Each year, locals flock to Bicentennial Park in West Pymble for Council's annual Australia Day Celebration. Taking place on 26 January, the event celebrates Australia's heritage, history, and culture with live performances, animal encounters, amusement rides, and a Citizenship Ceremony to welcome new Australian Citizens.
The day is also marked by handing out the Local Citizen of the Year Awards to unsung heroes of the community.
Australia Day 2019
When: Saturday 26 January 2019
9am - 10.30am - Citizenship Ceremony & Local Citizen of the Year awards
10.30 - 2pm - Australia Day Family Celebrations
Venue: Bicentennial Park, Prince of Wales Drive, West Pymble
Entertainment: Celebrate Australia Day with a packed out program of performances including ABC Kids show Banana's in Pyjamas, the Australian Reptile Show, Bush Band Reel Matilda, cultural performances, plus plenty of entertainment for the kids including an animal farm, inflatable rides and arts and craft.
Food & Drinks: Food and drink stalls will be available
Transport: Catch the FREE shuttle bus between Gordon station and Bicentennial Park
Parking: Limited parking is available; residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free shuttle bus.
Accessibility & Inclusion: Accessible toilet and wheelchair access will be available.
There will be a sensory tent at the event to give people a safe place to retreat to if they are feeling overwhelmed by the crowds, noise and smells. The tent is staffed by trained volunteers and has tee-pees that can provide sanctuary for kids who are overwhelmed by sensory input. Tee pees can contain weighted blankets, fidget toys, noise cancelling headphone, books etc. Other items in the tent includes vision aides, hearing augmentation, communication cards, toys and seating. Everyone is welcome to visit the tent.
First Aid: First Aid Services will be provided at the event by the St John Ambulance.