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Australia Day celebrations

Huge fireworks display and food truck feast at Broadwater Parklands.

Australia Day on the Gold Coast

Join us for the celebration that unites the nation at the Gold Coast Australia Day event at Broadwater Parklands, featuring the city's only spectacular fireworks display set that rivals New Year's Eve.

Pack your picnic rug, gather your friends and family and head down to Broadwater Parklands for an evening celebration.

Stay tuned for more details as they arise closer to the event date. Or, for further information please phone the City Events team on 07 5581 5286.

Australia Day 2017 performances

All nations food trucks Australia day 2017
All nations food trucks

Dan Carroll
Dan Carroll was part of the 2017 event

Juzzie Smith
Juzzie Smith took the stage in 2017

Jackson James Smith
Jackson James Smith performed in 2017

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Australia Day sponsors 2017

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  • Is the event free?


  • Are there free activities?

    Yes! The kids will love the Aussie Sporting Zone featuring activities from The Gold Coast Suns, The Gold Coast Titans and Queensland Cricket. There will also be free photo booths, air brush tattooists and music from live local artists.

  • What about parking?

    Free parking is available at Broadwater Parklands and Carey Car Park.

  • What public transport will get me there?

    Catch the G:link to Broadwater Parklands or make your journey active and walk, ride, scoot or skate to the event.

  • Can I bring alcohol?


  • Can I buy alcohol there?


  • Why are the traditional attractions not there?

    The infrastructure required for the traditional attractions cannot be accommodated at Broadwater Parklands.

  • Can I bring my pet?

    We don’t encourage pet attendance at our events and also keep in mind that there will be fireworks at this event.

  • What if it rains?

    If the event is cancelled due to wet weather or any other reason, we will update the event page.

  • What time is the event?

    4pm to 8pm.

  • What time are the fireworks?


  • What food will be available?

    • Barraca Portuguese Street Grill
    • Bruce the Food Truck
    • Canadian Cookshack
    • Chubbys Diner
    • Churros & Chocolate
    • Dan’s Dim Sim Kitchen
    • Juice Power
    • Little Havana
    • Little Wahaca
    • Micasa Food Truck
    • Morgan’s Hot Jam Donuts
    • Mr America Hot Dogs & Fries
    • Mr Kebabie
    • Mumma and Frankie
    • Pit Stop Food
    • Reid Street Kitchen
    • Samba Catering Co
    • Sate House
    • Short Black Long Black Espresso Bar
    • Southport Amateur Fishing Club
    • Spud the Food Truck
    • Thaiway
    • Whips & Co
    • Wiener Haus
    • Wild Rissole
  • Why the changed venue this year?

    This year’s Australia Day celebrations are moving to Broadwater Parklands while the new Cultural Precinct takes shape.


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