Australia Day celebrations

25 January 2019

Be part of the festivities at the Gold Coast’s 2019 Australia Day celebrations. Head to Southport for a massive pool party at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, then stroll across to the Broadwater Parklands for music, food trucks and spectacular fireworks. 

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Pool Party

The best way to cool off on Australia Day is a traditional Aussie pool party, so splash into the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in Marine Parade, Southport. 

Open all day, with free group fitness classes (8am and 10am) and fun family activities between 11am and 2pm, enjoy thong throwing, dive bomb competitions, awesome Aussie music, giant inflatables, sausage sizzle, competitions, giveaways and much more! 

Normal pool admission charges apply.

Broadwater Parklands

Just a short stroll from the Aquatic Centre, the FREE Australia Day event at Broadwater Parklands kicks off at 4pm and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at 7.45pm set to rival New Year’s Eve events. 

With music headlined by Mason Rack Band, the winners of the Gold Coast Music Award’s 2018 Best Live Act, and supported by an impressive line-up of local talent, it will be fun for the whole family.

The night will also boast delicious food vendors and the JJ Richards ‘Aussie Activities Zone’. Relive the fun of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and give beach volleyball a try down by the Broadwater. The little athletes of the family will love the ‘mini-Commonwealth-Games’. 

Support our drought-stricken farmers - don’t forget to head to the Rural Aid Australia stand and donate a gold coin or purchase merchandise.

Catch the G:link to Broadwater Parklands or make your journey active and walk, ride scoot or skate. If driving, be sure to check signage about parking restrictions or payments.

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Birds eye shot of the gold coast beaches and skyline.