Sandringham Village

Australia Day in Sandy Village

Reflect, Respect, Celebrate - Australia Day in Sandy Village with Music, Live Bands, Cultural Performances, Kids Entertainment & More.

This is the Story of Australia - the story of an extraordinary nation.⁠ The Story begins 60,000 years ago. New chapters are written every day.⁠

On Australia Day, we reflect on our history, its highs and its lows.⁠ We respect the stories of others.⁠ And we celebrate our nation, its achievements and most of all, its people.⁠ ⁠We're all part of the story.⁠

This Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January - Sandringham Village (Sandy Village) traders will open their doors to celebrate their individual and collective stories, by hosting a range of fun activities and entertainment, including live bands, cultural performances, kids’ entertainment, AFLW and AFW player appearances and more.

Sandy Village is home to a great selection of cafes, restaurants and retailers offering delicious cuisines and quality products from around the world including Japan, Greece, Thailand, China, Turkey, Italy, Vietnam, Greece, Nepal, Sweden, India, New Zealand and many others.

Supported by the National Australia Day Council, Bayside City Council and the Sandringham Traders Association, this Australia Day event aims to showcase and recognise all the hospitality and retail options available in the Village and bring the local community together to reflect, respect and celebrate.

Planned Events from 9:30am to 9:30pm

9:45am - 10:00am - Acknowledgement of Country and Australia Day Festival Opening

Location: Under the Flags Cnr Station and Melrose Street, Sandy Village Square

10am - 12pm  - AFLW signing/photos

Sarah Rowe, Collingwood

Location: Cnr Station and Melrose Street, Sandy Square

11am - 3pm - Free selected NZ flavoured ice cream (unless sold out)

Location: Electric Confection Old Post Office Ln, off Waltham St.

12pm - 1pm - AFLW signing/ photos 

Sinead Goldrick, Melbourne and Aileen Gilroy, North Melbourne

Location: Cnr Station and Melrose Street, Sandy Village Square

2pm - 9pm - The Great Southern Land Gig

Live Rock Music, Aussie Beers, Prizes

Location: Hobsons, 19-21 Melrose St

3pm - 7pm - Free selected Aussie flavoured ice cream unless sold out

Location: Cool Delights 25 Bay Rd

4:00pm - 6:00pm - AFL signing/ photos 

Ben Long, St Kilda and Buku Khamis, Western Bulldogs

Location: Cnr Station and Melrose Street, Sandy Village Squa

5:00pm - 9:00pm - John and George aka Spasta Band

Playing traditional Greek Bouzouki Music

Location: Ammos Greek Tavern, 66 Station Street (Melrose Street)

5:30pm - 5:45pm - Lion Dance 

Location: 89 Station Street (outside Jiu Fu Restaurant up to Amcal)

6pm - 6:15pm - Japanese Drummers 

Location: Y14 Japanese Restaurant, Bay St - outside Y14 and Hodges

6:30pm - 7:00pm - Twilight Meditation - Bookings Essential

Sandy Foreshore (beside the Sandringham Band Rotunda)

7pm - 9:30pm - Friendly Fire

Jugglers/ Bubbles (from 7pm) and Fire Performance (from 9pm)

Family friendly/kids entertainment

Location: Sandy Foreshore (beside Sandringham Band Rotunda

Follow us on Social Media, as we make announcements closer to the day for when you can see all the action.

This event is brought to you by Australia Day National Council, Bayside City Council and Sandringham Traders Association.

Lion Dancers
Japanese Drummers
Great Southern Land Gig
Spasta Band
Meet Sarah Rowe
Meet Ben Long
Meet Aileen Gilroy
Meet Buku Khamis
Meet Sinead Goldrick
Friendly Fire
Twilight Meditation
Australia Day- Reflect Respect Celebrate
Friendly Fire
Friendly Fire
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Jan 26, 2022

9:30 am
Contact info:

The location of activities and performances have been planned for:

  • Bay Road
  • Melrose Street
  • Station Street
  • Sandringham Band Rotunda

Sandringham Vic 3191

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meet the traders

Sandringham Traders Association proudly acknowledges the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.