Putting fans first during footy finals

Footy fans will now have a fair go when buying tickets to this year’s 2018 Toyota AFL Final Series after the Andrews Labor Government officially declared it a major event. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis joined AFL General Manager Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld at the MCG to …

Cutting Red Tape for Tourism and Visitor Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for feedback on its second Small Business Regulation Review (SBRR), which aims to reduce red tape and regulatory burden for tourism and visitor-focused small businesses in Victoria. The second SBRR focuses on the visitor economy and has identified five focus areas to prompt …

New Dreamworks exhibition to illuminate Mornington Peninsula

Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda will light up Rosebud’s Foreshore in April this year at an Australian-first exhibition of some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters in a large-scale lantern experience. Lights by DreamWorks is an interactive, walkthrough experience for all ages and is set to run for …

World’s top tennis stars return to Melbourne

Melbourne will once again serve up the biggest names in world tennis when it hosts the 2017 Australian Open this month. Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis today joined Craig Tiley, CEO and Australian Open Tournament Director, Tennis Australia, to officially kick start the final countdown to the 2017 Grand …

History made as Tanderrum Bridge opens

A new footbridge linking the city with Melbourne Park is open and ready to usher thousands of fans to the 2017 Australian Open. Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis declared Tanderrum Bridge open today. It’s the centrepiece of the Andrews Labor Government’s $338 million stage two redevelopment of …

The world’s best Gymnasts to head to Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the Gymnastics World Cup for Melbourne. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis announced today Hisense Arena will host a stop on the Individual Apparatus World Cup circuit for men’s and women’s artistic gymnasts next year. The event will …

Australian Open to serve up the Best of Victoria

World attention will turn to Melbourne once more when the major events capital hosts the Australian Open. Minister for Employment Jacinta Allan today joined event organisers at Birrarung Marr, where the Australian Open Festival is taking shape. Some of Melbourne’s top culinary institutions are set to serve …