During the week of October 11 Australia will be revving its engines for the International Motor Show in Sydney.

Australian International Motor Show
October 15 - 24
Sydney, Australia

This is Sydney's first motor show in two years and organizers say they've been inundated with requests from the world's automakers. Despite taking place at the same time as the influential Paris show, the Sydney show is expected to attract 250,000 visitors to the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sculpture by the Sea
October 28 - Nov 14
Bondi Beach
Sydney, Australia

Sculpture by the Sea is an annual exhibition that takes sculptures out of the gallery and onto the beach. Hundreds of thousands of art lovers are attracted to the free cultural event where visitors can take a walk along the shore and contemplate over 100 contemporary artworks juxtaposed with Australia's natural surroundings.

Melbourne Cup
November 2
Flemington Racecourse
Melbourne, Australia

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's richest and most famous horse race. The "race that stops a nation" is the headlining event during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The day is a public holiday for people living in Melbourne, while others around the nation take a break from their schedule to watch or listen to the race. In 2010 the Melbourne Cup will celebrate its 150th anniversary.

A Day On The Green 10th anniversary concert
November 13
Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley

Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes will headline the 10th anniversary edition of A Day On The Green - an iconic outdoor concert series held at wineries across Australia and New Zealand. The concert will also feature Australian rockers Vanessa Amorosi, Tex Perkins, Mark Seymour, Diesel, Richard Clapton, Dan Sultan, Mahalia Barnes, Michael Spiby and Swanee.  

Australian cricket season
November 25, 2010-January 7, 2011

Australian cricket fans will have their eye on the ball during the much-anticipated biennial Ashes Test cricket 2010/2011 series between Australia and England. The major sporting event will be hosted by Australia in 2010, with the first test held at The Gabba in Brisbane.