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Participate in the 2019 Australia Day Parade

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Express your interest in participating in this year's Australia Day Parade in Melbourne.

Participate in the 2019 Australia Day Parade

Participants from 2018 Australia Day Parade

The parade will include volunteer members from Victorian emergency services; CFA/Coastguard has been invited to participate along with other community groups. 

Parade details

Participants will walk approximately two kilometres from the corner of Bourke and Swanston Street, past the Melbourne Town Hall, Federation Square, over the Yarra River, and onto St Kilda Rd. 

The march will start at approximately 11am after a flag raising ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall which begins at 10.30am. 

Participants will be required to be in Melbourne by 9.15am to be registered and provided with wristbands for the event. 

The parade will finish by 12.30pm. Participants will be required to wear clean wildfire PPE for the duration of the parade.

Expressions of interest/nominations

If you are interested in participating in the parade, please nominate by completing this survey

Successful applicants will be members who demonstrate CFA values, and have made a valuable contribution to the community.          

EOI/nominations close at midnight, Sunday 13 January 2019. Final selection of participants will be at the discretion of local OMs/ACOs. 


There's a small budget available to provide some accommodation the night before (25 January) for successful participants who are travelling from regional parts of the state. This is only for participants who live more than 250km from CFA Headquarters at Burwood East. 

Bus transport has been arranged to and from the event from CFA Headquarters, although participants can meet up with the CFA group at the pre-arranged meeting point in the city.

Participants will be encouraged to utilise CFA brigade, group or district vehicles for transport to and from the event.

Successful applicants

The Volunteer Sustainability Team will make contact with successful/unsuccessful applicants during the week commencing Monday 14 January 2019. Successful applicants will be provided with further information about arrangements for the event.