Aussies love to party and have a great time. So, if you’re looking for exciting events and festivals to attend for your next trip, look no further. From three-day music festivals to larger than life parties, Australia is the best place for it.

No matter what time of year it is, you’ll always find a festival, party or event that is worth checking out. For a hassle-free experience, look for a car hire in Melbourne, so you can save some cash and quickly go to any event you want.

To help you get started, we prepared a list of must-attend parties and events that you should include on your bucket list. If this list is too small for you, check out these amazing 20 transformational festivals in Australia.

Music Festivals and Parties in Australia –

Fairgrounds Festival

Fairgrounds Festival Australia - party flyer

Fairgrounds Festival Australia – party flyer

Make your way to Berry for a weekend of great music, bands, and family fun. You’ll find a wide variety of markets, enticing food and drinks, exciting field games, and a pool where you and your kids can take a refreshing dip. The festival takes place in the magnificent Berry Showgrounds on the NSW South Coast. The site is just a couple of hours away from Sydney.

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Taste of Tasmania

The Taste of Tasmania - NYE

The Taste of Tasmania – NYE

For a week-long celebration of the state’s best selection of cheeses, seafood, berries, boutique beers, excellent wines and ciders, check out The Taste of Tasmania happening on the end of December in Hobart’s historic waterfront. Enjoy live entertainment, food tours, and a New Year’s Eve party you can attend to cap off the year.

Meredith Music Festival

This outdoor festival is a three-day affair that happens in a farmland located near the town of Meredith. You can go camping, dancing, enjoy lots of food and drinks, and watch a slew of eclectic artists performing live. So, head on over to the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre on Mount Mercer Road. It’s just a two-hour drive from Melbourne CBD.

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For two solid days of the best house, techno, and everything in between, journey to Subsonic, held at the beautiful surrounds of River Downs, situated in the foothills of Barrington Tops. This music festival features more than 150 foreign and local talents, which are some of the best performers you will have the pleasure of seeing live.

Falls Festival

Falls Festival, Australia - flyer

Falls Festival, Australia – flyer

Happening in multiple locations, namely Fremantle, Byron Bay, Marion Bay, and Lorne, the Falls Festival is one of the most exciting, longest running music events in the country. It features an impressive line-up of hip-hop, rock, dance, electronica artists and bands from across the globe.

The Plot

One of the biggest music festivals you shouldn’t miss in Sydney is The Plot, happening in the beautiful and expansive Parramatta Park. This is a whole-day event that features plenty of up and coming Australian acts you shouldn’t miss.

Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford Folk Festival Australia - flyer

Woodford Folk Festival Australia – flyer

Happening on the end of December through early January, the Woodford Folk Festival is one of the country’s longest and family-friendly festivals. It goes on for six days with more than 2000 performers and 400 events that you can enjoy.

The programme includes a huge selection of activities ranging from folk and electronica performances, comedy acts, film festivals, dances, circus, cabaret, and so much more. The festival takes place in a rural valley located between the Brisbane Valley and Sunshine Coast Hinterland, just about an hour and a half drive north of Brisbane.

We’d love to hear from you. Did we miss anything? Have you been to any of them? How was your experience? Which one’s your favorite and why? How many events do you want to attend? Let us know in the comments.

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