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Thanks to everyone who came along and spent their Australia Day with us around Wollongong Harbour.

We'll be back with another jam-packed program in 2018, so check back closer to the date to find out all about our next Australia Day event.

In the meantime, if you'd like to see some photos from the day, check out our City of Wollongong Facebook page.

City of Wollongong Australia Day Awards

We're calling for nominations in the 2018 City of Wollongong Australia Day Awards.

For details and to nominate, visit our Australia Day Awards page.

Nominations close Friday 8 December 2017

Stallholder and Vendor applications now open!

Wollongong's Australia Day celebrations attract over 45,000 people. We're inviting stallholders and novelty vendors to take part by selling a variety of foods and products to contribute to the fun of the day.

If you'd like to hold a stall at our Australia Day event, make sure you have the following information ready before you apply:

  • A copy of your Public Liability Insurance certificate of currency in an image or PDF format
  • Credit card details to complete payment online and lodge your application
  • For food vendors:
    • NSW Food Authority Number
    • Wollongong City Council Food Business Number
    • Food Safety Supervisor Number.

When you're ready to apply, click the link below to go to our online form:

Vendor Application Form.

Early Bird Rates

An Early Bird Rate is being offered until 30 November 2017. After this date, fees will increase.

Sites will be allocated on a first-in basis if there are duplications of stall type. Local vendors will be given priority, and applications will be confirmed via email from Kao Kreative.

If you need more than one site, a separate application fee will apply for each site.

Stallholder queries

For stallholder queries, please contact Kao Kreative on 0466 420 669 or email 

Wollongong City Council is committed to making our events as accessible as possible. Stallholders and vendors are encouraged to read our Stallholders and Vendors Accessibility Fact Sheet [14 KB]

Volunteer at Australia Day

Are you looking for a unique volunteering opportunity, and have one or more hours to spare on Australia Day? We're inviting people to volunteer at our community event. Volunteering is a great way to get experience working in events, or to just enjoy being part of a major community celebration.

To find out more and apply, please see our online form.

Australia Day Ozzy Doggy Show

New for the 2018 Australia Day event is the inaugural Ozzy Doggy Show, bringing some exciting, new fun to our celebrations. Dog owners can enter their 4-legged doggy friends into any of the following categories:

  • Wollongong’s TOP DOG - Best Dressed Ozzy Doggy
  • Best Dressed Owner and Dog Oz Day theme
  • Most Outrageous or Creative – Owner and/or Dog
  • Best Ozzy Doggy Trick
  • People’s Choice (most loved dog from all categories on the day)
  • Best Ozzy Doggy Under 6 Months

Registration closes on Friday 12 January 2018. To find out more and enter your dog, please see our online form.

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