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The Media Events Calendar is a list of local, state and national events submitted by Medianet Clients. The Media Events Calendar is available across AAP’s network of websites for both AAP and Medianet subscribers.

As a Medianet client, you can request your event to be placed on the Media Events Calendar. Please contact your Account Manager or the Client Services team for more information or to have your event included: medianet@aap.com.au 1300 616 813

  • Cirque Du Soleil's Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities
  • 10/01/2020 to 26/01/2020, Tuesdays - Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 4:30pm & 8:00pm; Sundays 1:30pm & 5:00pm - Northshore Hamilton Brisbane: 257 Macarthur Avenue, Central Eagle Farm, QLD

    Cirque du Soleil will return to Brisbane as part of a national tour from January next year with its most acclaimed touring show, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™. 

    KURIOS will premiere under their Signature Big Top on January 10, 2020.  Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop. Set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, KURIOS is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. 

    A “Seeker” and his larger-than-life curio cabinet, is convinced that there exists a hidden world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await.  And, in a grand spectacle of Steampunk-inspired adventures, a collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world.  When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.

    Featuring an extraordinary cast of 47 artists from 17 different countries including world-class gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, hand-puppeteers, yo-yo wizards, clowns, actors and musicians. Magnificently costumed and styled, KURIOS is a MUST SEE for 2020, and is a whole new world of Cirque du Soleil.


  • International Day of People with Disability - Inclusion through Art
  • 03/12/2019 - 10:00am to 12:45pm - Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

    To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, disability providers Able Australia and Endeavour Foundation will be putting on an art exhibition featuring their clients' artwork. The event is being hosted by the City of Boroondara. Contact: Chandi Piefke, Able Australia  

  • Summer Night Market
  • 15/01/2020 - 11/03/2020 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm - Queen Victoria Market, Queen Street, Melbourne VIC

    Melbourne’s original and favourite Night Market returns to Queen Vic Market for a huge summer season.

    Explore all the delicious street food stalls, great shopping and enjoy free live entertainment. Relax at the Gin Springs bar and sip refreshing fruit cocktails before testing your skills at The Night Court pop-up volleyball court. Summer in the city never looked so fun. Contact: Lori Spilkin, littleBIG Marketing and PR

  • Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
  • 18/01/2020 to 26/01/2020 - 3.30pm - The West Australian Spiegeltent at The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Russell Square, James St, Northbridge, WA, 6003

    School Holiday fun for families at Fringe World, Festival Perth.

    Selling out shows around the world, come find out why DJ Monski Mouse is a hit with the under fives and their parents/carers. Expect bouncing, bonkers, bopping fun to retro hits and funky nursery rhymes, expertly hosted by Monski Mouse and her fabulous Dancers. Get glam and put your disco-dancing-booties on! Contact: Monica Corduff-Gonzalez, 0420220418, MM Media Agency

  • Tomy Roberts: I'm A Magician Get Me Out of Here
  • 18/01/20 to 26/01/20 - 1.20pm WST - Shambles at The Woodside Pleasure Garden Russell Square, James St, Northbridge, WA, 6003

    School Holiday Family-Friendly Fun at Fringe World Festival:
    Mind-blowing escapology and magical mayhem are unleashed by Covent Garden's cheekiest and funniest street performer! For humans 8-80+.  Having escaped from chains at festivals in over eight countries around the world, the hilarious and charming Tony Roberts proves the impossible possible as, tied up in knots, he escapes and entertains in this show all about friendship, fun and following your dreams. Contact: Monica Corduff-Gonzalez, m0420220418, MM Media Agency

  • Australian Gin Book Launch
  • 03/12/2019 - 17:30 to 19:30 - The Oak Barrel 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

    The first definitive book about Australian Gin is being released in November, written and published by David Box of Gintonica.

    A book that explores, in depth, the definition of gin, the history of Australian Gin, descriptions of different gin styles and distilling. A superb hardback book that celebrates Australian distillers on their efforts to bring to us unique, award-winning Australian craft gins. With contributions from every established distillery in Australia the book is a true reflection of the industry as it stands today. For more information please contact: Christabel Borlin, Gintonica

    Please RSVP via the following link Thursday 28 November  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=571953&

     

  • Chatswood Year of the Rat Festival
  • 20/01/2020 to 08/02/2020 - Chatswood NSW


    Following the success of the inaugural festival in 2019, Willoughby City Council’s Lunar New Year celebrations will return with the exciting and immersive Chatswood Year of the Rat Festival in 2020 (20 January - 8 February).
    For images, interviews and further information please contact:
    Biarta Parnham, bpbparnham@momentum2.com.au or 0438 337 408

  • Next.com.au Pop-up Store at Southgate
  • 24/01/2020 to 27/01/2020; Friday 24th January, 12pm - 5pm Saturday 25th January, 10am - 5pm (free coffee between 10-12pm) Sunday 26th January, 10am - 3pm - The Gallery (opposite Miyako), Upper Level, Southgate Shopping Centre, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank 3006.

