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Melbourne’s Australia Day fireworks have been cancelled due to Victoria’s bushfires

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If you’re a fan of sparkly sky combustibles we have bad news: Victoria’s state government has cancelled the Australia Day fireworks in Docklands.

The decision to cancel the fireworks was made following Australia’s unprecedented and ferocious bushfire season. The fireworks were scrapped as many of Parks Victoria’s staff, who are involved with the running of the event, have been fighting the bushfires across the state. 

The cancellation is not the first, with Geelong and the City of Whitehorse in Melbourne’s east also scrapping their January 26 fireworks displays. In NSW, Parramatta in Sydney’s west has also cancelled its display.

Don't worry, there are still plenty of events happening on January 26.

Piccolina Gelateria is selling lamington ice cream sandwiches for bushfire relief.

 

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