Victoria Day - 1 July
We celebrate the Anniversary of the Separation of Victoria and New South
Wales which occurred on 1 July 1851. On that day, Victoria achieved not only its separate
geographic boundaries, but also Responsible Government with the formation of the
Victorian Parliament. Other Victorian institutions included the Supreme Court
and the Public Service also commenced on this important day.
Victoria's Anniversary - Flag Raising and Award Ceremony
Traditionally on the 1st day of July, at 10:30 a.m., there will be the
Victorian flag raising ceremony and the re-enactment of Governor La Trobe's
reading of the proclamation at the Melbourne Town Hall. At 11:00 a.m. the
Victoria Day Awards will be presented by the Governor of Victoria, in the Lower
Town Hall. Refreshments will be served in the Portico Room. Attendance at the
flag raising is free. The Award Ceremony and Reception will be at a nominal cost
(details to be confirmed).
Separation Proclamation - November
15 November sees us celebrate the day that the
proclamation of Victoria's separation from New South Wales arrived from London.
A function commemorating this important day will be held at the Separation Tree
in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Further details will be provided closer to the date
via a Press Release.