    Leading UK fashion retailer, Next.com, is launching its first ever pop-up at Southgate in Melbourne - which will be the only physical Australian shop in the brand’s history! The exclusive activation offers consumers the chance to experience the new season collection in person before making a purchase. The Next pop-up will run across the Australia Day long weekend, and opens to the public at 12:00pm on Friday 24 January, with the first 20 store visitors on each day to receive a complimentary gift! Contact: Ted Mitchell, Bastion Effect, Mob: 0400104738

    OPENING HOURS:

    Friday 24th January, 12pm - 5pm
    Saturday 25th January, 10am - 5pm (free coffee between 10-12pm)
    Sunday 26th January, 10am - 3pm

  • Australia’s first Bubble Tea Festival at Melbourne Central this Chinese New Year
  • 24/01/20 to 27/01/20 - 09:00am to 10:00pm - Melbourne Central Cnr Swanston and La Trobe Streets, Melbourne

    In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Melbourne Central is hosting Australia’s first Bubble Tea Festival!

    As the self-proclaimed Bubble Tea Capital of Australia, Melbourne Central will be transforming itself into a Bubble Tea Festival with limited-edition, unique Bubble Tea flavours, return business class tickets to Beijing up for grabs (thanks to our friends at Air China), DJs playing tunes all weekend and an exclusive Central Session by Eurovision contender Jaguar Jonze! Contact: Stephanie Eggleston, stephanie@bastioneffect.com; 0403 424 221; Bastion Effect Pty Ltd

  • THE WIZARD OF OZ ARENA SPECTACULAR
  • 25/01/2020, 1pm and 6:30pm - Qudos Bank Arena, Located in Sydney Olympic Park - 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

    Over 600 Young Creatives join with Gold Logie Winner, John Wood and an all-star cast to present the BIGGEST Wizard of Oz Ever on stage!
    Contact: Tracey Whealey, tracey@harvestrain.com.au, Mobile: 0407 599 225

  • GIO Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Race
  • - George Street (Starts outside Museum of Contemporary Art)

    31st annual GIO Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Race, featuring Australian stars Madison de Rozario, Eliza Ault-Connell AM, Jake Lappin and reigning Japanese champ Tomoki Suzuki. Race will be started by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC Governor of NSW. Contact: Liz Herbert, Communications Network, 0407234221

  • Australia Day at Parramatta
  • 26/01/2020 - 06:00am to 9.00pm - Parramatta park, Pitt St &, Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150

    Tens of thousands expected at 15hr full day of fun at Parramatta Park, with hot air balloons, vintage car display and live performances by Sheppard, Asta and Bananas in Pyjamas. Contacty: Isabella Feros, 0411617614; Kabuku Public Relations

  • BBQ by the Bridge
  • 26/01/2020, 10am-4pm - Bradfield Park, Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW

    Enjoy a free Australia Day party with the family at BBQ by the Bridge in Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, NSW
    Contact: Rachael Kim, commsevents@northsydney.nsw.gov.au, Tel: 02 9936 8100

  • Starlight Super Swim Challenge
  • 26/01/2020 to 24/02/2020 - Australia-wide

    Starlight is encouraging all Australians to dive in and swim for a good cause as part of its second annual Starlight Super Swim challenge. Held from January 26 through to February 24 2020, participants will join a fundraising community of hundreds going the distance for sick kids including ambassador Mick Fanning. Swim at a location of your choice – either a backyard or ocean pool, the beach, a lake or local swim centre – to help raise funds to support Starlight’s vital hospital services including Captain Starlight and Starlight Express Rooms, which are available in every children’s hospital across the country. To participate in the Starlight Super Swim challenge, sign up as an individual or team at www.superswim.org.au. Simply set up a free profile, start fundraising and go the distance - the bigger the splash, the more smiles you'll give to sick kids.
    For more information contact Nicole Bowen: Nicole.Bowen@starlight.org.au

  • Pritchitt Partners New Year reception
  • 30/01/2020, 12:30 - CBD venue tbc

    Fidelity Australia managing director, Alva Devoy, will launch the findings of new research into what people value in their financial adviser, the benefits of financial advice, and how personal financial health affects overall well-being.
    If you would like to attend please contact samantha@pritchittpartners.com.au

  • Asia Pacific Cup
  • 30/01/2020 to 02/02/2020 11am-4pm - Blacktown International Sportspark, Eastern Rd, Rooty Hill NSW

    The Asia Pacific Cup will feature four of the six softball Olympic nations set to compete in Tokyo 2020. Australia, Mexico, Italy and Japan will battle it out and tune up for their Olympic campaign over four exciting days at Blacktown. New Zealand and Chinese Taipei are also set to feature. Media are invited to capture footage and interviews with Olympic hopefuls throughout the week.
    Contact: Jack Lucas, jack.lucas@softball.org.au

  • AWIHL Finals
  • 01/02/2020 to 02/02/2020 - 3pm start and ends at 8:30 pm - OBGA Ice House, Docklands Victoria

