Australia Day

2019 Australia Day Family Fun Day 

Tannum Sands, Millennium Esplanade 3pm - 7pm  

It didn't get more 'Aussie' than Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day on January 26. Each year family and friends can celebrate Australia day at Gladstone Regional Council's major public Australia Day celebration. 
In 2019 Council's free Australia Day Family Fun Day was held on Saturday, January 26 at Tannum Sands Millennium Esplanade from 3pm - 7pm.  
Festivities included an activity zone, Sand Sculptor and sandcastle competition, live entertainment, tasty food,markets and fireworks display.

Facilitated by



Gladstone Road Runners

Australia Day Fun Run


Rides – Funtime slide, Pirate ship and jumping castle

From 3pm





Welcome to Country 

Open ceremonies - Art awards Di Paddick GRAGM and Mayor Matt Burnett

Welcome speech, anthem ( to be sung by Jess Rose) , awards Ambassador Gabrielle & Paul Quilliam

3:30 to 3:45pm

3:45pm – 4:00pm


5:15 – 5:45pm

Gladstone Navy Cadets

Activity Zone – thong throwing competition, Tug a War, Ball events, beach cricket Junior/senior

Australia Day flag tattoos

3pm – 5pm

Face painting

From 3pm – 6pm

Bubbles Demonstration

From 4 – 6pm

Sand in Your Eyes

Beach - Sand Sculpture

From 3pm

Sand in your Eyes

Beach – Sand castle competition 

3 Divisions - Junior up to 13

Senior from 14 and Family

 3:30pm  - 4:45pm




Band - stage

Band - stage

4:00pm  – 5:10pm

5:50pm -7pm

Lions Club

Sausage Sizzle

From 3pm


Fireworks display

From 7pm


 **  Please note there are no ATM's at this event

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Australia Day
  • January 26th, 2019
  • Tannum Sands, Millennium Esplanade
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