Australia Day Festival 2017 [Dandenong, VIC]
Australia Day Festival 2017 [Dandenong, VIC]

Event Information


Thursday January 26, 2017
3:00 PM


Dandenong Park
Corner Pultney and Foster Streets
Dandenong, VIC 3175

Auslan Interpreter/s

Susan Emerson

Language/ Cultural Consultant



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The award winning Australia Day Festival will be held in Dandenong Park, corner of Pultney and Foster streets on Thursday 26 January 2017 from 3pm to 9.30pm. This all-ages event will commence with a Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony followed by a Flag Raising Ceremony and Australia Day Awards on the main stage.

The ceremony includes Mayor speech, Welcome to Country ceremony, Indigenous Smoking ceremony, Australia Day Awards ceremony, and flag raising.  It is for local residents, families with children, young adults.

Event highlights

  • Quirky roving performance
  • Native Australian animal interactive display
  • Animal petting zoo
  • Live band acts and cultural performances on stage
  • Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony
  • Free family activities
  • Exciting family rides ($2-$6)
  • Dedicated food court with food trucks and stalls
  • Mini market village
  • Community stalls
  • Grand fireworks finale at 9.25pm

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