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What's on in April and beyond

Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, prepare for a virtual fun run and more – across Australia, here’s a selection of what’s happening in April and beyond.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The Sanctuary opened in 1927 as a safe refuge for sick, injured and orphaned koalas, at a time when the species was being culled for the fur trade. Nowadays, you can meet a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and engage with a large variety of happy, healthy animals and engaged staff. You'll also have the opportunity to support conservation and enjoy educational opportunities.

And for those who can't visit the park, there are also 15 webcames so you can get your daily dose of koala cuteness – see them at

Brisbane, open 9am – 5pm daily


Mother's Day Classic Virtual 2020

In light of Australia's new lockdown measures, the annual Mother's Day Classic fun run is going virtual!

The event has raised over $37 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation since 1998, and will look to continue that progress in 2020 despite these uncertain times.

“We understand the current crisis has created significant challenges for the wider community and these unprecedented times call for innovative solutions. We know that so many of our dedicated supporters – those impacted by breast cancer, new mums, participants who have run or walked at every Mother’s Day Classic event, still want a way to be connected with the cause and connected with each other on Mother’s Day,” said Zara Lawless, CEO of Mother's Day Foundation.

“We are incredibly excited about the opportunity presented by the virtual event and have already received an extremely positive response from our supporters. I want to take this opportunity to invite all our valued participants, sponsors, volunteers and organisers to register for the MDC Virtual 2020 event and be a part of our virtual MDC community leading up to and on 10 May this year.”

Online, May 10

To register for the event, visit

Biennale of Sydney

Another event that is going digital as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak is the Biennale of Sydney.

This year’s exhibition, titled NIRIN and meaning ‘edge’ in Wiradjuri, is an artist- and First Nations-led biennale showcasing more than 700 artworks by 101 artists and collectives.

“We will continue to adapt and innovate in the face of this global crisis,” said organisers in an official statement. “Our doors close across Sydney, and they will open online – for everyone, everywhere across the world. We remain steadfastly committed to the artists and communities we serve by moving to a digital program.”

Online, until June 8