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Thanks to everyone who celebrated Australia Day 2016 with us at Wollongong Harbour.  

We're busy planning another great event for Thursday 26 January 2017, so check back regularly for updates.

In the meantime, if you'd like to be involved as a stallholder, check out the information below.

Nominations Open for 2017 Australia Day Awards

Do you know a person or community group who makes Wollongong a better place? Nominate them for our 2017 Australia Day Awards!

There are seven categories you can nominate in:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Arts & Cultural Achievement
  • Community Group Award
  • Sports Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Achievement or Innovation.

For more information, read the 2017 Nomination Form and Guide [372 KB] or click the button below to apply online.

Apply Online button

Nominations must be received by Friday 2 December 2016.

2017 Stallholder and Vendor Applications NOW OPEN

Wollongong's Australia Day celebrations attract over 45,000 people, and we're inviting food stallholders and novelty vendors to participate 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 this event, you can now apply online.

Before submitting an application, make sure you have the following information ready:

  • A copy of your Public Liability Insurance certificate of currency in a format that can be uploaded through our online form (eg, scanned image or PDF)
  • Credit card details to complete payment online and lodge your application
  • For food vendors:

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 2016. Following this date, vendors fees will increase as can be seen in the table below. 

Sites will be allocated based on a first-in basis if duplication of business/food stall; local vendors will be given priority and applicants will be confirmed via email with a letter from Rotary. 

Should you require more than one site, a separate application will be required for each site.


​Stall size ​Early Bird Rate (to 30/11/16) ​Normal Rate (from 1/12/16)
​Craft 3 x 3m ​$56.50 ​$77.00
​Craft 3 x 6m ​$113.00 ​$129.00
​Food 3 x 3m ​$136.00 ​$154.00
​Food 3 x 6m ​$203.00 ​$231.00
​Mobile van ​$395.00 ​$411.00
​Electricity fee ​$94.50 ​$113.00

For stallholder queries, please contact Ray Lee from the Rotary Club of West Wollongong on 0478 620 524 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 Vendor Accessibility Fact Sheet [14 KB]

Volunteer at Australia Day

If you have a spare three hours or more on Australia Day, we invite you to join our team of volunteers to be part of this special event.

Volunteering is a great way to get experience working in events, or to just enjoy being part of a major community celebration. There are lots of different jobs for volunteers to do on the day.

To find out more or apply, see our Volunteer Application Form

City of Wollongong Australia Day Awards

Congratulations to the winners and nominees for our 2016 Australia Day Awards. You can read more about these outstanding cizitens and organisations on our Awards and Recognition page.

We'll be calling for nominations again later this year for the 2017 Australia Day Awards, so put your thinking caps on about who you'd like to nominate, and keep an eye on this page for details to come.

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