Date
Time
Location

Werribee City Centre, Watton St, Werribee 3030

Organiser
Wyndham City – Events Team
Contact

9742 0777

events@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cost

FREE

Australia Day in Wyndham

Australia Day in Wyndham is a day to come together in the heart of Werribee for a great afternoon and evening out with the whole family! Celebrate contemporary Australia and reflect on our history.

‘Spin around’ with 100% Kylie and a full stage line up of great music acts.

Chill out in the Pop Up Park and bring your own picnic or select your dinner from an array of food trucks or local cafes and restaurants while enjoying the great Aussie movie ‘Babe’.

This family friendly event also includes amusement rides and kid’s activities with a new addition: The Makers Market featuring an array of handmade artisan products and of course like any great celebration, end the evening with stunning fireworks.

Wyndham City recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Custodians of the lands on which Australia was founded.

We acknowledge the peoples of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which this event is being held.  

This event is an alcohol-free event.

Australia Day 2019 - FAQs

What to Bring:  A hat, sunscreen, jacket and a poncho for inclement weather should be considered. Please note there is limited covered and shaded areas – so come prepared for rain or shine. 

Children ID Wristbands: Children’s ID wristbands can be collected from the Information Marquee. In the event of a lost child, the Event Staff will contact the number on the wristband.

Supervision: Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times during the event.

Food: You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks (no alcohol) into the event. A variety of hot and cold food items and drinks will also be available for purchase on the day from our range of cafes and restaurants in Watton St or any of our Food Trucks.

Alcohol: To ensure this family friendly event remains alcohol free,  random bag and esky checks may be performed at entry points. Please do not bring alcohol to the event.

Street closures: To safely set up and run the event, road closures will be in place on Saturday 26 January from 8am until approximately 11pm at the following locations:

  • Watton Street – between Bridge Street and Comben Drive, Werribee
  • Duncans Road – between Synnot Street, across Watton Street through to Station Place, Werribee

Parking and traffic: Parking is available for FREE a short walk to the event site. Accessible parking is also available. Please follow directional signs and parking officer instructions. Traffic Management will be in place to keep traffic moving as best as possible – however due to the popularity of this event, some delays are expected and we appreciate your patience.   Carpark suggestions are as follows:

  • West End Car Park: Corner of Werribee and Synnot Street, opposite Hungry Jacks
  • Gateway Car Park: Opposite Crossroads Uniting Church, access via Synnot Street
  • Cherry St Car Park: Access via Kelly Street
  • Riverbend Car Park: Barnes Place, access via Comben Drive

Valuables: Do not leave valuables in cars or unattended at the event. 

Public transport: The event is located next to Werribee Train Station, making it easy to get there via train or bus.  Check the timetable here: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/

Pets: We do not advise that you bring pets to the event as there will be fireworks, music and flashing lights that could upset your pet. Click here for more information about pets and fireworks: https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/pets-and-fireworks

Fireworks:  The fireworks display will begin at approx 9.35pm.  For the safety and enjoyment of all patrons, please follow the instructions of event or security staff when required.

Program of Entertainment

LIVE MUSIC

5.15pm: The Mudcakes
From tiny tots to adults alike, The Mudcakes will have youswinging your hips, howling and growling, catching a flying monkey and banging a bongo! Enjoy this energetic and interactive performance with your little ones.

6.15pm: William Bloom
Topping the Triple J Unearthed charts, William Bloom blends earthy roots of the didgeridoo, acoustic guitar and soulful vocals with the sounds of modern production to make a sound like no other.

7.30pm: Wanderers
Well known for their captivating live shows, the Wanderers bring a distinct soulful blues and roots sound to the stage.  Sweet tunes that will have you tapping your toes to the groove.

8.30pm: 100% Kylie
‘Spin around’ with 100% Kylie – the World’s No 1 Kylie Show. Celebrating 30 years of Kylie’s music, world renowned impersonator Lucy Holmes, will perform all of your favourites from The Locomotion to Can’t Get You Out of My Head.

Catch DJ Nussy throughout the evening, dishing out party favourites and splashes of pop to get you up on your feet.

OUTDOOR CINEMA

5.30pm: BABE

This beloved family movie follows the adventures of a plucky little pig called Babe, who doesn’t quite know his place in the world.  With the help of his farmyard friends, Babe defies the offs to become the world’s first sheep-pig!

7.30pm: Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final

*Program subject to change

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