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Australia Day Ararat

Australia Day Ararat

Celebrated on January 26th, Australia day is a public holiday that honours 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, 2023 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 the rich history, diverse society and the unique heritage of Australia.

Australia Day celebrations will kick off at Alexandra Oval Community Centre with a free breakfast provided by the Ararat Lions Club.

Official proceedings will commence at 9.30am, including a performance by the Ararat Rural City Band, Australia Day Awards are being presented with guest speaker and Australia Day Ambassador Doug Christie, followed by a citizenship ceremony to welcome our newest Aussies in our community.

Residents can expect an afternoon of a range of free activities held in the Alexandra Gardens, Willaura Outdoor Memorial Pool and Lake Bolac Peter O’Rorke Memorial Pool, with free entry to the pool and a barbecue.

From midday onwards, the Council will be hosting Music in the Park at Alexandra Gardens, with residents invited to relax with a picnic in the gardens and enjoy live music, children’s activities, and food trucks.

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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