Monday, 21st Mar - Wednesday, 21st Mar

Melbourne city is Australia’s event capital and the Qantas Australian Grand Prix 24th – 27th March draws international attention down under with the arrival of the biggest names in Formula 1 racing the Albert Park circuit. This year Aussie Mark Webber and the world’s premier drivers, including world champion Sebastian Vettel and defending Australian Grand Prix champion Jenson Button will electrify the crowd with their skill & speed.

Melbourne city loves a grand event & the wider Melbourne precinct is no exception. Albert Park & St Kilda enjoys becomes home to the Grand Prix with Albert Park transforming into the famous racing circuit. On track, the Formula 1 cars are the headline racers but many fanatics are drawn to get a glimpse of the action of V8 Supercars, Formula 5000’s and for the Porsche Carrera Cup.

Off track the crowds celebrate & socialise in many local bars, café’s, restaurants & nightclubs. St Kilda’s dining & partying hot spots share their hospitality fine foods, live music and fun atmosphere, welcoming visitors from all over the world. Not far from the all the action on & off track you will find Habitat HQ, Melbourne’s No.1 backpacker hostel & budget accommodation located in St Kilda. On the fringe of Melbourne city and a walk away from Albert Park, it is the perfect place to stay. This award winning backpacker hostel has cheap accommodation with a range of rooms to suit every traveller.

As one of Melbourne’s hallmark events it can’t be missed. This is one of the most colourful & dynamic events that boasts world class facilities, with F1 Central for all the latest merchandise, the Autograph Stage which is also the entertainment stage plus Kids Corner where Cartoon Network have all things fun plus endless Playstation F1 games to race!