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Australia Day 2018

On Australia Day, we celebrate the things we love most about being Australian -  our lifestyle, a sense of fair-go, our shared values and cultural heritage, our connection to land, but most importantly, our people.


Around Melbourne this Australia Day, there are a range of free family-friendly events in Melbourne’s CBD to entertain all!


Official Flag Raising Ceremony

Date:                 Friday 26 January 2018, 10.30 – 11am
Location:         Outside Melbourne Town Hall, Corner Collins and Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD

The Official Flag Raising Ceremony marks the beginning of Melbourne’s Australia Day celebration. Attended by the Governor of Victoria, the Premier of Victoria, the Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne and other dignitaries, the Official Flag Raising ceremony features an inspection of the Tri-Service Royal Guard of Honour, the Australia Day Affirmation and the singing of the Australian National Anthem.

Australia Day Parade

Date:                 Friday 26 January 2018, 11am – 11.45am
Location:         Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD

Immediately following the Official Flag Raising Ceremony, spectators will be treated to a vibrant public display of our diverse community with more than 1,000 participants from over 80 community and cultural groups taking part in Melbourne’s annual Australia Day Parade.

2018 RACV Australia Day Festival in Kings Domain Gardens

Date:                 Friday 26 January 2018, 11am-4.00pm
Location:         Kings Domain Gardens

A long-standing Australia Day event in one of Melbourne’s beautiful city gardens, this much-loved event continues the theme of togetherness and belonging with free family focussed activities, displays from a broad range of community groups and the 2018 RACV Australia Day Heritage Vehicle Showcase including kids yoga, bands and our headline act, Peppa Pig.

Australia Day at Docklands

Date:                 Friday 26 January 2018, 6pm – 9.30pm
Fireworks at 9:00pm
Location:         Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

Finish your day at a firework spectacular down at Docklands!  

Located along Harbour Esplanade, the Australia Day at Docklands celebration will keep the family entertained with roaming artists, entertainment and Melbourne’s most loved food trucks, with the event culminating in a spectacular firework display at 9.00pm.  

GOLD104.3 will be part of the celebrations at Docklands where you can get your photo taken with native Australian animals!


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