Our pick of some of the best family events around Australia this January. Start planning your adventure today.
1 - 30 Jan | Various locations, Sydney
Transforming the city once again with its bold celebration of culture, critical ideas and cutting-edge art and performance, is Sydney Festival. The stellar program of events includes international theatre (Beware of Pity, HOME), raucous nights of music and cabaret (Shànghǎi MiMi, Pigalle), and the return of powerful indigenous program, BLAK OUT. There's also plenty to do see and do for free: from the moon art installations at World Square, Darling Harbour and Barangaroo South, to the return of the beloved Sydney Symphony Under The Stars in Parramatta Park and our Circus Comes To Town weekend in Prince Alfred Square.
Tamworth Country Music Festival18 - 27 Jan | Peel Street, Tamworth
Australia's largest music festival returns in a showcase of who's who in Australian country music. Running across 10 days, the Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth plays host to more than 700 artists featuring in 2,800 scheduled events across 120 venues. Wander down Peel Street to experience the vibrancy of the buskers and street performers, and be sure visit the Regional Australia Bank Family Zone to check out the new rides and experiences for families of all sizes and all ages.
Australian Open 2019
14 - 27 Jan | Melbourne Park, Melbourne
Watch the world's top tennis players, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, contend for the first Grand Slam title of 2019 at the Australian Open. Comprising of men's and women's singles; men's, women's and mixed doubles and junior's championships; as well as wheelchair, legends and exhibition events, this tournament is not to be missed.