Where to find the best Australia Day events for families in Brisbane this year.
Finishing off the summer school holidays with a bang, Australia Day provides the perfect opportunity for some family fun before it all gets serious again.
The atmosphere surrounding Australia Day is always one of togetherness and positivity, so what better way to rejoice in our fine country’s history than at a community event. We’ve gathered all of the best kid-friendly Australia Day events in Brisbane and beyond for those looking at partying somewhere other than at home this year. These event are always very popular, so be sure to arrive early to secure a good spot.
The complete list of family-friendly Australia Day events in Brisbane 2017
Multiple Day Events
South Bank | 2016 Great Australian Bites | 26th -29th January. Head to South Bank and experience the Great Australian Bites which will showcase the modern nature of Australian cuisine this Australia Day long weekend. Kicking off on Saturday, visitors can enjoy four days of multicultural food delights and music – there will be something for everyone plus fireworks on Australia Day itself (Tuesday only) at 7.30pm.
26th January 2016
Brisbane City | Australia Adventure Day | 9am – 4pm- Riverlife is hosting an adventure experience the whole family can enjoy together on Australia Day. The day long Australia Adventure Day event includes four 30 minute sessions of paddle boarding or kayaking, abseiling, outdoor laser tag and rollerblading or biking all at iconic venues on the Brisbane River. The day also includes a good old Aussie sausage sizzle for lunch. Prices start at $199 for a family of 4. This is one Australia Day event your family does not want to miss out on- to secure your place and book click here
Bribie Island | Australia Day in Bribie Island | 7:30am – 8pm- Head on down to Apex and Brennan Park on Bribie Island this Australia Day for some Aussie Day fun! The 12 hour Aussie Beach Party will feature a variety of workshops, beach games, competitions and demonstrations that have a unique Australiana theme. Live music will liven up the beach throughout the day, along with markets and fun for the whole family ending with fireworks.
Herston | Australia Day Festival | 10am – 4pm – From sack races to tug of war, jumping castles to giant outdoor games you will find plenty of activities at Victoria Park to celebrate Australia Day Fun. Families will also enjoy the kids playground and great food and drinks offer plus for the kid’s there will be free Aussie stickers and soft serve ice-cream!
Ipswich | Australia Day Family Fun @ Ipswich City Council Pools |10am-4pm- Make a splash this Australia day with free entry to the Bundamba Swim Centre, Georgie Conway Leichardt Community Swim Centre, Goodna Aquatic Centre and Rosewood Swim Centre. There will be lucky door prizes and a good old Australian BBQ at each venue.
Lawnton | Multicultural Australia Day Festival | 12pm – 7.30pm – From sack races to tug of war, jumping castles to giant outdoor games you will find plenty of activities at Victoria Park to celebrate Australia Day Fun. Families will also enjoy the kids playground and great food and drinks offer plus for the kid’s there will be free Aussie stickers and soft serve ice-cream!
Palmview | Australia Day Celebrations @ Aussie World | from 9am – 5pm – Aussie World is definitely the place to be this Australia Day. Starting at 9am, there will be a day full of Aussie fun with live entertainment, games, rides and Aussie food. The highlight of the day will be the famous Dunny Race Championship. But the fun does not stop there, as Aussie World has over 30 rides and games the whole family can enjoy, including Leak’n Logs, water ride Plunge, the thrill ride Redback and fun Giant Slide to name but a few.
Redcliffe | Australia Day in Redcliffe | 2pm-8pm – Bring your Brisbane Kids along to Suttons Beach to celebrate Australia Day with lots of good old Aussie traditions including beach cricket, thong throwing competition and of course a BBQ. There will also be market stalls to check out, live entertainment and a huge fireworks finale at 7.30pm.
Sandstone Point | Australia Day Celebrations | Grab your togs and bring the whole family along to the Sandstone Point Hotel for their Australia Day celebrations. There will be so much for kids to do with waterslides, the playground and farm experience and of course acres of grass for them to run around and kick the footy. There will also be Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown playing throughout the day.
Shorncliffe | Australia Day By The Bay | 10.30am – 5pm – Get your go Kart ready and bring it along to Upper Moora Park where the whole family can enjoy an Aussie BBQ in the park and Billy Cart Races.
South Bank | Australia Day Fireworks | 7.30pm-7.40pm – Watch Brisbane’s biggest Australia Day fireworks at South Bank. The fireworks spectacular on the river will be the perfect way to end Australia Day celebrations for the whole family.
Springfield Central| Australia Day Celebration | 3pm – 8pm – Apart for the amazing lagoon and waterpark, Robelle Domain Parklands will become the ultimate Australia Day destination with a Quick bash cricket 20-Twenty match at 4pm, a Sing Up Australia Talent Quest (6.30pm) and Fireworks at 8pm. Mixed in all of this will be balloons, face painting, balloon art, Australia Day games and some yummy food at reasonable prices.
Springfield Lakes| Australia Day | 10am – late – Bring your Brisbane Kids along to the Springfield Lakes Hotel for thong throwing, wheelbarrow and kangaroo races, animal farm, best dressed prizes, lamb chops and lamingtons!
Suttons Beach| Australia Day in Redcliffe | 2pm – 8pm – celebrate Australia Day with lots of good old Aussie traditions including beach cricket, beach sack races and beach volleyball plus of course a BBQ. In the Garden there will be live entertainment and games including Giant Beer Pong, Giant Jenga, and Tic Tac Toe and you won’t want to miss out on the Australia Day Toilet Races or the fireworks finale!
Wynnum | Australia Day Breakfast | 7am – 12pm – Come and celebrate Australia Day at Bandstand Park with a free community breakfast, live entertainment, face painting and rides for the whole family.
To stay up to date with all the awesome family friendly events happening in Brisdbane take a look at the Brisbane Kids Upcoming Shows page, the Brisbane Kids Event Calendar or sign up to the Brisbane Kids Weekly Newsletter.