There are so many activities to choose from this Australia Day!We know the main one in our region is at Tannum Sands but there are also other events happening all around our region!
We have a list of all the council-supported 2017 Australia Day community events:
What: Games for adults and children, raffles and more including Aussie barbecue, snags and burgers, drinks, damper with golden syrup and lamingtons at minimal cost (proceeds to Baffle Creek Community Inc). Thong throwing, egg and spoon races, sack races, three-legged races and prize for best Aussie costume.
Where: Baffle Community Oval
What: Free sausage sizzle, soft drinks, water and ice blocks. Activities will include tug-of-war, three legged race, kick the footy, thong toss, water sponges, cricket, score a basket, catch a sponge (kids catch wet sponges on their heads in colanders) and best dressed yobbos. There will also be a boxing ring for the kids.
Where: Pershouse Park (Pioneer Park), Dedekind Drive, Benaraby
What: Free barbecue breakfast at the Bororen Hall. After breakfast, people are invited to jump in their cars and head to Turkey Beach for a game of cricket. If there are insufficient numbers or interest, fishing will be the alternative.
Where: Bororen Hall, Hickman Street, Bororen
What: Great Aussie Breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages, fried tomato, baked beans and damper for adults ($10) and sausage on bread with an egg, bacon or onion option for children ($3). Tea, coffee or juice ($2). Live entertainment, kids’ games, novelty games, face painting, raffles and a kids’ colouring competition.
Where: Builyan Hall, 11 Pine Street
What: Family fun day and cricket competition organised in addition to a waterslide, jumping castle, Triple J Hottest 100, great prizes, bar and canteen operating, no BYO. $30 registration for the cricket competition per teams of six. For more information and team registration call Nathan on 0428 033 038.
Where: Calliope Rugby League Fields, Sutherland Street
When: Gates open 9.30am. Competition starts 10.30am
What: True Blue Aussie games and prizes, free waterslide all afternoon, prizes for best Aussie hat and outfit, Young Ones versus Oldies cricket match, free watermelon all day, free Aussie barbecue from 5pm, Aussie bush band.
Where: Captain Creek Community Sport & Rec Club, 111 Murphy Road
What: Free sausage sizzle and non-alcoholic drinks for sale in the canteen. From 8am-10am activities will include ‘beach style’ volleyball, thong throwing, tug-of-war, three legged races, face painting and an Australia Day costume competition. Baffle Creek’s Kissing the Flint will provide live music starting with the national anthem from 9.30am -11.30am. An NBHA barrel race exhibition will be held around 10am. Market stalls and raffles throughout the morning.
Where: Gladstone Horse Performance Club, 137 Pony Club Road, South Trees (off QAL access road)
What: Free barbecue. Drinks and raffle tickets will be on sale. Activities will include kids’ games, a jumping castle and barefoot bowls.
Where: Bowls Club, The Narrows Road (opposite the Mount Larcom showground)
What: Enjoy a free breakfast from 8am then Australian themed events including billy cart races and novelty games. An Aussie style lunch will be on sale. There will also be a mechanical bull and face painting. Sno cones, fairy floss, pavlova and lamingtons will be on offer for free.
Where: Rosedale Royal Hotel, McPherson Street
What: Barefoot bowls (11am-5pm), sausage sizzle (11.30am-2pm), live music from Agnes Water School Ukulele Musicians (12pm-2pm). All free.
Where: 1770 Bowls Club, 205 Captain Cook Drive
What: Fun events for children and adults. Crab pot throwing, tug-of-war, swimming, sausage sizzle, lamingtons.
Where: Golding Park (back beach), South End
When: 10.30am-4pm (ferry to and from South End usual times)
What: Socialise, catch up with fellow residents and enjoy a free barbecue lunch in the comfort of the Turkey Beach community centre. A game of cricket may follow for those who are energetic.
Where: Community Centre, Daniels Street, Turkey Beach
When: From 11am
What: Games for children and adults including thong throwing, sack races, a treasure hunt and then cricket under lights. Tania Smalley’s famous meat pies with peas and mash ($15) will be served around 5.30pm-6pm. Drinks will also be available. Please RSVP to Tania on 4974 1123 for catering purposes.
Where: Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre, 15 McDonald Street, Ubobo
What: Traditional Aussie games including a thong throw, egg and spoon races and sack races. There will also be jumping castles, scavenger hunts, raffles, members’ draws and a fire truck on display. A limited supply of free softdrink, a sausage sizzle and water will be on offer. Ice cream and coffee will be on sale.
Where: Yarwun Recreation Grounds
And don’t forget about the GRC Australia Day Awards on Wednesday!