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What: Australia Day at Docklands
When: Thursday 26 January 2017
Where: Event activity on Harbour Esplanade with Food Trucks, roving entertainment, face painting and music; fireworks display from the roof of Etihad Stadium.
Time: 6.00 pm Roving entertainment and food trucks
10.15 pm Fireworks (approx. 12 minutes)
10.30 pm Event concludes
Road closures
5.00pm ? 11.00pm
Harbour Esplanade between Latrobe St and Bourke St will be closed to all vehicles except Emergency services
9:00pm ? 11.00pm
? Latrobe St will be closed to all vehicles except Emergency services
? Docklands Drive will be closed to entering traffic from Footscray Rd. Entry from Dudley St will still be open but limited to one lane.
? There will be closures in place within the Docklands Precinct along Docklands Drive, Pearl River Rd and Waterfront Way.
? Little Docklands drive will be closed to all through traffic.
No boating exclusion zones will be in place and access to the water is unrestricted.
Other Events
Other events will be taking place throughout the precinct, including special Australia Day activities at Melbourne Star, Harbour Town, Wonderland Fun Park and on Victoria Harbour Promenade. The annual UNITE fixture between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC will take place at Etihad Stadium on Australia Day from 7.30 pm, with entertainment and activities on the concourse.
Further Australia Day celebrations will take place in the city:
* Flag Raising Ceremony, Melbourne Town Hall, 10.30 am ? 11.00 am
* Australia Day Parade, Swanston Street, 11.00 am ? 12.00pm
* Australia Day Festival in Kings Domain Gardens, 11.00 am ? 4.00 pm
Australia Day Victoria and our Docklands partners encourage patrons to travel via public transport. Details can be found on the Australia Day website or by visiting
We appreciate the support of the public in ensuring that our event is a success. We will make every effort to minimise impact on your neighbourhood. Noise will be kept to a minimum at all times. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.
Australia Day Victoria 9651 9368 / City of Melbourne 9658 8008 / Peter Jones Special Events 9320 5700