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Australias’ Summer of Sport

A sport-crazy nation, and some seriously good weather. What a perfect combination to host a huge mix of sporting events. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest and best sporting events in the Summer of 2018/19.

Australian Open 2019

One of the four Grand Slams of tennis, the Australian Open is one of the biggest and best Tennis events in the world, with the world’s best coming to the shores of Melbourne to try to take out the title. Roger Federer has taken out the Men’s Singles title the last two years, and will be looking for his third, and let’s be real, who doesn’t love Fed? Make sure to get there and witness a global sporting event.

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Melbourne Park, Melbourne, VIC January 14 - 27

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

The prestigious Sydney to Hobart. A worldwide icon in the sport of Yacht sailing, with team’s coming to compete in the event since 1945. The race has positioned itself in the top 3 biggest Yacht races in the world and is hugely popular within Australia. If you want to see some high quality racing that is incredibly interesting make sure you don’t miss this race.

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Sydney to Hobart December 26 - 31 Free

Summer of Cricket

This summer is set to be one of the biggest Summers of Cricket Australia has ever seen. With four teams coming to our shores in an attempt to overcome our teams, it is set to be super entertaining and super high-quality. Games will take place throughout the whole summer. For your chance to win the ultimate summer cricketing experience click the button!

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Australia All Summer Long

Invictus Games 2018

Although not strictly in Summer, the Invictus games are an incredible sporting event embracing the injured, wounded and ill veterans and showcasing a range of sports that will pave the way for adaptive sport programs in Australia. Sports that take place during the event range from Wheelchair Basketball and Rugby to the Land Driving Challenge. Make sure to get to Sydney to see these athletes competing and experience a sense of mateship and strong spirit like no other.

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Various places around Sydney October 20 - 27

Big Bash League 8

The annual T20 competition that takes place all around Australia is back, bigger and better than ever with a 59 game season. This tournament is hugely popular throughout Australia, with the countries best paired with international superstar’s, providing huge hitting and entertaining contests that are brilliant to attend with huge crowds.

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Cricket Grounds around Australia December 19 - February 17

Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

Get to the gorgeous Gold Coast to see some of the world’s best riders showcasing the best in surfing. This event is the opening of the Men’s and Women’s Championship tours so rider’s will be chomping at the bit to get themselves off to a good start and secure some points. Taking place in a city that owns some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, this event is a must for an water-bug. Again, although not in summer, this event is a must for sports fans in Australia.

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Coolangatta, Gold Coast April 3 - 13 Free

Santos Tour Down Under 2019

Australia’s biggest and best cycling race will run for the 21st time in January, with cyclists from all around the world coming to compete in the race in South Australia. Being the premier cycling event in Australia, and the first outside Europe to be included in the UCI tour, it is a huge must for fans of the sport who love to see these incredible athlete’s live. You’ll also be able to see some of the most beautiful wine regions in Australia.

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Adelaide, South Australia January 10 - 20

Sydney Rugby 7s

The Sydney stop on the World HSBC Sevens Rugby Tournament is schedule to take place during February and is a must for any rugby fan. The last event was won by Australia in both the Men’s and Women’s categories and they will be looking to fire on all cylinders again and take the title on their home soil. Make sure to make time for three days of quality rugby and a party atmosphere like no other.

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Spotless Stadium, Sydney February 1 - 3