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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...

Phillip Island Jazz Festival

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.

2019/2020 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 triathlon, 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 is a range of events held all throughout the year, so check the event calendar to make sure you don’t miss out!



Phillip Island Jazz Festival

Phillip Island Jazz Festival

Ramada Resort Resort Phillip Island, Cowes, VIC
15 November 2019 to 17 November 2019

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
16 November 2019 to 30 November 2019

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
23 November 2019 to 24 November 2019

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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Carols by Candelight

Carols by Candlelight San Remo

San Remo Foreshore, San Remo, VIC
TBA: December 2019

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
TBA - December 2019

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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Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show

Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, Wonthaggi, VIC
11 January 2020

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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Kustoms Nationals

Kustoms Nationals

Various Locations, Phillip Island, VIC
18 January 2020 to 19 January 2020

The annual Kustoms Nationals will be held again on Phillip Island 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 latest and...

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Phillip Island International Island Classic

International Island Classic

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
24 January 2020 to 26 January 2020

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
26 January 2020

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

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Woolami Cup

Woolamai Cup

Woolamai & District Racing Club, Woolamai, VIC
08 February 2020

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
08 February 2020

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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Phillip Island Penguin Swim Classic

Little Penguin Dash

Cowes Beach, Silverleaves, VIC
22 February 2020

The Little Penguin Dash is junior biathlon for 7 to 14-year-olds; with a beach run of 100m and inshore swim of 200m (7-10yo) or 400m (11-14yo) – completed within the Cowes foreshore of Phillip Island and run in...

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Cowes Classic

Cowes Classic

Cowes Pier, Cowes, VIC
22 February 2020

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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Superbike World Championship

Superbike World Championship

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
28 February 2020 to 01 March 2020

Held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the Superbike World Championship is all about showcasing the latest generation of high-performance superbikes. 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
06 March 2020 to 09 March 2020

The Inverloch Jazz Festival is celebrating its 27th year in 2020 and will have over 40 bands and musicians playing at this fantastic event! This festival aims to raise money for a number of different charities as well...

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Phillip Island Classic

Phillip Island Classic

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island, VIC
TBA - March 2020

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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Woolamai Races

Woolamai Picnic Races

Woolamai & District Racing Club, Woolamai, VIC
15 March 2020

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...

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Grantville Pirate Festival

Maru Koala & Animal Park, Grantville, VIC
TBA - April 2020

No date has been announced at this point. Please check back at a later date for more information If you are heading to Phillip Island in Spring, then take a trip to the popular Maru Koala & Animal Park and check out...

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Motogp

MotoGP

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
25 October 2020

Come to Phillip Island to witness the biggest superbike race on Australia’s racing calendar, the MotoGP. In 2018, you will be able to see world champion Marc Marquez, crowd favourite Valentino Rossi and Andrea...

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