What’s on and what’s hot this month? There are plenty of awesome events in June to keep you entertained as the weather starts to cool.
Read on for our pick of the very best gigs, festivals, and culinary and cultural events in June from around the country.
Sydney Film Festival
June 7-18, Sydney, NSW
Immerse yourself in the magic of the big screen with over 200 movie screenings across the city at the 70th Sydney Film Festival. Championing Australia’s best filmmakers, the festival highlights the talent and diversity of our film industry with something for everyone: from tense thrillers to lighthearted comedies. Plus, read our interview with Festival Director Nashen Moodley!
Gutsy Kangaroo Island
June 8-12, Kingscot, SA
Gutsy Kangaroo Island is deep dive into the skills of Kangaroo Island’s best producers. Enjoy a roaring fire, and plenty of wine, spirits and cider as you savour fresh, quality ingredients.
June 8-22, Hobart, TAS
In its tenth year, Dark Mofo celebrates the winter solstice with provocative art, music, fire, food and light by the beautiful Hobart waterfront.
Tatts Finke Desert Race
June 9-12, Alice Springs, NT
Tatts Finke Desert Race is a two-day off-road race for bikes, cars and buggies in the beautiful Red Centre. Join racers from all over Australia in the red sand, and stay for the food and fun at the finish line.
June 9-12, Barunga, NT
Barunga Festival is an event for all ages championing authentic Indigenous culture, music and sport. Enjoy workshops, performances and much more.
Orange Winter Jazz Festival
June 10-12, Orange, NSW
With 50 exciting jazz artists performing across the weekend, jazz lovers can delve into good food and great wine in this stunning region at the Orange Winter Jazz Fest.
Outback Queensland Masters
June 17-July 28, Various locations, QLD
One of the biggest events in June! Australia’s most remote and richest amateur golf series, spanning an epic 2,000+ kilometres from St George to Mount Isa. Join the Outback Queensland Masters for your chance to win the million-dollar hole-in-one!
June 20-23, Christmas Island, WA
Celebrate the beauty and power of the sea at Sea Week. This week-long festival includes everything from talks about turtles to beach clean-ups. View the Ocean Film Festival, attend turtle and sea bird talks, discuss the importance of recycling and enjoy the Family Fun Day at Flying Fish Cove. It’s a great time to visit Christmas Island!
Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Festival
June 24, Hunter Valley, NSW
Perfect for lovers of wine and food, Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Festival brings together the region’s best producers for tastings and demonstrations. Plus, bring the kids along for an abundance of activities including a carousel and petting zoo.
June 28-July 30, Adelaide, SA
A new event, Illuminate Adelaide is a spectacle of light and art throughout the city. Local and national artists work together to create show-stopping displays, highlighting the power of creativity and technology for all to see.
Festival of Voices
June 29-July 9, Hobart, TAS
Festival of Voices is Australia’s biggest celebration of song. Join an audience of over 30,000 people as choirs, bands and singers serenade the public, bringing people together through the power of music. Plus, develop your own skills and be inspired by the best of the best.
June 30-July 1, Sydney, NSW
Mould is a travelling cheese festival highlighting the best artisan producers from around the country. Enjoy wine, beer and cheese tastings, as well talks by expert cheesemakers and vendors.
Enjoyed reading about these events in June? Check out even more amazing experiences to be had across the country in every state and territory!