In what feels like the blink of an eye, we said goodbye to 2017 and welcomed 2018 with open arms. One of the earliest celebrations in Melbourne (and of course the rest of the country) is Australia Day on 26th January.

Falling on a Friday this year, we’re lucky enough to get a long weekend out of it, too!

Australia Day commemorates Foundation Day or the First Landing Day of Captain Arthur Phillip at the Sydney Cove in 1788. This event celebrates the diversity, history, and cultural heritage of Australia, and is one of the year’s largest public celebration for all Australians.

Various communities prepare exciting activities and events taking pride in who they are as a nation. Be part of this big event that shaped Australia’s history.

Australia Day in Melbourne’s CBD

Heading to Melbourne’s CBD to celebrate? We’ve collated a list of activities and events you can attend, and of course, we’re sharing where to park! Enjoy convenient and affordable CBD parking this Australia Day thanks to Le Garage.

With dual entry on Flinders Street and Flinders Lane, Melbourne city parking is no longer a stressful process! Book in advance to save even more!


Flag Raising Ceremony

Australia’s official flag raising ceremony starts at 10.30am at the Melbourne Town Hall.

Sing to Australia’s national anthem and join the event together with the Governor of Victoria, Lord Mayor, Tri-Service Royal Guard of Honour, as well as other dignitaries.

Melbourne Town Hall does not offer its own parking, while surrounding street parking is extremely limited. Le Garage is a 4-minute walk from the Town Hall!


Australia Day Parade

Watch various groups of dance and musical presentations of more than 1000 people from different cultural groups.

The Parade starts at the Melbourne Town Hall at 11am, straight after the Flag Raising Ceremony.


Australia Day Festival at Kings Domain

Enjoy Melbourne’s magnificent park packed with various family activities that you will love.

Stop by for a bite to eat in the Food Truck Park, while little ones will simply adore the special headline act, Peppa Pig! There’ll also be free family-friendly activities, community groups, yoga for kids, and more!

Head to Kings Domain in the Botanical Gardens between 11am and 4pm.



Australia Day’s amazing fireworks display

Sticking around in the city ‘til nightfall?

End your day with a spectacular firework display at the famous Harbour Esplanade at Docklands!

Be entertained by various bands and artists from 6pm then be stopped in your tracks by a dazzling firework display at 9pm. While you’re there, fill up on food from some of Melbourne’s best food trucks!


Choose Le Garage for Australia Day parking in Melbourne

Enjoy everything that Australia has to offer with Le Garage, located at the Paris End of the city, with dual entry/exit on Flinders Street and Flinders Lane.

Whether you’re in Melbourne to celebrate Australia Day or you’re simply heading to the city over the weekend to dine, shop, or experience a show, let Le Garage take away the stress of Melbourne city parking!

We offer safe, clean, user-friendly and accessible parking spaces 24 hours a day for all types of city commuters, including early birds, evening visitors, weekend travellers, and even those searching for a long-term parking solution in Melbourne.

Book your parking online in advance and make the most of this exciting long weekend in Melbourne!