     National championships to play for the supremacy of womens ice hockey in Australia. They play for the coveted Joan McGowan Memorial Trophy. Media contact Mark Weber on 0498989805

  • The Show Sydney
  • 08/02/2020 to 09/02/2020, 9am - International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW

    Introducing Australia’s ultimate makeup, hair and beauty event, The Show Sydney. World-class make-up, hair and beauty experts and brands will showcase the latest in trends, technology and techniques to over 5,000 expected attendees. The brainchild of educational expert Scott Lattimer and industry professional Eliza Campagna, it is set to be so much more than a typical trade show. The highly anticipated event was created to be an educational platform that will provide a unique retail experience showcasing the best in class brands and artists across hair, makeup and beauty.
    Contact: Lisa Solomons, lisa@360pr.com.au Mobile: 0416 175 518

  • Charleston Dance for Charity
  • 08/02/2020, 11am-midnight - Hydro Majestic Hotel, 52-88 Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath, NSW

    A century after the outrageous (yet always sophisticated) shenanigans that made it an elegant highlight of our national heritage, the Hydro Majestic Hotel will officially re-enter the Roaring `20s with a Charleston Dance for Charity event in February. The community knees-up will raise funds for Blue Mountains RFS (gold coin donation). Hundreds of participants in 1920s costume will assemble to dance the Charleston in an organised performance, after which dance schools and troupes are invited to continue entertaining the watching crowd. The Charleston Dance for Charity will high kick off a dizzying schedule of Roaring 20s-themed dancing, dining and vintage transport events at the hotel over three weekends.
    Media are invited to attend the event as day visitors. Hosted overnight stays including events are offered to media with solid commissions involving positive coverage of the event and/or the Hydro Majestic Hotel.
    Contact: Ellen Hill, info@deephillmedia.com.au, Mobile: 0422 140 528

  • Frankie Foxstone A.K.A. The Profit: Walking Tour
  • 14/02/2020 to 15/03/2020 - 5pm & 7pm - Meet at Box Office, The Garden of Unearthly Delights Rundle Park / Kadlitpina (Park 13), Rundle Rd and, East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

    Australian Premiere - Exclusive to Adelaide Fringe Festival, by British Writer/Performer, Amy Gwilliam:  Enter Frankie Foxstone: perfectly poised but unapologetically ruthless, young property developer. Taking you on a whirlwind tour of her plans for Adelaide's green spaces, this is interactive satire for our insatiable era. Contact: Monica Corduff-Gonzalez, 0420220418

  • Summer Night Market
  • 15/01/2020 - 11/03/2020 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm - Queen Victoria Market, Queen Street, Melbourne VIC

    Melbourne’s original and favourite Night Market returns to Queen Vic Market for a huge summer season.

    Explore all the delicious street food stalls, great shopping and enjoy free live entertainment. Relax at the Gin Springs bar and sip refreshing fruit cocktails before testing your skills at The Night Court pop-up volleyball court. Summer in the city never looked so fun. Contact: Lori Spilkin, littleBIG Marketing and PR

  • Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret
  • 15/02/20 to 14/03/20 - 11:00am - The Fortuna Spiegeltent at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle park, Adelaide 5000

    Saturdays at Adelaide Fringe:
    Join Monski Mouse and Friends for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, reworked song, puppetry and fun for 0-5s and parents/carers. Come ready to sing along! All the big topics covered: elephants, fish, wiggly worms, transport and the existential ways of the toddler. Contact: Monica Corduff-Gonzalez, monica@monskimouse.com, 0420220418, MM Media Agency

  • Tomy Roberts: I'm A Magician Get Me Out of Here
  • 15/02/20 to 14/03/20 - 3.00pm - Le Cascadeur, Spiegeltent at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle park, Adelaide 500

    Family Friendly fun, weekends at Adelaide Fringe:
    Mind-blowing escapology and magical mayhem are unleashed by Covent Garden's cheekiest and funniest street performer, Tony Roberts, in this show all about friendship, fun and following your dreams. Contact: Monica Corduff-Gonzalez, 0420220418, MM Media Agency

  • Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
  • 15/02/2020 to 15/03/2020 - 11:00am - The Fortuna Spiegeltent at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle park, Adelaide 5000

    Sundays throughout Adelaide Fringe Festival:
    Selling out shows around the world, come find out why DJ Monski Mouse is a hit with the under fives and their parents/carers. Expect bouncing, bonkers, bopping fun to retro hits and funky nursery rhymes, expertly hosted by Monski Mouse and her fabulous Dancers. Get glam and put your disco-dancing-booties on! Contact: Monica Corduff-Gonzalez, 0420220418, MM Media Agency

  • Akolade Announces Annual Social Media Wa Summit Perth 19-21 Feb
  • 19/02/2020 to 21/02/2020 - Novotel Perth Langley, 221 Adelaide Terrace, WA, Perth, 6000, Australia

