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Australia Day Ararat

Australia Day Ararat

Celebrated on January 26th, Australia Day is a public holiday honouring the arrival of the first British Fleet on Australian soil.

Celebrate Australia Day with Ararat Rural City Council’s fun-filled program of activities and community events planned across the municipality on 26 January.

Australia Day Ararat, 2025 Date & Program, Alexandra Oval Victoria

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

Ararat Rural City residents are invited to come together to reflect, respect, and celebrate Australia Day with various activities held across the municipality on Thursday, January 26.

Start your day at Alexandra Oval Community Centre, grab a free BBQ breakfast from the Ararat Lions Club at 9am, cheer the Ararat City Band, and support members of our community at the annual Australia Day Awards Ceremony, followed by the Citizenship Ceremony to welcome our newest Australians.

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

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