Community events for the month
Sunset Cinema Melbourne
Melbourne's newest summer local, the Sunset Cinema is back returning to the Gasworks Arts Park these summer holidays.
Sit back, relax and watch the stars under the stars on a balmy Melbourne night with friends and family these holidays.
The program features some of 2017's biggest flicks and is sure to make for a great night out whatever the company.
Summer School Holidays at Luna Park
9th Jan 2018 - 29th Jan 2018
From Saturday 23 December 2017 until Monday 29 January 2018 inclusive, Luna Park, Melbourne’s most loved amusement park, is inviting you to get wet this summer and jump aboard their brand new aquatic coaster for all the family to enjoy.
In time for Luna Park’s 105th summer season, the action-packed summer holidays will see the opening of Pirate’s Revenge - open to thrill seekers who dare - featuring a whopping 16 metre slippery slope through plumes of refreshingly-cold gushing spray.
Get set to get wet as you hop on-board the floating log, but be warned, this one is only for the brave-hearted. Featuring life-sized pirates, an array of hungry crocodiles and a heart-stopping shark encounter, this ride is sure to be a thrill seeker’s fanta-sea. After one adventure on Pirate’s Revenge, you’ll be hooked!
An unlimited ride ticket will ensure you have endless fun all day long, spinning and zooming from ride to ride. Once you have had all the fun you can stomach for one day, top off your visit at one of the park’s ‘cool zones’ and grab a summery treat in the form of a frozen slushie, snow cone or scoop of ice-cream.
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Inspired by Europe’s prestigious one-day classic races, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is the first of its kind in Australia. It has rapidly been embraced at a local and international level as a unique competition and spectator experience.
The 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Event will deliver premier cycling action and entertainment for sports fans, cycling enthusiasts, spectators, families and the local community.
The event schedule for the 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Elite Men’s and Deakin universiy Elite Women’s road races and the Towards Zero Race Melbourne Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s races have now been announced. Take in the action at the various cheers sites as the 12 UCI WorldTour Men's and 10 International Women's teams race for the win.
The 2018 Swisse People’s Ride is set to be the best yet, with entrants having the chance to not only ride with Australia’s first and only Tour de France champion, Cadel Evans but also cycling legend and three-time Tour de France winner, Greg LeMond.
Register for the 35, 65 or 115 kilometre Swisse People's Ride through the book now button.
Australian Open 2018
15th Jan 2018 - 28th Jan 2018
After non-stop action and entertainment for the best Australian summer? Head to Melbourne and get ready for the most thrilling and highly anticipated Grand Slam at Australian Open 2018.
Over two adrenaline-charged weeks, see the world’s best tennis players hit the global stage at Melbourne Park to battle it out for the ultimate glory.
Every year the Australian Open gets bigger, better, more intense and more breathtaking as these stunning athletes leave nothing to chance in their quest for the championship trophy.
With more entertainment, food and family friendly options than ever before, there’s something for everyone at the Australian Open.
Visit the Australian Open website for tickets and travel packages, or sign up to Australian Open Update for all the latest news and offers.
First Gillette One Day International: Melbourne
One Day Internationals does not get much better than Australia versus England, fans will have their chance to see the action and be a part of the fun at the first Gillette ODI at the MCG.
It's your one day to hang out with your mates, wear fancy dress, enjoy international food, soak up the sunshine, sing with the crowd and cheer on the Aussies.
ODI’s and dressing up - the tradition continues at the Gillette ODI Series. Come dressed up in a theme of your choice for your chance to win an at-match upgrade to the Dress-up Deck and go into the major prize draw to win $10,000. Visit the website for more.
Field of Flavours returns to the Melbourne Gillette ODI offering food from Biggie Smalls, Squid Squad, Bites on Wheels, Yo India and Nuoc Mama. Live entertainment from Voice contestants Berni Harrison and Hoseah Partsch. Cricket will be live on the big screen. Entry is free
Tickets on sale now.
Group Bookings can assist with bookings for 10 or more. Check out Cricket Australia Official Hospitality for the ultimate cricket experience. The Cricket Australia Travel Office offers ticket and hotel travel packages for international and interstate travellers.