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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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    Pop to Popism, Sydney Exhibition

    01 Nov 2014 -  01 Mar 2015,  Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

    Not into classical 'high art'? Relive the rebellious pop revolution from the 50s to the 80s, with the Art Gallery of NSW Pop to Popism exhibition. Consuming an entire floor of the Gallery, this ambitious exhibition traces the origins of pop art, its heady high period and influence across the world of advertising, TV, film, pop music and consumerism. Over 200 masterpieces from the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney, on loan from some of the world's top museums (think London's Tate Modern, New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the Andy Warhol Museum) will be on display. Tickets: $20 adult.

    Augusta Adventure Fest

    01 Nov 2014 -  02 Nov 2014,  Augusta

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    The Rocks Village Bizarre, Sydney

    07 Nov 2014 -  19 Dec 2014,  The Rocks, Sydney

    Every Friday, 6.30pm – 10pm. Free. Friday nights in Sydney's harbourside Rocks precinct are about to get more exciting with the historic laneways transformed into a bazaar of all that is weird, wonderful and... bizarre. Expect the unexpected at the Rocks Village Bizarre, as laneways, shopfronts and spaces are transformed into a world of mystery, magic, music and markets every Friday night for six weeks from 7 November. Be wowed by incredible music and dance, enjoy a cold craft brew, meander past some colourful comedy and window performances and squeeze in some shopping for the perfect night in The Rocks.

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    Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular

    07 Nov 2014 -  26 Jan 2015,  Hunter Valley Gardens

    Voted the Hunter’s best event, this treat for the senses sees over 1.5 million Christmas lights illuminate the Hunter Valley Gardens in fun and fantastic displays. As well as the dazzling light displays including Candyland, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, and The North Pole, you can enjoy sound and light shows, festive food stalls, and rides throughout the themed gardens. Tickets $25 per adult (night ticket only) or $44 for day and night access to the Hunter Valley Gardens. Child and Family tickets available.

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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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    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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    Santa Fest, Sydney

    24 Nov 2014 -  24 Dec 2014,  Darling Harbour, Sydney

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so prepare for a magical month of Santa-packed celebrations in Darling Harbour. There’ll be Santa Movies Under the Stars from 29 November, Saturday night fireworks over Cockle Bay, carols, paddle boat rides on the bay. Don your running shoes and red and white to take part in the annual Variety Santa Fun Run on 7 December – it’s Santa Clause for a cause! For more information go-ho-ho to http://www.darlingharbour.com

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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