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Australia Day

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Dates

Wednesday 26 January 2022
10am - late

Venue

Main Square

Tickets

EveryoneFree

This Australia Day public holiday, Fed Square has partnered with Australia Day Victoria to bring you a full program of free family-friendly activity.

In the morning, it’s all about iconic kid-magnet superstars, Bananas in Pyjamas will drop in to visit and they will then be followed by everyone’s favourite, Bluey, and her sister Bingo.

We’ve got freebies galore, live music with the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra, the Roulettes will perform a breathtaking air show and there will be heaps of giant roving entertainment throughout the day (Giant lifeguards! Giant kangaroos! Giant seagulls! Giant cockatoos!), to keep you snapping away.

Visit Cupid’s Koi Garden to get sprayed with water if it’s hot, then find a deckchair to settle in to watch the glorious Olivia Newton-John in the 1980 musical fantasy spectacular, Xanadu.

Bring the fam, stay for the tennis, and enjoy some relaxed good times at Fed Square.

Free Family Fun In The Sun

Bananas in Pyjamas

10am-11:20am | 10am show and 10:50am meet & greet

Join Australia’s favourite twins, B1 and B2 in their very own live show featuring some of their much-loved hit songs as featured in their TV series and some fun dance steps which all the kids can follow along with!

Will they manage to get everything done in time for Lulu’s birthday party or will they run out of time having too much fun along the way?

20 minute show followed by a 20 minute meet and greet starting at 10:50am*.

Bananas in Pyjamas meet and greet is booked out.

*Bookings essential for meet and greet. Bookings capped at 50 families

Bluey Live Interactive Experience

11:30am-12:30pm | 11:30am show and 12:10pm meet & greet

See Bluey and her little sister Bingo during their Live Interactive Experience at Fed Square (in partnership with Department of Premier & Cabinet).

Catch this adorable duo and their friends on stage for a Live Interactive Experience at 11:30am on Wednesday, 26 January.

Get ready to play Magic Asparagus, Magic Xylophone, Keepy Uppy and more with your favourite Heeler duo.

Please Note: This is a free event. The Live Interactive Experience is approximately 18 minutes in duration and will be followed by a short meet and greet session at 12:10pm. If you would like to participate in the meet and greet and take a photo with Bluey & Bingo, bookings are essential and limited.

Bluey & Bingo meet and greet is booked out.

COVID SAFETY: Fed Square is a Covid Safe venue, any person (over 18) wishing to participate in the Meet and Greet will need to show proof of vaccination.

Roulettes Display

12:30pm-12:45pm

The Roulettes are the Royal Australian Air Force’s aerobatic display team. They were established in 1970 following the success of earlier teams, the Red Sales and Telstars. There will be a 15 minute lunchtime display with live commentary from the Royal Australian Air Force.

Live Music

DJ Rebecca Cavanagh plays Australian Classics

1pm-3pm

Rebecca Cavanaugh, international DJ with a spectacular music taste.

Bex a real talent for lighting up a room with not only her warm and approachable personality but also her fantastic knowledge and passion for music.

Bex is able to offer an extensive range of music from the 1950s to the latest tracks.

Daryl McKenzie Orchestra

3pm-5pm

The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra is an Australian cultural icon, bringing together Melbourne’s most exceptional instrumentalists to perform original jazz music as well as accompany some of the country’s finest local and international performances across multiple genres and mediums. The 15 piece orchestra will be performing with vocalists: Nina Ferro, Daina Jowsey and Rick Varlet.

Roving Entertainment

Lifeguards

10am-12pm

The Aussie tall stars giant life guards are a sensation wherever they go. Clocking in at 2.6 metres tall, with the iconic look of the all Australian beach life guard, these giant life guards are not only visually striking, but will delight & engage your guests with witty banter and a fun welcoming demeanor. Look out for the Aussie tall stars giant lifeguards at you next beach, Australian or gigantic human themed event.

Kangaroos

12pm-2pm

Our larger than life Kanga-Kangaroos will be towering your wide-eyed guests in their beautifully Australian themed costumes. Full of energy and always ready to play! These Kanga’s are keen to meet and greet all that come by and they most definitely love getting their picture taken! Selfie anyone? Hop on over!

Giant Seagulls Fred & Fifi

2pm-4pm

Come visit cheeky Fred and Fifi, our giant Fed Square seagull mascots. They love to pose for photos and shake their tailfeathers – but be careful! They might also steal your chippies. They’re very naughty!

Giant Cockatoos

5pm-7pm

These Cockatoos, complete with rising yellow crests, love getting out and about on the streets. Stopping for a chat, telling tall tales or singing a song, this cheeky pair of birds will totally brighten your day.

Summer Freebies

10am to 12pm – Free Orange Juice & Waffles With Toppings

12:15pm to 1:15pm – Free Picnic Hampers from Taxi Kitchen

100 free picnic hampers for 2 people will be available from Taxi Kitchen. First in best dressed!

The hampers will include:

  • Roast chicken Boir Boudran sauce
  • Smoked salmon salad
  • Sliced pastrami
  • Sliced salami
  • 2 fresh baguettes
  • Piccalilli & pickles
  • French onion dip
  • Green salad
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Lamingtons

2pm to 8pm – Free Ice Cream/Gelato

Chocolate Gelato and Mango Sorbet (Dairy Free)

4pm to 8pm – Free Popcorn

*All of the above free items can be collected from the Australia Day Cart located next to the stage (a limited number apply on all items so get in quickly)​

On The Big Screen

Xanadu

5pm-6:30pm

G: General

Struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) is trapped in a dull job painting album covers. He is instantly attracted to Kira (Olivia Newton-John), an anonymous woman randomly photographed in the background of one of his assignments, but no one is able to identify her. Visiting the auditorium where the cover was shot, Sonny finds the mysterious beauty, an ageless Greek muse, who encourages him to team up with old-fashioned Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly) to build a roller-skating disco.

Australian Open Quarter Finals

7:30pm-11:30pm (or until end of play)

Finish the evening by sitting back and relaxing in one of our comfy deck chairs or hang out under our big shady umbrellas at Fed Oasis and watch the world’s best tennis pros battle it out at Melbourne Park on the Big Screen.

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