Brisbane, the Gold Coast & Byron Bay Region

Whats on…. Australia Day on The Gold Coast and Northern NSW

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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