Extra trams and free travel an ace for tennis fans

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for fans to enjoy the Australian Open with free travel and more than 3000 extra tram services between the city and the tennis. Australian Open ticket holders and staff will be able to travel for free along the tram routes servicing Melbourne Park, taking them …

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 …

Kicking goals for international student wellbeing

Melbourne City Football Club joined international students and the Victorian Government on the soccer pitch today to celebrate the announcement of 19 new projects worth more than $850,000 to support Victoria’s international students. “Victoria values the contribution international students make to our society …

World’s biggest sports retailer coming to Melbourne

The world’s biggest sports retailer, Decathlon, is bringing its megastores to Melbourne and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. The company today announced it will be opening its first store in Box Hill, with four to five stores to be opened over the next two years – each employing up to 100 …

$2m funding boost for Black Rock Life Saving Club

The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $2 million towards a major redevelopment of Black Rock Life Saving Club’s ageing clubhouse. Southern Metropolitan MP Philip Dalidakis visited the bayside club today to announce the funding, which is allocated as part of the Victorian Budget 2018-19. “We’re …

Victoria kicking goals in China’s sports industry

A recent trade mission to China has strengthened the Andrews Labor Government’s drive to win a bigger share of the $US300 billion Chinese sports industry. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis attended a Shanghai and Melbourne Business of Sport Roundtable event, which was an opportunity to …

Revamped Melbourne Park serving up 2018 Open

Melbourne Park is ready to host the biggest names in world tennis when the Australian Open 2018 kicks off in just over a week. Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley to officially start the final countdown to the 2018 Grand Slam. The event takes place from …

Free Tram Zone extended for Big Bash Derby

Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone will be extended to stops near the MCG for this Saturday’s Big Bash League, Battle of Melbourne double-header. On Saturday 6 January tram services from the CBD to stops 9,10 and 11 on Wellington Parade near the MCG will be free, all day, Saturday 6 January, The Free Tram Zone …