Australia Day celebrations

Celebrate what's great about our nation at local Australia Day events!

Cairns Regional Council is proud to present and/or support Australia Day events for the Cairns community.

Council proudly presents Australia Day celebrations in three locations each year, the city based event will be held at Tobruk Pool, the Northern Beaches celebration rotates between three beaches: Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Palm Cove. There will also be a community-run event down south.

Australia Day Pool Party

This year Council have teamed up with Tobruk Memorial Pool to bring you the Australia Day pool party! Tobruk will open their gates free of charge between 9am and 12pm on Tuesday 26 January 2021. There will be games, giveaways, sausage sizzle and much more. Get the family together and start your Australia Day off at one of Cairns' most iconic venues.

Tobruk Pool logoNational Australia Day logo

Assisted by the National Australia Day Council

Great Australian Bites - Australia Day on the Esplanade

GAB

Cairns Regional Council in partnership with the Queensland Government are hosting a Great Australian Bites event this Australia Day. Celebrate the best of what Cairns has to offer at this community event.

When: Sunday 26th January 2020, 10am - 2pm

Where: Inside The Pier Shopping Centre

What: Local restaurants from The Pier Shopping Centre in conjunction with Taste Paradise will be selling bite size tasting plates featuring local ingredients, including Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse, Piato Mediterranean Cuisine, Coffee Bean Estate, The Backyard, Tha Fish and Ochre Restaurant.

Hit FM will be on site on the day judging the Vegemite fingerpainting competition, with prizes including Taipans tickets, Wildlife Habitat family passes, restaurant vouchers, hampers and wine. There will also be giveaways and free entertainment for the kids.

Program:

10:10am
"Connecting Ancient Cultures" performance by CADCAI Lions and MINJIL Indigenous dancers

10:25am
Stone Alley performance    Stone Alley band

11:10am
Hit FM Vegemite Finger painting Heat 1

11:25am
Hard2Miss performance    Hard 2 Miss

12:05pm
Hit FM Vegemite Finger painting Heat 2

12:20pm
Bobby Maguire performance    Bobby Maguire

1:00pm
Hit FM Vegemite Finger painting Heat 3

1:15pm
Left Unsupervised performance    Left Unsupervised band

Pier shopping centre

BBQ at the Beach

Enjoy a community event to celebrate what's great about our nation at Yorkeys Knob.

When: Sunday 26th January 2020, 7am to 2pm

Where: Northern end of Sims Esplanade

FREE sausage sizzle, food and market stalls, live music and entertainment, beach activities, raffles, prizes, face painting, jumping castle and cutting of the Australia Day cake.

Come and say hello to the Cairns American Car Club, local firies and police, Cairns Vintage Car and Harley Clubs and the dancers from Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Presented by Cairns Regional Council, and organised by Yorkeys Knob Community Progress and Residents Association, Multy Cut Meats and Triple M.

Southern suburbs

Edmonton plays host to this year's southern community celebration.

Come out to Sugarworld Parkland at Edmonton.

FREE BBQ, tea and coffee and lamingtons. There's games and competitions for the whole family to enjoy including face painting, Tug of War, Pie Eating, Thong Throwing and Weet Box Eating.

Bring the whole family.

Please note

Busy events can be quite stressful for your animal. Please consider the wellbeing of your pet and other event attendees and please keep your pet at home during busy events.

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Last updated: 12 October 2020