The year opens with the Australian Open Tennis Championships - held in the second half of January each year in Melbourne.
The cooler weather is the perfect time to introduce the new season's fashions at Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Formula 1 Grand Prix is held in Albert Park, just east of the city centre. It brings glitz, glamour and of course noise to the city each year.
Melbourne has a thriving underground comedy scene and each April it comes above ground with a range of small and large shows across the city. See your favourite international comedian or discover new talent performing in a laneway bar.
Rip Curl Pro is held at the world famous Bells Beach, known for its incredible surf beaches and amazing rock formations. While you're visiting the Great Ocean Road make sure you see the postcard perfect Twelve Apostles.
The weather may be cool, but the engines are hot at Phillip Island's V8 Supercar Championship.
Broaden your horizons and watch an international film or local documentary at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
'One day in September..' It's the time of year where footy fever reaches its peak as the final 8 become 2 for the AFL Grand Final held on the last Saturday in September.
Phillip Island is once again is home to racing with the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix being held at the end of the month.
Spring Racing Carnival actually commences as early as September, but Australians know the first Tuesday in November as Melbourne Cup. Stop with the nation to watch the horses jump out of the gate at 3pm.