Australian Open, Melbourne, Victoria
One of the biggest tennis events in the world is the Australian Open. The three other major Grand Slams are Wimbledon, the French Open, and the US Open. The Australian Open has been played at an elite level for over 100 years and has never waned in popularity.
Although Formula 1 officially began in Australia in 1985 in Adelaide, it was relocated to Melbourne in 1996 where it has been held to this day. The Albert Park Lake Track hosts the Australian Formula1 circuit near the start of the racing calendar, usually in March or April. Formula1 fans from all over the world turn out every year to watch the cars in action, with Australians especially cheering on local boy Daniel Ricciardo who drives for McLaren.
Australian Horse racing is one of the biggest sports in the country and has been from the early beginnings of colonial Australia. The Melbourne Cup is one of the most celebrated events on the horse racing calendar but the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival also hosts some of the greatest horse racing events in the world.
AFL Grand Final
The AFL Grand Final, which takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground every September, is one of the biggest sporting days in Australia. The season usually begins in April and ends with the Grand Final where the two best teams who have played throughout the year duke it out for the Premiership flag.
Get into the spirit of Australian sports and join in on one of these great events.