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This FACT indicates the total number of current official festivals and events that will be occurring over the next year (August 2012 - August 2013) according to each Australian state's tourism and events website. Please note that the figures given in this data do not represent all possible festival/events that will occur, but show only festivals or events that have been registered with each respective tourism commission as of August 2012.
These events attract both domestic and international tourism, promote cultural diversity and economic activity, and increase the vibrancy and social scorecard of a city. The city with the most registered festival and events (between August 2012-2013) is Melbourne, with 533. The city with the least is Darwin, with a comparatively small 21 registered events planned for the coming year.