The ceremony will commence with an acknowledgement of the local indigenous people as the owners of the land. Next there will be a Citizenship Ceremony to welcome the new citizens of the country and make them a part of their new home.
After these ceremonies, the real celebrations will start. Macaulay Road and Bellair Street will come alive with music and pomp, and the most awaited event, the annual billy cart racing championship.
Billy cart racing championship
There will be lots of food options and a lamington eating competition and some entertainment for pets too. There will be a dog parade so get your handsome and pretty pooches on the ramp. The money collected will go to North Melboune's Lost Dogs Home. The street will be abuzz with many food stalls as well as those selling art and craft items.