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Australia Day 2019

Celebrate Australia Day on our beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.



Celebrate Australia Day at the beautiful Clifton Springs Golf Club

  • Live Music
  • Thong toss
  • Backyard Cricket
  • Best Dressed
  • Free BBQ

Bookings 5251 3391


11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Celebrate Australia Day at Rippleside Park with over 30 FREE activities and community displays for families and children to enjoy.

The event starts at 11.00 am and concludes at 4.00 pm with the flag-raising and opening address ceremony at 1.00 pm.

The FREE activities will include: amusement rides, train rides, jumping castles, face painting, animal nursery and much more.

Stage Entertainment includes Geelong’s own Dazzling Dan The Magic Man along with the Scottish Dancers and Geelong Memorial Brass Band and much more.

Community displays will include:

  • Police vehicles
  • Girl Guide and Scout Display and Activities
  • CFA vehicles
  • Geelong Military Re-enactment Group Display
  • Vintage cars, just to name a few.

To make the day more friendly and easy for families, there is adequate free parking provided on the site.

Visitors are also encouraged to bring a picnic lunch or there will be food vendor’s onsite at reasonable rates.


From 9:00am Saturday 26th January.

Lions Club of Ocean Grove Barwon Heads will be celebrating Australia Day 2019 by providing a free Kids Kite Construction and Flying Day on the beach at Ocean Grove.

The Lions Club Ocean Grove Barwon Heads are providing the materials and will show the kids how to make the kites. In short time the skies of Ocean Grove will be awash with kites.

Bookings are not needed.  Just turn up.

This is an annual project for us and 200 kites are made each year.

“Be early before we run out!”

Enquiries to Simon Stuart (phone 0423 965 276).


11:00 am Official Ceremony
12:15pm Community Fair

Near the rotunda in Portarlington

  • Guest Speaker, Bob Maguire
  • Meet the pioneers of the Bellarine
  • Doggie’s fashion parade
  • Colonial Dancing Workshop in the Citizens Hall Workshop at 1:30
  • Bush poetry and music
  • Best Aussie outfit prize
  • Retro-fitters
  • BBQ supported by Lions Club
  • Holden Classic Car Club
  • Children’s activities and giveaways
  • Fire Brigade


11:00am to 1:00pm

Everyone is invited to Council’s Australia Day Celebration at the Queenscliff Town Hall, 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff, on Saturday 26 January 2019.

The celebration includes:

  • An official flag-raising ceremony
  • An address from the Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Councillor Bob Merriman AM
  • Presentation of our Australia Day Awards
  • A presentation by the Borough’s Australia Day Ambassadors, Lisa Edwards and Michael Cristiano
  • A live performance by a local entertainer

The Queenscliffe Community Nursery gives away a free native tree to each family at the celebration, a sausage sizzle will be provided by the Lions Club and there are lots of fun children’s activities on offer.

The Borough of Queenscliffe Australia Day Celebration is a fun, family-friendly community event where everyone is welcome. Please join us if you are in town.


The Festival of Sails annually attracts around 300 yachts and 4,500 sailing competitors to Melbourne and Geelong over the Australia Day holiday period.

With over 15 different race series catering from the highest performance Grand Prix racers to trailable cruisers, the varied race action is sure to offer something for everyone, and spectators will certainly not be disappointed.

First held in 1844, the Festival of Sails is Victoria’s oldest ongoing sporting event, and the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere.

For those not competing on-water, there is plenty of shore-side excitement taking place with over 100,000 people flocking to the stunning Waterfront Geelong over the Australia Day holiday period to be part of the excitement.

The Fireworks Extravaganza will take place on the Geelong Waterfront on Australia Day, 26 January 2019.

The shoreside waterfront entertainment will feature:

  • Free live music across two precincts
  • Great food and wine
  • Children’s entertainment
  • Free Discover Sailing experiences for the whole family
  • Food trucks and market stalls
  • Plenty of interactive activities!

Whilst all care has been taken in providing this information, Ray White Drysdale are not responsible for errors, omissions or cancellations. Links to organisers have been provided where possible.

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