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What’s On – Australia Day 2019

What’s On – Australia Day 2019

If you choose to celebrate Australia Day then here’s a list of family-friendly events happening around town on Saturday 26 January 2019. (Photo of the cute flag from the Make Me Iconic Burger).

Australia Day Melbourne

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However, it would be remiss of me to not point out that for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Australia Day is considered a day of protest and morning. Every year there are Invasion Day protests; details for the Melbourne protest are here.

CBD/DOCKLANDS

Australia Day Government House

NORTH / NORTH-EAST

SOUTH / SOUTH-EAST / BAYSIDE

 

EAST

WEST

Festival of Sails, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong

  • Festival of Sails Geelong (26-28 Jan) – sailing regatta and free community waterfront festival. Full review.
  • Australia Day Seaworks (Wed 25 Jan – Sat 26 Jan) – Ships tours of Tenacious (UK) and the Enterprize Tall Ships, fireworks, BBQ, kids activities.
  • Australia Day Wyndham (Sat 26 Jan) – ‘Spin around’ with 100% Kylie, great music acts, chill out in the Pop Up Park while enjoying the great Aussie movie ‘Babe’, amusement rides and kid’s activities and The Makers Market
  • Australia Day Mt Duneed Estate (Sat 26 Jan) – Enjoy Aussie food specials, live music, frose’ wine and more.
  • Brimbank Australia Day celebrations at Kevin Wheelahan Gardens Sunshine  (Sat 26 Jan) – community BBQ breakfast and entertainment, and as well as a citizenship ceremony.
  • Australia Day in Melton (Sat 26 Jan) – breakfast, displays, Community Achievement Awards and the City’s largest annual citizenship ceremony.
  • Australia Day Wyndham Harbour (Sat 26 Jan) – Live stage entertainment, Face painting, Carnival rides, fireworks.
  • Australia Day Eynesbury Homestead (Sat 26 Jan) – 4 bars, BBQ, Live music, Drinks & food specials, rides.

 

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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