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Vic Open (Golf)

Australia’s best golfers and an array of international talent will descend upon Thirteenth Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads for the 2019 Vic Open. 2019 will mark the seventh consecutive year that the tournament has been held in the Geelong region, on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula.

The event is Australia’s fastest growing golf tournament. The Vic Open is the only golf tournament of its kind around the world, with the men’s and women’s fields competing on the same courses, at the same time, for an equal share in the prize money. The tournament will again be spread across both the Beach and Creek courses for the first two rounds, before those that make the halfway cut tackle the Beach Course over the weekend. Past champions include some of the games greats in Peter Thomson, Ian Baker-Finch and Greg Norman, and in more recent times Nick Cullen, Richard Green, Minjee Lee and Marianne Skarpnord.

In 2019, the combined purse will be $3 million, meaning each of the men’s and women’s fields will battle it out in Barwon Heads for a share of $1.5 Million - making it the richest golf week in Australia. World-class golf is certainly not all that the Vic Open has to offer! During the tournament, Thirteenth Beach comes alive with a wide range of activities plus food and beverage options to keep everyone entertained. If you can’t make it down to the tournament, a live broadcast will be available. Hosted on Facebook LIVE and YouTube, fans across Australia and around the world will be able to follow the final 36 holes of the tournament thanks to the Vic Open’s professional broadcast team. The live stream and all tournament-related information can be found at the Vic Open website. Check out the event:

This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong - via Geelong Major Events.

When: Daily from 07 February 2019 to 10 February 2019

Next on: 07 February 2019 View other upcoming dates and times

Where: Thirteenth Beach Golf Links Barwon Heads Road, Barwon Heads

Costs: Adult: $5.00 (per person) Child: $5.00 (Under 17 = free)

Other/More Information: $15.00 (for a season pass.)

Facilities: Catering and/or dining Change room facilities First Aid available Parking available Seating/viewing areas Toilets available Wheelchair accessible

Associated Organisations: Golf Victoria

Contact: Greg Oakford Phone: 0438 040 310

Email: Website:

Great Australian Beer Festival

The Great Australian Beer Festival returns to Geelong Racecourse on Saturday 16 February 2019. Spend a summer’s day meandering through Australia’s biggest alfresco craft beer garden. Indulge in a delightful journey of sipping, sampling and tasting some, or all, of the 200 craft beers and ciders on offer. To keep your ears happy along with your taste buds, there will be a great line up of performers too.

The day guarantees to open your mind to the many facets of craft beer, with workshops and demonstrations on how to combine beer with food with plenty of tastings on offer. The best part is that even if beer specifically isn’t your thing, there is still plenty for you – discover a world away from beer where craft beer culture takes a back seat to organic local gourmet foods, great music, vibrant cabaret, indie stalls and groovy art.

• Over 200 boutique beers and ciders including a brand new International beers section.

• Free seminars, many with free tastings and goodies to sample.

• LIVE music all day - listen to a variety of indie, folk, alternative, rock, blues and pop.

• BBQ's galore! With slow cooked meats, pulled pork, brisket, lamb, ribs, chicken... the list goes on!

• Tastes of the Region from local restaurants and food trucks.

• Watch Australia's only keg rolling competition on the racetrack... the Kegstar Keg Rolling Challenge.

• Colour aplenty with many dressing up in whacky costume.

• Browse cool exhibits - BEERtography, Sculpture and Homebrewing

• Free entry for kids under 13yo, with free entertainment for children

• Shuttle bus service running throughout the day from South Geelong Railway Station and returning with optional CBD drop off.

• A great crowd of fantastic people. Come as strangers, leave as friends!

The festival runs from 12pm through to 8pm. For more information visit:

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Stimulate more than your tastebuds as you encounter our diverse variety of unusual and engaging live performances and be inspired by the foot tapping sounds from some of Australia’s best homegrown musical talent. Cheers to you all, drink responsibly and drink an Australian craft beer. This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong via Geelong Major Events funding.

When 16 February 2019, 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Where Geelong Racecourse 99 Breakwater Road, Breakwater

IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong

Geelong has long been known as the home of long course triathlon racing and IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong is set to return on the weekend of Saturday 16

February to Sunday 17 February 2019.

A multi-looped fast course, IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong held on Sunday 17 February is set to test avid triathletes looking for a challenging and unique experience

along Geelong’s spectacular waterfront and scenic country side. Entries are now open!

Get the whole family involved with the IRONKIDS Family Wave; with an emphasis on safety, fitness and fun. A great day out for all.

This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong via Geelong Major Events funding.

When: Daily from 16 February 2019 to 17 February 2019

Upcoming dates:

16 February 2019, 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
17 February 2019, 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Where: Steampacket Gardens, Geelong

Contact: Email: Phone: 1300 835 411

Website: Facilities

Catering and/or dining
Children's activities
First Aid available
Parking available
Seating/viewing areas
Toilets available
Undercover areas

Contact Michael Ward
Phone: 0422 405 977
Associated organisation: Australian Beer Ambassadors