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Phillip Island Events

The coastal paradise of Phillip Island is not only known for its serenity and natural wonders, but also renowned for its unique and popular events.

The region is home to several internationally renowned festivals that include music festivals, art exhibitions, live shows, as well as the world famous MotoGP.

2017/2018 Phillip Island Racetrack & Island Events Calendar Guide


Come to Phillip Island to witness the biggest super bike race on Australia’s racing calendar, the MotoGP. See Honda and Yamaha battle it out against Ducati and Suzuki for place on the podium. The Superbike World Championship is another racing event which is held over three days. This huge racing event is guaranteed to bring thrills and spills and provides great entertainment for all ages.

For sporting enthusiasts, check out the range of triathalon, swimming, running and cycling event held on Phillip Island. The San Remo Channel Challenge is a racing event that includes a 500 metre swim across the channel between San Remo and Phillip Island. Hundreds of participants head to this small township to compete in this race year after year.

Visitors should also check out the Phillip Island Multisport Festival. This event is a combination of a triathlon event as well as separate cycling and running competitions. There is also a twilight fun run which is suitable for the whole family. There are races that are suitable for all ages and abilities, as well as a paratriathalon for athletes with a disability.

One of the biggest events held year after year on Phillip Island is Schoolies, the week-long holiday for students to celebrate the end of their high school exams. During the Schoolies celebration, there are plenty of parties with DJ’s, live music, beach parties, pool parties and so much more.

For music lovers, check out the Phillip Island Jazz Festival and at Christmas, don’t miss out the various Carols by Candlelight events held for free in various locations on Phillip Island. There are a range of events held all throughout the year, so check the event calendar to make sure you don’t miss out!


Moto GP

MotoGP

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
20 October 2017 to 22 October 2017

Come to Phillip Island to witness the biggest super bike race on Australia’s racing calendar the MotoGP. In 2017, you will be able to see world champion Marc Marquez, crowd favourite Valentino Rossi and Jorge...

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Small Farm + Lifestyle Expo

Small Farm + Lifestyle Expo

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
04 November 2017 to 05 November 2017

The inaugural Small Farm + Lifestyle Expo in 2014 proved immensely popular and lead to another being scheduled in 2016. The 2016 event was then postponed to November 2017. This expo is aimed towards landowners, from...

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Phillip Island Jazz Festival

Phillip Island Jazz Festival

Ramada Resort Resort Phillip Island, Cowes, VIC
17 November 2017 to 19 November 2017

The Phillip Island Jazz Festival is a must attend event for those who love all things jazz. At this annual festival, well known jazz bands and musicians come together to play a wide variety of music from many jazz...

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Phillip Island Schoolies

Phillip Island Schoolies

All Over Phillip Island, Cowes, VIC
18 November 2017 to 10 December 2017

Phillip Island Schoolies week is an Australian tradition that allows high school graduates to enjoy a week-long holiday just after their last high school exams finish. As one of the most popular events amongst...

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Island Magic Car Racing

Island Magic

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
25 November 2017 to 26 November 2017

As the home to the renowned Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island hosts an array of racing events including the popular V8 Supercars and Superbike championships. In November each year, Phillip Island plays host to another...

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Woolamai Races

Woolamai Picnic Races

Woolamai & District Racing Club, Woolamai, VIC
25 November 2017 - Christmas Meeting 7 January 2018 - Race Day 20 January 2018 - Picnic Racing 10 February 2018 - Woolamai Cup

A day at the races has been a family friendly tradition for years, so keep the tradition going by taking your family to see the Woolamai Picnic Races on Phillip Island. At the Woolamai Racecourse you’ll be treated...

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Carols by Candelight

Carols by Candlelight San Remo

San Remo Foreshore, San Remo, VIC
TBA - December 2017

Carols by Candlelight San Remo is an annual Christmas tradition on Phillip Island, attracting festive singers from the Bass Coast and beyond. Sponsored by the Lions Club, the event is great fun for the whole family as...

