Australia Day Community Celebration


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  • Location: The Events Centre, Minchinton Street, Caloundra 4551 Queensland

Thousands are expected to join in council’s Australia Day community party at Kings Beach Amphitheatre on 26 January to celebrate Aussie-style.

A great day of family fun is planned from 10 am to 5 pm with entertainment to suit all tastes and ages.

This free public event at Kings Beach will be bursting at the seams with live entertainment, workshops, activities and market stalls expressing the national diversity that has become an important part of the Australian national character.

Australia Day Community Celebrations are a great way to celebrate safely and responsibly and will be an alcohol and glass free event.

Proposed road closures (26 January 2012)

De Vene Avenue from Moreton Parade to Ormonde Terrace     1 am to 7 pm
Traffic from Princess Lane will only be permitted to turn left    7 am to 7 pm

Proposed car park closures (26 January 2012)

All rights to park at the Amphitheatre are temporarily removed     1 am to 10 pm
Burgess Street car park closed    1 am to 7 pm
Edmund Street car park closed    1 am to 7 pm

Thousands are expected to join in council’s Australia Day Community Celebration [PDF 958KB] at Kings Beach Amphitheatre on 26 January to celebrate Aussie-style.

A great day of family fun is planned from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm with entertainment to suit all tastes and ages.

Stage highlights


10.00 am     The Yindi Band and Level 6 Hip Hop
10.30 am    Cassi Hilbers
10.45 am    Brett Campbell
11.15 am    Bananas in Pyjamas Show
12.00 pm     Demonstrations and Workshops
1.00 pm     Afterglow
1.45 pm     Andrew Redford
2.30 pm     The Floating Bridges
3.45 pm     Dan England

Kids can also meet Shaun the Sheep, enjoy an animal farm, giant slide and face painting.

Seasons of the Sun

A number of local food and beverage producers are joining us this year to showcase the fantastic foods we produce here on the Coast.

Noosa Lime Co     Fresh lime cordials and lime and chilli jams
Olives Direct     All types of olives and olive oils
Basically Wild     Eat Me I'm Wild range; dinner sauces containing Australian native ingredients
Gourmet Afrika    Gourmet sauces, marinades, chutneys, spice mixes
Maleny Avocado Oil     Avocado oil
Obi Obi Essentials     Olive oil, green and olive leaf tea, alpaca wool
Galeru     Native rainforest fruit products
Eumundi Beef      
Ozcook     Roast beef and pork rolls, roast lamb and gravy rolls
Maleny Dairies     Iced coffee, milkshakes, yoghurts and dairy deserts
Natural Bean Coffee     Coffee, tea, chai and hot chocolate
Traditional German Sausages     Traditional Bratwurst, wood smoked mild Bockwurst and wood smoked spicy Debreziner served in a continental roll with sauerkraut and mustard or sauce
Noosa Reds Pty Ltd     Fresh tomatoes, toasted ciabatta bread with fresh diced tomatoes and condiments

Food and beverages

For a sit down meal or takeaway try one of the local cafes and restaurants.

A number of vendors will also be on site bringing you coffee, pancakes, potato slinky’s, corn fritters and lots more.

Safety


Make sure you wear sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water. Please do not bring any glass.

As always, it is important that we remember to celebrate safely and responsibly and that we consider our community and environment.
With security and police in attendance, anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

Parents and guardian’s can help us re-unite lost children quickly by wrist banding their children with their mobile number. Wrist bands will be available from the council Information Tent.
 
Event parking and shuttle bus

Free parking will be organised at both the Transit Centre in Cooma Terrace and in Queen Street near the Caloundra High School.

A free shuttle bus will run continually from 9.30pm until 5.30pm with stops at the Transit Centre, Kings Beach Amphitheatre and Queen Street (in front of high school).

Proposed car park closures (25 January 2012)
All rights to park at the amphitheatre are temporarily removed     8.00 am to midnight

Proposed road closures (26 January 2012)
De Vene Avenue from Moreton Parade to Ormonde Terrace     1.00 am to 7.00 pm

Proposed car park closures 26 January 2012
All rights to park at the amphitheatre are temporarily removed     1.00 am to 7.00 pm
Burgess Street car park closed     1.00 am to 7.00 pm
Edmund Street car park closed     1.00 am to 7.00pm

Other celebrations

Sunshine Coast Council is also supporting community events including:

    Noosa Local Legends Awards at Noosaville Lions Park
    Australia Day on Buderim [PDF 2.75MB] with the traditional Bush Breakfast and Parade through Main Street
    Australia Day at Coolum with the return of the street parade, live bands, markets and fireworks
    Australia Day Celebration at La Balsa ParkLink exits to another website Pt Cartwright including a citizenship ceremony, flag raising, jumping castle, live music, sausage sizzle, Aussie Birthday cake and traditional damper.

Downloadable Australia Day PDF

Related News:
24/01/2012 - Australia Day celebrations – revised wet weather venues

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Map Location ( get directions )

The Events Centre, Minchinton Street, Caloundra




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