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We're back with another jam-packed program in 2018! 

Australia Day in the Gong will be a cracker. Check out the full program

There'll be a Youth Chill Out Zone, with live DJ music, a skate and scooter ramp with demos, Cam White Pro BMXTeam and inflatable giant dartball​. Details are on the flyer.

If you'd like to see some photos from the 2017 event, check out our City of Wollongong Facebook page

Road closures on Australia Day

We'll have some roads closed around Belmore Basin, Flagstaff Hill and North Beach for Australia Day. There will also be a drop off point for people with limited mobility in Harbour Street. View the road closure map for details.
City of Wollongong Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2018 City of Wollongong Australia Day Awards are now closed. For details, visit our Australia Day Awards page

Stallholder and Vendor applications have now closed

Wollongong's Australia Day celebrations attract over 45,000 people. We've invited stallholders and novelty vendors to take part by selling a variety of foods and products to contribute to the fun of the day. Applications for these have now closed.

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]

Australia Day 2018 is an accessible event

Our 2018 Australia Day celebrations will include some features to assist people with disabilities to attend. For details, visit our accessible event page​.​

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 have entered their 4-legged doggy friends into 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

To enter, fill in the registration form​. Registration closes Monday 22 January 2018.

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