Australia Day 2019
On the 26th of January each year we celebrate our National Day as the Victorian Government brings you a festive atmosphere with an array of fun activities and free events.
The 26th of January refers to the First Landing Day or Foundation Day, in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip, the first governor of New South Wales, arrived at Sydney Cove.
Australia Day is for all Australians, no matter where our personal stories began. 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.
It is our nation's largest annual public celebration, and across Victoria there are hundreds of community events showcasing our diverse community and recognising those who make a difference to the lives of others.
From the smallest barbecue with friends right up to the thousand-strong People's March down Swanston Street, the Australia Day Committee encourages all Australians to take pride in their country and reflect on who we are as a nation.
There will be something for everyone to enjoy throughout the day - with family, with friends or with all the other Australia Day event goers.
Public Holiday Monday 28 January
Australia Day is a gazetted Public Holiday
Enjoy Melbourne's attractions and diversity.
-:- Australia Day events in Melbourne.
-:- Australia Day Fireworks at Docklands
-:- Government House Open Day
-:- australiaday.vic.gov.au to find an event in the metropolitan area.
-:- Also See (below) for more Australia Day events
Australia Day celebrations take place in towns and cities, big and small, right across this great country providing Australians of all ages and from all walks of life the opportunity to come together to celebrate our national identity.
AUSTRALIA DAY EVENTS
Official Flag Raising Ceremony
Australia Day Parade Melbourne CBD
The Australia Day Festival
Australia Day at Docklands
Also See (below) for more Australia Day events
When & Where
Date/s: Saturday 26th January 2019 -
Monday 28th January 2019
Times: All Day
Web Links→ Australia Day 2019
→ Melbourne Events Diary - Australia Day - January 26
→ Australia Day 2019 | South Morang
→ Australia Day Festival 2019 | Greater Dandenong
→ Australia Day Festival 2019 | RACV - Kings Domain Gardens
→ Australia Day Fireworks at Docklands
→ Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony
→ Australia Day Parade 2019
→ Australia Day Salute 2019
→ Balit Narrun Festival 2019 | Share the Spirit
→ Belgrave Survival Day 2019
→ Festival of Sails 2019
→ Government House Open Day 2019
→ Kilcunda Lobster Festival 2019
→ Oasis Summer Sessions at Gumbuya World
→ Racing at the Rock 2019
→ The Great Peninsula Paddle 2019
→ Victorian Hot Rod Show 2019
→ Sandown Tet Lunar New Year Festival 2019
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