Australia Day 2019: Where To Celebrate

Written by on 4 January 2019

Australia Day is one of the biggest events of the year, and there are some spectacular events for you to attend in The Hills, Parramatta and The Cumberland to celebrate all that is Australian.

Alive 90.5 FM will also be broadcasting live and local from Australia Day at the Farm. Click here for details.

The Hills Shire

Australia Day at The Farm

When: Saturday 26 January 
Time: 12 PM – 9 PM
Where: Bella Vista Farm
Organised by: The Hills Shire Council

Australia Day in The Hills is one of the highlights of the social calendar and The Hills Shire Council has made sure 2019 is unlike any other with an impressive list of Aussie acts, kids dedicated zones and Australiana themed entertainment to celebrate our nation’s day.

Australia Day at the Farm 2017. Source: The Hills Shire Council

For full details on Australia Day at The Farm, visit the Sydney Hills Events Website.

Australia Day Family Afternoon at The Hills Club

When: Saturday 26 January
Time: 4 PM – 8 PM
Where: The Hills Club, 6-18 Jenner Street, Baulkham Hills.
Organizer: The Hills Club

For more information about The Hills Club’s Family Afternoon Australia Day celebrations, contact the club on 02 9639 2733.

The Hills Club is a proud Platinum Sponsor of Alive 90.5 FM.

Australia Day Commemoration and Service at Castlebrook Memorial Park

When: Saturday 26 January
Time: 6:50 AM
Where: Castlebrook Memorial Park, Windsor Road, Rouse Hill
Organizer: Castlebrook Memorial Park

Starting at 6.50am on Saturday 26th January, Castlebrook Memorial Park will hold its eighth annual flag planting tribute, to honor service men and women buried in the grounds. The celebration of life will include a rendition by drummers and bagpipe players while Australian flags are placed on each of the brave men and women’s graves.

After the service, a complimentary breakfast will be provided for everyone who attended.

Should you be interested in attending or would like more, please have a read of Castlebrook Memorial Park’s Media Release, or contact the Castlebrook Memorial Park on 02 9629 1477.

Castlebrook Memorial Park is a proud Program Sponsor of Alive 90.5 FM.

Annangrove Progress Association’s Australia Day Celebrations

When: Saturday 26 January
Time: 9.30 AM – 2 PM
Where: Annangrove Progress Association, Annangrove Rd & Currie Ave Annangrove
Organizer: Annangrove Progress Association

They are the only known Australia Day event that offers free rides, whose profits go straight back into their Anzac Day commemorations and Australia Day celebrations every year.

This year they have grown – and will have 40 stalls all focused on families, heaps of food, a chocolate wheel, the conservation center will be open and a lucky door prize which they offer every year – a 40″ TV and DVD player. The beautiful rural park will be full of rides, slides, castles and pony rides, a train, even a bucking bull, and all just 15min from Castle Hill & Rouse Hill.

If you’d like more details, please contact the association via Facebook.


City of Parramatta

Australia Day in Parramatta

When: Saturday 26 January 
Time: 6 AM – 9 PM
Where: Parramatta Park
Organizer: City of Parramatta Council

The Parramatta tradition continues! Featuring a hot-air balloon display, classic vehicles, kids activities, live entertainment, delicious food, amusement rides and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

For full details on Australia Day in Parramatta, visit the Australia Day in Parramatta Website.

Parramatta Heritage Cycling Rides – Australia Day Special

When: Saturday 26 January 
Time: Rides Start at 11AM, 1PM and 3PM and last approx. 1 hour
Where: Parramatta Park (George St. Entrance)
Organizer: Parramatta Heritage Rides

Take a tour of St John’s Cemetery, the Indigenous River Pathway and some of Parramatta’s outstanding hidden jewels, all from the comfort of your bike seat. There are three rides, starting at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Each will follow the same route, with some minor variation possible due to Australia Day Celebrations.

To get more information about the Parramatta Heritage Rides special or to book, visit the Facebook event page.



Australia Day in The Cumberland

When: Saturday 26 January 
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
Where: Holroyd Gardens
Organizer: Cumberland Council

On Saturday 26 January, Cumberland comes to life for Australia Day in Holroyd Gardens. Enjoy the live entertainment on the main stage, free carnival rides, stalls, children’s activities and a spectacular Fireworks display.

For full details on Australia Day in The Cumberland, visit Cumberland Council’s Website.

Alive 90.5 at Australia Day

Whilst we at Alive 90.5 FM cover the three areas of The Hills, Parramatta and the Cumberland, we are only able to attend one event. Last year, we had the privilege of attending Cumberland Council’s Australia Day celebrations. This year, we will be at Bella Vista Farm in The Hills district.

At The Bella Vista Farm, Alive 90.5 will be broadcasting LIVE online and on 90.5 FM. Why not come down and meet some of our presenters, have your photo taken, or maybe even go live to air. There is also plenty of opportunity for you to find out how you can get involved with your local community radio station.

Tune in to Alive 90.5 FM throughout the week (Beginning Monday 21st) as we interview the Mayors of the City of Parramatta and Cumberland Council’s to find out more about their Australia Day celebrations.


Are you hosting an Australia Day Celebration that you want listed on this page and promoted on air? Send it to our writers using our Diary Submission Form!

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