Australia Day Festival

For over 25 years, Australia Day at Carss Bush Park has attracted people from right across the region with its spectacular entertainment program, which showcases great live music, diverse cultural performances, amusing entertainers and market stallholders. People attending the event also enjoy a fantastic fireworks display over Kogarah Bay, which concludes the day.
This event attracts tens of thousands of people from right across the local area and is even attended by Sydney-siders from across the city’s southern suburbs.

Event Details


Friday 26 January 2108


10.00am – 9.00pm


Carss Bush Park, Carwar Avenue, Carss Park


Carss Park Playing Fields, Carwar Avenue (Gold Coin Donation)


Entertainment Program

Official Proceedings

10.25am Soul Drummer
10.55am Welcome/Acknowledgement to Country
11.05am Koomurri
11.20am National Anthem by Endeavour Harmony Chorus and Flag Raising Ceremony by 1st Kyle Bay Sea Scouts.
11.25am Mayor's Address, Councillor Kevin Greene
11.35am Australia Day Ambassador, Susie Maroney
11.40am Citizenship Ceremony with Endeavour Harmony Chorus

Main Stage Entertainment

Event MC: Anthony Maroon
12.35pm Blinky Bill Show
1.00pm Jump St Dance
1.30pm Vibe Dance
1.55pm Activ Elite
2.20pm Blinky Bill Show
2.50pm Matchbox Band and the Rock n’ Roll Dancers from St George Region
5.00pm The Lah Lah's
5.45pm Tay Plain
7.00pm Audio Vixen
8.10pm The McClymonts
9.00pm Fireworks


Giant jumping castle and side show activities
Water roller amusement
Flying car ride
Bungee ride
7D Interactive Cinema
Carss Park Cottage Museum open 12noon - 6.00pm
Eddie Spaghetti balloon bending

For more information about the 2018 Australia Day Festival, please contact Council’s Events Team at events@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

Event Sponsors

Fireworks Sponsor

Silver Sponsor



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