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26th January 2016

Australia Day is celebrated on January 26 each year and commemorates the first landing in Australia by Captain Arthur Phillip. Most Australians consider January 26 with national pride, flying the Australian flag from businesses, homes, cars and even their babies. They attend festivals, fireworks, community and sporting events or gather for family barbecues at homes, parks or on the beach.

The public holiday of Australia Day always occurs on January 26 no matter what day of the week it occurs. Many people become citizens of Australia on Australia Day at Citizenship Ceremonies across the nation. It is also the day that the Australian Government awards the Order of Australia to selected Australians, which is ‘an Australian society of honour for according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service’.

Love Melbourne, Love Moomba!

A celebrated part of the Melbourne events calendar for 60 years, Moomba will be back in 2016 with an exciting program of free events and family entertainment, making Melbourne the ideal place to be for the Labour Day long weekend in March.

Held over four days, the festival attracts more than one million visitors to the sun-soaked banks of the Yarra to share in the vibrancy and spirit of our much loved city.

The Carnival runs daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm and nightly fireworks on the Yarra start 09:30 pm Saturday - Monday.

Dates : 11 - 14 March 2016
Address : Melbourne, Alexandra Gardens & Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone : 03 9658 9658
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