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Oz Day in the Gong

Australia Day in the Gong was a cracker, with a jam-packed program of fun.

If you'd like to see some photos from the 2018 event, check out our City of Wollongong Facebook page. Stay tuned for an exciting program for 2019!

City of Wollongong Australia Day Awards

Many people contribute to making Wollongong great. That contribution may be in terms of professional, sporting or academic achievement, community work, or as an inspirational role model. We’re now calling for nominations for our Australia Day Awards 2019. To find out more and nominate, visit our Australia Day Awards page

For all enquiries please contact the Events Team on

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:
    • Wollongong City Council Food Business Number
To celebrate our coastal city we will have an underwater theme. Please feel free to use this theme in your own stall to enhance the experience.
When you're ready to apply, click the link below to go to our online form:
For stallholder queries, please contact Kao Kreative on 0466 420 669 or email 

Early Bird Rates

​An Early Bird Rate is being offered until 2 November 2018. After this date, fees will increase.
Power site applications will close on the 2 November 2018. All stall applications will close on the 30 November 2018.
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.
For stallholder queries, please contact Kao Kreative on 0466 420 669 or email 

Keeping Your Stall Waste Wise

Council suggests that all stallholders take steps to avoid and minimise waste at community events such as Australia Day. Find out more here.
Wollongong City Council encourages the use of alternatives to using balloons at outdoor events in order to prevent them from entering our marine environment. To find out more contact our Events Team on (02) 4227 7111.

Accessible Events: Inclusive Stalls

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]


Attracting up to 50,000 people, Australia Day is the largest event on Wollongong’s community calendar. Sponsoring this high-profile event is a great way to reach a broad audience base, while demonstrating your pride in our nation and local community.
Don’t miss this opportunity to show your expression of interest for this event or many others.
For more information check out the Australia Day Sponsorship Prospectus or email
Interested in sponsoring other Council events? Learn about our other sponsorship opportunities here.
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