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Melbourne, Australia

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WHY MELBOURNE?

Sport is Melbourne’s passion. As Australia’s undisputed sporting heart, Melbourne has proven itself as an outstanding host of quality international sporting events over many decades. The city’s identity has been forged through a sustained investment from State Governments in a commitment to major event excellence and its infrastructure.

SPORTS FACILITIES

There are 6 international standard sporting venues on the fringe of the city.

 

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – 100,000
  • Etihad Stadium (retractable Roof) – 55,000
  • AAMI Park (rectangular stadium) – 30,050
  • Rod Laver Arena 15,000
  • Hisense Arena 10,500 (Velodrome 4,500)
  • Margaret Court Arena 7,500



Other nearby world-class venues include:

  • Flemington Racecourse – 120,000
  • Simonds Stadium (Geelong) – 36,000
  • Lakeside Stadium (IAAF standard athletics facility) – 11,000
  • State Netball & Hockey Centre – 3,000 - 8,000
  • Melbourne Convention Centre, Plenary Hall 5,000
  • Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre – 3,000
  • State Basketball Centre – 3,200
  • National Ice Sports Centre – 1,500

EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED

  • Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix
  • Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
  • Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival – Horse Racing
  • Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – UCI WorldTour Cycling Event
  • Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – World Surf League
  • Nitro Athletics with Usain Bolt
  • World Cup Gymnastics
  • World Cup of Golf – PGA Tour
  • ICC Cricket World Cup
  • International Championships Cup - Real Madrid vs Manchester City
  • UCI Road World Championships
  • FINA World Swimming Championships
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Olympic Games

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 Melbourne is a stylish, sophisticated and dynamic city with hidden laneways and arcades offering vibrant shopping, bars, restaurants and live music venues for visitors to discover. Home to a rich calendar of sporting and cultural events, the city boasts a lively atmosphere all year-round.

Visitors are encouraged to discover the diversity and beauty of regional Victoria with trips to the iconic Great Ocean Road, world-class wineries, championship golf courses, natural hot springs and spectacular beaches and coastal villages.