Victorian Government announces Australia Day program

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The Victorian Government has announced the Australia Day program for 2022.

Victorians can expect to experience a day of family-friendly entertainment and free food at Fed Square, with Bananas in Pyjamas and Bluey making an appearance. The Roulettes will provide an aerial display overhead.

There will be a free public concert at Flagstaff Gardens, featuring Daryl Braithwaite, Pierce Brothers, Darlinghurst and many more.

In a media release, the government urged that Australia day was a day for everyone, “no matter where we’ve come from or where our personal stories began.”

“On Australia Day, we recognise First Nations people as the traditional custodians of our land as part of a respectful reflection on what makes our state and nation special to us.

“It’s also an opportunity to show our gratitude to our frontline workers – those who go above and beyond every day to keep our state safe.

“These Victorians have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to protect our communities, and continue to do so with bravery and compassion.”

In honour of Victoria’s healthcare workers, there will be an official flag raising ceremony and Australia Day reception at Government House.