    Akolade, a multifaceted media, events and information company, is pleased to announce that the annual Social Media WA Summit is returning to Perth on the 19th to 21st February 2020. Happening at the Novotel Perth Langley, this event brings together key leaders in the social media and communications space.  Conference passes are now available at https://secure.akolade.co/registration/event?eventcode=MKT37OR20

    With powerful keynote presentations and panel discussions from Australia's leading social media professionals, this summit will address the most significant challenges being faced today and uncover the knowledge, strategies and technology needed to improve the impact and value of social media efforts  and maximise stakeholder engagement. Contact: Trish Deluria,  +61-2-7200-2105

  • Melbourne Kids SecuriDay 2020
  • 22/02/2020, 9am - Performance Space, Library at The Dock, Level 2, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade Corner of Collins and Bourke streets Docklands VIC

    Melbourne we’re super excited to hold this event! We're all about introducing youth to security, and its importance in their everyday lives. This event is for at children (aged 6 to 16) and their parents/guardians. We aim to reach people from all areas of the community who want to expand their knowledge, as the goal is to learn about security, be inspired by the sector, and have fun while doing it.
    Media please contact event organiser at events@securiday.com for media opportunities.

  • Tough Boys ' 70's A Cappella Musical
  • 22/02/2020 too 23/02/2020 - Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton SA

    Adelaide’s Multi-Award Winning Vocal Ensemble, FESTIVAL STATESMEN, present another A Cappella Musical Comedy – ‘ TOUGH BOYS ’. Following SOLD OUT Adelaide Fringe Seasons for the past 3 years, this 1970’s themed show will feature classic hits from Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, ABBA, Elton John and more…. Tickets available via FRINGETIX: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/tough-boys-af2020; www.festivalstatesmen.com.au
    Contact: Louise Webb, louisewebb@adam.com.au, 0438 600 510

  • Tomy Roberts: Card Magic
  • 24/02/20 to 09/03/20 - 8.30pm - Spiegel Zelt at The Garden of Unearthly Delights Rundle Park / Kadlitpina (Park 13), Rundle Rd and, East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

    Three Nights Only at Adelaide Fringe, Mondays 24 Feb, 2 & 9 March.

    Belly laughs. Mind-blowing sleight of hand. This is an unforgettable evening of world-class, high level, original card magic illusions created by dapper, charming and disarmingly cheeky, Tony Roberts. Contact: Monica Corduff-Gonzalez, 0420220418, MM Media Agency

  • Emergence 2020
  • 26/02/2020, 8:30am-600pm - Hilton Sydney L4, 488 George Street, Sydney, NSW

    Emergence 2020 powered by Wholesale Investor and CRIISP is Australasia’s flagship conference for investment. Held across 3 days in the heart of Sydney, Emergence 2020 will explore the latest investment trends and opportunities into startups, crypto, emerging and listed companies as high-profile world-class speakers and renowned investors, entrepreneurs and investment groups take the stage and share their knowledge on the capital raising space.
    Emergence was founded with the vision to open doors and avenues of opportunity for key participants in the emerging technology and innovation ecosystem – and on the back of Emergence 2019, the flagship investment conference saw over 2500+ investors venture to our events in Brisbane, Sydney, Singapore and London – looking for the very best deals from within our ecosystem.
    Contact: Marta Krusiewicz, accounts@wholesaleinvestor.com.au, Mobile: 0400 362 695

  • 2019 Victorian Sport Awards
  • 26/02/2020 6pm-10pm; 6.00pm - 7.00pm: Cocktail reception; 7.00pm - 9.30pm: Awards ceremony; 9.30pm - 10.00pm: Post-event networking and dessert bar - Marvel Stadium, Victory Room, 740 Bourke St., Docklands VIC 3008

    Each year the Victorian Sport Awards honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to sport in Victoria as an individual or team recognising athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers from both metropolitan and regional areas in Victoria. It is through your nominations that we can identify and celebrate these people in our sporting community.
    Contact: Bron Humphrys, admin@vicsport.com.au, Tel: 03 9698 8100

  • Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival
  • 28/02/2020 to 08/03/2020, 18:00 Fri - 18:00 Sun - Various Locations, Stanthorpe, Queensland

    Since 1966, Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival has been one of Queensland's most loved and longest running festivals. Featuring the grape crush, Heritage Bank Food & Wine Fiesta, Grand Parade and 10 days of food and wine celebrations in Queensland's premier wine region (the Granite Belt) where all of Queensland's apple crop is grown! Main weekend 6-8 March 2020.
    Contact: marketing@kristahauritz.com.au

  • Memory Walk & Jog Mildura
  • 01/03/2020, 07:00 - 11:00 - Nowingi Place, Mildura, VIC

    Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to help provide invaluable support, education and resources for carers, families and friends and people living with dementia in Australia, the second leading cause of death of Australians, and the leading cause of death of Australian women.

