Melbourne to Hear the Roar of British & Irish Lions in 2025

Melbourne to Hear the Roar of British & Irish Lions in 2025

Melbourne, hailed as the sporting and events capital of Australia, will be hosting the much anticipated British & Irish Lions face off against Australia’s national rugby team, the Wallabies, on 26 July 2025. This is the perfect opportunity for rugby and sports fans to explore and enjoy the many attractions and experiences Melbourne and Victoria have to offer. Tickets for the match are now on sale.

Played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), a cultural icon and one of the most recognised cricket grounds in the world, the match is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the global rugby calendar as the British and Irish Lions only tour in Australia every 12 years. It marks the first British & Irish Lions Australian tour since 2013, where the UK national rugby team beat the Wallabies 2-1 in the Test series.

The British & Irish Lions match is a great addition to Victoria’s packed calendar of major sporting events for 2025, which includes the Australian Open (tennis), F1 Australian Grand Prix, Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Melbourne Cup Carnival (horse race), the Australian Football League Grand Final and The Ashes.

Steve Dimopoulos, Victoria’s Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events said: “Melbourne’s strong track record for hosting global sporting events makes our city the perfect location for a sporting contest of this magnitude. We’re looking forward to welcoming the British & Irish Lions squad next year, alongside the tens of thousands of diehard fans from all over the world that join them in experiencing our world-class city.”

Those thinking of visiting Melbourne to see the British & Irish Lions should consider extending their trip to make the most of Melbourne and Victoria. Visitors can explore Melbourne’s iconic laneways and the Australian Sports Museum at the MCG before going off on an exciting road trip around Victoria. The compact state features a wealth of authentic Australian attractions on Melbourne’s doorstep: from pristine beaches and national parks teeming with wildlife to sweeping coastlines and one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road – plus superb wineries and dining options.

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