Australia Day in Victoria is a day for people from every walk of life to celebrate the things we love about our country. It is a time to celebrate our freedom – as individuals and as a nation; our lifestyle and culture; our land and its beauty, across beaches, forests, and the outback; our history and Indigenous past; and our opportunities and future.
From the smallest barbecue with friends right up to the thousand-strong People's March down Swanston Street, the Australia Day Committee encourages all Australians to take pride in their country on January 26 and reflect on who we are as a nation.
The Australia Day program in Melbourne is designed to be as fun, family friendly and free as possible!
Events and activities began the week prior to Australia Day and concluded with the traditional fireworks on the evening of 26 January. There was something for everyone to enjoy including the official flag raising ceremony and People's March, a luncheon, events in Kings Domain and Alexandra Gardens and activities at Docklands.
To see what happened at this year's celebrations see the 2013 Melbourne program.
Download a printable version of this year's 2013 Melbourne Program:
Australia Day 2013 was celebrated in most suburbs throughout Melbourne with colourful activities, events, celebrations and community gatherings. You can view our list of events or contact your local Council for further details.
For details of regional and rural events which took place in 2013, look up your city, town or area.
Working Australians were encouraged to share the celebration of our national day with work colleagues prior to or on Australia Day. Activities included morning teas, BBQ lunches and office decorations with the Australia Day theme. Phoenix Street Children's Centre was the winner of the Victorian Australia Day in the Office prize. See Australia Day in the Office.