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 2020
When: Sunday 26 January 2020
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Venue: Bicentennial Park, Prince of Wales Drive, West Pymble
Entertainment: Inflatable rides, Children's Art & Craft Workshops, Roaming Performers, Indigenous smoking ceremony, bush band and a Aussie Rock Finale The Great Southern Land.
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.
Applications for stallholders are now closed.
Applicants will be advised by 4pm on 6 December if their application has been successful.
To sponsor this event or to find out more information please contact the Events Coordinator Mardi Pistachia on 9424 0980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.