In Australia, January 26 has very different meanings for different people. For First Nation Australians, the day marks the beginning of colonisation and is sometimes called Invasion Day or Survival Day. For recent migrants, January 26 is the day of many citizenship ceremonies across the country. For others, it's a family day around a barbecue. However you choose to spend it, we've picked out the main events taking place on the day, including ongoing performances, Hottest 100 events and exhibitions taking place on the public holiday and throughout the long weekend.
Take a look at our best picnic spots in Melbourne or park yourself at one of the city's best barbecue spots.