Whitehorse City Council

Australia Day Concert and Fireworks

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Mamma Mia, take a chance on me and gimme gimme gimme Bjorn Again! That’s right, the world’s number one ABBA tribute show Bjorn Again will be headlining this year’s Australia Day concert with support from country music legend James Blundell and rock ‘n’ roll fuelled Pants Down Circus. This thrilling night of entertainment will go off with a bang with an awe-inspiring fireworks finale.

The free twilight concert will be held on Monday 26 January 2015 from 6pm to 10pm at the Whitehorse Civic Centre lawns (Soundshell Stage), 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.

The Whitehorse Australia Day Awards will be presented earlier in the evening, along with a special citizenship ceremony to be held in the Whitehorse Centre theatre prior to the concert.  

Free rides and amusements will be available from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. Food stalls will operate from 5.00pm onwards. ATM facilities will be available for this event.

Getting there and getting home:

Parking on site is very limited, so we recommend you catch public transport or car pool. The front service road outside the Civic Centre building will be closed for the duration of the event.

When leaving the site, please be mindful of changed traffic conditions on Whitehorse Road and Rooks Road. Rooks Road will be temporarily closed post event, and a detour will be made via Station Street. If you have found a park on the event site, exiting traffic will be directed around the back of the Nunawading Police Station and out Humphreys Ave. No cars will be able to exit via the Civic Centre entry.

Please note, parking for the event will be limited so make your way by bike, on foot or by catching public transport. A dedicated bicycle parking area will be available for the public (next to Nunawading Library).

If you are parking in nearby streets, please ensure that you abide by the relevant traffic signs and that you leave enough space for passing traffic. 

Accessibility features:

Accessible parking, a quiet zone and the Marveloo accessible toilet facility with hoist and change table will be available. The full concert will be Auslan interpreted, and a viewing area will be located at the front of the lawn on the right side of the stage. An additional accesible viewing area for wheelchairs will be located at the rear of the main lawn next to the middle pathway. Please contact Council should you require further information.

Extra bits:

Please feel free to download the Whitehorse Australia Day Concert feature from the January Whitehorse News: pdf icon  Whitehorse Australia Day 2015 - Whitehorse News Feature (2.47MB)

For a copy of the site map for the night, please download it here: pdf icon  Australia Day Concert 2015 - Site Map (1.20MB)

To stay up to date with all Australia Day information, please visit the Whitehorse Festival Season Facebook page.

Australia Day 2015 - Stage Program

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