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Australia Day Events in Melbourne 2020

Sunday 26th of January
by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Editor of melbourne.kidtown.com.au
What to do and where to go with kids this Australia Day 2020

Blink and we're almost at the end of the month, which means it's time to start thinking about what to do this Australia Day.

If you're looking for something fun to do with your family, you've come to the right place as below you'll find a list of kid-friendly things to do and places to go in Melbourne this Australia Day.


Summertime Social Bushfire Relief Fundraiser at Federation Square

This Australia Day, Summertime Social in Federation Square (Rooftop Car Park) invites Melburnians to come together and raise money to help our little Aussie mates.

Sales from Games Lanes, Backyard BBQ & Proceeds from Relief Ale will be donated to Warriors 4 Wildlife.

When: Sunday 26 January, 12pm - late
Where: Summertime Social - Federation Square Rooftop Car Park - Russell St Extension, Melbourne
Web: summertimesocial.com.au or go to the Facebook Event Page

Summer Sunday at Queen Vic Market

Spend time with the family as Queen Vic Market is transformed for Summer Sunday. Enjoy a variety of street food, live music and free kids’ activities at the Queen Street Plaza. There will even be a thong throwing competition with $500 worth of Market vouchers up for grabs for the biggest and best thong toss!

Where: Queen Victoria Market, Rear of 513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
When: Sunday 26 January. 10am - 4pm.
Web: Here

Australian Open Kids Club

Spend Australia Day with your crew at the Australian Open. Give your kids the full Grand Slam experience at the AO Kids Club, suitable for kids 5-12 with tennis games and activities to keep the tykes busy while you settle in with a couple of soul-soothers at the Racquet Club – or to get some R&R in on the deckchairs in front of the Big Screen.

Where: Fed Square, Corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets
When: Sunday 26 January. 10am - 4pm.
Web: Here.

Australia Day Festival in the Kings Domain Gardens

Visit the RACV Australia Day Festival in Kings Domain Gardens on Australia Day for a family event including the Royal Air Force Roulettes flyover at 12.30pm and lots more entertainment.

Where: Kings Domain, Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne
When: Sunday 26 January. 11am - 4pm.
Web: Here

Australia Day Fireworks at Docklands

Docklands Australia Day fireworks event is a family-friendly spectacular, with roaming artists, entertainment and markets to enjoy before the firework display kicks off at 9pm.

Where: Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, Melbourne
Web: Here


Australia Day Festival at the Sandhurst Club

Visit Sandhurst Club’s annual Australia Day festival with a twilight market and activities from 6pm. Pre-purchase wristbands for kids activities and rides ahead of time to save $. The festival concludes with a firework display at 9pm.

Where: Sandhurst Club, 75 Sandhurst Boulevard, Sandhurst
When: 26 January. 6pm - 9pm
Web: Here


Australia Day celebrations with the City of Whittlesea

The City of Whittlesea will host an Australia Day event with music and dancing, and recognition of the Whittlesea Australia Day Award winners, ending in a spectacular fireworks display.

When: Sunday, 26 January. 6pm - 9:30pm
Where: City of Whittlesea, Council Offices, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang
Web: Here.


Australia Day in Wyndham

Wyndham City's free Australia Day program will be held in the heart of Werribee City Centre, with a great line up of family entertainment including live music, kids’ activities, market stalls and a spectacular laser light show to light up Watton Street.

When: Sunday 26 January. 5 - 10pm.
Where: Werribee City Centre
Web: Here

Have we missed your favourite family-friendly Australia Day event in Melbourne? If so, leave a note in the comments...

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