For details of all these events and more, visit the official Australia Day website
Bring your picnic rug, grab a bite to eat and be swept up by the explosion of colour.
Where: Lake Burley Griffin
What time: 9pm
Museum on the Move: Family Festival
Live performances, demonstrations and fun craft activities themed around the different kinds of transport people have used to travel around Australia
Where: National Museum of Australia
What time: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Australia Day in the Park
Children's concert featuring Peppa Pig' Taking Turns' and Los Chavos. Fun and games including rides, activities and amusements. Children can learn about craft or be face painted with Aussie flags and tattoos.
Where: Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, Canberra
What time: 7:30am - 2:00pm
Great Aussie Day Breakfast
Kick of Australia day with a free Aussie barbeque of sizzling sausages, fresh fruit and tea and coffee. Proudly sponsored by ActewAGL and Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets.
Where: Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, Canberra
What time: 7:30am - 10:30am
Australia Day at BAC
Celebrate Australia Day with fun, free activities for all ages and abilities throughout Australia Day - Belconnen style. Sing, dance, take a gallery tour, try some board games, arts or craft or make a kite!
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
What time: 10:30am - 4:00pm
New South Wales
Australia Day Cruise Celebrations
Magistic Cruises and Sydney Showboats offer you cruises including a delicious lunch or dinner. You can stroll through the deck to watch the extravagant celebrations on shore or even move to the luxurious interiors to watch spectacular shows in Sydney Showboats. You can also board the Ferrython cruises to watch the most exciting Ferrython races, all at the best prices!
Where: Sydney Harbour
What time: 10:00am - 10:00pm
The Havaianas 2013 Australia Day Challenge
Join the attempt to set a new world record for the longest line of giant inflatable havaianas thongs joined in the water. Now in it’s eighth year, the Havaianas Australia Day Challenge continues to raise funds for charity with $10.00 from every registration going to the local Nippers club at each state’s beach.
Where: Bondi Beach
What time: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Parramatta Australia Day Celebrations
Get set for a stunning aerial display with hot air balloons, acrobats, a circus playground. Kids can checkout the Big Backyard with the Talking Tree, native wild life displays and the Kirks Super Slip 'n Slide.
Where: Parramatta Park, Pitt Street, Parramatta
What time: 6:00am - 9:00pm
Warringah Australia Day Pool Party
Enjoy kids pool games, including a pool party with disco and zumba, synchronised swimming and diving demonstrations, a dunking machine, water bombing competition, face painting and the Manly Daily thong throwing competition. There's also a BBQ from 9am - 11am.
Where: Warringah Aquatic Centre, Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest
What time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Ryde Australia Day Family Concert
Join in the annual family concert at North Ryde Common with rides, sports, food stalls and a great line up of entertainment, ending with a spectacular firework display.
Where: North Ryde Common, Wicks Road, North Ryde
What time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Australia Day BBQ Lunch at Compton
Celebrate Australia Day with a BBQ lunch & free entertainment at Compton, near Mount Gambier. A BBQ lunch is available for a gold coin contribution. Music by Mount Gambier City Band and Steve Foster, Merry-go-round, Jumpin Castle, Give-aways and Announcement of Australia Day Awards.
Where: Compton Soldiers Memorial Hall and surrounds
What time: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Australia Day at the Bay
The festivities will again include the Havaiana Thong Challenge and the Ute Muster, all taking place along the council shoreline. This year looks to encompass all these family friendly events, plus a lot more.
Where: Brian Nadilo Reserve - Ngutinilla, Glenelg
What time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Movie Night at the Kensington and Norwood Pool
Come for a swim under the stars and see the film "Million Dollar Mermaid" staring synchronised swimming great Esther Williams. Gourmet kiosk will be open or BYO picnic. Free film with $4 pool entry. Film starts after sunset.
Where: Phillips Street, Kensington
What time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Great Australian Songbook
Head to the Bellerive Boardwalk this Australia Day. This year's event will feature live on stage, the top thirty songs that the people of Tasmania vote as being worthy of being listed in a ‘Great Australian Songbook’. Featuring the About Time Choir, local rock band Australian Made and local folk artist Peter Hicks. The celebration will also feature the ‘Big Aussie Breakfast’ followed by our Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards.
Where: Bellerive Boardwalk, 6 Cambridge Road, Bellerive
What time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Sandy Bay Regatta
The Sandy Bay Regatta is one of the major celebrations of Australia Day in Hobart, hosting the City of Hobart Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony in conjunction with the Hobart City Council.
Where: Long Beach Reserve, Sandy Bay
What time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Australia Day on the Foreshore
Kids games and prizes, water activities, music and BBQ.
Where: Rose Bay Park, Gravelly Beach
What time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fremantle's Own Australia Day Celebrations
The City of Fremantle citizenship ceremony and Active Citizenship Awardswill be followed by entertainment including face painting, balloon twisting, a free sausage sizzle and a spectacular fireworks display to start around 8.00 pm.
