Plan to enjoy the company of locals by celebrating Australia Day this January at one of four council-supported events. There will be all manner of fun on offer at the free family days that are happening in Berwick, Cranbourne, Hampton Park and Tooradin.
Casey mayor Susan Serey encouraged residents to head along with friends and family to enjoy the festivities and celebrate a shared vision of being Australian with the community.
“Australia Day is a great opportunity to come together to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage and the things that make us proud to live in the City of Casey,” she said.
“It’s a day for fun and food and enjoying ourselves outdoors in one of the many public spaces we are so blessed to share, but it is also a day that offers us the chance to reflect on what it means to be Australian and on the many different paths by which we each came to be here.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to celebrating those who make up our community, Council is supporting four different groups to organise free Australia Day celebratory events. These days will include free food, children’s and family entertainment, live music and more,” she said.
Further to these events, Bunjil Place will play host to the Casey Australia Day Awards on the day, during which the City of Casey recognises those who consistently go above and beyond in their contribution to the Casey community as a volunteer, professional or community member.
“I look forward to joining others on Australia Day to celebrate those special individuals and community groups who give so much of themselves to bring their very best in the service of others,” Cr Serey said.
Australia Day 2020 events
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: Pioneers Park, Corner of Peel Street and Lyall Road, Berwick.
The Rotary Club of Berwick presents a FREE celebration featuring emergency service vehicles, vintage machinery displays, the wood-chop event and Cobb & Co horse and carriage rides. There’ll be musical performances, children’s activities, a flag-raising ceremony, food stalls, whip-cracking and more.
Time: 11am – 4pm
Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre, Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East.
CHARM, in collaboration with other community organisations, will host a free family event to celebrate Australia Day with a sausage sizzle, traditional music and dances, art and crafts, children’s activities and more.
Time: 5pm – 11pm
Venue: Sawtell’s Inlet, Memorial Island, Tooradin.
The Balla Balla Lions Club proudly presents this great evening out for the whole family with a free barbecue (for the first 500 people), live music, prizes, games and competitions, entertainment, a family movie and more.
Time: 9am – 12pm
Venue: Arthur Wren Hall, Hampton Park.
Come along and celebrate what is great about this nation. The Hampton Park Progress Association will present a free event featuring an Aussie breakfast, face painting, jumping castles, an animal farm and more.