    Registrations are now open for all Memory Walk & Jog events across Australia. For more information or to register, visit www.memorywalk.com.au

    Contact: Stephanie.Watkins@dementia.org.au

  • 22nd Biennale of Sydney: Nirin – Media Preview
  • 09/03/2020 - 3.00pm - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

    The 22nd Biennale of Sydney is an artist- and First Nations-led exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks. Curated by Brook Andrew, a Melbourne-based interdisciplinary artist, the exhibition is titled NIRIN, which translates to ‘edge’ in the language of the Wiradjuri people. Contact: Stephanie Pirrie, Public Relations Specialist,  publicitypr@mca.com.au; Phone: +61 2 9245 2417; Mobile: 0430 517 722

  • 22nd Biennale of Sydney: Nirin – Opening night
  • 10/03/2020 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

    The 22nd Biennale of Sydney is an artist- and First Nations-led exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks. Curated by Brook Andrew, a Melbourne-based interdisciplinary artist, the exhibition is titled NIRIN, which translates to ‘edge’ in the language of the Wiradjuri people.  Contact: Stephanie Pirrie, Public Relations Specialist, publicitypr@mca.com.au; Phone: +61 2 9245 2417; Mobile: 0430 517 722

  • Voices of St Petersburg
  • 10/03/2020, 7:30pm-11:00pm - Melbourne Town Hall, Corner Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne, Victoria

    Direct from the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, four of Russia's finest principal artists will perform scenes and arias from the great Russian operas of Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, and more, with full symphony orchestra under the baton of Maestro Alan Cook. This gala concert will be the opera event of 2020. An unmissable opportunity to hear masterpieces rarely performed in Australia. One night only in Melbourne and Sydney.
    Contact: Alexander Marhinoviskiy, Capricorn Promotions™; Alexm@capricornpromotions.com

  • Voices of St Petersburg
  • 14/03/2020, 7:30pm-11:00pm - Sydney Town Hall, NSW

     Direct from the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, four of Russia's finest principal artists will perform scenes and arias from the great Russian operas of Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, and more, with full symphony orchestra under the baton of Maestro Alan Cook. This gala concert will be the opera event of 2020. An unmissable opportunity to hear masterpieces rarely performed in Australia. One night only in Melbourne and Sydney.

    Contact: Alexander Marhinoviskiy; Alexm@capricornpromotions.com

     

  • The All-Star Mile
  • 14/03/2020 - Caulfield Racecourse, Gate 22 Station St, Caulfield East VIC

    The $5 million All-Star Mile is the world's richest horse race over 1600m. The runners are voted into the race by the fans, with the top 10 vote-getters guaranteed a start. Each horse is assigned an Owner Ambassador, who stand to claim $250,000 if their 'All-Star' wins the race.
    Contact: Paul Symes, p.symes@racingvictoria.net.au, Mobile: 0478 771 868

  • Memory Walk & Jog Ballarat
  • 15/03/2020 - 7am to 11am - Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, VIC

    Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to help provide invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.

    In 2020, Dementia Australia is aiming to raise $1.3 million through the events, which they are hoping will involve more than 10,000 participants. Contact: Stephanie Watkins, Dementia Australia

  • Ocean Lovers Festival
  • 18/03/2020 to 22/03/2020 - Bondi Beach Pavilion, NSW and surrounds

    A festival of science, art, eco innovation and entertainment for our oceans. A place to come and "See Change"
    Contact Ccarolyn Grant, carolyng@avviso.com.au, 0407 898 727

  • Gambling Harm Conference 2020: Every conversation counts
  • 23/03/2020 to 25/03/2020, 09:30-16:30 - Frankston Arts Centre, 27/37 Davey St, Frankston VIC

    Gambling Harm Conference 2020: Every conversation counts will bring together Victorians, Australians and international experts from all sectors involved in tackling gambling harm to explore the issue through three streams: new developments in the sector, practice experiences and advancements, and co-occurring issues with gambling (eg mental health). Join us for keynote presentations by Anita Heiss – proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW, prolific author and UQ professor of communications; Robin Room – sociologist, adviser to the WHO and professor at La Trobe University’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research; Jason Stephenson – bestselling author and meditation specialist who has worked with everyone from Hollywood stars to prison inmates and whose ‘Relax me online’ YouTube meditation sleep music channel has more than 1.4 subscribers; and Samson Tse, expert in the recovery of people affected by both gambling harm and mental health issues, and Hong Kong University professor and associate dean. For the latest information about other speakers, workshops, performances, arts and social activities, visit: gamblingharmconference.com.au.
    Contact: Fiona Skivington,fiona.skivington@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au

  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
  • 25/03/2020 to 29/03/2020, 9am - Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens

    The Southern Hemisphere’s largest floral and garden Show, will celebrate 25 years on the Victorian major events calendar in 2020 – an occasion not to be missed. Plans are already underway for the Show’s silver anniversary to be its biggest ever, with more unmissable floral and garden features than ever before and an incredible lineup of some of the greatest landscape designers in Australia. They will be pulling out all the stops to create the most fantastical gardens ever seen at the event.
    Contact: Adam Valentine, adam@hhme.com.au, Tel: (03) 9692 0222

  • Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
  • 28/03/2020 to 12/04/2020 - 11:00am - The Famous Spiegeltent at The Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

    School Holiday Family Fun coming to Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Famous Spiegeltent at the Arts Centre:

    Selling out shows around the world, come find out why DJ Monski Mouse is a hit with the under fives and their parents/carers. Expect bouncing, bonkers, bopping fun to retro hits and funky nursery rhymes, expertly hosted by Monski Mouse and her fabulous Dancers. Get glam and put your disco-dancing-booties on! Contact: Monica Corduff-Gonzalez, 0420220418, MM Media Agency

  • Memory Walk & Jog Adelaide
  • 29/03/2020 - 07:00am to 11:00am - Colley Reserve, Colley Terrace, Glenelg, Adelaide, SA

    Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to help provide invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.

    In 2020, Dementia Australia is aiming to raise $1.3 million through the events, which they are hoping will involve more than 10,000 participants. Contact: Stephanie Watkins, ; Dementia Australia

  • RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration
  • 07/04/2020,11am-12noon - Anzac Memorial,Liverpool Street, Hyde Park South Sydney, NSW

    The RSL & Schools Remember ANZAC Day Commemoration Service is coordinated by the RSL (NSW), the NSW Department of Education, the Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) and the NSW Association of Independent Schools (AIS). This Commemoration Service has been held in NSW each year since 1953. Schools from all sectors are invited to participate and lay a floral tribute during the service. The service is for students by students. Historically over 100 schools, with up to 1,500 students and teachers have attended this Commemoration annually.
    Contact: Michael Green, marketing@rslnsw.org.au Tel: 1300 679 775

  • National Youth Futures Summit
  • 20/04/2020 - 21/04/020 - 09:00am to 4.00pm - Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002

    Young people are being left behind by our current education, training, and employment systems. The Youth Futures Summit is a 2-day event that will bring together hundreds of people from diverse sectors and communities to change this. Please get in touch if you would like to attend/cover the Summit. Contact: Nina Roxburgh, National Youth Commission; 03 99654915

  • Margaret River Region Open Studios
  • 25/04/2020 - 10/05/20 - 10:00am to 4.00pm - Margaret River Region, Margaret River, Western Australia

    More than 110 artists will throw open their studio doors to welcome art lovers and share their passion.

    The event, now in its seventh year, features painters, sculptors, illustrators, jewellers, printmakers, glassblowers, ceramicists, potters, photographers, furniture makers, woodworkers, textile artists, metalworkers, mixed media artists and upcyclers who share a love of this beautiful part of the world. Contact: Janine Pittaway, jpittaway@brightcommunications.com.au; Bright Communications;

  • Memory Walk & Jog Melbourne
  • 03/05/2020, 07:00 - 11:00 - Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne, VIC

    Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to help provide invaluable support, education and resources for carers, families and friends and people living with dementia in Australia, the second leading cause of death of Australians, and the leading cause of death of Australian women.

    Registrations are now open for all Memory Walk & Jog events across Australia. For more information or to register, visit www.memorywalk.com.au

    Contact: Stephanie.Watkins@dementia.org.au

  • Halo Ball 2020
  • 08/05/2020, 7pm Pre-dinner drinks; 7:30pm to midnight: Dinner - The Fullerton Hotel Sydney No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000 (formerly The Westin Sydney

    On 28 February 2015, Tara Costigan, a mother of three and a BaptistCare employee, was brutally murdered by her ex-partner. Her violent death from domestic violence sent shock waves through her family, friends, her local community and BaptistCare’s workforce. In response to her tragic death, calls for change became the inspiration for BaptistCare HopeStreet’s first ever Halo Ball. On the five year anniversary of Tara’s murder, we remember Tara with our fifth annual Halo Ball. Our 2020 Halo Ball will raise vital funds to support BaptistCare HopeStreet’s essential support services for women and children, as we seek to end the cycle of abuse and build safer families.
    Contact: Elizabe3th Byrne, ebyrne@baptistcare.org.au, Mobile: 0403 879 913

  • IPAAeX
  • 12/05/2020, 08:30 - 16:30 - Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney

    IPAAeX is Australia's premier event for the public sector. With the theme of 'Re-inventing Service' this event will explore what service in the new decade looks like. Register now at www.ipaaex.org.au.

