Celebrated on January 26th, Australia day is a public holiday that honours the arrival of the first British Fleet on Australian soil.
Visitors to Ararat can join in on the festivities to commemorate the day, with a local community event held each year at the Alexandra Oval Community Centre, Ararat Outdoor Pool and Alexandra Gardens.
Australia Day Ararat – 2017 Date & Program, Alexandra Oval Victoria
The Australia Day celebrations in Ararat feature three main locations of festivities:
- Alexandra Oval Community Centre: Official Australia Day Ceremony from 12pm with a community BBQ, band performance, citizenship ceremonies and presentation of Australia Day awards.
- Ararat Olympic Outdoor Pool: Australia Day Pool Party from 2pm with fun games, face painting and a jumping castle. (The Lake Bolac Pool and Willaura Memorial Pool typically host similar events)
- Alexandra Gardens: Australia Day Outdoor Cinema from 8.30pm, bring a picnic rug or chair and enjoy a family movie.
So come along in your best Aussie gear and get involved in this special day to celebrate all the best things about being Australian!