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Want to see what is happening where you are going? Maybe you want to include a destination in your plans, some stopover to coincide with events happening in that town?

Some events happen across state and territory borders, some of which are listed here. Other state/territory events can be found listed within the 'Events' section for each state and territory, as well as being listed under specific destinations. For more information, check the destination pages of the town or area you are visiting.

Some events happen at the same time throughout Australia, such as Christmas and New Years Eve celebrations, ANZAC Day, Australia Day, local markets, agricultural shows etc. Some scheduled events only have approximate dates, with some dates changing or being cancelled.

When planning your travel around events, contact the holder of the event or the local visitor centre where the event is happening to confirm the event timetable.

Find out how to apply for an events listing.

Australia Wide Events - National

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  Australia Day
• 26th January
A day when we come together to celebrate Australia and being Australian. Celebrations are nation wide.

Details can be found on the government Australia Day site.

  ANZAC Day
• 25th April
This day of remembrance marks the deaths and sufferings of brave men and women, who lost their lives in the fight to bring peace and harmony to the world.

It commemorates the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 (during World War I), which saw men from two countries, Australia and New Zealand, come together and fight as one, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

The massive loss of life, was deeply felt, and today it is a day we mark as 'ANZAC Day: Lest We Forget'.

  Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve
• 24-31 December
Capital cities throughout Australia and many of the major cities often put on special events such as Carol by Candlelight and New Years Eve firework display. Details can often be found on the local council sites.
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  Australian Rally Championship (ARC)
• See website for dates
The Australian Rally Championship (ARC) is a dynamic 6 Round National motorsport Championship run in stunning forested countryside throughout Australia.

The ARC takes in some of the country's most stunning locations and starts with the Quit Forest Rally in the coastal tourist town of Busselton near Margaret River in WA. The series then travels to Canberra for the combined ARC/Asia-Pacific Rally Championship event Rally of Canberra, then to Queensland's Sunshine Coast with Coates Rally Queensland. From there the Championship heads to the Barossa Valley for Toyota Kluger Rally SA, and will then on to the Rally of the Great Lakes. This event is staged near the holiday township of Forster in the central north coast region of NSW. it's then on to Victoria's Yarra Valley for the grand finale NGK Rally of Melbourne.

  Australian Rodeos
A number of rodeo events are held around Australia throughout the year. Some of these events may be listed under specific destinations. A great site to see where a rodeo is being held is the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) website. APRA is the national governing body for professional rodeo competition. Check out the APRA Rodeo Calendar for information.
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Frequent Events - National

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  Many villages, towns and cities throughout Australia hold regular market days and/or farmers market. Check your destination for information or contact the local visitor centre.
 
APPLYING FOR AN EVENTS LISTING
For a free listing within the events section and on the specific town/city page, you need to be a regular annual event held in Australia. When sending us your details, you need to provide the:
  • name of the event
  • organisation in charge of the event
  • event date or approximate date ie 3 day event late October
  • web site address for further information on the event
  • location of the event ie Parkes Showground
  • contact details including telephone, freecall number, fax, and email (where applicable)
  • a general brief description of the event.
     
  • name of the person requesting the listing and contact number

To submit your event listing request, click here.
For events that have their own website, by providing a link to AusEmade, you can submit one image (size 175 pixels wide by 175 pixels high max.) for inclusion with your listing. Make sure you let us know where we can view our listing.

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