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Australia Day Festival

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 Friday 26 January 2018, from 3pm to 9.30pm. 

This all-ages event will commence with a Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony by a Wurundjeri Elder, followed by a Flag Raising Ceremony and 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 Australia Day Festival and receive two free ride tokens and take advantage of the free valet bike parking.

 Location: Dandenong Park, Pultney Street, Dandenong

This event is smoke and alcohol free.

For more information contact Council on 8571 1000.


 Event highlights:

  • Australia Day Award Ceremony
  • Cultural performances on the Main Stage
  • FReeZA performances on the Youth Stage
  • Roving performances by Giant Seagulls and Uptown Brown
  • Free workshops and family activities
  • Family rides ($2 - $6)
  • Free Valet Bike Parking with incentives to ride a bike to the event
  • Council stalls with interactive activities
  • Food and market stalls
  • Fireworks finale at 9.25pm


Main Stage program:

  • 3.00pm                   City of Greater Dandenong Band
  • 3.35pm                   Official Ceremony
  • 4.30pm                   Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 5.10pm                   Lee Morgan
  • 6.25pm                   Rhythm of Life
  • 7.25pm                   SPIN cover band
  • 8.45pm                   Neda All Colour UV show


Free workshops and family activities:

  • Native Australian animal display
  • Animal Farm
  • Amazing Drumming Monkeys Show
  • Kindergym
  • Arts and Craft workshop
  • Circus Play
  • Storytelling Tent
  • Silent Disco with disco tour in the park
  • Activities and games from community stalls and sports groups

This event is proudly sponsored by:

Nova 100        Leader Community News 




Trading opportunities

All trading opportunities for this event have now closed. If you are interested in trading at future Council events, please email with information about the stall, or post to City of Greater Dandenong, Festivals and Events, PO Box 200, Dandenong 3175.

Event Summary
You're invited to an enjoyable and entertaining summer's day full of activities, entertainment and celebrate the things we have in common at the Australia Day Festival at Dandenong Park...

Free entry
Friday, 26 January 2018
3pm - 9:30pm

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