My playing life, for the longest time, has revolved around tourney play. In the last ten or so years, the tournament scene and specifically the Melbourne scene has blossomed nicely on the back of events like Arcanacon, Conquest, and more recently, Melbourne In Flames, Apocalypse and Judgment Day to name a few.
To that end, the good people over at Wargamer AU have compiled a fairly comprehensive and up-to-date list of tournaments that run through out the year.
More locally, the Melbourne scene looks like this:
23rd – 25th? Arcanacon – VIC – 40k, Warmachine
21st – Satus Bellum – WHFB – Vic
13th and 27th – Caesars Challenge (2 seperate days) – VIC – FOG event with maybe some DBM/DBA.
20th – Outpost Project Genesis – VIC – Beginners tournament (40k, Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes, Flames of War)
27th-28th – The 6 Battle Bash – VIC – WFB
10-11 – Melbourne in Flames – 40k, WFB
15th May – Outpost Rampage – VIC – 40k
Vic Doubles – WHFB – VIC
Terracon, Naracoorte SA 12-13 June 2020
1 Day Weekend – WHFB – VIC
17th Jul – Outpost Blitz – VIC – Warmachine/Hordes
July 24th-25 Uprising / Downfall – Ballarat VIC – Fantasy, 40K
7th – Judgement Day in Melbourne at WSWA
14th – Wild Dogs At War – VIC – Warhordes
21st Aug – Outpost Onslaught – VIC – Fantasy
Eastcon: 1500pts 40K, 2 days – VIC
16th-17th – Apocalypse – VIC
20th-21st – Geelong Heresy 2010 – 40k 1200 points – Geelong Victoria
][con: Double’s tournament 40K, 1 day – VIC
Pretty well every month there is at least a Warhammer 40000 or Warhammer tournament somewhere in Victoria. The exceptions to this are June, Spetmeber and December. June is sort of off bounds mostly because of Terracon.
Run over the border in Narracoorte, Terracon is one of the stand out events on the national calendar. Narracoorte’s population swells on the long weekend as hordes of gamers descend for two days of utter mayhem, dodgy experiences in the Soccer Club, South Australian beer, oh, and some games of Warhammer.
In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller, “if you have the means, I highly recommend it.”