Where to Celebrate Australia Day 2016?

With so many events and places celebrating Australia day in and around Brisbane, it can be strenuous task to find the best place to be on this day. To make this easy for you, Mediatimes has prepared a list of some of the best places where you can celebrate Australia day this year.

Australia day 2016

South Bank

Celebrate all things Australia on Australia Day at South Bank! Bring the family, pack a picnic, grab some space on the grass and enjoy an impressive fireworks display from the banks of the Brisbane River at 7.30pm. Remember the Parklands will be a strictly no-alcohol zone for the day, except at River Quay where alcoholic beverages are available for purchase as part of Great Australian Bites. Cost: Free

2016 Aussie Beach Party at Brennan Park, Bribie Island

Australia day beach party bribie island

Rock out at the Aussie Beach Party this Australia Day featuring Australian Tribute Bands, Maddie Silcock and DJ Iridescent! There will be plenty of family fun including market stalls, face painting, amusement rides, beach activities, thong throwing, Scoopy’s Ice Cream Eating Competition, kid’s workshops and more. The event also features a Vintage Car Display and concludes with a massive fireworks display off the jetty!

Cornetts Supermarkets Free Big Breakfast supported by Bribie Island Lions – A free hot breakfast will be served by the Bribie Island Lions from 7.30am to celebrate Australia Day in Brennan Park, Bribie Island. Get in quick as the free breakfast is limited. Cornetts Supermarkets are a proud supporter of the free breakfast.

Date: 26 January 2016. Time: 7.30am – 7.30pm

Location: Brennan Park – Toorbul Street, Bribie Island. Cost: Free


Australia Day Flag Raising & Cadet March 2016

Everyone is invited to attend Australia Day Flag Raising & Cadet March on Tuesday, 26th of January 2016 at Redcliffe RSL. Cost: General admission is free. Who should attend: This event is suited for all ages.


Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony in The Lockyer Valley

australia day awards 2016 largeThe Australian Citizenship Ceremony provides an important opportunity for the community to formally welcome new citizens in the Lockyer Valley.

The Australia Day Awards Ceremony brings the community together to recognise individuals and groups in the region that contribute to the lifestyle in the Valley as well as to celebrate as a community. This year we welcome Mr Li Cunxin as the Australia Day Ambassador. Li has had a long and diverse career as an internationally acclaimed dancer with highlights including the rank of Principal of Houston Ballet, Principal Artist at the Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director and Queensland’s Australian of the Year.  For a detailed list, visit www.luvyalockyer.com.au and go to the Event Calendar for 26 January.

Cost:  Please get in touch with the organiser through the contact details provided on this page for enquiries. Who should attend: This event is open to the general public.

2016 Australia Day Cruises

Australia day 2016 cruiseThe Kookaburra’s are celebrating Australia Day with two rippa cruises around Brissy! Indulge in the delicious Aussie inspired three course menu for lunch or dinner, take in the views of the city and enjoy the live music.

The dinner cruise also offers a sensational view of the Australia Day fireworks display. Competitions for best Aussie costume and lucky door prizes up for grabs.

Lunch Includes:
• 2 hour scenic cruise
• Aussie A la carte menu
• Live entertainment
• Best dressed competitions and lucky door prizes

Dinner Includes:
• 3 hour scenic cruise
• Aussie A la carte menu
• Live entertainment
• Best dressed competitions and lucky door prizes
• Great views of the fireworks

Cost:  LUNCH A$59, Cons $49, kids $39 | DINNER A$79, Cons $69, Kids $59

Who should attend: This event is suited for all ages. more info at kookaburrariverqueens.com