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Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah

Prepare for an epic adventure! Internationally renowned Danish artist Thomas Dambo’s Australian-first exhibition the ‘Giants of Mandurah’ launches this November in Mandurah, an hour’s drive south of Perth.

Arguably one of his most ambitious projects to date, the ‘Giants of Mandurah’ is an outdoor exhibition and game of self-discovery that celebrates and champions the protection of the Peel region’s extraordinary natural environment.

Where: Various, Mandurah, Western Australia, 6210

When: 4 December 2023 – 31 October 2025

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Mary Poppins Festival

The annual Mary Poppins Festival celebrates the power of storytelling and sets the scene for visitors to be transformed into their own world of play and imagination.

When: 30 June 2024

Where: Richmond and Wharf Street, Maryborough, Queensland, 4650

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Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® Exhibition Pharaoh

The internationally exclusive blockbuster exhibition, Pharaoh, celebrates three thousand years of ancient Egyptian art and culture through more than 500 works on loan from the British Museum, including monumental sculpture, tomb and temple architecture, coffins and funerary objects, as well as a significant display of exquisite ancient Egyptian jewellery.

Where: 180 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Victoria, 3006

When: 14 June – 6 October 2024

From AU$18 To AU$38

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Henry Moodie

Rising British singer-songwriter Henry Moodie (you may know his songs ‘Drunk Text’ and ‘You Were There For Me’) will play three shows as part of his first-ever Australia tour.

When: 7 August  – 10 August 2024

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Shinju Matsuri

Immerse yourself in a carnival for the senses at Shinju Matsuri, Japanese for ‘festival of the pearl’, celebrating Broome’s unique multicultural and pearling history since 1970.

Held annually over 16 days in August and September, this iconic festival unfolds across a series of vibrant events showcasing the fusion of flavours, sounds, and colours that define this outback gem.

When: 17 August – 1 September 2024

Where: Various venues, Broome, Western Australia, 6725

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Birdsville Races

Dubbed as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 racegoers converge on Birdsville each year to enjoy two days of quality outback racing and entertainment.

Where: Birdsville Developmental Road, Birdsville, Queensland, 4482

When: 6 September – 7 September 2024

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Repco Bathurst 1000

The Great Race is back! The Repco Bathurst 1000 returns to the iconic Mount Panorama on it’s traditional date – the second weekend in October for an adrenaline-fuelled extravaganza. This bucket-list event is a must for sports fans both new and old.

Where: Mount Panorama, New South Wales, 2795

When: 10 October – 13 October 2024

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Coldplay: Music of the Spheres Tour

Coldplay will bring their ‘Music of the Spheres’ tour to Australia’s east coast at the end of a more than two-year stretch. The pop juggernauts have already sold 9 million tickets – the most for any tour in history – and are set to play eight stadium shows in Melbourne and Sydney after playing in Perth in 2023.

When: 30 October  – 9 November 2024

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Take That and Sophie Ellis-Bextor

It’ll be murder on the dancefloor when this tour comes to town. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, enjoying a Saltburn-fueled resurgence, will accompany Take That on a six-show tour of Australia.

When: 30 October  – 10 November 2024

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Pearl Jam: Dark Matter World Tour 2024

Pearl Jam have announced their new album ‘Dark Matter’, which they’ll support with a massive tour around the world. They’ll make a stop Down Under with Pixies in support, playing stadium shows in the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney.

When: 13 November  – 23 November 2024

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NRMA Insurance Boxing Day Test Australia v India

Cricket’s best of the best collide at the iconic Boxing Day Test! Watch Australia and India go head-to-head as part of the Border-Gavaskar series. It’s going to be huge, and you need to see it. Get your tickets today!

Where: Brunton Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004

When: 26 December – 30 December 2024

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The lights of Melbourne shine a little bit brighter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town! For three and a half weeks in March and April, all are invited to load up on laughs, with comedians hitting stages right across the city.

Where: Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

When: 26 March – 20 April 2025

From AU$0 To AU$100

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