Local events

What’s on in Warrnambool

Warrnambool hosts many popular, family events that take place on an annual basis. Here’s just a few to look out for and save the dates! Be sure to secure your accommodation early as these events book out fast. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

The Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic January 2018


The Grand Annual Sprint car Classic held in January is an internationally recognised event, which attracts an invasion of professional race teams from the USA to win the coveted trophy. Premier Speedway also holds the World Series Sprint cars with teams from all over Australia as well as some of the regular USA stars.


Check their Facebook page for updates.



Australia Day Celebrations


Every year Warrnambool celebrates everything that is great about Australia with local entertainment, kids activities, BBQs and Official ceremonies.


Find out more here.

Wunta Fiesta February 2018

Wunta Fiesta 2016 Logo

Wunta Fiesta is one of Warrnambool’s major festivals providing a celebration of music, food and fun for people of all ages.

This community event is held over three days in summer and incorporates a range of activities suitable for the whole family showcasing the best that Warrnambool has to offer. Activities are held in the CBD, the Botanic Gardens and Lake Pertobe.


Check their Facebook page for updates.

Day on the Hill: Easter Weekend


Flagstaff Hill in Warrnambool plays host to the “Day on the Hill’ festival over the Easter weekend. The festival includes Australian music acts, activities and events for the entire family. A great range of local acts that will entertain crowds across the weekend supports headline acts.


Or check their Facebook page for updates.


May Racing Carnival 2018 (1-3 May)


Horseracing holds a very special place in the hearts of Victoria’s and the Western District in particular. So much so that the number of people in Warrnambool doubles during the world-renowned Tabcorp May Racing Carnival. People flock in droves to Warrnambool to share in the excitement of the action and the social spectacle that this marvelous event creates.

The Warrnambool Racing Club’s origins at its current Grafton Road site date back to 1858 and for over 150 years the thoroughbred and Warrnambool Racing Club have together provided all Victorians with a true spectacle – events that are celebrated and achievements that are revered


Fun4Kids – Winter School Holidays 2018


Check Fun4Kids Facebook page for updates on the 2018 Fun4Kids Festival. This five day children’s festival held during the June/July school holidays features a fully indoor, 2.5 acre maze of children’s entertainment.

18 amazing zones full of awesome activities, 2 stages with over 80 live shows featuring some of Australia’s best children’s entertainers and loads of hands-on activities and workshops.


Celebrage: Warrnambool Seniors Festival – October


Over the course of the Warrnambool Senior’s Festival – Celebrage – (held in October each year) a range of events are planned aimed at promoting positive ageing within the community and active living. Many of the events are free or offered at an affordable price and are aimed at encouraging people to try a range of different activities.