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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 anticipated 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 honour the traditional owners of this land and 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 Sunday 26 January 2020.


 Event highlights:

  • Australia Day Award Ceremony
  • Performances on the Main Stage and Busker Stage:
    • The Greater Dandenong Band
    • Sea Shanty Circus
    • The Animals of Magic Mountain
    • Trolls and Moana
    • Ghost Turtle
    • Zumba
    • Hustle Dance Crew
    • Elena Jordan
    • African Drumming
  • Free workshops and family activities
  • Family rides ($2 - $6)
  • Council stalls with interactive activities
  • Food and market stalls
  • Fireworks finale at 9.25pm



Free workshops and family activities:

  • Sand sculptor and sand play area
  • Arts and Craft workshop
  • Circus Play
  • Activities and games from community stalls and sports groups
  • Airbrush Tattoo
  • Face painting


Come down to the Australia Day Festival and check out the FReeZA Youth Stage.

FReeZA committee will host a variety of live performances from singer, DJ and dance crews, plus much more.

  • Youth Stage - Main stage: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Youth Stage - Busker stage: 7pm – 8.40pm

The FReeZA Committee will also be offering free airbrush tattoos.



Grand fireworks finale will begin at 9.25pm for approximately 5 minutes.

Fireworks can be frightening for pets and many injure themselves trying to escape the noise.  Please do not bring pets to this event.  If you live within 1.5km of Harmony Square and have any animals that may be affected by this noise, it is advised that you secure them during this time.    


Getting here

Public transport is highly recommended to avoid getting stuck in traffic. Dandenong Station is a 5-minute walk from Dandenong Park and is on the Pakenham and Cranbourne Train lines. Trains are running frequently both towards and away from the City.  

If coming by car, there is free street parking in the surrounding streets around Dandenong Park, as well as parking at the Court car park along Pultney Street. 

Toilets, baby changing and quiet place

Toilets and baby changing areas are available close to the sporting area as well as behind the Main Stage.


A fee free Bank of Melbourne ATM will be available on site near the food traders for your convenience. 


There will be a hydration station and water fountains around the park at the event.


The City of Greater Dandenong has a vision to be one of the most sustainable cities in Australia by 2030. We encourage attendees to bring items like water bottles, reusable cutlery and containers, and reusable shopping bags, and to avoid single-use plastic. Please email any feedback on how our events can be more sustainable to our events inbox:

This is a smoke and alcohol-free event.

If you would like to enquire about this event, please email the Festivals and Events team on  or telephone 8571 1000.


Location: Dandenong Park, corner of Pultney and Foster streets Dandenong

The City of Greater Dandenong is proud to be a City of Celebration. 

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
All ages
Sunday, 26 January 2020
3pm - 9:30pm

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