Melbourne Welcome’s the 2015 Grand Prix

The Australian Grand Prix has come back to Melbourne after yearlong negations ended in August, 2014 in London. Melbourne will now host the Australian Grand Prix until 2020 securing 400 full-time jobs and a $39M boost to the economy.

The event brings with it thousands of international fans and tourists. Hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes embrace the Grand Prix as it is one of the busiest times of the year for many of them. It is an exciting time for the city, and one of many major sporting events hosted in Melbourne that bring the city to life.

The Victorian Government has invested a significant amount of money in infrastructure and planning for major events such as the Grand Prix, which is paying dividends for the city. Last year Melbourne was awarded the 2014 SportsBusiness Ultimate Sports City for the second time.  The city plays host to annual events such as the Melbourne Cup Carnival and Australian Open tennis and one off events including the 2015 Cricket World Cup Final, Liverpool FC and British Lions tours.

The event will be held at Albert Park and runs over four days beginning March 12th and with the major race on March 15th.