Australia Day

Saturday 26 January 2019, 2:30pm to 9pm

Join us for the annual Australia Day picnic in Enmore Park, kicking off at 2:30pm.

There is a citizenship ceremony and announcement of the Citizen, Senior Citizen and Young Citizen of The Year, followed by live local entertainment, before a spectacular fireworks display.

There are tonnes of free activities for all the family.

Australia Day is a glass-free event. BYO water bottle. Walk, cycle or catch public transport.


All scheduled performance times and artists are subject to change.

Main stage

  • From 2:30pm: Citizenship ceremony, Citizen of the Year Awards and Australia Day ambassador
  • 4:00pm: Alex Papps
  • 4:40pm: Martha
  • 5:40pm: Dande and the Lion
  • 6:40pm: Countdown Explosion
  • 7:45pm: Mental As Anything
  • 8:45pm: Fireworks display

Amusements and activities

  • 3:00pm: Jumping castle and slide
  • 3:30pm: Magic Yellow Bus
  • 3:30pm: Australian airbrush tattoos
  • 4:30pm: Planet Entertainment: Iron man competition
  • 4:30pm: Australian wildlife displays
  • 4:30pm: Stone Villa workshop
  • 4:30pm: Gecko Sports

Frequently asked questions

What time does the event start?

2:30pm for the citizenship ceremony, Citizen of the Year Awards and Australia Day ambassador. 

You are welcome to arrive earlier to set up your picnic. Entertainment on stage starts at 4:00pm.

Do you have fireworks?

Yes, we do! They are due to start at approximately 8:45pm

Can I park my car at Enmore Park?

Parking is very limited around the park. We encourage you to travel green and leave the car at home. If you do drive, we ask that you adhere to any parking restrictions.

Is food available to buy?

Food and drinks will be available (sausage sizzle, dumplings, paella, African, Spanish, and ice-cream). Lots of people also bring a picnic.

Is alcohol available to buy?

No. You can bring your own if you like – however this is a glass-free event, so please ensure you only bring cans or casks. We make these events glass-free to keep the site safe from broken glass.

Can I bring my own chair?

You can. If you bring chairs, we just ask that you try and sit towards the back of the crowd, leaving room at the front for those on picnic blankets. This is a self-policing policy and we ask that you be considerate of those around you.

Are chairs available to hire?


Can I bring my dog?

You can, but we ask that they remain on a leash in all areas of the park and under control at all times.

Will this event be Auslan-interpreted?

Yes, on the main stage.


Council are taking steps towards eliminating single-use plastics at events.

We encourage you to BYO re-usable bottle for use at the water stations on site. Bottled water will not be available for purchase at this event.

We also encourage you to bring your own reusable cup to purchase hot beverages.


Australia Day is a smoke-free event.

Emergency services and first aid

Emergency services and first aid will be on site for duration of the event.

Off-leash dog exercise from 25 to 27 January

Please note that Enmore Park will be unavailable for off-leash dog exercise between 8am on Friday 25 January and 12 noon on Sunday 27 January.

The nearest park that allows off-leash dog exercise is Enmore TAFE Park on Sarah Street, Enmore.

Visit the dog exercise areas page to find more off-leash parks in the area.

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Page last updated: 27 Mar 2019