Captivating Stories: Media Spotlight on Melbourne’s west.

WMT media releases

Discover the Culinary Gems of the West at Eat Drink Westside

Feb 26th, 2024

Namaste Westside Set To Welcome Indian Visitors To Melbourne’s West 

Nov 24th, 2023

Melbourne’s St Albans Lunar Festival Returns in 2024 with Spectacular Celebrations

September 2023

Melbourne’s west in the Media

DEEP WEST: Houdini defies gravity in Diggers Rest

July 1st, 2024

In the unassuming town of Diggers Rest, an intriguing piece of history is etched into the landscape. It was here, over a century ago on March 18, 1910, that the legendary Harry Houdini made aviation history. The world-renowned escapologist and magician achieved the first controlled, powered aircraft flight in Australia, soaring briefly but momentously over the fields. 

Michael Smith completes his 100th anniversary circumnavigation of Australia

May 19th, 2024

Adventurer Michael Smith touches down after 44 day circumnavigation of Australia in a seaplane, 100 years after it was first done.

‘Mo Po’, Dame Edna’s Hidden Gem of the North is Changing

May 18th, 2024

“In the last few decades, the place has become a hidden gem.. it’s the same radius out of the city as Brunswick, Northcote, Prahran, and I think we’re growing and catching up to those places in nightlife, culture, cafes and being the place to be” (Mayor Pierce Tyson)

Spotlight on Werribee on ABC’s The Conversation Hour

May 14th, 2024

Werribee is in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. It is also one of our most culturally diverse regions with around 145 different languages spoken. On this episode, Richelle Hunt and Bronwen O’Shea explore the challenges and opportunities of this suburb on the rise.

Sleepless Festival on ABC Evenings

May 8th, 2024

Listen to organiser of Footscray’s highly anticipated Sleepless Festival, Troy Rainbow, on ABC Evenings with David Astle. David and Troy discuss the exciting lineup and events at this year’s festival. Tune in at 2 hrs and 30 mins

Enjoy May in Melbourne’s West

May 8th, 2024

The month of May in Melbourne’s west promises a line up of events and activities to check out, and Western Melbourne Tourism has curated a list of highlights.

How a run-down strip became the most exciting culinary street in the west

April 28th, 2024

Tocca, Old Habits and Tucker’s Sandwiches are just some of the culinary delights on offer in Melbourne’s south-west.

April Fun out West

April 19th, 2024

The month of April is packed with live music, top-notch comedy, and heaps of school holiday activities in Melbourne’s west.

Overnewton Castle on Disrupt Radio

April 7, 2024

Emma Stott, Managing Director of Overnewton Castle speaks about the history of the heritage listed castle and the local area and running a small family business in the world of hospitality and events. (Scroll to 7 April, 6pm)

Marching into good times

March 4th, 2024

Summer festival season is dying down but in the lead up to Easter there’s no shortage of events and activities to check out in the west and Western Melbourne Tourism highlights list.

St Albans, The Diamond of the West, Now Shines and Sparkles

March 2nd, 2024

Centred on a bustling market, St Albans is loved by many people of many cultures, writes Melissa Cunningham.

Eat Drink Westside

February 27th, 2024

Melbourne’s western suburbs are too often neglected. And it is a damn shame because the area is flooded with superb cafes, restaurants, pubs and bakeries. To combat this lack of love and attention, Western Melbourne Tourism has teamed up with Melbourne Food & Wine Festival to run a stacked program of events from Friday, March 15–Friday, March 22.

Western suburbs to greet Indian tourists

December 8th, 2023

Melbourne’s west is home to one of the largest Indian communities in the country, but now efforts are being made to attract Indian tourists to the region rather than just those looking to make it their home.

Namaste Westside is an initiative of Western Melbourne Tourism that has recently secured a Victorian Government Visitor Servicing Fund grant to create a visitor service program for the growing Indian tourism market.

Summer in the west

December 1st, 2023

December is here and with it comes the holiday season and a plethora of activities and events for people to get involved in across Melbourne’s west this December and January. Find out more from us at:

Werribee Park Receives Prestigious Green Flag Award

November 16th, 2023

A huge congratulations to Parks Victoria for achieving the Green Flag Award – the international mark of quality parks and greenspaces, for its management of Werribee Park. A well deserved honour. 

Festivals Galore in the West

October 12th, 2023

As we enter the last quarter of the year, the west of Melbourne is abuzz with festivals and Western Melbourne Tourism has been curating a festival season hit-list.

National Award for Night Market

September 18th, 2023

A huge congratulations to Wyndham City Council and the Tarneit Firefly Market organising team for winning Australia’s Best Small Event at the 2023 Australian Event Awards! 

My tiny suburb is 7km from the CBD – but nobody seems to know where it is

May 7, 2023

Question: You’re walking down an almost deserted street, on one side you can see rabbits frolicking in a huge empty block, on the other the city’s oldest continually operating industrial estate….

Braybrook and Sunshine prove ‘west is best’

Apr 16th, 2023

Shane Delia heads out to the Western Suburbs, to check out the scrumptious pastizzis in what is known as ‘Little Malta’ on Postcards 2023.

Ube, Halo Halo and Lechon — how Filipino foodies are making their mark in Melbourne’s west 

April 8, 2023

The fusion of Filipino-inspired desserts and street-style barbecues has become popular in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Put Zest in the West

June 30, 2022

Melbourne’s west was hit ‘disproportionately’ hard by Covid lockdowns and needs to address an ‘image problem’ to become stronger, a study to be released on Thursday reveals…

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