are now on sale through Moshtix. Entry fee valid for 3-day festival.
Camping available in Barunga community and accommodation options in Beswick and Katherine.
Barunga is located 70kms south of Katherine on the Central Arnhem Highway.
Fuel is unavailable for sale Barunga.
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