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Great Australian Bites at Docklands

Government House Victoria – Open Day

Where: Government House Victoria
When: Saturday 26 January 2019, 9.30am – 3.30pm



  • Self-guided tours start at the Fountain Court entrance and run between 10.00am – 3.30pm
    (The queue will close at 3.00pm)


You can visit the ballroom without being part of the House tour. Please enter and exit via the ballroom steps.

  • Special Documentary Screening – Enjoy 5 min segments about the Role of the Governor, the History of Government House and the contemporary role it has in today’s society.
  • Scienceworks Display – Experiment with the latest science and technology gadgets
  • CSIRO 3D Printing Demonstrations
  • Fly Your Flag – Craft activity for kids to get creative and design their own flag to take home
  • Bricks4Kidz – LEGO play, technical LEGO and robotics activities


Enjoy live performances and roving entertainment throughout the day.

Western Lawn

  • Main Stage – Music and dance performances by the Greater Dandenong Band, the BAM Allstars, SHIAMAK Bollywood Dance Group and the Caulfield Drum Corps
  • Picnic Area – Enjoy your picnic with views of the city skyline and Government House
  • Ceremonial Trees – Discover which trees were planted by members of the royal family, and former Governors and their spouses
  • Roulettes Flyover at 12.30pm – Enjoy the best vantage point to see the Roulettes flyover

Activities and Displays

  • Skin and Cancer Clinic – Stay sun smart with complimentary sunscreen
  • St John Mobile CPR Lab – Learn CPR in 10 minutes
  • Avalon Air Show
  • Croquet Victoria – have a friendly game with the whole family
  • Tennis Victoria Hot Shots – a fun way to learn about tennis
  • VicHealth Soccer Mums – have a kick and learn about the benefits of playing a team sport

Kitchen Garden and Children’s Zone

  • The Peace and Prosperity Kitchen Garden – Say hello to the friendly scarecrows made by Victorian students from special development schools
  • Learn about the Government House beehive and the importance of sustainable living
  • Roving entertainment and free face painting
  • Collingwood Children’s Farm – Pet some friendly farm animals
  • CFA Display Vehicle and Demonstrations
  • Living Legends – Pat former champion race horses Chief De Beers and Super Impressive in the historic Hopetoun Stables
  • Historic Vehicle display


  • Scones and Tea by the Country Women’s Association
  • Ice Cream and Coffee Carts
  • Food Court

Please note: The 21 Gun Salute will take place at noon at the Shrine of Remembrance

Great Australian Bites at Docklands