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January events throughout Australia

Welcome the New Year with these events around the country that are within a few hours drive. Here are some of the January events to look forward to and more.


Australia Day

Australia Day marks the First Fleet’s arrival in the country in 1788. It marks the country’s beginnings, so expect every city to be full of life. There will be fireworks displays, barbies, and live entertainment at the parks. Be part of the celebrations and come with your family and friends to join the fun.

  • Where: Entire country
  • When: January 26


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Santos Tour Down Under

Cycling fans come together and be a part of the biggest cycling event in the Southern Hemisphere. The Santos Tour Down Under takes you through some of South Australia’s most scenic regions that riders and spectators will enjoy.

  • Where: Adelaide, South Australia
  • When: January 10-20


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Sydney Festival

The Sydney Festival started in 1977. It aims to celebrate Sydney has to offer the world. The festival is observed for almost the entirety of January. There will be art, music, theatre, dance, circus and so much more. What’s more, everyone can enjoy the shows because most of it is free.

  • Where: Sydney, NSW
  • When: January 9-27

Gold Coast

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Magic Millions Carnival

The Magic Millions Carnival in the Gold Coast offers the biggest prizemoney in horseracing in the country. Catch the horseraces and be part of history in the making when you come down to the Magic Millions Carnival in the Gold Coast.

  • Where: Gold Coast Turf Club
  • When: January 12

Tamworth, NSW

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Tamworth Country Music Festival

If you have a love for music, whether creating or listening to it, then the Tamworth Country Music Festival is a great place to go. The festival will have more than 700 artists in attendance across 120 venues, which can help you find new music to listen to and more. It’s also a great place to meet fellow musicians and widen your network of like-minded people.

  • Where: Tamworth, NSW
  • When: January 18-27

Now that you have a better idea on what and where you can go for a good time in January, check out these excellent places and more and enjoy what they have to offer you and your friends.

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