Plan your trip during one of Australias’s many special Sporting Events in Australia. Australia offers many exciting sporting events including running festivals, Formula 1 racing to the Melbourne Cup horse racing carnival.

It’s easy to go sports mad in Australia, which hosts events for cricket fans, footy fiends, rugby lovers, rev-heads and marathon runners. Get a courtside view of the tennis greats at the Australian Open or experience the excitement of the uniquely Australian AFL. See Australia’s Wallabies fight New Zealand’s All Blacks for the Bledisloe Cup. Or be there for the Ashes, when the Australia cricket team faces their age-old cricket rivals of England. Smell the rubber at glamorous motor-racing events such as the Grand Prix. Run through Sydney in the City to Surf or watch the world’s fastest cyclists whizz through Adelaide and South Australia in the Tour Down Under.

Sydney Running Festival

Sydney Running Festival

Held in September each year the Sydney Running Festival caters for all levels of fitness and ability. There are a range of courses available including a marathon over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Sydney’s Centennial Park. There are also bridge runs and family runs. The event is a fundraiser for the Athletics Australia not for profit organization.

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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Aus Grand Prix

See the world’s fastest drivers come to head in a four day spectacular event at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne. Held in March each year it includes demonstrations, exhibitions zones and aerial displays from the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne Cup Carnival

Attend the most spectacular horse racing event in the world in Melbourne each year. It is such a focal point that it is a public holiday in the state of Victoria. This is a festival of horse racing, fashion and fun.

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