What's on this Australia Day
StreetCorner has complied a list of your local government area's celebrations of all things Australia.
Parramatta The day will kick off at 6am when hot air balloons to be launched from Parramatta Park where a barbecue breakfast will be held – attended by Premier Nathan Rees and Lord Mayor Tony Issa. Throughout the day there will be music, food stalls, kids’ rides, sheep sheering and citizenship ceremonies throughout the day.
As the sun sets, the night-time concert will begin when Justine Eltakchi takes to the stage to at 6pm to begin five hours of music which includes Jordan Millar And The Question, The Waysiders, Ash Grunwald, Dukes of Windsor and finally ARIA Winners Grinspoon who will see in the fireworks spectacular over the Parramatta River at 11pm. Parramatta Council says 35,000 people are expected to attend.
Residents are invited to join Mayor Tania Mihailuk and Bankstown’s Australia Day Ambassador Tony Hasham A.M. to welcome our new citizens.
The ceremony will begin at 8am at Paul Keating Park with the traditional raising of the Australian Flag by local scouts and guides before the winners of the local Australia Day Awards are announced during a celebratory breakfast. Then in the afternoon Garrison Pont Park will come alive with a free, five-hour concert with the following acts.
4.00pm Australia Today 4.30pm Bankstown Talent Advancement program 5.00pm Chinese Lion Dance 5.10pm Australia Today 5.30pm Casey Donovan 6.00pm Latin Oz Brazil Spectacular 6.30pm Abbalanche 7.00pm The Radiators 8.00pm Dragon There will be free entertainment, amusement rides and magic acts throughout the afternoon before a fireworks spectacular at 9pm.
The Auburn community will celebrate Australia Day Bicentennial Park in the grounds of Sydney Olympic Park. From 12pm and 10pm a day jammed-pack with family activities including free children’s arts and crafts, creative workshops, pony rides plus live music and cultural performances featuring The Enormous Horns and Arabian Extreme.
The local citizenship ceremony will be presented by Ambassador Kerryn Phelps
Holroyd will celebrate all things Australian at Merrylands Park on the corner of Merrylands Road and Burnett Street, Merrylands.
From 3.30pm the crowds will be entertained by singer Christine Anu, actor Salvatore Coco and The Next Step. Along with two stages of entertainment there will be free rides, activities, KindiFarm, pony rides and a fireworks finale at 9pm.
3.30pm - 4pm - SpongeBob Squarepants Meet and Greet 3.30pm - 4.15pm - All Mankind 4.15pm - 4.40pm - Blues Clues Show 4.40pm - 5pm - Australiana Live Band Show 5pm - 5.10pm - Flag Raising Ceremony and National Anthem 5.15pm - 5.25pm - Official Opening & Mayoral Welcome 5.25pm - 5.30pm - Wizard of Oz 5.30pm - 5.50pm - Magic to the Max 5.50pm - 6.35pm - Benjalu 6.40pm - 6.55pm - The Next Step 6.55pm - 7.35pm - Four Queens of Jazz Cabaret Show 7.55pm - 8.55pm - Christine Anu & Band 8.55pm - 9pm - Flag Lowering Ceremony 9pm - 9.15pm - Fireworks Spectacular