January 26th

Australia Day Events

Please note: Details current as at January 18th, 2013. Events are subject to change.

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian.

In communities across the nation, Australians take to the streets, parks and backyards to celebrate our land, people, heritage, diversity and freedom.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Australia Day Spectacular

Location: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour
Begins: 7:00 PM

The Darling Harbour Australia Day Spectacular will be a stunning multimedia symphony of light and music, culminating in a fireworks extravaganza over Cockle Bay.

Thank you Australia Photo Booth

Location: Hyde Park North
Begins: 9:00 AM

Come and meet Kate Ritchie and express your gratitude for the good fortune of being in Australia.

Get your photo taken and leave a message at the Thank you Australia Day Photo Booth sponsored by Australian Unity.

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Australia Day Fireworks

Fed Square, Birrarung Marr, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, north side Yarra River
9:40pm approx

A favourite for everyone! The fireworks are a great way to end your Australia Day celebrations.

RACV Big Brekkie

Alexandra Gardens
8:00am – 10:00am

Join us for a multicultural breakfast to start Australia Day. The RACV Big Brekkie is the perfect opportunity to try breakfast dishes from a variety of cultures at a very modest cost.

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Australia Day Festival

The Parklands, South Bank
Time: 10.00AM - 7.30PM

This Australia Day, the Parklands is the place to be. The Australia Day Festival will bring the Parklands to life with colour, sound and movement as some of Queensland’s most talented performers entertain audiences throughout the day. Be there to enjoy live music, a vibrant stage program and creative, hands-on activities.

The Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank

This is an opportunity to celebrate and build community pride in our nation. The ceremony provides invited guests and the public the opportunity to unite in celebration of the Australian spirit, while witnessing a unique display of the Australian Defence Force and its importance in Australia.

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Western Australia

The Official Australia Day Lunch

Government House Ballroom, Perth

His Excellency the Governor of WA will deliver his Australia Day Address and Australia Post will launch their Legends Series of Stamps.Paul Martell, voted Australia's Best Comedian 14 times, will entertain and Deborah Kennedy will be the MC.

Tickets are $130 and tables of ten are $1200. Numbers are strictly limited.

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South Australia

Roxby Downs Australia Day Celebrations

Roxby Downs Leisure Centre, Roxby Downs

Celebrate Australia Day the Roxby Way! BBQ breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages and toast between 9am and 10am. FREE pool entry between 9am and 12pm.

Streaky Bay Australia Day Free Aussie Breakfast

Streaky Bay Foreshore Lawns, Streaky Bay

A wonderful FREE family breakfast on the Streaky Bay foreshore lawns opposite the Hotel and overlooking the bay. Enjoy Australian music while enjoying an orange juice or coffee before a beautiful breakfast organised by the District Council of Streaky Bay.

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Australia Day Beach Party

Devonport Bluff & Surf Club, Devonport

Loads of family friendly activities will be at the Devonport Bluff and Surf Club for Australia Day 2013! Including free kids activities, photo booth, playgrounds, skate park, Zorb balls and more.

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Australian Capital Territory

Australia Celebrates Live

Parliament House, Canberra

Australia Celebrates Live is a national tribute to everything that is great about Australia and being Australian. Tune into ABC1 to see an all star line-up of home grown talent rock the lawns of Parliament House from 8pm on Wednesday 25th January.

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Northern Territory

Australia Day Gala Ball

Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
25 January, 7:00pm

On the eve of Australia Day we come together to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian.

Tickets Individual $180.00

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