What do you call a gathering of Melbourne’s best food trucks? A muster? A band? A convoy?

It's called a Truck-a-Palooza and it’s happening this Australia Day at The Royal Croquet Club at Birrarung Marr, below Fed Square.

The Royal Croquet Club is Melbourne’s newest summer festival. It will host 17 days of live music and the city’s best food, alongside live screenings of the Australian Open and a giant croquet lawn.

An extra 10 local food truck legends (including one brand new one) will join Broadsheet’s Summer Barbeque, our collaboration with Meatmother, MissChu, DOC, St ALi, Gelato Messina and Huxtaburger’s new venture, Mr Claws.

For Australia Day only, the food trucks joining the Royal Croquet Club line-up are Beatbox Kitchen, Taco Truck, Cornucopia, Hammer & Tong, The Little Mushroom Co, Nuoc Mama, Toasta, Trailer Made, Round The Way Bagels and The Brulee Cart.

The Brulee Cart is also launching a new venture; Shari D’s Famous Ice cream Sandwiches. Given the hot summer weather, a scoop of ice cream between crunchy biscuits sounds like bliss.

After obtaining a decent food baby with Beatbox Kitchen’s burgers, Nuoc Mama’s modern Vietnamese dishes, Cornucopia’s corn on the cob or a Barry sandwich from Toasta, there are plenty of places to sit and watch the Australian Open on big screens or enjoy live music from two special guests.

Royal Croquet Club’s Australia Day acts will be announced soon. Stay tuned …

The Royal Croquet Club will run from January 16 to February 1 at Birrarung Marr.