Major wins for Sydney and NSW featured on the new Events Calendar include the World Premiere of Strictly Ballroom - The Musical; the opening series of the Major League Baseball; the Australian premiere of Monster Jam and Corroboree Sydney, the largest annual national Indigenous arts and cultural festival in Australia.
"On behalf of the NSW Government, I am proud to present the 2013-2014 Sydney and NSW Events Calendar," Mr Souris said.
"Destination NSW estimates the Sydney and NSW Events Calendar will inject more than $500 million into the NSW economy from visitor expenditure.
"The NSW Government is committed to securing major events that appeal to a variety of audiences and the event line-up from September 2013 to June 2014 is no exception.
"From the highly-anticipated return of The Lion King to Sydney’s world-renowned New Year’s Eve fireworks, the RAN International Fleet Review Sydney, BMW Sydney Carnival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, 2014 Toyota IRONMAN Australia in Port Macquarie and the Deni Ute Muster in Deniliquin, there is something for everyone across every location and season in NSW.
"The number of regional events are particularly impressive this year and an important contributor to regional tourism. These events attract visitors from across the State, Australia and overseas and give visitors a unique perspective on some of NSW’s rich network of regional towns.
"With such an impressive range of activities and entertainment on offer for both locals and visitors alike, it’s easy to see why NSW and Sydney are Australia’s premier tourism and major events destination."
The Sydney and NSW Events Calendar is available at Sydney & NSW Events Calendar September 2013 - June 2014.