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Australian Flag imageWhats On Central Coast Logo Button image OUR AUSTRALIA DAY - 26th JANUARY:

A little History...

Like our country, the Australia Day national holiday is a relatively young event.

It wasn't until 1935 that all the Australian states and territories named it Australia Day and declared the 26th of January a national holiday.

It took until 1994 before Australia Day celebrations became consistent.

The date of 26th January refers to the First Landing Day or Foundation Day when Captain Arthur Phillip, arrived at Sydney Cove in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip commander of the First Fleet, and the first governor of New South Wales, raised the Union Jack to symbolise British occupation of the eastern lands of Australia which was claimed by Captain Cook in 1770.

Australians all let us rejoice
For we are young and free
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea:
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare,
In history’s page let every stage
Advance Australia fair,
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia fair.
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross,
We’ll toil with hearts and hands,
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands,
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share,
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair
Whats On Central Coast Logo Button image AUSTRALIAN FLAG PROTOCOL:
This is just a snippet from the Protocol page of Flag Fantastic

The following guidelines apply to the Australian national flag and to flags generally around the world:

The flag should be raised briskly and lowered ceremonially.

The flag should be treated with the respect and dignity it deserves as the national emblem.

The flag should not normally be flown in a position inferior to nor smaller than that of any other flag or ensign.

When flown in Australia, the Australian national flag takes precedence over all other national flags.

The flag should always be flown aloft and free and not allowed to fall or lie on the ground.

The flag should not be used to cover a table or seat; or to mask boxes, barriers or the space between floor and ground level on a dais or platform.

When the flag is raised or lowered, or when it is carried past in a parade or review, all present should face the flag and remain silent.
Those in uniform should salute.

Two flags should not be flown on the same flagpole.

The flag should not be flown upside down, not even as a signal of distress.

When the flag is represented, for example, as an illustration for commercial or advertising purposes:
- It should be used in a respectful manner and reproduced accurately
- It should not be defaced - that is, have superimposed on it printing or illustration/s
- It should not be covered by other objects
- All symbolic parts of it should be identifiable

Whats On Central Coast Logo Button image AUSTRALIA DAY - 26th JANUARY:
Nationally there is something happening somewhere and everywhere throughout this great land of ours to celebrate this day.
Here on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW there is so much to celebrate and many ways to do so. The following are just a few....


Australia Day 2018 information will be updated
as more events arrive

Australian Reptile Park imageWhats On Central Coast Logo Button image AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK: 2018
Thursday 25th - Friday 26th January,

Wake up surrounded by nature and wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park’s Aussie Bush Wildlife Sleep Out.

Guests will experience the thrill of sleeping out under the stars amongst wildlife, plus an evening of interactive and hands on wildlife awareness shows, animal encounters, an Aussie bush tucker BBQ, billy tea, marshmallow toasting over camp fires, and damper making

In a true and traditional Aussie bush set up, tents and air mattresses are provided for guests, guests only needing to bring pillows, sleeping bags and any other personal belongings they desire for the bush.
The Aussie Bush Wildlife Sleep Out is family friendly event. Shared bedding options are available for families, also included in the costs are park entry, overnight parking, wildlife shows, dinner and breakfast.

All proceeds from the night go towards Devil Ark's conservation breeding program for Tasmanian Devils

For T&C's and booking please head to Try Booking Website

Whats On Central Coast Logo Button image THE BEACHIE: 2018
Family Day is upon us again!

This Australia Day 26th Of January From 12:30pm you can join us for loads of festivities and giveaways!

* Face painting, Balloon twisting & The Aussie Joker
* Prizes to be won including huge Coca-Cola giveaways
* Pav in ya pie face all LOSERS win a FREE spider mocktail and a beer or wine for mum or dad!
*ALL kids get FREE frozen yoghurts & icy poles
* TOSS a coin with the BOSS & win a FREE sausage sanga
* WIN a lawn mower, WIN meat packs RAFFLES ALL DAY!!!
* BBQ for $10 includes choice of beef, chicken or prawn skewers with salad & bread roll
*Solid Aussie ROCK BAND from 2PM!

