Aussies Rejoice – It’s Australia Day!

Time celebrate this country of ours

18 January 2018

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Australians all let us rejoice!!!  It’s Australia Day!!!   Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Mayor Paul Antonio is urging one and all to go to a community event and celebrate Australia Day.

“If it’s an old fashioned Aussie barbie, bush dance, rafting race or a pool party you are looking for, the Toowoomba Region has a ridgy didge event within cooee of you to celebrate our national day.”

“From sack races to sheep shearing, Aboriginal dance to farming ingenuity…….. There is something for everybody at the events throughout our region”, Mayor Antonio said.

“There are so many things to do, but the one thing we should be doing on Australia Day is rejoicing.”

“Living in Australia we should all rejoice in our lucky country, rejoice in the values that we hold dear and rejoice in the freedoms we enjoy.




Events Summary:


Crows Nest

7.00am to 12pm, Centenary Park, Charlotte Street, Crows Nest

Breakfast, Waltzing Matilda re-enactment, music and bush dancing

9.00am awards ceremony



8.00am to 10.30am, Cambooya Recreation Grounds, Lucy Street, Cambooya

Free breakfast will be available from 8am and the ceremony will start at 9am.



7.00am to 9.30am, F. E. Logan Hall, Meara Place, Clifton

Free breakfast will be served from 7am and the ceremony will start at 8am.



8.30am to 11.00am, Goombungee Public Hall

There will be a community breakfast with entertainment including vocalist performance, jumping castle and face painting. Award ceremony at 10.00am

11.00am to 6.00pm, Pool party at Goombungee Pool.

Free entry, inflatable fun, canteen and sausage sizzle.



8.00am to 5.00pm, Highfields Pioneer Village, 73 Wirraglen Road, Highfields

A variety of events all through the day.

Official ceremony for Australia Day including awards – 2.00pm


Millmerran/Cecil Plains

7.00am to 9.30am, Millmerran Lions Park, Mary Street

Awards from 9.30am with games and other activities to follow



7.30am to noon, Arthur Shooter Park, Stanley Street, Oakey

Oakey District Australia Day awards ceremony at 8.30am



7.00am to 12.00pm, Pittsworth Pioneer Village, Pioneer Way, Pittsworth

Awards ceremony from 9am and other attractions include – Postle gift sprint, Ridgy Didge Bush Band, many games and activities for adults and children, breakfast available (tea, coffee, damper and more)



8.00am to 1.00pm, Picnic Point, Tourist Road, Toowoomba

9.30am – Toowoomba awards ceremony



Errol Munt Park playground area 7.30am -10.00 am

Clean Up Australia Day followed by a free sausage sizzle.


 Full details about Toowoomba Region Australia Day events:



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