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Australia Day Celebrations

The City’s Australia Day celebrations at Broadwater Parklands feature a pool party and movies in the week leading up to Australia Day.

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Australia Day on the Gold Coast

The City’s annual Australia Day celebrations at Broadwater Parklands have been altered this year, with a series of smaller scale events planned given challenges associated with COVID-19.

Movies Under the Stars Summer Series

Movies are being held nightly from 7pm at the Broadwater Parklands (Great Lawn) Marine Parade, Southport.

For information on how to book and further details visit

Date Film
Tuesday 19 January Lion
Wednesday 20 January The Sapphires
Thursday 21 January Kenny
Friday 22 January Red Dog
Saturday 23 January The Adventures of Priscilla
Sunday 24 January Muriel’s Wedding
Monday 25 January The Castle

Australia Day Pool Party

When: 11am to 2pm, Tuesday 26 January
Where: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport
Cost: Regular pool entry fees apply

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Australia Day Celebrations 2020

The City of Gold Coast Australia Day celebration was held on Sunday 26 January 2020 at Broadwater Parklands, Southport.

Last year the event showcased local talent on the main stage with The Round Mountain Girls headlining and support acts Electrik Lemonade, San Mei and Liv Heyer.

The night boasted delicious food vendors, the JJ Richards 'Aussie Activities Zone' including water play and art activities, as well as beach volleyball on the foreshore.

The event concluded with a spectacular 15-minute fireworks display synchronised to an all-Aussie soundtrack, set on three barges over the Broadwater.

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Mayor Tom Tate with the Rural Fire Service at the Australia Day 2020 celebrations
Children with their mum at the Australia Day 2020 celebrations
Flags being waved at the Australia Day 2020 celebrations
Children at the Australia Day 2020 celebrations
Band playing at the Australia Day 2020 celebrations
Fireworks at the Australia Day 2020 celebrations

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Official event charity, supporting Aussie farmers

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Official event charity supporting Aussie farmers

Notice of filming and photography

By entering this City of Gold Coast event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of the photographs and/or recordings now or in the future in any medium without restriction or financial compensation and waive any and all claims connected with the taking, recording, publication and use of the photographs and recordings. You acknowledge and agree that you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver and release before entering the event.

If you do not agree to the above please do not enter the event venue.

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