Australia Day


Celebrate everything that makes Australia great this Australia Day at our free morning event.

Head to Bicentennial Park from 10.30am to celebrate the Ku-ring-gai community’s rich multiculturalism though music, dance and food. The event will feature live stage shows by bush band, Reel Matilda, Wunriniri Music & Dance Group, Falun Dafa Chinese dance group and an Australian reptile show. ABC Kids’ SplashDance will feature as the main act of the day to entertain the younger attendees who enjoy dancing along to the television series.

Attendees will also enjoy the games and amusement rides, sheep shearing and sheep dog demonstrations.

The event will conclude at 1.30pm and attendees are encouraged to then make their way to the Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre for an afternoon of pool entertainment and activities.


Bicentennial Park, West Pymble (Cnr Ryde Rd and Lofberg Rd)


10.30am - 1.30pm, Thursday 26 January 2017


10.30 am  Reel Matilda

11.20 am  Wuruniri Music and Dance Group

11.40 am  Falun Dafa Chinese dance group

12.00 pm  SplashDance (12.30pm Meet & Greet)

12.35 pm  Aussie Reptile Show

1.05 pm    Lucky African Dance

1.30 pm    Event concludes

Other activities

Sheep shearing demonstrations 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm

Sheep dog trials

Splash Dance Meet and Greet 12.30pm

Inflatable amusement rides

Farm animals and Aussie Reptile petting zoo's

Roaming performers

Face painting 

Australiana craft activities

Wet weather

The event will proceed if a few showers occur on the day, please be prepared and bring a poncho!

In the case of extremely wet weather prior to the event or dangerous weather conditions on the day, the event may be cancelled.

Keep an eye on the website or call 9424 0000 for an update if the weather looks uncertain.

Bicentennial Park venue information

Transport and parking

There is limited parking available  in surrounding streets. Council recommends catching the free shuttle bus free shuttle bus from Gordon train station.

Click here to view timetable.  (pdf. 830KB)


Most surfaces at the event site are grass.

Accessible toilets are available.

The free shuttle bus is wheelchair and pram accessible.

Accessible parking is available within the park grounds for those with a valid permit, please see traffic controllers at the entrance to Prince of Wales Drive.

Major sponsor


Event partners

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Media partners

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For further information about sponsoring future events contact Council's Events Coordinator on 9424 0868.

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