Summer Cricket Season
November - March - NATIONAL
The sounds of summer cricket ring out in the suburbs and country backyards as friends and families bowl an over or two at every chance. From these humble beginnings our legendary cricketers are born. With a spectacular program of international, state, and local competition you will be sure to find a game to enjoy.
Red Bull Air Race
1-2 November - WA
The Red Bull Air Race takes flying to the next level. Watch the world's most talented pilots compete in a race based on speed, precision and skill as they fly a daring, compact course in Perth's sky.
Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challange
19-23 November - TAS
The Mark Webber Pure Tasmania challenge is a six-day physical and mental adventure race in aid of charity. Participants range from elite athletes to corporate teams, who compete in some of Tasmania's most remote and stunning landscapes. Are you up for the challenge? Image credit: Tourism Tasmania and Jerry Galea.
March - September - QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, WA
Going to an Australian Football League (AFL) game is a ‘fair dinkum' Aussie experience. A favourite sport amongst Australians, the game attracts huge crowds of vocal, animated and loyal supporters.
From July 2008 - VIC
Discover the untold story of the extraordinary friendship between the misunderstood green girl Elphaba and the blonde and popular Glinda - the witches of Oz. What really happened before Dorothy dropped in? Find out when this hot musical opens in Melbourne in 2008. Regent Theatre,Melbourne.
River Festival Brisbane
29 August - 7 Sep 2008 - QLD
Riverfestival is Brisbane's major annual community and environmental festival celebrating its waterways and culture by focusing on the city's signature natural landmark, the Brisbane River. With its broad cultural focus incorporating art, environmental science and sport underpinned by a strong sustainability message it is unique in the Australian festivals' landscape.
13 Sep - 12 Oct 2008 - ACT
Canberra, our national capital, bursts into colour with Floriade, the largest spring festival in the Southern Hemisphere. An incredible creative display of more than one million bulbs and annuals in bloom is the backdrop tothis festival featuring entertainment, exhibitions, fabulous food and more.
Lexmark Indy 300
23-26 Oct 2008 - QLD
It's a race, a party, an eyeful and an earful. Champ Cars scorching through bends and screaming down the straights. The earth shaking thunder of Australia's V8 Supercars laying it all on the line. And 96 hours of on and off track entertainment in one of the world's most famous beach cities. From October 23 to 26, feel the Gold Coast fire up for another four sizzling days and nights of high octane entertainment - Gold Coast Indy 300 style.
29 Oct - 2 Nov 2008 - QLD
The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival incorporates one of the biggest triathlons in the world. The festival brings visitors from all over the world to Noosa's sunny shores for action-packed days of sport, entertainment and events. The festival brings together an irresistible mix of sport and entertainment coupled with some of Noosa's best features; sun, sea and surf.
Kings Park & Botanic Gardens Wildflower Festival
1 Sep - 1 Oct 2008 - WA
A spectacular way to bounce into Spring with the Kings Park and Botanic Gardens Wildflower Festival. The month long event is a visual feast of Western Australia's wildflowers. It gives spectators the chance to get involved in a tantalising program showcasing free family activities, gardening workshops, talks and demonstrations, guided walks and plenty of entertainment.
First Tuesday every November - VIC
Australians across the nation stop to celebrate this major annual horse racing event. Whether you are at the track, at a pub in the middle of the outback or lunching at one of the many restaurants throughout the country, Melbourne cup is an event that everyone gets involved in.
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