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Australia Day Hamilton

One of the largest celebrations held throughout the country year after year is Australia Day. Celebrated on January 26th, Australia Day is a public holiday that honours the arrival of the first British Fleet on Australian soil.

Visitors to Hamilton can join in on the festivities to commemorate the day, with a local community event held each year in the Hamilton Botanic Gardens.

Australia Day Hamilton – 2017 Date & Program, Botanic Gardens VIC

Australia Day recognises that on 26th January 1788, the first British fleet arrived at Port Jackson in Australia. The event is celebrated to reflect the rich history, diverse society and the unique heritage of Australia.

The Australia Day celebrations in Hamilton feature a flag raising ceremony, award presentations, a speech by the local Mayor, citizenship ceremony and a free community BBQ. There will also be live musical entertainment to cap off the ceremonial events. The main festivities are held in the Hamilton Botanic Gardens and run from around 10.30am to 12.30pm.

So come along in your best Aussie gear and get involved in this special day to celebrate all the best things about being Australian!

Schedule

26 January 2018

Event Times

10.30am - 12.30pm

Venue

Hamilton Botanic Gardens

Address

French Street
Hamilton, VIC

Prices

Free

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