Whats On Central Coast Logo Button image CANTON BEACH FORESHORE: 2018
Australia Day Eve Celebrations
Thursday 25th January, 2018

Sing your heart out along to Aussie tunes on this GREAT Australia Day Eve.

Join in on the Thong Throwing and Lamington Making competition along with live entertainment from U B Warned, Coopa Mac, and Aussie bush band, fun activities, amusement rides, hot food, cold slushies and sweet treats.

There are Prizes to be WON and FREE Pony Rides too!

The celebrations conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over Tuggerah Lake at 9pm.

So bring along chairs, rugs and the family for all the fun and entertainment!

WHERE| Canton Beach
WHEN| Thursday 25th of January 2018
From 4pm tp 9pm

For more information please visit the WEBSITE or call 4397 1711

Whats On Central Coast Logo Button image CLUB UMINA: 2018
Free Barefoot Bowls 10am to 1pm
Sausage Sizzle
Tourmaline in the Clubs Auditorium 1-4 pm
Giveaways, Face Painting, and Balloons for the kids 10am - 1pm
Best-Dressed Competition
Friday, 26th January 2018 at 10am
Club Umina!

Whats On Central Coast Logo Button image DAVISTOWN RSL CLUB: 2018
Join us at the Davo Friday 26th January for Australia Day!

Jumping castle and Water slide for the Kids from 11:30am-3:30pm.
Live Entertainment by music duo Kuta Groove in the Davo's backyard from 12-4pm.

Davistown RSL Club
19 Murna Road, Davistown

Whats On Central Coast Logo Button image GOSFORD CITY - WOY WOY: 2018
Be entertained with free children’s activities, food and market stalls, community displays and a great main stage line-up including headliner Dragon.

Live entertainment from;
Asha - Little Quirks - Jellyfish - Ben Woodham - The Steve Edmonds band and Dragon.

Watch an astonishing array of boats glide by in a spectacular procession down the channel and round out the evening with the Lantern Parade as it winds it’s way from the CWA Hall to Memorial Park, Woy Woy.

Finish the night with a big bang, as the sky lights up with a beautiful fireworks display.

For more details visit the Central Coast Council website

Whats On Central Coast Logo Button image PEARL BEACH: 2018
‘Pearl Beach Kids Races’

Registration from 8.15am, Races from 8.30am. Cost is free

Ages under 6 to 14 years, must be accompanied by an adult

“Unfortunately, due to logistical issues this will be the only Australia
Day event at Pearl Beach in 2018”

Australia Day 2014 image from The Entrance Town Centre ManagementWhats On Central Coast Logo Button image THE ENTRANCE WATERFRONT: 2018
Celebrate all things Australian at The Entrance on Friday 26th January.

Celebrate Australia Day by the water with a stunning ocean backdrop at the Entrance. There is something for everyone.

Memorial Park will be the place to be seen with heaps of free activities from 12pm-9pm.

Enjoy an amazing mainstage line up and local artists, Tuggerah Lakes Show Band, Veronica Lawson, The Mokos, Annabelle Kay, Kristen Lee Morris, Mike McCarthy and Aria nominated Ash Grunwald.

The kids can splash around in the water park or enjoy amusement rides and activities.
This year we are bringing a special native flower themed ‘lawn game zone’ for the whole family to enjoy!

Use your skills with a game of Connect 4 or Twister on the giant boards or opt for a more energetic game of volleyball. There will be amusement rides and face painting and even an ice cream eating competition. Let’s not forget the fabulous Ducks for Bucks race raising money for The Entrance Surf Life Saving Club.

The event will close with a fireworks spectacular over the water at 9pm.

There will be a high police presence from early in the day to ensure that the alcohol free area is adhered to, and that it will be a secure place to bring the whole family.

For more information please contact The Entrance Town Centre Management Office on 4333 5377 or visit, facebook.com/theentrancetowncentre


The Gig Guide for Australia Day will be available in mid January.


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