School Holidays

Get planning for the winter school holidays (VIC & WA)

Who said the winter school holidays were boring? Keep the kids entertained with these family events.

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Don’t worry, we have all the answers for how to keep the kids entertained, and out of your hair, through these chilly winter holidays.

With plenty of sport, theatre and family events, there’s plenty going on to suit all ages (parents included!).

Victoria and Western Australia, you’re up first, so we’ve edited our pick of the best events taking place across both states these school holidays.

If your family love musicals, Disney’s Aladdin will be mesmerising audiences at Crown Theatre Perth, while The Wizard of Oz and Mamma Mia! the musical are keeping theatre fans in Melbourne thoroughly entertained.

For the little ones, Mister Maker will be live in both VIC and WA during the school holidays, as well as The Hunting of the Snark at Arts Centre Melbourne and Sleeping Beauty at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre.

There’s heaps of action for fans of AFL and AIHL, too, with must-see fixtures in both states, as well as rugby union with Western Force at nib Stadium and netball with West Coast Fever at HBF Stadium.

Scroll down for the best events happening across VIC and WA these school holidays:


AFL – Buy tickets
Western Bulldogs v Geelong Cats | Friday June 29, 7:50pm – Etihad Stadium
Essendon v North Melbourne | Sunday July 1, 3:20pm – Etihad Stadium
Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn | Saturday July 7, 7:25pm – Etihad Stadium
North Melbourne v Gold Coast SUNS | Sunday July 8, 1:10pm – Etihad Stadium
St Kilda v Carlton | Friday July 13, 7:50pm – Etihad Stadium
North Melbourne v Sydney Swans | Sunday July 15, 3:20pm – Etihad Stadium


Melbourne Mustangs – Buy tickets
Melbourne Ice – Buy tickets
Melbourne Mustangs v Melbourne Ice | Friday June 29, 7:30pm – O’Brien Group Arena
Melbourne Ice v Sydney Bears | Saturday June 30, 5:00pm – O’Brien Group Arena
Melbourne Mustangs v Sydney Bears | Sunday July 1, 4:00pm – O’Brien Group Arena
Melbourne Mustangs v CBR Brave | Sunday July 7, 5:00pm – O’Brien Group Arena
Melbourne Mustangs v CBR Brave | Sunday July 8, 4:00pm – O’Brien Group Arena

The Hunting of the Snark – Buy tickets
11 – 15 July | Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

MAMMA MIA! – Buy tickets
10 July – 30 September | Princess Theatre

Mister Maker – Buy tickets
5 – 7 July | Melbourne Recital Centre

Silvers Circus – Buy tickets
29 June – 22 July | Westfield Southland

Sleeping Beauty – Buy tickets
29 June – 8 July | Comedy Theatre

St Petersburg Ballet – Swan Lake – Buy tickets
29 June – 1 July | Princess Theatre

Imperial Ice Stars – Swan Lake on Ice – Buy tickets
3 – 8 July | Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

The Wizard of Oz – Buy tickets
29 June – 29 July | Regent Theatre

The Wombats – Buy tickets
19 July | Festival Hall


AFL – Buy tickets

Fremantle v Brisbane Lions | Sunday July 1, 2:40pm – Optus Stadium
West Coast Eagles v GWS GIANTS | Sunday July 8, 2:40pm – Optus Stadium
Fremantle v Port Adelaide | Sunday July 15, 2:40pm – Optus Stadium

Disney’s Aladdin the Musical – Buy tickets
19 July – 21 October | Crown Theatre Perth

Maddie & Mackenzie Ziegler – Buy tickets
5 July | HBF Stadium

MAMMA MIA! the musical – Buy tickets
29 June – 1 July | Crown Theatre Perth

Mister Maker – Buy tickets
21 – 22 July | Perth Concert Hall

West Coast Fever – Buy tickets
7 July | HBF Stadium

Western Force – Buy tickets
14 July | nib Stadium

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