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Australia Day Celebrations

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Be part of the festivities at the Gold Coast’s 2019 Australia Day Celebrations on 26 January at Broadwater Parklands, Southport.

Headlined by Mason Rack Band, the winners of the Gold Coast Music Award’s 2018 Best Live Act; and supported by an impressive line-up of local talent.

This free event kicks off at 4pm and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at 7.45pm set to rival New Year’s Eve.

With fun for the whole family, the night will also boast delicious food vendors and the JJ Richards ‘Aussie Activities Zone’.

Relive the fun of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and give beach volleyball a try down by the Broadwater. The little athletes of the family will love the ‘Mini-Commonwealth-Games’.

Support our drought-stricken farmers. Don’t forget to head to the Rural Aid Australia stand and donate a gold coin or purchase merchandise.

So pack your picnic rug and gather your family and friends for a wonderful afternoon of food, fun and fireworks; the only place to be on Australia Day is the Broadwater Parklands.

This event is proudly supported by JJ Richards, 92.5 Gold FM and Nine News Gold Coast.

Looking for a way to cool off during the day?

Splash into Gold Coast Aquatic Centre for a traditional Aussie pool party, just a short stroll from the Parklands. Open all day, with a packed program of fun family activities between 11am and 2pm, enjoy thong throwing, novelty races, dive bomb competitions, giant inflatables, games, giveaways, sausage sizzle, free fitness classes (8am and 10am) and much more. Normal admission charges apply.

Find more information on our Australia Day page and register your interest on Facebook.


From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, 26 January 2019
To: Saturday, 26 January 2019


Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport






Sarah Waszkiewicz




07 5581 5286





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