Events to mark Australia Day across Region

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Australia Day is fast approaching, and residents looking to mark the day can look forward to a range of events across the Region.

Rockhampton Region Acting Mayor Neil Fisher said these events will provide a great opportunity for people to celebrate and reflect on what it means to be Australian.

“This Australia Day, Council is once again proud to support a number of great celebrations in our community,” said Acting Mayor Fisher.

“On Tuesday 26 January from 10am – 12.30pm the kids can enjoy a free sausage sizzle, ice-cream and amusement rides at Kershaw Gardens.

“There’ll also be a free barbeque hosted by the Gracemere Men’s Shed at Cedric Archer Park, and the Mount Morgan Dam is set to come alive with rides, face-painting, and entertainment.

“You can also join a fun day of family games, including tug of war and gumboot tossing, presented by the Bouldercombe Progress Association Inc.”

“Council is contributing towards each of these events through our Australia Day Grant program, which supports groups to host local events and activities to celebrate Australia Day,” said Acting Mayor Fisher.

Advance Rockhampton – Manager of Tourism and Events, Annette Pearce said Council will be hosting Great Australian Bites, an afternoon of live music, entertainment and delicious food from local vendors at Kershaw Gardens.

“At Great Australian Bites, we will also be marking the day by honouring those who consistently go above and beyond for our community with the Australia Day Awards.

“And, we’ll be welcoming new Australians who have made our Region their home.

“With the range of free, family friendly events on offer, Australia Day is set to be a wonderful day for our community to reflect, respect and celebrate.”

Official Australia Day celebrations in the Rockhampton Region are listed below:



Kershaw Gardens BBQ

10am – 12.30pm

Free sausage sizzle (limit of 500 sausages) and ice cream, free bungee tramp and jumping castle

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council

Great Australian Bites – Kershaw Gardens

3pm – 9pm

  • Free concert featuring Denvah, Maddi & The Hoopers, Relic, Indigo Electric and Silky Fuzz
  • Australia Day Awards & Citizenship Ceremony
  • BBQ and licensed bar provided by The Scouts and Rovers
  • Food vendors

Great Australia Bites is presented by the Queensland Government in partnership with Rockhampton Regional Council and the National Australia Day Council and proudly supported by Triple M/ Hit 107.9.


No. 7 Dam

9am – 12.30pm

Free Rides, Aussie foods, face-painting and entertainment

Provided by the Rotary Club of Mount Morgan


Cedric Archer Park Rotunda

9am – 11.30am

Free sausage sizzle BBQ

Provided by The Gracemere Men’s Shed


Upper Ulam Rec Grounds

11am – 5pm

Aussie food, licenced bar, tug-o-war, gumboot tossing, free jumping castle and face painting


Bouldercombe Recreational Complex

4pm – 7pm

Historic display, games, markets, crafts, free BBQ and lamingtons

Provided by the Bouldercombe Progress Association

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