What’s On In 2019?

Events. Events. Events. This blog is all about events in Victoria – dates and details included. This
year is full of fantastic sporting events, food, wine, fashion, comedy, music and film festivals.
Expand your mind by experiencing the latest live music and art exhibitions. The most livable
city in the world is the place to be.

Here is the lineup!

The Jayco Herald Sun Tours for Men and Women (30 January – 3 February) – The race
starts in Philip Island continuing to Wonthaggi, then to Churchill, Sale to Warragul, Cape
Schank to Arthurs Seat and finishing off in Melbourne (Visit Victoria 2019).

This intense tour has many supporters and is a great whole family activity. If you love cycling,
what more could you ask for? Hiring a chauffeur to make the journey up to Philip Island and
around to cheer sites is the convenient and affordable way to go.

Hire one of our luxury minivans to follow your participating family or friend(s) across Victoria.
iChauffeur covers day trips and will accommodate your travel to multiple locations at a
reasonable daily price.

Don’t waste time on public transport. You’ll need to spare extra hours for travel and waiting
time, then figure out how to get from station to location. Book a day trip with us to receive
the best value for your time and money.

You could take a Taxi or Uber. However, this will round up to a very expensive fee altogether
and a whole lot of hassle. Here are some things to consider:

• The trip rate from Melbourne to Philip Island and back will be over $200.
• You will then have to book multiple Ubers or Cabs to travel from one race site to
another… not a smart idea when you can take one car throughout.
• You will need to organise meeting points and drop off on the day, which can be
hectic.
• Your driver may not know the exact location of the cheer sites.

A big event like the Herald Sun Tours will cause changes to the roads, meaning roadblocks and
detours. Our chauffeurs are always updated on traffic, roadwork and closures.

Driving your personal vehicle through detours and wasting precious hours finding a good park
is not a good start to attending any event where the action can pass in a manner of minutes. You want to save your energy by staying calm and relaxed.

Our Melbourne chauffeurs will get you to your destination on time for the action and will take
care of parking for you. In this situation, taking your own car is not worth it when you can
enjoy a trip in a first-class service that will do the research for you, dropping you off exactly
where you need to be.

Festival of Sails (26 – 28 January) – This sailing event takes place on the Geelong Waterfront.
It’s the biggest keelboat race in the Southern Hemisphere with remarkable waterfront
entertainment for people of all ages. It is a day to enjoy with friends or family by the ocean
(Visit Victoria 2019). We are just a phone call away, book with us now on 1300 724 756 to
organise a transfer for this event.

Our highly regarded Melbourne limousine service can provide you with the type of car you
seek for any type of sporting event that interests you. Turn heads by arriving in a luxury sedan
or accommodate for your large group by indulging in one of our people movers such as the
Audi Q7, BMW X5, Porshe Cayenne, Lexus Rx or Mercedes Viano.

The World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne (21 – 24 January) – is a spectacular event where
gymnasts from all over the world travel to compete in Melbourne to qualify for the 2020
Olympics. Watch these highly flexible athletes flow through the air with grace. If you or your
children are into gymnastics, this is a date worth saving.

Six Day Melbourne (7 – 9 February) – will be held at Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne Arena 2.
It is the place to be with a combination of bicycles, beats, and beers. The Six Day Series takes a
“traditional form of cycling and mixes it with an exciting party atmosphere to form the ultimate
sporting event” you do not want to miss! (Visit Victoria 2019)

ISPS Handa Vic Open (7 – 10 February) – If you love golf, this is the first event of the year
that will be hosting some of the world’s best-golfing talent at one of Australia’s leading golf
course, 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads Victoria. Enjoy live music, entertain your family
with interactive activities and taste delightful food and beverages (Visit Victoria 2019).

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival (9 February) – On the Maribyrnong River with local and
international acts.

St Kilda Festival (10 February) – Free live music on the beach!

Babylon (14 – 17 February) – Explores world art, music, mindfulness, and community.

Australia International Airshow 2019 (1 – 3 March): This year’s Airshow will be the most
dynamic show of the year! The electric arrays of combat aircraft strike the skies with bright
colour in spectacular shapes and forms. Marvel at amazing jet fighters, strike bombers, heavy
lift leviathans accompanied by attack helicopters that will perform a series of routines and
simulated combat manoeuvres. It will surely put a spell on your visual senses. It is going to be a
very special day and the ultimate family adventure (Airshow 2019).

Formula 1 Grand Prix (14 – 17 March): The Formula 1 Grand Prix is one race the whole
world will be watching at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
is the “ultimate playgroup for the world’s biggest stars” (Visit Victoria 2019).
March is a season where everything is happening. The Formula 1 is held earlier this year with
a consecutive line up of big events (Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix 2019):

Moomba Festival (8 – 11 March)
• Food and Wine Festival (8– 24 Mar)
• Virgin Australia Fashion Festival (1 – 10 Mar)
• Followed by the AFL season opener on the 21st of March and the Melbourne Comedy Fest, 27 March – 21 April

Mark these three weeks on your calendar. There is something for everyone to experience.

iChauffeur plays a big role in the Formula 1 GP. Our Melbourne chauffeurs have years of
experience assisting guests and stars to and from this lively event. All of it will be happening
right here in Melbourne! Book in advance to secure everything transport wise for this
event. Email us at [email protected]

ESCHER X Nendo (Between Two World) (7 April) – You don’t want to miss this cross
between German artist M.C Escher and Japanese design studio Nendo at the NGV.

