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What's on – Australia Day in Victoria

Australia Day is our nation’s largest annual public celebration. We invite all Victorians to Reflect, Respect and Celebrate Australia Day.

Victorians will be able to enjoy a range of events that encourage respectful reflection, togetherness and inclusion as part of Australia Day 2023.

A program of events at Fed Square and Government House will give Victorians the opportunity to take part in free activities to mark the day and reflect on its significance.

The Victorian Government recognises Australia Day represents a day of mourning and reflection for some Victorians, and is a challenging time for First Peoples. The Victorian Government is committed to addressing past and ongoing injustices through Treaty and the truth-telling work of the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Reflect, Respect, Celebrate this Australia day. We’re all part of the story.

Venue accessibility

Federation Square

  • Accessible parking (access via Russsell Street or Batman Avenue – accessible spaces are near the lifts on each level).
  • Accessible toilets and baby-change facilities (at the Main Square, next to Time Out Cafe and in the Atrium).
  • Changing Places bathroom (for anyone unable to use standard accessible toilets).
  • Hearing loops (The Atrium, Main Square).
  • Carers and companions: Fed Square offers complimentary access to those with a Companion Card (by VICNORD).
  • Guide dogs are welcome.

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Government House

  • Wheelchair accessible via Birdwood Avenue.
  • Limited metred accessible parking is available on Linlithgow and Birdwood avenues.
  • Step-free access to the State Apartments via a ramp next to Fountain Court.
  • A quiet zone has been designated in the grounds as a sensory-friendly environment for the Open Day.
  • Accessible toilets are available within Government House and the grounds of Government House.

Note that although the garden precinct is suitable for mobility aids, some Open House activities will take place on cobbled pavements and lawns.

Staff will be on hand on the day at the marquee for any further information about accessibility.

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Shrine of Remembrance

  • The Shrine has wheelchair access via Birdwood Avenue.
  • Ramp access is in place for the Education Centre and Visitors Centre.
  • T Loop (telecoil) systems support audio in the Visitor Centre, auditorium and galleries exhibits.
  • The Galleries, Sanctuary and Crypt are all accessible by wheelchair.

Please note: the lift does not extend to the balcony.

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Australia Day Victoria thanks our presenting partners

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Assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

Reviewed 23 January 2023

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