Australia Day Victoria is bringing Docklands out of its shell on 26 January with an event that is perfect for a balmy summer afternoon. Come and relax with us – enjoy some great food and drink, great atmosphere and excellent tunes as we await the spectacular fireworks finale to this Australia Day
Australia Day Main Stage, NewQuay Piazza, 4.00 pm – 11.00 pm
The Australia Day at Docklands main stage will boast a stellar line up of great local talent this Australia Day. We are again very excited to have NOVA’s DJ Nath back for the third year in a row as the resident DJ to kick off the afternoon’s entertainment, joined by Deano to keep the crowds dancing late into the evening.
Download the Australia Day at Docklands Stage Program here
In 2016 there will be live performances from Tim Rogers and The Bamboos, The Getaway Plan, Passerine as well as The Voice Australia’s Scott Newnham – not to mention our b-boys, beat boxers and urban dance crews on stage from 6.00 pm.
The fun doesn’t stop with the fireworks at 9.45 pm – night owls are invited to stick around for the Nova Dance Party from 10.00 pm.
A fantastic foodie zone will be laid out with the Australia Day Food Truck Festival. Food Trucks are a Melbourne staple and Australia Day Victoria invites you to come and sample fare from a huge variety of local food trucks at Docklands.
There will be something there for everyone and no we haven’t forgotten dessert! The Food Truck Festival will also include a fantastic cider bar – overlooking the stage and with a perfect view of the fireworks.
Melbourne Design Market, NewQuay Promenade, 2.00pm – 10.30 pm
Australia Day Victoria are very excited to have a bespoke Melbourne Design Market at our Australia Day at Docklands event.
MDM is a Melbourne institution, giving local designers the opportunity to showcase their unique wares to a design savvy audience.
At the Australia Day Melbourne Design Market you will have the opportunity to browse and buy great local designs in furniture, fashion, jewellery, homewares and much more. This is a unique opportunity not to be missed.
Australia Day Fireworks, Victoria Harbour, 9.45 – 10.00 pm
Of course, the spectacular Australia Day fireworks display at 9.45 pm is what everyone is sticking around for with almost two tonnes of fireworks lighting up the Docklands skyline! Spectators can view the fireworks from around Victoria Harbour, including the NewQuay Piazza and Promenade, Harbour Esplanade and Victoria Harbour Promenade.