  • Cable Beach Polo
  • 16/05/2020 to 17/05/2020 - Cable Beach Polo, Cable Beach Road W, Cable Beach, WA

    Australasian Beach Polo Championship- Qualifier Matches.
    You will have the best seat in the house to enjoy chilled French champagne and fine foods, while watching the world’s greatest polo players compete on the sand.
    Contact: Jess Magree,  jessica@arize.com.au

  • Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Ceremony
  • 29/05/2020, 10:50am-12noon - Anzac Memorial, Liverpool Street, Hyde Park South Sydney, NSW

    Commemorating the Service & Sacrifice of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Servicemen and Servicewomen during Reconciliation Week. The ceremony continues to gather momentum in uniting Australians to remember and honour the service and sacrifice of indigenous veterans. The exceptional guest speakers and their remarkable stories continue to inspire our youth, indigenous and non-indigenous alike.
    Contact: Michael Green, marketing@rslnsw.org.au Te: 1300 679 775

  • Sydney Kids SecuriDay 2020
  • 30/05//2020, 9am - Microsoft Reactor, Level 10/11 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

    Kids SecuriDay excited to hold this fun event in Sydney that introduces youth to security, and its importance in their everyday lives. This event is for children (aged 6 to 16) and their parents/guardians. We aim to reach people from all areas of the community who want to expand their knowledge as the goal is to showcase technology, learn about security, be inspired by the sector, and have fun while doing it!
    Tickets available at https://www.securiday.com/melb2020.html
    Media: Please contact event organiser at events@securiday.com for opportunities.

  • Memory Walk & Jog Hunter
  • 31/03/2020, 07:00 - 11:00 - Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie, NSW

    Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to help provide invaluable support, education and resources for carers, families and friends and people living with dementia in Australia, the second leading cause of death of Australians, and the leading cause of death of Australian women.

    Registrations are now open for all Memory Walk & Jog events across Australia. For more information or to register, visit www.memorywalk.com.au

    Contact: Stephanie.Watkins@dementia.org.au

  • International Conference on Eating Disorders
  • 11/06/2020 to 13/06/2020 - International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive Sydney, NSW

    This annual international conference brings researchers and clinicians from around the word to share latest updates on the causes, prevention and treatment of eating disorders and body image related issues. The conference focuses widely on topics such as impact of the food industry, genetics, nutritional, medical, family and psychological factors contributing. Particular topics include: do males get eating disorders like females? Why are they so hard to treat? how are genes and the brain implicated?
    Contact: Rini Das, anzaed@anzaed.org.au, Mobile: 0491 134 289

  • Memory Walk & Jog Brisbane
  • 14/06/2020 - 07:00am to 11:00am - Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Brisbane

    Memory Walk & Jog raises much-needed funds to help provide invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.

    In 2020, Dementia Australia is aiming to raise $1.3 million through the events, which they are hoping will involve more than 10,000 participants. Contact: Stephanie Watkins, Stephanie.Watkins@dementia.org.au; Dementia Australia

  • Vinnies CEO Sleepout
  • 18/06/2020 to 19/06/2020 - VICTORIA STATE WIDE

    As poverty and homelessness continue to impact the vulnerable in our communities, the demand for Vinnies’ financial welfare assistance continues to rise – proof that Victorians are relying more heavily on the generosity of charities and volunteers to survive. We ask CEO's, Business and Community Leaders to help us assist people in need within our community by signing up to sleep out and fundraise. With the help of compassionate, generous and driven individuals we can help break the cycle of poverty.
    Contact: Jen Vuk, Jen.vuk@svdp-vic.org.au

  • Melbourne Art Fair 2020
  • 18/06/2020 to 21/06/2020, Time varies each day - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC

    Australasia’s progressive forum for contemporary art returns in 2020 to present iconic and new work by artists from over 50 of the region’s most respected galleries. Experience a fair that is instrumental in shaping the future of art in the region, a world-class platform for contemporary art and ideas.
    For more information on the fair, please visit melbourneartfair.com.au
    For media enquiries, please email joanne@communicationscollective.com.au

  • Outback Queensland Masters
  • 20/06/2020 - 26/07/2020, 08:30 - 22:00 - Biloela, Charleville, Quilpie, Hughenden, Blackall and Longreach

    For the ultimate golfing experience for 2020, the Outback Queensland Masters, locally coined, the “OQM” is back. Amateur golfers and travellers are being encouraged to adventure west of the Great Divide in Queensland through the townships from Biloela and the sandstone wonders through to the channel country of Charleville, Quilpie and onto Blackall, Hughenden and the heart of the outback, Longreach, for the 2020 million dollar hole in one!

    Contact: 

    krista@kristahauritz.com.au, 0421148098, Krista

  • Lindy Lee – Media Preview
  • 01/07/2020 - 10:00am - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

    Born in 1954 in Brisbane to Chinese immigrants, Lindy Lee has explored ideas around history, portraiture, cultural authenticity and personal identity through her art since the early 1980s. Curated by MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, this exhibition will introduce audiences to key works from across the artist’s extensive career, from early photocopy artworks and wax paintings that drew on Western art history through to recent large-scale installations and sculptures that reflect Lee’s deep engagement with Buddhist philosophies, as well as her much-loved public artworks and commissions.   Contact: Stephanie Pirrie, Public Relations Specialist, publicitypr@mca.com.au; Phone: +61 2 9245 2417; Mobile: 0430 517 722

  • Gavin Hipkins: The Homely I & II – Media Preview/Opening Night
  • Media: 01/07/2020, starting from 10:00 - Opening: 02/07/2020, 18:30 - 20:30 - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia: 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

    Gavin Hipkins (born 1968) is an Auckland-based photographer whose candid and spontaneous still and moving images push the boundaries of formal artmaking. Created in New Zealand and Australia, then in Great Britain and New Zealand respectively, Homely (1997-99) and The Homely II (2001-2017) consider themes around nationhood, identity and belonging, and the legacy of British imperialism today.

