Australia Day in Wyndham

The date of 26 January is part of history for all Australians and in our recognition of this date we encourage residents to also honour the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our national identity, along with all other Australians.

Wyndham City’s free Australia Day program on Thursday 26 January 2023 will be held in the beautiful surrounds of Wyndham Park in Werribee City Centre, from 8.30am – 11.30am.

Pack your picnic blanket and enjoy a morning of family entertainment with live music, kids’ activities, roving performers and more.

The fresh new family program will include a headline performance by The Mik Maks, funky Latin and big band beats, stilt walkers and salsa dancing, circus performers and craft workshops for kids.

Enjoy hands-on fun with Born in a Taxi’s Cirque Disarray show, marvel at Dr Hubble’s giant bubbles and enter the magical world of circus performers Dandyman and Sam Starr.

Grab a coffee and something delicious to eat from the onsite food trucks, stop by your favourite local café in Werribee or bring along a picnic and enjoy the morning together with friends and family.

The Australia Day in Wyndham program will also include the presentation of the 2023 Citizen of the Year Awards – recognising the outstanding service of community members who make Wyndham a better place.

Entry to Australia Day in Wyndham is free – no tickets required.

Any event or weather updates will be shared via this page, www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/australiaday

 

Event Details

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023
Time: 8.30am – 11.30am
Location: Wyndham Park, Werribee City Centre
Cost: A Free Wyndham City Event
Contact: events@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Stage Program

  • 8.30am:  Los Locas
  • 8.30am: Elemento One Salsa Dancers
  • 9.10am: Cirque Disarray
  • 10.00am: Wyndham Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards 2023 Presentation
  • 10.15am: The Mik Maks
  • 11.00am: Los Locas
  • 11.00am: Elemento One Salsa Dancers

FAQs

TICKETS

This is a free event run by Wyndham City, tickets are not required.

GETTING THERE

How do I access Wyndham Park?
The best pedestrian access point for Wyndham Park is through Wedge St Piazza, Watton Street, Werribee. Other pedestrian access points are also available via Comben Drive and the Skate Park near Cottrell St.

Where can I park?
There are a range of public car parks located close to Wyndham Park, in the Werribee City Centre. These include:

  • West End Car Park at the corner of Werribee and Watton Streets (access Wyndham Park via the Wedge St Piazza and Wyndham Park Pedestrian Bridge)
  • The large public car park on Comben Drive (access Wyndham Park via the Bicentennial Pedestrian Bridge).

There are also a number of car parks in and around Watton Street, Synnot Street, and Cottrell Street areas.

Can I get there on Public Transport?
Yes, Wyndham Park is a short walk from Werribee Station (Bus and Train).

FOOD & DRINK 

You are welcome to BYO food and drinks, there will be some food vendors onsite available for purchase including coffee, bbq, fruit smoothies, snack and vegetarian options with cashless facilities.

Australia Day in Wyndham is an alcohol-free event. BYO alcohol is NOT permitted.

SEATING

There will be limited seating at the event, please feel free to bring your own picnic chairs and rugs. Shelter structures are not permitted.

WHAT TO BRING

We recommend you bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, picnic rug and jacket for inclement weather. Sunscreen will be available at the Information marquee.

TOILETS, NAPPY CHANGE & WATER

There will be toilets onsite including a fully accessible unit with baby change facilities.

A water refill station will be onsite for patrons to fill up their own water bottles. Water can also be purchased from food vendors. You can also BYO water.

WEATHER 

Please come prepared for all weather. If we determine the weather is extreme the events may be cancelled for safety. We will endeavour to communicate any cancellation via Wyndham City’s facebook page www.facebook.com/wyndhamcitycouncil

ACCESSIBILITY

We endeavour to make Australia Day in Wyndham accessible and enjoyable for all abilities. There will be an accessible toilet unit. Please note that the event area is grassed with some bark areas. The event site is accessible by footpaths.

