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Australia Day Hamilton

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 – 2020 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, Australia Day Ambassador address and a free community BBQ. There will also be live musical entertainment from the Hamilton Brass and Hamilton Singers to cap off the ceremonial events. The main festivities are held in the Hamilton Botanic Gardens and run from around 10:30am to 12pm.

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

Event Dates

26 January 2020

Event Times

10:30am - 12pm


Hamilton Botanic Gardens


French Street
Hamilton, VIC



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