    Stephanie Pirrie
    Public Relations Specialist 

    Email: stephanie.pirrie@mca.com.au / publicitypr@mca.com.au
    Phone: +61 2 9245 2417
    Mobile: 0430 517 722

  • Marie Shannon: Rooms found only in the home – Media Preview/Opening Night
  • Media: 01/07/2020, starting from 10:00 - Opening: 02/07/2020, 18:30 - 20:30 - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia: 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

    Marie Shannon’s photographic and video work present contemporary art as an intimate and immediate occupation. Rooms found only in the home is developed out of holdings of Shannon’s works in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection and the artist’s personal archive, and explores the intersecting spheres of her practice, considering her different conceptual interests and dual focus on photography and video.

    Stephanie Pirrie
    Public Relations Specialist

    Email: stephanie.pirrie@mca.com.au / publicitypr@mca.com.au
    Phone: +61 2 9245 2417
    Mobile: 0430 517 722

  • Mount Isa Mines Rodeo
  • 06/08/20209 - 09/08/20209, 10:00 - Late - Mount Isa

    The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is part of the Australian Professional Riders association circuit and has been Australia’s premier rodeo event since 1959! Held annually during August this 4 day event is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town.
    See the best Australian and International cowboys and cowgirls go head to head with the toughest stock for four days of world class rodeo action including bull riding, bareback bronc and saddle bronc just to name a few.
    www.isarodeo.com.au

  • Victory in the Pacific Commemoration Service
  • 15/08/2020, 11am-12noon - The Cenotaph, 10 Martin Place, Sydney NSW

    Victory in the Pacific Day Commemoration Service which commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the Pacific on the 15th August 1945.
    Contact: Michael Green, marketing@rslnsw.org.au Tel: 1300 679 775

  • Victory in the Pacific Commemoration Service
  • 18/08/2020, 11am-12noon - The Cenotaph, 10 Martin Place, Sydney NSW

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Service which commemorates the Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam on 18th August 1966.
    Contact: Michael Green, marketing@rslnsw.org.au Tel: 1300 679 775

  • International Overdose Awareness Day
  • 31/08/2020 - Worldwide

    On International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), people from around the world unite to prevent overdose, remember those who have been lost, acknowledge the grief of those left behind, and end the stigma of drug use and addiction. Founded in Melbourne in 2001, 2020 will mark the 20th IOAD. Since 2012, this campaign has been organised by Penington Institute, an independent Australian organisation which connects lived experience and research to improve community safety in relation to drugs.
    Contaqct: Mateo Sewillo, info@overdoseday.com, Mobile: 0488781288

  • Early Childhood Educators' Day
  • 02/09/2020 - National community event celebrated Australia-wide

    Early Childhood Educators' Day recognises and celebrates the work of Australia's educators in early learning services for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care. It's a chance to say thank you to Australia’s early childhood educators on a very personal level by service operators, families and their children, as well as collectively at the national level. 
    Contact: Celia: celia.falkland@childcarealliance.org.au

  • Primavera 2020: Young Australian Artists – Media Preview
  • 11/10/2020, 10am-5pm - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW

    Primavera: Young Australian Artists is the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s annual exhibition showcasing the work of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. The exhibition was initiated in 1992 by the MCA in collaboration with Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM in memory of their talented and creative daughter Belinda.
    Contact: Stephanie Pirrie, Public Relations Specialist, stephanie.pirrie@mca.com.au / publicitypr@mca.com.au; 02 9245 2417; 0430 517 722

  • Sydney International Art Series: Doug Aitken – Media Preview
  • 28/10/2020 - 10:00am - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

    The Sydney International Art Series is an initiative of the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. Every summer, it brings the world’s most outstanding art exclusively to Sydney through two blockbuster exhibitions at the MCA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  Contact: Stephanie Pirrie, Public Relations Specialist, publicitypr@mca.com.au; Phone: +61 2 9245 2417; Mobile: 0430 517 722

  • Sydney International Art Series: Doug Aitken – Opening Night
  • 29/10/2020, 18:30-20:30 - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, : 140 George St, The Rocks NSW

    The Sydney International Art Series is an initiative of the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. Every summer, it brings the world’s most outstanding art exclusively to Sydney through two blockbuster exhibitions at the MCA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
    Contact: Stephanie Pirrie, Public Relations Specialist, stephanie.pirrie@mca.com.au / publicitypr@mca.com.au; 02 9245 2417; 0430 517 722