Please get in touch with us if you have any further questions or feedback about accessibility.

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMING

Live streaming or broadcasting of this event is not permitted. Commercial photography is not permitted without prior permission from Wyndham City Council.  Filming/photography and other media requests can be directed to media@wyndham.vic.gov.au

A Council photographer will be taking some happy snaps on the day! We’ll share these on our social media and websites. If you’re camera shy and don’t want your photo taken, just let our photographer and/or our event staff know on the day!

You can share your own photos of the day using #wyndhamcity.

LOST CHILDREN 

Please make sure you supervise your children at all time. You can pick up an ID wrist band for your child at the information marquee.

PETS

Dogs are permitted at this event. Please ensure they are supervised at all times and remain on a lead. Please clean up after your dog.

COVID-19 SAFETY

Wyndham City will abide by any current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines as set by the Victorian State Government and it is requested that all attendees do the same.   

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Please email us at events@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Conditions of Entry

Wyndham City Council hosts the Australia Day in Wyndham event for the benefit of the community. Attendees must comply with the Conditions of Entry below so that everyone can enjoy the event in safety and comfort.

COVID-19
Attendees must comply with all current Victoria State Government COVID-19 restrictions.  

Alcohol
Alcohol is not permitted at the Australia Day in Wyndham event.

Photography/Filming
Live streaming or broadcasting of events and/or activities held at Australia Day in Wyndham is not permitted. Commercial photography is not permitted    without prior permission from Council. Drones are not permitted at the event, unless with prior approval from the event organisers Wyndham City Council.

Children
Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

Advertising and the sale or hire of Goods
Attendees are not permitted to sell or offer for sale or hire any items, nor to distribute handbills, pamphlets, notices or other advertising materials, without prior permission from Council.

Anti-social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour is prohibited. The Australia Day in Wyndham event is intended to be family friendly, safe and comfortable for all attendees. Council requires that  attendees behave in a safe, responsible and courteous manner at all times.

Free activities
Many of the free activities offered at the Australia Day in Wyndham event are run by third parties. Council makes no guarantee about an activity’s quality or suitability for attendees. Attendees are responsible for deciding whether an activity is suitable for them and/or their children to participate.

Be SunSmart
It is recommended that attendees take proper SunSmart precautions during Australia Day in Wyndham, including using sunscreen, wearing a hat and drinking adequate water.

Property
Attendees are responsible for all personal property taken to the Australia Day in Wyndham event and must not leave their property unattended. Council reserves the right to remove any property left unattended at the Australia Day in Wyndham event.

Consent in relation to images and photographs
By entering the Australia Day in Wyndham event, attendees’ consent to the capturing and publishing of their image in authorised promotional photos and videos in whatever format and forum Council chooses.

Directions
Attendees must follow any reasonable direction given by a Council officer, authorised Event and Security Personnel or Emergency Services.

Cancellation and/or modification of events and activities
Council reserves the right to cancel and/or modify the Australia Day in Wyndham event.

Failure to Comply with Conditions of Entry
Failure to comply may result in an attendee being removed from the Australia Day in Wyndham event and refused re-entry to the event and/or future events.

Changes to these conditions
Council reserves the right to change these Conditions of Entry at any time.

Disclaimer
Attendance at and/or participation in activities at the Australia Day in Wyndham event is entirely at the risk of attendees. To the extent permitted by law, Council accepts no liability for any claim for loss, harm, damage, costs or expenses which may arise as a consequence of any such attendance and participation at  Australia Day in Wyndham.

 

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

Wyndham City Council recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Peoples of Australia. We acknowledge the Bunurong and Wadawurrung Peoples as Traditional Owners of the lands on which Wyndham City operates. The Wadawurrung and Bunurong Peoples have and always will belong to the Werribee Yalook (river), creeks, stars, hills and red clay of this Country. We pay respect to their Ancestors and Elders who always have, and always will, care for Country and community today and for future generations.

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