Australia Day Festival and Awards

The Georges River Council Australia Day Festival is widely regarded as one of the best Australia Day events in Sydney and has been a tradition for many local families and visitors to the Georges River area for over 25 years.

The evening will commence with a Welcome to Country at 2.00pm, followed by a Citizenship Ceremony and the announcement of Council's Australia Day Award winners. Entertainment will commence from 4:00pm with a mix of live music, cultural performances, children's activities and market stallholders.

The event's healdine act is the legendary Australian musician and winner of the Best Blues and Roots Album at the 2016 ARIA Awards, Russell Morris, who after an incredible career continues to inspire musicians worldwide.

Children can look forward to a visit from the Bananas in Pyjamas (keep an eye out throughout the day as they will be doing a couiple of meet and greets!) as well as two inflatable obstacle courses that will be running from 11.30am.

Georges River Council's annual Australia Day Festival in Carss Bush Park is primed to be a hit with the Georges River community and beyond, with an entertainment line-up to please all ages.

Entertainment Schedule

4.00pm - The Weeklies
4.45pm - Bananas in Pyjamas
5.05pm - Jump St Performers
5.35pm - Elias
6.00pm - Lane Sinclair
6.30pm - Jeniqua Live
7.00pm - Tim Moxey
8:00pm - Russel Morris
9.00pm - Fireworks 

Australia Day Awards 

The Georges River Council Australia Day Awards are presented annually to recognise and honour individuals who have significantly contributed to the Georges River community. Exceptional achievements are acknowledged for the following categories: 

  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Arts and Cultural Award
  • Green Advocate of the Year

An overall Citizen of the Year will be selected from the five categories above.

Nominations have now closed.

Stallholder Applications 

Stallholder applications for Australia Day Festival 2020 are now closed.

Entertainment Expression of Interest

Entertainment Expression of Interest is now closed.

Event Sponsors

Sponsorship applications for Australia Day Festival 2020 have now closed.
If you are interested in sponsoring Australia Day Festival 2021, please contact the Events department


Event Sponsor

Media Partners

In 2019, Council received funding from Multicultural NSW "Celebrating Diversity" grant whereby the the following short film was created.


Australia Day 2019 Image Gallery


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