Australia Day celebrations

Celebrate what's great about our nation at local Australia Day events! Reflect, Respect, Celebrate.

Council proudly presents Australia Day celebrations in three locations each year with a city based event, the Northern Beaches celebration that rotates between the beaches, and a community-run event down south.

In order to keep our events COVID safe, please stay home if any of the following points apply to you:

  • if you have travelled from overseas or a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days
  • if you have been in close contact with a person who is posititve for COVID-19
  • if you are an active COVID-19 case
  • if you are currently, or have recently experienced cough, fever, sore throat, fatigure, loss of smell or taste, vomiting, diarrhoea or shortness of breath.

Pool Party (central)

This year Council have teamed up with Tobruk Memorial Pool and combined Rotary Clubs to bring you the Australia Day pool party! Tobruk will open their gates free of charge and there will be games, giveaways, FREE sausage sizzle and much more including:

  • FREE sausage sizzle from Rotary
  • FREE drink vouchers provided upon entry from Rotary for softdrinks, coffee and water at the kiosk
  • Come and try Water Polo and Underwater Hockey with the Reef Sharks
  • Kids games
  • Discounted FlowRider rides
  • Chance to win prizes from Star FM with 'Acapella Under the Umbrella', and lucky duck diving
  • Screening of Secret Life of Pets 2 thanks to Optus

When: Tuesday 26 January 2021, from 9am to 12pm.

Where: Tobruk Memorial Pool, 370 Sheridan Street, Cairns North

Timings:

  • 9am – 10am: Come and try Underwater Hockey
  • 10am – 11am: Come and try Water Polo
  • 11am – 1pm: FREE Movie screening of Secret Life of Pets 2 thanks to OPTUS.

Get the family together and start your Australia Day off at one of Cairns' most iconic venues.

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Assisted by the National Australia Day Council

Beach Party (north)

Enjoy a community event to celebrate what's great about our nation at Holloways Beach.

When: Tuesday 26th January 2021, 8am to 11am

Where: Holloways Beach, Casuarina Street

FREE sausage sizzle, food and market stalls, live music, giant slip 'n' slide. The best parking is at Raintrees Park.

Presented by Cairns Regional Council.

Party in the Park (south)

The iconic and historic Norman Park in Gordonvale plays host to this year's southern community celebration.

When: Tuesday 26th January 2021, 11am to 2pm

Where: Norman Park, Norman Street, Gordonvale

FREE sausage sizzle, live band, market stalls, kids rides and Aussie themed activities inlcuding pie eating competition and thong throwing contest. Bring the whole family.

Presented by the Great Pyramid Race Committee.

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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: 21 January 2021