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    Spring Racing Carnival

    20 Sep 2014 -  23 Nov 2014,  Flemington, Moonee Valley, Caulfield and Sandown plus country Victoria

    Across metropolitan and country Victoria, there are multiple race days all spring - the biggest being the famous Melbourne Cup.

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    Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

    28 Sep 2014 -  09 Nov 2014,  Brisbane

    Promising music by day and movies by night, the iconic outdoor cinemas in Brisbane are a must this summer. Plus, every Sunday is a 'Sundae Session' with FREE Ben & Jerry's ice cream for all! Tempted? YHA members also save $3 off tickets. Simply enter the promo code YHA when you book online at openaircinemas.com.au

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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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    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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    Fremantle Festival

    26 Oct 2014 -  09 Nov 2014,  Fremantle

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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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    Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014

    04 Nov 2014 -  04 Nov 2014,  Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

    The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred racing event, held on the first Tuesday of November every year. See the fashion, the race and experience the excitement that stops a nation! Emirates Melbourne Cup Day sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar and is the focal point of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. There's nothing like being there amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience this unique event! If you still haven’t had your fill of races why not check out the other week's races at the AAMI Victoria Derby Day (1 November), Crown Oaks Day (6 November) and Emirates Stakes Day (8 November).

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    Airlie Beach Music Festival

    07 Nov 2014 -  09 Nov 2014,  Airlie Beach

    With 74 bands from across Australia playing all genres of music, food and drinks, and late night jam sessions there's something for everyone! Soak up the atmosphere at 16 different venues throughout Airlie Beach and Cannonvale with free bus transfers between venues.This is an age 18+ event.

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    Blues at Bridgetown

    07 Nov 2014 -  09 Nov 2014,  Bridgetown

    Geographe Crush Food and Wine Festival

    07 Nov 2014 -  09 Nov 2014,  Bunbury

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    SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah– Australian Pro Championship

    09 Nov 2014 -  09 Nov 2014,  Mandurah

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    Melbourne Music Week

    14 Nov 2014 -  23 Nov 2014,  Various venues around Melbourne

    Produced by City of Melbourne, Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is a nine–day–long program of imaginative events dedicated to celebrating and supporting the city's world–famous music scene. Returning in 2014, the fifth edition will continue to present a carefully curated program of events, all of which reflect aspects of the unique nature of Melbourne. Inspired by the boundless creativity of Melbourne’s music scene, MMW is the only event of its type in Australia and offers a unique model of co–production with the music sector to directly support its industry.

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    Feast Festival

    15 Nov 2014 -  30 Nov 2014,  Adelaide city

    Feast is Australia's leading queer arts and culture festival. Two weeks of diverse performances from music to cabaret to drag.

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    Margaret River Gourmet Escape

    21 Nov 2014 -  23 Nov 2014,  Margaret River

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    Indian Ocean Festival

    27 Nov 2014 -  30 Nov 2014,  Jurien Bay

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    Broome Mango Festival

    27 Nov 2014 -  30 Nov 2014,  Broome

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    Gorgeous Festival - McLaren Vale

    28 Nov 2014 -  29 Nov 2014,  McLaren Vale

    Gorgeous music, Gorgeous wine, Gorgeous food - all in the perfect setting of the rolling vineyards of McLaren Vale. This year's lineup sees The Waifs, The Beautiful Girls, Busby Marou and more.

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    The Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Serie

    29 Nov 2014 -  30 Nov 2014,  Yalingup

    Gourmet Wine and Food Festival

    29 Nov 2014 -  29 Nov 2014,  Donnybrook