Are you on the Gold Coast or Northern New South Wales and looking for something to do this Australia Day? We have compiled a list of celebrations below:

Happy Australia Day!


The Gathering Feel Good Festival

What: Inaugural music festival with 12 international DJs and Tee Pee Village. Licensed 18+

When & Where: From Midday to 10pm at Country Paradise Parklands on Beaudesert-Nerang Rd, Nerang

Australia Day Golf Event at Links Hope Island

What: Pie eating competition, sausage sizzle, thong throwing and a round of golf. Prizes for best dressed golf cart

When & Where: 7.30am to 6pm at Hope Island Road, Hope Island.

One Nation Broadwater Australia Day Barbecue

What: Free sausage sizzle and open discussion with members of the party

When & Where: 8.30am to 11.30am at Paradise Point Parklands

Celebrate Aussie Day at the Boardwalk Tavern

What: Mud crab racing from 2pm, food specials and live music

When & Where: 10am to 10pm at 8 Santa Barbara Rd, Hope Island

Guanaba Country Music Club Australia Day Party

What: Come dressed in ‘Okker’ fashion, trivia quiz, other games, music, kid friendly

When & Where: 11am to 4pm at The Fire station at Heritage Park — 193 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama


What: Australia-themes dress up Zumba class

When & Where: 6.30pm at Upper Coomera Community Centre, Abraham Rd Upper Coomera

Runaway Bay Tavern Australia Day Event

What: Pig racing with proceeds to Variety children’s charity, live music, cold drinks and a barbecue

When & Where: 12pm to 10pm at 10-12 Lae Drive, Runaway Bay


Burleigh Swim Run

What: Community fitness event for kids to adults at Burleigh beach

When & Where: 6am to 10am at Burleigh Heads Lifeguard Tower

Currumbin RSL Australia Day Creekside

What: Live music, face painting, trivia, totem tennis, and native tucker (kid friendly)

When & Where: 10am onwards at 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin

North Burleigh SLSC BBQ in the Park

What: Free event with food stalls, music and games for the kids. When & Where: 11am — 3pm at Ed Hardy Park, The Esplanade, Miami.

Dog and Parrot Tavern Australia Day

What: Triple J’s Hottest 100, games for the kids, free sausage sizzle and comedy at 7.30pm

When & Where: 11am to 10pm at

2 Scottsdale Drive, Robina

Australia Day at the Coolangatta Hotel

What: Live music, food and drink specials, giveaways and more

When & Where: 9am to 11pm at Cnr Warner Street & Marine Parade, Coolangatta

Burleigh Pro Surf Comp

What: First day of four-day surfing event, part of the World Surf League and attracting some of Australia’s best surfers

When & Where: 8am to 4pm at Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

BBQ, Brews and Bites

What: Live DJs, delicious Australia Day specialties from Fish Lab, Pure Meats and Coming Home Co and plenty of games for the kids.

When & Where: 11am — 7pm, outside The Kitchens, Robina


Australia Day at the Broadwater Parklands

What: Largest ever firework display on the Gold Coast, food trucks, live music and sporting zone

When & Where: 4pm to 8pm at Southport Broadwater Parklands, Marine Pde at Southport on the Great Lawn

Australia Day at Southport Sharks

What: Face painting, dance show, reptile show and lunch at Frenzy Food Court

When & Where: 1pm onwards at Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave, Southport

Australia Day at Benowa Tavern

What: Aussie-themed dishes on special as well as a barbecue, a thong throwing competition and a lamington eating event held after lunch.

When & Where: 10am to 5pm at 117 Ashmore Road, Benowa

Australia Day celebrations at RSL Club Southport

What: Aussie tucker, Aussie trivia, face painting, music and giveaways

When & Where: 10am to 1.30am at 36 Scarborough Street, Southport

Australia Day by Nobby’s Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

What: Thong pong, hermit crab racing and a pie eating competition

When & Where: 10am to 6pm at 25 Albatross Avenue, Nobby Beach

Cabana Bar & Lounge Presents Australia Day!

What: Toad races, Triple J’s Hottest 100, sausage sizzle and Aussie-themed cocktails

When & Where: 12pm to 11pm at Southport Sharks, Cnr Musgrave & Olsen aves, Southport

Aussie Day BBQ At Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise

What: Drinks and barbecue on the deck, Aussie hot dogs. $24.95 per ticket

When & Where: 12pm — 10pm at Cnr Cavill Ave & Surfers Bvd, Surfers Paradise

Australia Day at Southport Yacht Club

What: Raffles, prizes for best dressed and lunch looking over the water

When & Where: 12pm — 4pm at 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach

The Wallaby Hotel

What: Live music, a pie eating competition, a thong throwing event and a free barbecue

When & Where: From 10 at 45 Railway St, Mudgeeraba


Advancetown Tavern Aussie Day Event

What: Face painting, balloon artist, jumping castles, pig races to raise money for the rural fire brigade and live music

When: 10am — 10pm

Where: 402 Nerang Murwillumbah Road, Advancetown

The Grumpies Rock Australia Day

What: Live music by The Grumpies, pig racing, jumping castle and more

When: 11am — 11pm

Where: Tamborine Mountain Memorial Sports Centre, 6-12 Beacon Rd, Tamborine North

Bearded Dragon’s Australia Day Weekend

What: Australian-themed activity tent, colouring competition, thong throwing, Aussie tucker, live music, reptile show, cane toad racing, lamington scoffing, prizes for best dressed and much more

When & Where: From 11.30am at Cnr Tamborine Mountain Rd & Beenleigh-Beaudesert Rd Tamborine


Tweed Shire Awards and Citizenship Ceremony

What: 50 new citizens pledging citizenship and the annual shire awards

When & Where: 11am to 12.30pm Twin Towns Clubs and Resorts

Tumbulgum Community Australia Day Celebration

What: Free community barbecue breakfast, awards, music, craft workshops, cricket challenge

When & Where: 8am to 4pm at Brian Breckenridge, Bawden St, Tumbulgum

Kingscliff Lions Australia Day Breakfast

What: Breakfast, flag-raising ceremony and Aussie games

When & Where: From 7am at Lions Park, Marine Parade Kingscliff

Australia Day Paddle

What: Paddle from Wategos to Main Beach

When & Where: 8am registration and 10am paddle

Aussie Barbecue

What: Free sausage sizzle, ice pops, cake, drinks, Australian flags, music, mullet throwing championship, singalong, rainforest walk

When & Where: 3pm to 5pm, Ocean Shores Public School.

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