Australia Day Celebrations

Join us to celebrate Australia Day in 2017! 

Official proceedings commence 12 pm midday at the Alexandra Oval Community Centre, followed by a family fun day at the Ararat Outdoor Olympic Pool and Alexandra Gardens.


Program of Events

Download a copy of the Program of Events here

Official Australia Day Ceremony
Alexandra Oval Community Centre

12:00 noon  Free Lion’s Club BBQ Lunch

12:45 pm Ararat Rural City Band performance

1:00 pm Australia Day Ceremony commences featuring 2017 Australia Day Ambassador Dr Bronwyn King, Citizenship Ceremony and presentation of Australia Day Awards


Australia Day Pool Party
Ararat Olympic Outdoor Pool

from 2:00 pm

Splash in the water play, jump in the pool, or join in the games! Free face painting and a jumping castle!


Australia Day Pool Party
Lake Bolac Pool

from 2:00 pm 

Beat the heat with games and activities and a free sausage sizzle!


Australia Day Pool Party
Willaura Memorial Pool

from 2:00 pm

Join in with games and activities, face painting and a free sausage sizzle!\


Australia Day Outdoor Cinema - Oddball
Alexandra Gardens


Bring a picnic rug or chair and enjoy an Aussie family favourite, Free popcorn and movie snacks!