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    Melbourne Fringe Festival

    17 Sep 2014 -  05 Oct 2014,  Various locations around Melbourne

    Melbourne Fringe Festival is a celebration featuring artists from Melbourne and beyond activating the city and spaces we live in in with works in every conceivable art form.

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    Wunderkammer Circus

    01 Oct 2014 -  04 Oct 2014,  Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide

    Sexy, funny & explosive! A hot mix of Circus, Cabaret and Vaudeville currently travelling Australia to rave reviews.

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    Good Food Month - Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne

    01 Oct 2014 -  31 Oct 2014,  October (Sydney & Canberra) November (Melbourne)

    October (Sydney & Canberra) November (Melbourne) The month-long Good Food Month menu is crammed with signature events inviting you to taste, talk, drink and dine your way around town. There’s lip-smacking fine-dining and free outdoor fiestas, chef showcases from the kitchen’s big name stars and hands-on cooking classes so you can do it yourself, bar hops and impromptu restaurant pop-ups, Barbecue Madness and The Ultimate High Tea. Of course, it wouldn’t be springtime in Sydney without Hyde Park’s Night Noodle Markets. Special guest in 2014 is chef, author, restaurateur and TV star Yotam Ottolenghi, who is sure to inspire you with his mouthwatering mediterranean marvels.

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    Awesome Arts Festival

    04 Oct 2014 -  17 Oct 2014,  Perth

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    Royal Launceston Show

    09 Oct 2014 -  11 Oct 2014,  Launceston

    Held at the Launceston Showgrounds each October, the show attracts an average crowd of 15,000. With a focus on the primary industries of Tasmania, there are events like animal breeding contents, equestrian shows, food tasting and fashion shows. The most popular features are the carnival rides, games of skill and showbags.

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    Melbourne Festival

    10 Oct 2014 -  26 Oct 2014,  Melbourne

    Nothing says Melbourne like the Melbourne Festival! Formally known as the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Melbourne Festival is one the world’s best major multi-arts festivals and features 17 days of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events from the finest national and international acts. Literally putting itself into the bones of the city this festival aims to engage and interact with its guests and offers many free events and ticketed events at a wide variety of venues. Join in and experience Melbourne at its most vibrant!

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    Sydney Rides Festival

    11 Oct 2014 -  25 Oct 2014,  Sydney

    Get on your bike for Sydney's largest celebration of cycling during October, and join in the cool new Sydney Rides the Night event. Events include: Sydney Rides to Work – 15 October Refuel on your way to work with free breakfast and coffee. You can also grab a free tune-up as part of our National Ride2Work day celebrations. Locations: Prince Alfred Park, Union Square or Taylor Square. Time: 6.30am–9am Sydney Rides the City (part of the 2014 Spring Cycle) – 19 October A fun-filled bike bonanza for all the family. Featuring BMX stunt displays, face painting, live music and more – this day by the harbour will have all ages entertained. Location: Pirrama Park, Pyrmont. Time: 8am–1pm Sydney Rides the Night – 25 October A picture-perfect night-time ride past light installations and special effects. After your ride enjoy a bite to eat from the gourmet food trucks, interactive video displays and live music in the outdoor lounge with the best harbour views in the city. Location: Enter at Mrs Macquaries Road, The Domain. Time: Open between 6pm–midnight.

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    2014 Adelaide Zombie Walk

    11 Oct 2014 -  11 Oct 2014,  Adelaide

    A night dedicated to the walking dead? Why not? Jun in the....fun.....or just watch in amazement from the sidelines. Walk starts and finishes at Rymill Park and loops its way around the east end of the Adelaide city.

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    Bledisloe Cup - Australia vs New Zealand

    18 Oct 2014 -  18 Oct 2014,  Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

    Enjoy all the action as the Qantas Wallabies take on the New Zealand All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup. The 3rd test match is set to soar at the Suncorp Stadium, just a few minutes walk from Brisbane City YHA, as these two rugby giants battle it out for the title.