Where: Esplanade Reserve and Bathers Beach, Fremantle
What time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
City of Bunbury Australia Day Celebrations
Commencing at 6.30am, the day's activities begin with the Silver Chain Australia Day Fundraising Breakfast. Bicentennial Square comes to life at 3.00pm with a range of exciting entertainment, market stalls, sideshow alley, which this year includes water based activities to help keep you cool! The fun continues throughout the day, culminating in the fireworks display at 8.30pm!
Where: Bicentennial Square and Graham Bricknell Music Shell, Blair Street, South Bunbury
What time: 6:30am - 9:00pm
Aussie Day at Mindarie Marina
Loads of fun and entertainment planned for the Mindarie Marina Australia day celebrations. Enjoy a bbq sausage sizzle from the icecream shop, along with free kids program and balloons, great food and watch the sunset on an awesome day for the whole family.
Where: Mindarie Marina, 33 Ocean Falls Blvd
What time: 10:00am - 6:30pm
LivingSocial Australia Day Races
Enjoy all the action on the track and off the track at the LivingSocial Australia Day Races. With plenty of areas to keep the whole family entertained. Choose from relaxing in the general admission areas, dining in the Grandstand or be part of the inaugural LivingSocial Australia Day Beach Party in the air-conditioned Schweppes Pavilion. There are a number of bar facilities and food outlets, live coverage of all interstate races, and a free wet slip and slide for the kids.
Where: Darwin Turf Club, Dick Ward Drive, Darwin
What time: 12:00pm - 6:30pm
Australia Day at the Territory Wildlife Park
Lots of fun and games, animal encounters and presentations. Prizes and raffles to be won. Fun for the whole family.
Where: Territory Wildlife Park, 960 Cox Peninsula Road, Berry Springs
What time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Nightcliff Sports Club Australia Day Challenge
Activities include: cane toad races, Great Aussie Thong Throw, bonza kids activities, water slide, Australian iron guts relay and a free Aussie sausage sizzle! A great day for the family, so come on down and join in the Aussie spirit. The day kicks off from 12pm, registrations from 10am at the Nightcliff Sports Club
Where: Nightcliff Sports Club, 11 Camphor Street, Nightcliff
What time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
RACV Big Brekkie
The perfect opportunity to try breakfast dishes from a variety of cultures. Come along and try Turkish gozleme, Vietnamese or African breakfast cuisine to name a few. Entertainment will include Tommy the Noodle Man, and music from Amanaska. Be sure to bring along your favourite Australia Day recipe for the RACV wall of recipe competition.
Where: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne
What time: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Australia Day Festival in the Park
This all-ages festival will feature a solid line up of popular local and international bands. Bring a picnic, or enjoy the foodstalls. There’s plenty of atmosphere on offer with roving performers, Bollywood dance and workshops, circus Diablo, hula hooping, future-telling, magic and fire twirlers. Have a free rock climb, bungee trampoline or ride the giant slide – or just sit back and relax and enjoy the festival atmosphere.
Where: Dandenong Park, Pultney Street, Dandenong
What time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Australia Day at Docklands
Learn how to fish from expert fishers, take part in the Great Aussie Thong Throwing competition with fantastic prizes to be won, enjoy a Great Aussie Sausage Sizzle with Woolworths and ionic Australian confectionary maker Darrell Lea will be celebrating its revival and the nation’s birthday by giving away green and gold liquorice! At the Piazza on New Quay make a free kite and at Harbour Town enjoy an animal farm.
Where: Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
What time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Aussie Beach Party
The day kicks off at 7.30am with a free breakfast sponsored by Cornetts/Supa IGA. There will be live music, roving entertainment, $2 rides, fun workshops and competitions. A puppet show and puppet making workshop will entertain the kids, with food and market stalls, vintage car display, and skydiving display for the adults. The day will end with a spectacular fireworks display at 7.20pm.
Where: Brennan and Apex Parks, Torbul Street, Bongaree
What time: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Australia Day Hot Shots Tennis
A wonderful Australia Day of celebration at Fancutt's Tennis Centre with a focus on outdoor Hot Shots tennis and fitness for good health and happiness for all the family. People of all ages can share in the Australia Day celebrations, including a BBQ sausage sizzle and drinks.
Where: Fancutt Tennis Centre, 39 Laura Street, Lutwyche QLD
What time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Fish, Fun and Aussie Sun
Celebrate Australia Day in Redcliffe with plenty to do for adults and kids. Enjoy a great range of activities down at Suttons Beach including a DJ and dance arena, beach games and activities, mud crab races, ice-cream eating competitions, amusement rides and fun in the water.
Where: Suttons Beach, Marine Parade, Redcliffe
What time: 10:00am - 4:00pm