Surfing – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach (17 – 27 April) – will be celebrating its 58 years, hosting
the world best male and female surfers that will be competing for the Rip Curl Pro Bell.
We’ve got you covered, whether you are a Pro surfer needing transport for your crew and
boards or if you are coming to see these jaw-dropping athletes ride some big waves!

Melbourne International Jazz Festival (31 March – 9 June) – June is the season of the MIJF.
The city is booming with live music gigs all around in cool jazz clubs that fill up with music
lovers and performers from around the globe.

iChauffeur concert chauffeurs and car hire is the best in the industry. Our fleet is completed
with luxurious limousines to match everyone’s taste and transportation needs. Check out our
local and European ranges. If you are planning a big night out with mates or traveling far
distances to a festival, our luxury minivans and coaches will interest you.

We understand that different types of events call for diverse transport needs. To this date, we
have been successful at managing delays, which often call for last minute chauffeurs and
vehicles. We have pleased all of the “Famous Stars” by giving them the top service they are
used, premium drivers and the machinery requested.

AFL Grand Final (28 September) – The 2019 Grand Final date has been confirmed! Although
the time has yet to be finalised, footy season is a time of year everyone looks forward to! We
support game transfers and can assist with your post-party plans (Herald Sun 2018).

Fun Fact: The MCG fits hundreds of people each year for numerous events! The MCG holds the
record for the biggest VFL/AFL crowd that amounts to 121,696 attendances (Alison Godfrey
2018).

Motorcycle Grand Prix (25 – 27 October) – If you enjoy two-wheel motor racing, you would
know that the Philip Island racetrack is a sacred place. Watch world-class athletes race against
the force of nature with a beautiful backdrop of Cunningham Bay.

You don’t want to pass by this electric attraction that will pump you full of adrenaline as you
witness rider’s battle it out at this year’s MotoGP. In October, we are all over this event,
assisting professional racers, judges, and spectators with their transfers.

Spring Racing Carnival (31 August – 24 November) – Winter has passed and spring is in the
air! Melbourne Cup season is truly a highlight of the year full of glitz and glam. While racing is
the central theme, it is more than just a race. Melbournians get together to celebrate the horses,
jockeys, entertainment food and fashion!

Spring Carnival opens with the Memsie Stakes (31 August) at Caulfield and closes with the
Ballarat Cup at the end of November, “the Spring Racing Carnival showcases some of the
globe’s greatest equine athletes” (Flemington Raceday Guide 2019).

Fun Facts: Derby Day and Cup Day attract a huge number of attendees. Last year, 91,194
attended the Derby and 83,471 attended the Cup. In total, there were 303,587 attendees for all
Spring Carnival Events (Flemington Raceday Guide 2019).

Save the date – tickets will be available in Autumn 2019:
• AAMI Victoria Derby Day (2 Nov)
• Lexus Melbourne Cup Day (5 Nov)
• Kennedy Oaks Day (7 Nov)
• Seppelt Wines Stakes Day (9 Nov)

To match your glamorous attire, arrive in a classy chauffeur car for Spring Carnival. Our
customers have found that chauffeur Melbourne carnival hire is the best way of transport.

All vehicles in our fleet are very busy at this time of year. We highly advise you to secure
your chosen vehicle(s) by booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Here are some Spring Carnival favorites: Audi A8L, BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz E Class,
Mercedes-Benz S Class, Bentley Flying Spurs, and our amazing Rolls Royce Phantoms.

• Our friendly chauffeurs are highly qualified and are the best in the business. We don’t
settle for anything less than to provide you with exemplary customer service.
• Chauffeurs are dressed in smart classy attire to match the sophisticated vehicles you
will be riding.
• Our service arrives promptly at pick up location, ready to help with any bags you are
bridging.
• Our professionals show integrity with every job to ensure maximum safety and comfort
for the passenger.
• They are adaptable with plan changes and always happy to pick up and drop off at
multiple locations around Victoria.

To close, we have chosen to feature the Presidents Cup (9-15 Dec) returning to the
prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club in December. World-class teams will compete.
Participants that will be playing are the top 12 players from the United States and the top 12
from across the globe (excluding Europe).

We hope you enjoyed the rundown!

Chauffeur Melbourne

iChauffeur delivers world-class service for all events to the highest standards in the
industry. We are proud of our consistent and reliable services, keeping a high return rate each
year. We always look forward to contributing to Melbourne’s yearly events.
Book with us locally on 1300 724 756 or internationally on +61 425 852 628Email us at
[email protected] for a speedy and detailed reply.

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Alison Godfrey 2018, MCG facts to wow the kids within Melbourne, Family Travel, accessed 22
January 2019, [ONLINE] Available at <https://www.familytravel.com.au/stories/mcg-factsmelbourne/>.
Flemington Raceday Guide 2019, Melbourne Cup Carnival | Victoria Racing Club, accessed 22
January 2019, [ONLINE] Available at
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F1 Australian Grand Prix 2019, Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, accessed 27 January 2019,
[ONLINE] Available at <https://www.grandprix.com.au/fan-zone/news/f1-australian-grandprix-
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Herald Sun 2018, AFL Grand final 2019 date confirmed, accessed 28 January 2019, [ONLINE]
Available at <https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/afl-grand-final-2018-dateconfirmed/
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Visit Victoria home 2019, Major events, Victoria, Australia, accessed 22 January 2019,
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