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    Perth Heritage Days

    18 Oct 2014 -  19 Sep 2014,  Perth

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    Chalk Urban Art Festival

    19 Oct 2014 -  26 Oct 2014,  Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney

    Sydney's Customs House will be the centre of attention for this week-long street art festival, where Australia's Jenny McCracken and Dutch internet sensation Leon Keer will transform the forecourt of the historic Circular Quay building into a giant 3D chalk artwork. Curious spectactors will also be able to watch a timelapse of the artwork's creation which will be broadcast from beneath the clock of Customs House onto a screen at street level. The festival will be accompanied by a program of interactive activities on nearby Alfred Street, inviting visitors to express their inner creativity and allowing other artists to show off their chalk art talents. Other activities include the screening of the documentary Chalk: An Australian Perspective at the Customs House Library on 22 October (watch the trailer here), artist talks, workshops and demonstrations.

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    Bondi Sculpture by the Sea

    23 Oct 2014 -  09 Nov 2014,  Bondi, Sydney

    Head down to Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach to check out Australia’s biggest outdoor art exhibition. For 18 days the spectacular 2km clifftop path between Bondi and Tamarama beaches becomes the dramatic setting for more than 100 unique sculptures by local and international artists.

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    Cape to Cape MTB

    23 Oct 2014 -  26 Oct 2014,  Augusta to Dunsborough

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    Perth International Golf Tournament

    23 Oct 2014 -  26 Oct 2014,  Perth

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    Brisbane G20 Cultural Celebrations

    24 Oct 2014 -  09 Nov 2014,  Brisbane

    All eyes will be on Brisbane as world leaders come to town for the G20 Leaders Summit. To celebrate, the city is putting on three weeks of cultural celebrations featuring hundreds of free community events including live music, pop-up dance displays, street performances, artist exhibitions and multicultural events. The highlight? Colour Me Brisbane will see the city’s buildings, landmarks and even CityCat vessels light up nightly for a dazzling sound and light show.

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    Byron Bay Surf Festival

    24 Oct 2014 -  26 Oct 2014,  Byron Bay

    Chill out for 3 days of surf culture in one of Australia's top surf hotspots. The Byron Bay Surf Festival celebrates surf culture, including art, music, film, lifestyle and , of course, the waves and boards themselves.

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    V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600

    24 Oct 2014 -  26 Oct 2014,  Gold Coast

    Three days of heart stopping, engine revving action will see drivers battle it out in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup final. You don't need to be an engine loving 'rev head' to appreciate the Gold Coast 600, with Australian hip-hop band Hiltop Hoods headlining other musical acts and entertainment off the race track.

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    Port Macquarie Tastings on Hastings

    26 Oct 2014 -  26 Oct 2014,  Port Macquarie

    Waves, wines, and mouth-watering gourmet cuisine mark this annual food festival, celebrating the best of Port Macquarie's local produce. Enjoy tastings and stories from more than 100 exhibitors including farms, fresh produce suppliers, gourmet artisans, wineries, breweries, restaurants and cafes along the shores of the Hastings River. This food and wine festival just keeps growing, with treats spread across six main areas: Farmers Markets, The Restaurant Precinct, The Main Stage, The Beer and Wine Precinct, The Cooking Demonstrations and The Makers Market. TV chef Peter Kuruvita will bring his passion for local seafood and international flavours to the festival. A lucky 150 guests can enjoy a custom menu from the star of SBS television shows 'My Sri Lanka', 'Island Feast' and 'Mexican Fiesta', when Kuruvita hosts the Tastings Dinner on October 25. Lucky Port Macquarie has plenty of activities - you'll need to work off all the indulgence.

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    Fremantle Festival

    26 Oct 2014 -  09 Nov 2014,  Fremantle

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    Margaret River Fun Run

    26 Oct 2014 -  26 Sep 2014,  Margaret River

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    Anzac Centenary Commemoration

    30 Oct 2014 -  02 Nov 2014,  Albany

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    WA Goldfields PGA Championships

    30 Oct 2014 -  02 Nov 2014,  Kalgoorlie

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    Rottnest Beatles Fest

    31 Oct 2014 -  02 Nov 2014,  Rottnest Island

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    Augusta Adventure Fest

    01 Nov 2014 -  02 Nov 2014,  Augusta

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