Whitehorse City Council

Australia Day Concert and Fireworks


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Thursday 26 January 2017

Concert:    6pm - 10pm
Rides:        5pm - 9pm
Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading

AD17 - Darren Percival

Darren Percival will be headlining this year’s Australia Day Concert with support from Hunters and Collectors’ horn supremo Jack Howard and his band Epic Brass.

The 15 rockin’ ladies from the Rebelles will take you back to the 60’s, while Australia’s Got Talent finalists Superhoodz will dance up a storm on stage.

This stunning night of entertainment will go out with a bang with a stunning 10-minute fireworks finale.

The free twilight concert will be held on Thursday 26 January 2017 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.

To stay up to date on all things Whitehorse Festival Season, follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WhitehorseFestivalSeason.

Stage Program

5.00pm - Rides start (rides will end at 9pm)
6.00pm - Concert starts - Nay Nay
6.30pm - Official Welcome and Aus Day Award Presentations
6.45pm - National Anthem by Tyller Fischer
6.50pm - Tyller Fischer
7.05pm - Superhoodz
7.25pm - The Rebelles
8.00pm - Jack Howard's Epic Brass
8.50pm - Darren Percival
9.50pm - Fireworks
10.00pm - Concert Ends

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.

If you arrive late for the concert, please note we have a second viewing area for the fireworks located behind the Whitehorse Centre. This area also has a big screen so you can still watch the show.

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). 

Please be advised that buses will be replacing trains between Box Hill and Ringwood stations from 27 December 2016 to 29 January 2017, and as such, no trains will be servicing Nunawading or Mitcham stations on Australia Day.

To download the train replacement bus timetable, click the following links:

Travelling from the City:  https://www.metrotrains.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/BL_FromCity_PubHols_Dec-Jan.pdf

Travelling to the City:  https://www.metrotrains.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/BL_ToCity_PubHols_Dec-Jan.pdf

Accessibility features

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

Extra bits

To download the full event feature from the January Whitehorse News, click here: pdf icon  2017 Whitehorse Australia Day - Event Feature (2.29MB)

To download the site map for the event, click here: pdf icon  2017 Whitehorse Australia Day - Site Map (5.54MB)

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

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