Melbourne, from January 18
The magical world of Harry Potter comes to Melbourne exclusively at the city’s Princess Theatre.
Perth, February 8-March 3
Western Australia’s premier arts festival features theater, dance, music and much more.
Perth, February 14-17
This golf tournament combines 54 holes of traditional stroke play with a nail-biting, six-hole knockout match in the final round.
Sydney, February 15-March 3
This festival culminates in the world-famous parade through the streets of Sydney.
Canberra, March 1-17
Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle is transformed into a vibrant arts precinct with free installations, live music and performances.
Adelaide, March 1-17
Considered one of the world’s great arts festivals.
Adelaide, March 8-11
An annual world music festival held in the Botanic Park in Adelaide over seven stages.
Melbourne, March 8-24
This 17-day festival shines a spotlight on Victoria’s superb gourmet scene with special culinary events at restaurants, bars and pop-up venues across the state.
Melbourne, March 14-17
The international racing elite descend upon Albert Park in Melbourne as the peaceful inner-city park is transformed into a high-octane Formula 1 racetrack.
Sydney, March 22-April 21
Opera Australia perform on a floating stage on Sydney Harbour, with a view of the Opera House sails in the background.
Gold Coast, April 3-13
One of the world’s most iconic surf competitions and the first stop on the WSL Championship Tour.
Alice Springs, April 5-14
A stunning light festival with installations by Indigenous artists set against the backdrop of the mighty MacDonnell Ranges.
South Australia, April 5-14
One of Australia’s most celebrated food festivals with chefs, feasts, tastings and more.
Byron Bay, April 18-22
Australia’s ultimate blues festival turns 30 in 2019.
Sydney, May-June (dates TBC)
Sydney becomes a giant canvas for brilliant light installations and projections.
Noosa, May 16-20
Sample Australia on a plate on Queensland’s picturesque Sunshine Coast.
Kununurra, May 17-26
A uniquely Australian festival of rodeo, dining under the stars, music, comedy and more set against the backdrop of the stunning East Kimberley landscape.
An annual Ironman event with running, swimming, cycling, and even an Ironkids competition.
Hobart, June 28-July 14
Australia’s premier celebration of song, the event has massed choirs, cabaret, contemporary performances, family and pop-up events.
Alice Springs, July 13
A crazy day of racing and festivities focusing on the ‘ships of the desert’.
Darwin, July 14
The highlight is the Battle of Mindil race in boats made from, yes, beer cans.