Australia Day Fireworks Display


Why not spend your Australia Day by the shores of Lake Wendouree with your family and friends as the city's fireworks tradition continues in 2018.

Ballarat's sky will explode with colour when the City of Ballarat Fireworks Display kicks off at 9pm, this year featuring a new multi-level display of pyrotechnics.

Bring a picnic, or enjoy the delicious selection of local food vendors who will be located by the Adventure Playground and start of the Rowing Course.

Australia Day celebrations

Important InformationTop of document.

Road closure
Windmill Drive will be closed to traffic and parking from 6am-10pm on Friday 26 January.

Alcohol Free Zone
Ballarat Botanical Gardens and Lake Wendouree foreshore will be an alcohol free zone from 3pm.

The City of Ballarat advises that no parking restrictions apply around the Lake precinct, but please take care when leaving the precinct due to increased traffic.

Lake Wendouree closure
Lake Wendouree is closed for all waterway activities due to the Australia Day fireworks display from 6pm-11.30pm on Australia Day.

Take care of your pets
Residents are encouraged to take care of their pets during the fireworks display. Please ensure your pets are kept secure and indoors if needed.

CitySafe Taxi RanksTop of document.

CitySafe Taxi Ranks are a community safety initiative of the City of Ballarat and key partners. Supporting positive behaviour and enjoyment of Ballarat’s late night entertainment precinct.

Two security guards staff each rank, from 1am to 6am, following Friday and Saturday nights.