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.
With residents from more than 150 different nations, Australia Day means different things to different people. We also acknowledge that this day can be a difficult day for some members of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and we are respectful of that. Council sees this day as a chance to celebrate what connects us – a celebration of our similarities and our differences.
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.
Australia Day Award Ceremony
Cultural performances on the Main Stage
FReeZA performances on the Youth Stage
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.