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Carols by the Bay – Cowes

Cowes Carols by the Bay

The Amphitheatre, Cowes, VIC
19 December 2017

Every year, hundreds gather to share festive spirit and sing at Cowes Carols by the Bay, organised by the Inter Church Council of Phillip Island and San Remo. Catch up with friends or bring the family as you make your...

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Kustoms Nationals

Kustoms Nationals

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
05 January 2018 to 07 January 2018

The 15th Annual Kustoms Nationals will be held again on Phillip Island in 2017 and is an event not to be missed by car lovers everywhere. Every year, thousands of hot-rod enthusiasts come to this event to witness the...

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Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show

Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, Wonthaggi, VIC
TBA - January 2018

The Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show is a yearly event held in the southern beach town of Wonthaggi near Phillip Island. This huge show draws thousands of visitors each year with heaps of rides, food, competitions...

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Phillip Island Multisport Festival

Phillip Island Multisport Festival

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2017 2018 DATES TBC

THE PHILLIP ISLAND MULTISPORT FESTIVAL WILL NOT RUN IN 2017 Those with a passion for sport, the Phillip Island Multisport Festival is a great event not to be missed. Held on the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix...

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Phillip Island International Island Classic

International Island Classic

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
TBA - January 2018

Phillip Island houses the internationally renowned Grand prix circuit; therefore there are a number of large motorsport races held here which draw thousands of spectators each year. The Australian Motorcycling...

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Kilcunda Lobster Festival

Kilcunda Foreshore Car Park , Kilcunda, VIC
28 January 2018

The Kilcunda Lobster Festival is an annual fundraising event held in Kilcunda, a small township located just 12 kilometres east of Phillip Island. The Kilcunda Lobster Festival is where you can buy, sell or eat lobsters...

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Woolami Cup

Woolamai Cup

Woolamai & District Racing Club, Woolamai, VIC
TBA - February 2018

A day at the races has been a family friendly tradition for years, so keep the tradition going by taking your family to see the Woolamai Cup. Held at the Woolamai Race Course, you’ll be treated to stunning views...

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San Remo Channel Challenge

San Remo Channel Challenge

San Remo Foreshore, San Remo, VIC
TBA - February 2018

While visiting Phillip Island in February, make sure you check out the San Remo Channel Challenge. This is a racing event that includes a 500 metre swim across the channel between San Remo and Phillip Island. Hundreds...

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Cowes Classic

Cowes Classic

Cowes Pier, Cowes, VIC
TBA - February 2018

With a gorgeous oceanic backdrop and amazing surrounding lush forest, the township of Cowes attracts a huge number of tourists every year. While offering you a diverse array of things to see, do and explore, Phillip...

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Phillip Island Penguin Swim Classic

Phillip Island Penguin Swim Classic

Cowes Beach, Silverleaves, VIC
TBA - February 2018

The Phillip Island Penguin Swim Classic are 2km and 800m open water swims completed within the Cowes foreshore of Phillip Island. This event is suited to athletes of all ages and experiences as there both swims tide...

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World Superbike Championship

Superbike World Championship

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
23-25 February 2018

Held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the Superbike World Championship is all about showcasing the latest generation of high-performance super bikes. Held over three days, this huge event on Phillip Island is...

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The Inverloch Jazz Festival

Multiple Venues in Inverloch, Inverloch, VIC
09 March 2018 to 12 March 2018

The Inverloch Jazz Festival is celebrating its 25th year in 2018 and this year will have over 40 bands and musicians playing at this fantastic event! This festival aims to raise money for a number of different charities...

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Phillip Island Classic

Phillip Island Classic

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island, VIC
TBA - March 2018

The Phillip Island Classic Festival is another popular offering of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. This renowned Motorsport festival runs for three days in the month of March. With over 500 entries, many from...

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Grantville Pirate Festival

Maru Koala & Animal Park, Grantville, VIC
TBA - April 2018

If you are heading to Phillip Island in April, then take a trip to the popular Maru Koala & Animal Park and check out the Grantville Pirate Festival. The Grantville Pirate Festival is celebrating its 30th year, so...

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