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Australia Day 2020

Sunday 26 January

10am to 1pm
Stage 88, Commonwealth Park

See a great line up of national and local acts on Stage 88 at the Australia Day fundraising bushfire relief concert.

Start your Australia Day reflecting on the past before watching the National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremonies by Lake Burley Griffin, presented by the National Australia Day Council. Afterwards walk across to Commonwealth Park for the Australia Day concert starting at 10am.

Bring a picnic rug, grab a bite to eat from the food trucks and relax to the sounds of Japanese Wallpaper and Nicole Millar, supported by Sistas in Song featuring local Monica Moore.

Make a donation to the charities supporting the bushfire recovery efforts. More details of these charities will be released soon.

Keep the kids entertained with free amusement rides, roving entertainers, a glitter bar and Royal Australian Navy and Volleyball ACT activations. Drop by the yarning session titled This is why presented by Oak Hill Enterprises to reflect and learn about the Indigenous perspective of Australia Day.

Due to the current bushfires impacting our surrounding region the ACT Government will not be presenting fireworks this year.

Getting there: A free Australia Day shuttle bus will run on a loop every 10-15 minutes from the city interchange to Commonwealth Park. Parking is available at the Canberra Centre, National Convention Centre and other city carparks.

National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony

Rond Terrace, Parkes

The National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony is held on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. This year's ceremony will welcome 25 of Australia's newest citizens. The event is open to the public and entry is free.

Chief Minister’s Australia Day Regatta

2:45pm to 3:30pm
Canberra Yacht Club