Discover Whitehorse this Australia Day

Whitehorse News - January 2021

Tuesday 26 January

Explore your local area this Australia Day, with a range of free activities and trails available across Whitehorse. Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting large gatherings, the Australia Day Concert and Fireworks will not be held this year.


There will be pop-up performances and activities happening at some of our most loved parks over the Australia Day weekend.

There will be acoustic musicians, ice-cream trucks and sausage sizzles. Please visit our Festival Season webpage for more information.

Whitehorse has a range of parklands to explore, so enjoy the beauty of nature in a place that you’ve been meaning to visit,
or simply head to your regular spot.

Flora for all

Enjoy the natural environment of Whitehorse while learning about native and introduced plant species. Whitehorse has developed an indigenous plants guide available on Council’s website. Download it and see how many plants you can identify in your local area.


Visit a range of local history, art and culture trails that are significant to the area. Discover the rich history of art in Whitehorse, including the Box Hill artists’ camp and the Heritage Trail.

Schwerkolt Cottage

Schwerkolt Cottage is a historic building located in Whitehorse. The cottage will be open on Australia Day between 2pm and 5pm. Step back in time to understand how the Schwerkolt family lived and learn some history of the area. This is one of Whitehorse’s most hidden treasures.

To find out more about what is on offer this Australia Day visit the website below or follow us on Facebook.

Whitehorse Festival Season