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Australia Day Festival

Australia Day is a significant celebration for the Greater Dandenong community with over 11,000 local residents expected to enjoy the festival with family, neighbours and friends.

Australia Day presents a great opportunity for people of different backgrounds and experiences to gather together and reflect on what it means to be Australian, and to celebrate the things we have in common.

The award winning Australia Day Festival will be held in Dandenong Park, corner of Pultney and Foster streets on Saturday 26 January 2019, from 3pm to 9.30pm.

This all-ages event will include a Flag Raising Ceremony and the presentation of the Australia Day Awards on the main stage.

This free family friendly event will feature two stages with live entertainment, roving performers, a dedicated food court, community and market stalls, exciting rides ($2-$6), free family activities, and will conclude with a grand fireworks finale at 9.25pm.

For extra fun, ride your bike to the event and receive two free ride tokens and valet bike parking.

Event highlights:

  • Australia Day Award Ceremony
  • Cultural performances on the Main Stage
  • FReeZA performances on the Youth Stage
  • Roving performances
  • Free workshops and family activities
  • Family rides ($2 – $6)
  • Council stalls with interactive activities
  • Food and market stalls
  • Fireworks finale at 9.25pm

This event is smoke and alcohol free.