Australia Day 2018

Australia Day Celebrations 2018

When: Friday 26 January, 9.30am - 12pm

Where: The Willows Historical Park, Nixon Street, Melton

The annual Australia Day Celebrations will feature live entertainment, followed by formal proceedings including a Welcome to Country, presentation of the Community Achievement Awards, an address from the City of Melton Australia Day Ambassador, the flag raising ceremony, concluding with the citizenship ceremony.

Activities include:

  • Live entertainment
  • Anzac biscuits, BBQ and lamingtons
  • Henna, Dingoes and face painting
  • Bunnings and Scout activities
  • Men's Shed Children's activities


Community Achievement Awards:

Each Australia Day, Council proudly recognises people whose contributions make this region an even better place to live through the Melton City Council Community Achievement Awards.

All nominees will be recognised and awards presented at the Australia Day ceremony.


The 2017 Community Achievement Awards Winners were:

Young Person of the Year

Amy Bell 

Access and Inclusion Leader of the Year

Barb and Bob Paterson 

Women of the Year

Joy Lawn

Citizen of the Year

Alan Perry

Community Project of the Year

Western Emergency Relief Network