2016 Oz Day celebrations at Sydney Olympic Park


Bring your family to Sydney Olympic Park this Australia Day and celebrate our national day with an action-packed schedule of FREE entertainment, activities and fireworks.

More than 6,000 people are expected to take part in the family-friendly festivities taking place at Cathy Freeman Park and presented by Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Auburn City Council.

The event will kick-off at 12noon on Tuesday January 26 with international food fare, family activities and live entertainment, before a fireworks finale just before 9pm.

Free carnival rides, crafts, sports clinics for kids, an animal farm and pony rides will provide the backdrop to a full entertainment program.

Entertainment features live shows from professional musicians, local youth and multicultural music and dance performers.

An Official Ceremony will also start at 12noon, and will include a Local Citizens of the Year awards presentation and a welcoming ceremony of new Australian citizens.

Paid parking is available at Olympic Park, but attendees are encouraged to use public transport.

Free shuttle buses will be operating from Auburn and Lidcombe train stations on Australia Day.

For more information about FREE Australia Day 2016 celebrations at Olympic Park, visit sydneyolympicpark.com.au


Celebrate Oz Day in Ryde

Ryde will celebrate Australia Day with a Civic Ceremony and an afternoon packed with events that include a fireworks display and an aquatic festival.

The Civic Ceremony will be held in the North Ryde School of Arts Hall, in Cox’s Road, North Ryde at 10am.

It will feature an address by RydeÕs Australia Day Ambassador, paralympian Erik Horrie as well as the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year announcements.

Fifty local residents will become Australian citizens during the event.

Ryde’s Australia Day Family Concert and Fireworks display will be held at North Ryde Common from 5pm until 9.30 pm.

There will also be a ‘Make a Splash’ festival at the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre from 10am until 5.45pm.

“Immerse yourself in Australia Day fun at the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre and enjoy the Surf Ryder, games, prizes and giveaways,” City of Ryde General Manager Gail Connolly said.