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Australia Day Parade 2015

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
Get your Flags Ready
Show your patriotic fervour this Australia Day as you cheer on Melbourne's Australia Day Parade.

Australia Day Parade Melbourne
The Parade starts at 11.00am outside Melbourne Town Hall

While there are many activities taking place in Melbourne to celebrate Australia Day, few are as popular as the parade. This colourful parade sees thousands of people lining Swanston Street to enjoy the entertainment, wave their flags and cheer on the participants.

Victorians from all walks of life participate in this annual parade along Swanston Street, over Princess Bridge and into Kings Domain. Swanston Street will be transformed into a wave of colour and movement in a proud display and celebration of our diverse multicultural communities.

Australia Day Parade Melbourne
The Parade is always a sea of colour in Melbourne

This year's Australia Day Parade will include all the favourite traditional cultural and community groups as well as some new faces. In recognition of the Anzac Centenary, the Australia Day Parade will also provide an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of our Anzacs through the participation of their descendants.

The parade also acknowledges the efforts of the emergency services volunteers, who play such a vital role in protecting Victoria's local communities.

The parade starts at 11.00am on Australia Day, Monday 26th January 2015, following the Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony at the Melbourne Town Hall. It concludes at around 11.45am.

Australia Day Parade Melbourne
Get your flags ready for the Australia Day Parade!

Click here to see the full program of events taking place in the City of Melbourne on Australia Day.
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Why? Burst with patriotic fervour as you watch this colourful parade.
When: 11.00 - 11.45am on Monday 26th January 2015
Where: Starting at Melbourne Town Hall, proceeding along Swanston Street to Kings Domain
Cost: Free
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