South-west tourist towns the big winners from AFL grand final holiday

Katrina Lovell
Updated September 23 2022 - 6:48am, first published 3:00am
Aaliyah, 12, Aleena, 10, Shezmin and Rumies Ismail visited Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in Warrnambool over the long weekend. Picture by Anthony Brady

It's been seven years since a grand final holiday was declared on the Friday before the AFL's big game, and figures show it has cemented its place on the region's tourism calendar.

Katrina Lovell

Katrina Lovell


Katrina Lovell is a senior journalist at The Standard who covers council news and human interest stories.

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