MAP: Find out where you should be celebrating Australia Day

COMMUNITY groups across the region are hosting Australia Day events with most offering a good ol' Aussie barbie, markets and live music.

Browse through the map of Australia Day events across the Gladstone Region. 

Yarwun Australia Day celebrations

What: Yarwun Grow Group Australia Day barbecue, live music and games.

Where: Yarwun reserve

When: 9am - noon

Discovery Coast Tourism & Commerce Inc

What: Sausage sizzle, market stalls, local entertainment
Where: Endeavour Park, Seventeen Seventy
When: 8am-noon

1770 Bowls Club Inc

What: Barefoot bowls or 'Come and Try' bowls, free sausage sizzle, refreshments for purchase
Where: 1770 Bowls Club, 205 Captain Cook Drive
When: 11am-5pm


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Captain Creek Community Sport and Rec Club

What: Take along a small plate of home-made afternoon tea with an Aussie flavour to share, free tea and coffee, prizes for best Aussie wear, free waterslide, free watermelon, games and races, free Aussie barbecue, music by Aussie bush band, cricket
Where: 111 Murphy Road
When: 1pm-8pm

RSL Rosedale Chapter

What: Billy cart races, free barbecue breakfast, raffles, novelty games, raffles, bucking bulls
Where: Rosedale Royal Hotel
When: From 9am

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Turkey Beach Progress Association Inc

What: Free breakfast, games for kids, Aussie quiz, prizes for best dressed, award presentations, formation of a team to travel and play cricket against Bororen
Where: Park on the esplanade
When: Breakfast from 7am

Bororen Hall Committee

What: Bororen versus Turkey Beach cricket match, fun for children, free water available, soft drinks for purchase, sausage sizzle, screening of the movie 'Australia'
Where: Hickman Street
When: 10am-2pm

Miriam Vale State School P&C Assoc

What: Family Fun Afternoon - bowls, jumping castle, raffles, fun activities, bar operating
Where: Miriam Vale Bowls Club
When: 3pm-6pm

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Builyan Many Peaks Community Development Assoc

What: 'All you can eat' Australia Day Breakfast; $10/adult, $3/child, colouring competition for children, prizes for best dressed, music, jumping castle, Australia Day trivia quiz
Where: Builyan Hall
When: 8am-11am

Mt Larcom Art Gallery & Museum

What: Free Australia Day Big Breakfast promoting local talent, small business artists, musicians, local heroes and community groups. Games, activities, raffles, plenty of give-aways
Where: 14 Raglan Street, Mount Larcom
When: 7am-11am


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Mt Larcom Bowls Club

What: Barefoot Bowls, junior bowls, jumping castle, children's games, free barbecue, drinks for purchase.
Where: Mt Larcom Bowls Club, Narrows Road
When: 2pm-9pm

Yarwun Grow Group

What: Free bacon, egg and sausage barbecue brunch, local mangoes, watermelon, cricket, tennis, traditional fun games, jumping castle, treasure hunt, music
Where: Yarwun Reserve, Calliope River Road
When: 9am-noon

Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre
  What: Cricket match, treasure hunt for kids, horse shoe throwing, sack and other novelty races, Homemade pies, potato mash and peas for $5. Free cordial for kids but adults to BYO drinks. Water available. Please RSVP to Tanya on 4974 1123 for catering purposes. 

Where: Discovery Centre recreational area

When: 4pm-8pm

Tannum Seagulls family fun day

What: Double lane slip and slide, backyard cricket, prizes and bar operating. RSVP to 0405 806 297 as soon as possible.

Where: Tannum Sands Seagulls Rugby League grounds

When: From 10.30am

Tannum Sands Hotel Motel

What: Australia Day party with live music and a jumping castle.

Where: Tannum Sands Hotel Motel

When: From 11.30

Australia Day party

What: Australia Day party with bikini girls, top 100 Aussie anthems, games including thong throwing and cane toad racing, prizes, live music, pool comp and Aussie BBQ.

Where: Rocky Glen Hotel

When: From 11.30am

Australia Day fun run


The course for the Gladstone Road Runners fun run.
The course for the Gladstone Road Runners fun run.


What: Gladstone Road Runners Australia Day 5km and 3km fun run.

Where: Behind the marina stage

When: 7am

Australia Day party

What: Barbecue, prizes, face painting and a special Aussie menu.

Where: Dicey's Irish Bar

Australia Day Shootout

What: Australia Day Charity Shoot for beginners to experienced clay target shooters.

Where: Gladstone Clay Target Club

When: 9am

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