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Wollongong City Council

Australia Day

26 January 20 - 26 January 20 8am

Spend Australia Day at Wollongong Harbour, with a full day of free fun for all ages

We're planning a huge day of activities, including rides, displays, competitions, food and more. The day will end with an amazing fireworks display over Wollongong Harbour at 9pm.

Keep an eye on this page, we'll post the full program closer to the event.

Book a spot in our accessible viewing area

We want to make sure everyone in our community has the opportunity to take part in our Australia Day event. We'll have an accessible viewing area set up for people who have access issues - and their carers, family or friends. There'll also be a drop-off zone and a limited number of accessible parking spaces that you can reserve.

Spaces in the accessible viewing area are limited, and you must book by Monday 13 January 2020.

Use our online form to reserve an accessible viewing area space.

Become an Australia Day volunteer

We're inviting applications for volunteers to help out behind the scenes of our city's biggest community event! Use our online form to sign up by Friday 22 November 2019.

Applications for stallholders

Applications for Australia Day 2020 are now open and will close at 5pm, 29 November 2019.

Apply now for Australia Day Awards

We've added two new categories to the 2020 Australia Day Awards—recognising our community members’ outstanding achievement in bringing Wollongong to the World and also Diversity and Social Inclusion.

People are being encouraged to nominate a local person or a group that may qualify for the Australia Day Awards. There are now eight categories in the awards.

The Ozzy Doggy Show is back

Your favourite four-legged friend can be part of the Australia Day fun too! See our Ozzy Doggy Show event for details.

Thanks to our Australia Day event sponsors

Bendigo Bank logo Remondis logo Kennards Hire logo Novotel Wollongong North Beach logo AIW logo The Cram Foundation logoBrandworx logo Wave FM logo i98FM logo Illawarra Mercury logo