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Australia Day Celebrations

26 January at Broadwater Parklands and Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Featuring a pool party, live local music, food truck feast, fireworks and family-friendly fun.

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Australia Day on the Gold Coast

Australia Day Celebrations 2020

The City of Gold Coast Australia Day Celebrations will be held on 26 January 2020 at Broadwater Parklands, Southport.

This year, we are once again showcasing local talent on the main stage with The Round Mountain Girls headlining and support acts Electrik Lemonade, San Mei and Liv Heyer.

This free event kicks off at 4pm and concludes with a spectacular 15-minute fireworks display synchronised to an all-Aussie soundtrack, set on three barges over the Broadwater. The fireworks will begin at approximately 7.45pm. The night will boast delicious food vendors, the JJ Richards 'Aussie Activities Zone' including water play and art activities, as well as beach volleyball on the foreshore.

Support our drought-stricken farmers and head to 92.5 Triple M to donate a gold coin to Rural Aid Australia, alternatively you can donate online via the Buy a Bale website.

So pack your sunscreen, hat and a picnic rug and gather your family and friends for a wonderful afternoon of food, fun and live music. Bring your own water bottle and visit the free water refill station to stay hydrated! The only place to be on Australia Day is the Broadwater Parklands.

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Get ready for a wonderful afternoon celebrating with live local music, food and family friendly fun.

Looking for a way to cool off during the day?

Grab your friends and family and splash into Australia Day at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Pool Party!

The main party gets underway from 11am with novelty races, giant inflatables, dive boards, a sausage sizzle and dive bomb competitions until 2pm.

And 92.5 Triple M will be on-site keeping you entertained with a line-up of awesome Aussie music and giveaways. See you on Sunday 26 January for the city's coolest celebration.

Normal admission charges apply. Head to to find out more.

Getting there

Don't worry about remembering where you parked, get on board and ride the G.

Live local? Get active and walk, ride, scoot or skate.

Proudly supported by

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Official event charity, supporting Aussie farmers

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2019 Event

The 2019 event was 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.

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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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