Australia Day Celebrations
21 Jan 2020
Australia Day is a national public holiday, that reflects on Australias history high and low, respects the stories of others, the lands achievements and most of all, celebrates it’s people.
Lets take a look at the events being held in the state capitals:
Canberra’s activities include the National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremonies by Lake Burly Griffin. Followed by a line of local and national musical talent at Commonwealth Park.
This year in support of the bushfire relief a fundraising concert and family entertainment will replace the traditional fireworks show.
New South Wales
Sydney will come alive with entertainment on the water, in the sky and around the foreshore.
Packed with free and fun activities such as skipping through the Summer Playground, enjoying the wonders of a good old Sydney street party or treating yourself to a BBQ under the bridge.
One of highlights of Darwin’s Australia Day events is OZ RUN, formally known as the Australia Day Fun Run, held at the Darwin Waterfront. The event attracts over 4,000 people who participate in a 3 or 5km walk or run.
Later in the day there is the OZ Fusion family fun day and the Australia Day community event and BBQ.
Australia Day will be celebrated across Queensland as communities in Bargara, Cairns, Lockhart River, Rockhampton, Townsville, Warwick and Winton come together to enjoy food, fun and festivities at Great Australian Bites.
These remote, rural and regional hubs will come to life as local cafes, restaurants and food outlets serve up delectable tasting plates, showcasing the very best of Queensland produce while home-grown musicians hit the stage, delivering lively entertainment for all.
Join Adelaide on Australia Day morning in Elder Park to take part in an traditional Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony.
Then from 6.00pm head to the streets of Adelaide to join in the Australia Day parade, concert and fireworks.
A day out in Hobart to commemorate the nation's founding includes; on top of your flagship occasions such as the flag raising and Australian citizenship ceremonies, there's a swag full of events going on throughout the city.
Melbourne plays host to an array of free family friendly events this Australia Day including, the official Flag. Raising Ceremony, the Australia Day Parade, the RACV Festival in Kings Domain Gardens and Australia Day at the Docklands.
Celebrations start early with the City of South Perth Morning Ceremony and Great Aussie Breakfast. Then head over to the Celebration Zone to part in free events for the whole family. And finish of the day at the City of Perth’s Australia Day Skyworks 2020, one of the biggest Australia Day event in the country.