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The Australia Day Parade in Mornington attracts all sorts.

Australia Day on the Mornington Peninsula always proves to be a 'Big One'. Marking a day of patriotic celebrations as well as the end of the summer rush on our spectacular Peninsula.

Across the Peninsula there will be impressive events, all family friendly and offering something to interest everyone.

The Main Street Parade
Brought to you by Hillview Quarries. Kicking off at 5pm. Be sure to be on the main street to show support for local community participants.

Mornington Park:
Kicking off at 3pm-
Stacks on here for the kids and the rest of the family.
Including: yard games, mini golf, roving entertainment and workshops.

Pearl Magazine's stage will also be there with Live & Local 4pm- 6.30pm and Headline Acts 7-9.30pm.

Be there for the flag raising and address from Australia Day Ambassador Mr Simon McKeon AO
6.15- 6.45pm.

To top off the jam packed evening will be an impressive fireworks display, subject to weather of course 9.15-9.30pm.

On the foreshore
Get fed for free on Australia Day Morning at the free community breakfast sponsored by Rye and Dromana Community Bendigo Bank
8am- 10 pm

Live Music most of the day with Missing Links, Little Munchkins Dance Crew and Lachlan Wilde Magician by the Pier.
8.30 am - 1.30 pm.

Dromana will raise the flag at 10.30- 11am. Address by Australia Day ambassadors Lisa Edwards and Michael Christiano.

Keep the kids busy with free activities. Jumping castle, face painting, giveaways, cup cake decorating and Poppy the Clown.
9am- 1pm.

Community Awards. By the Pier 9am -1pm.

Mount Eliza

Village Green

Suck down some sausages at the free Mount Eliza Community Bank Bendigo bank Sausage sizzle served by the Rotary Club
9am- 10 am

Opening ceremony kicks off at 10.05 am

Flag goes up 10.10 am - 10.20 am with address by Australia Day Ambassador Robert Walls and of course the National Anthem.

Stick around for live music by Bec and Dave Campbell

Morning Activities also include an animal farm and CFA crew

Closing ceremony 11.50am-12.15pm

Community Centre

Farmers Market Contact Alison for more
information email


Village Green

Stacks of free activities and entertainment Mini golf, face painting, carnival rides, interactive games, animal farm and even magicians.

Free breaky. Be one of 1200 people served by Rye and Dromana Community bank Bendigo Bank Breakfast.
9am- 10.30 am

Flag raising and Fun run prizes. Address by Australia Day ambassador Ian Cheeseman

Yes that is right there is a fun run on too. 10km from Safety Beach or 5.3 km from Dromana Info centre. Finishing up at the Village Green in Rosebud.
Register now

Get your toes tapping with some live music contemporary, country & jazz
8.30am- 1pm.

Rosebud Memorial HallCitizenship ceremony 2.30pm

Australia day Mornington Peninsula
Town Crier "Come one come all.."



More free food.Courtesy of Rye & Dromana
Community Bank Bendigo Bank,
Lunch from 2pm.

ive Music- Legend 2pm-3pm and 6pm - 7pm.
Babba{ Abba tribute band} 7.45pm- 9.15pm
Sponsored by Rye & Dromana
Community Bank Bendigo Bank.

Check out some old beasts at the Vintage car display, pier Car Park

Rye Historical Society will take you on a Heritage bus tour.

Kikki the Clown will make an appearance
4pm- 5pm.

Flag goes up accompanied by Australian National
Anthem, Rye Primary School Choir, Australia
Day Address by Ambassador Pete Smith,
Woolworths representative.

Then Rye will let some crackers off with a fireworks display.


On the foreshore

Free breaky for you guys too.9am-9.45

Flag raising
Address from Australia Day
Ambassador, Hugh With.

Free Lunch too with the Teddy Bears Picnic

Western Port Historical Society will open their doors- Marine Parade

The Globe international Skate Board team will show off their stuff.

RSL Hurley st
Flag goes up with address from Australia Day
Ambassador Joe Cannatelli and of course the National Anthem

Live music with Billy Miller and local band Munster Terrace.

You guys get fed for free all day with a community BBQ.
info:03 5984 2886

Of course that isn't all.. there is stacks more on.

Mt Martha Flag Raising, Mt Martha Village
Phone 03 5986 2261 for more information

Australia Day Luncheon, Rye Hotel
For bookings phone 03 5985 2277
12.30pm 2.30pm

Australia Day Festival Regatta,
Contact McCrae YC on 03 5986 1361 or
03 5982 0984 or Steve on 0418 350 162

MMAD Australia Day Swim
Contact Mt Martha Life Saving Club on
03 5974 4140, Andrew on 0418 991 989
or visit

Safety Beach Sailing Club Australia Day
Challenge, contact Peter 0407 814 865

For more info on events, road closures parking or transport contact our wonderful council;1300 850 600 or
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Why? Australia Day celebrations all over the Peninsula
When: Australia Day 2014
Where: Mornington Peninsula
Cost: Most free.
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