Australia Day Festival

For over 25 years, Australia Day at Carss Bush Park has been the platform for a dynamic entertainment program showcasing great live music, diverse cultural performances, amusing entertainers and market stallholders selling clothing, novelties, crafts and food from around the world.
This year, a brilliant display of fireworks over Kogarah Bay at 9:00pm was enjoyed by event goers as well as Sydney-siders across our city’s southern suburbs. Families and friends gathered in their tens of thousands to this beautiful venue to enjoy the Australia Day Celebrations.


Georges River Council would like to thank the following local volunteers and organisations for their generous support of Australia Day 2017:

  • St John Ambulance

  • State Emergency Service

  • NSW Police – St George Local Area Command

  • 1st Kyle Bay Sea Scouts and

  • Botany Bay Yacht Club.

Council would also like to acknowledge the following 2017 sponsors:

  • Gold Sponsor - Club Central Hurstville Menai

  • Media Sponsor - Nine Network

  • Bronze Sponsors - 3 Bridges, Bexley Dental, Oatley Hotel and First Class Building Construction.

Australia Day 2018 

Further information on our 2018 Australia Day Festival will be available on the website later this year. 

Learn more about 2018 sponsorship opportunities

If you would like to be notified of 2018 stallholder openings, please email us.

Your feedback

Did you attend Australia Day Festival in 2017? We would love to hear your feedback. Everyone who completes this events survey by 30 June 2017 will go in the draw to win a double cinema pass.


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