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CELEBRATING HOLDEN IN FISHERMANS BEND

When:  Sunday 4 December, 11am to 4pm
Where: Shed 21, 206 Lorimer Street Docklands (under the Bolte Bridge)

For over 80 years, the former Holden factory in Fishermens Bend provided a home for innovation and social connection in Fishermans Bend.   

The launch of Australia’s first locally made mass-production car in Fishermans Bend on 29 November 1948 by Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley was a milestone in Australian manufacturing. The FX, as it became known, was an immediate success, as was the FJ, launched in 1953. The Holden transformed suburban Australia, boosted national pride and quickly become a national icon.  

Join us to celebrate the community that contributed to Holden’s legacy in automotive design, engineering and advanced manufacturing at Fishermans Bend.   With impressive views across the Birrarung (Yarra River) and the Bolte Bridge as the backdrop, Shed 21 will be transformed into a festival of all things Holden.   

Along with food trucks, live music and kids entertainment, this family friendly event will feature a “Holden Shine & Show” with a significant number of classic Holdens on display.  There will also be a program of short talks from ex-Holden designers and engineers throughout the day.

Whether you are a car enthusiast, aspiring engineer or just looking for an inspiring day of community, this is a celebration you won’t want to miss. 

What’s On:

Free – no bookings required:
‘Celebrating Holden in Fishermans Bend’ is a free event that does not require bookings. Simply turn up and enjoy the car display and free entertainment. The only thing you’ll need money for is food and drinks—the rest is on us!

Show and Shine:
Please note the Show and Shine is fully booked and no additional display vehicles will be admitted to the event area.

Getting there:
The event will be located at Shed 21, 206 Lorimer Street Docklands (just next to the Bolte Bridge).   There is plenty of street parking available in the surrounding streets, it’s also great walk or bike ride along the river.   LINK TO MAP

Accessibility:
If you have you accessibility requirements and require reserved parking, please contact us via the email link at the bottom of this webpage.

Event Supporters:
Special thanks to our supporters:  One Padel, Development Victoria and South East Water.