Australia Day

This Australia Day, explore the land and treasures of your local area with a range of free activities on offer in Whitehorse. 

Whitehorse City Council would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet on, the Wurundjeri people. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Australia Day 2021 you can discover and explore the many treasures Whitehorse has to offer. We will have 5 different parks where you can catch a glimpse of something extra on the day such as acoustic musicians, ice-cream trucks and a classic sausage sizzle (onions on top of course). We will have extra activities running at the 5 parks listed below. 

  • Halliday Park, 308-332 Mitcham Road, Mitcham, VIC 3132
  • Schwerkolt Parkland. 2-10 Deep Creek Road, Mitcham, VIC, 3132
  • Surrey Park, 354 Elgar Road, Box Hill, VIC, 3128
  • Orchard Grove Reserve, 36-107 Fulton Road, Blackburn South, VIC 3130
  • Box Hill Gardens, 717-731 Station Street Box Hill, VIC, 3128

Please note: Due to COVID-19 limitations following announcement of Public Event Framework, the 2021 Australia Concert and fireworks will not be held this year.  

To comply with State Government restriction we can have no more than 1000 people at each event site. A member from each family will need to check in at each site before they can take part. We are required by the State Government to undertake contact tracing at each site in the event of an active case of COVID-19. Attendees need to conduct a symptoms self-assessment before leaving home. You must not attend if you are unwell or have been instructed to isolate or quarantine. For more information please see our COVIDSafe Event Checklist ( PDF 287.43KB)

For more information on exactly what will be on offer at each park check out the Google interactive maps below.

Australia Day Events Map

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All activities are inclusive. The interactive map above highlight accessible features at each event site.

Please contact Council if you require further information.

Explore Whitehorse

To continue exploring the rich culture and heritage of Whitehorse an interactive map has been developed to highlight all the key features such as public art, heritage trails and buildings including the iconic Schwerkolt Cottage.  

Whitehorse Heritage and Artists' Trail Map

Explore Local Indigenous Plants

To find out more on the amazing variety of flora in your own backyard the Whitehorse Maps has a special feature which lists the local flora species. The steps below will help you find them.

  1. Click on the Whitehorse Maps link
  2. Zoom in on a specific park
  3. Click to highlight the park
  4. Select 'Indigenous plant list for this site'
  5. Explore and find the local treasures.

Image Gallery of Previous Australia Day Events