Chuck on the Stubbies and pluggas; get down to an Aussie Day event near you!

Posted by on 24th January, 2018

Strewth mate!

Australia Day is this Friday, and just in case you haven’t got anything planned for the day because you’re a flaming mongrel (as Alf says), there are plenty of different things you can get out to across our Mid Coast.

So grab your Akubra, down a VB and get out to one of these great gatherings happening Friday!


It’s all going down at the Manning Entertainment Centre from 7.30am with a brekky put on by the local service clubs, with the official proceedings beginning at 9am. There’ll be a citizenship/affirmation ceremony as well as the announcement of the local Australia Day awards, please morning tea afterwards!

Black Head Beach

a free breakfast will be held between 7am and 9am. The ceremony will start at 7.45am and will include the presentation of local awards.


The Harrington Memorial Hall will host a free breakfast from 7.45am with the ceremony to commence at 8.45am.


A free breakfast at Wingham Central Park will commence at 7.30am with the ceremony to begin at 8am.


Club Forster will be hosting the official proceedings, with a citizenship ceremony and local awards presentation taking place from 11.30am. Club Forster’s family fun day will be on from 11am to 2pm, with entertainment, sample bags for kids, a sausage sizzle, face painting, fairy floss, a jumping castle, family games and competitions, all free.

Forster Main Beach

At Forster Main Beach there will be a barbecue breakfast from 7.30am at Forster Surf Club, followed by a flag raising at Pilot Hill. This event is priced at $10 per person.


The Australia Day festival will be on at John Wright Park, Tuncurry, running from 9am to 2pm. This is a family friendly event, with classic, vintage and custom cars, hot rods, motorbikes, DONKS stationary engines, food and drink, plus Aussie music and a free sausage sizzle will be on at the SportiesTuncurry from 4pm.

Hawks Nest

An 8am breakfast at Moira Parade, Hawks Nest will be followed by a 9am ceremony, including flag raising, presentation of local awards, children’s games and races, music all day, and a display by Myall Coast historical society.


Bulahdelah Court House is putting on a sausage sizzle at 5.30pm, with bush poetry, Australian trivia, live music, talks and a slideshow on early history of the area. There will also be short local films.

Coomba Park

Coomba Fest will be on at Coomba Foreshore, kicking of with a 9am breakfast, follwed by a ceremony at 10am. Presentations will be on at 11am,  and there will be fun races and activities to keep the whole family entertained, with food and drink and live music throughout the day.


Listen to some great music and sample delicious wine at the family friendly event at Great Lakes Winery from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Hallidays Point

There will be a free sausage sizzle from 7am to 9am, followed by a flag raising ceremony. The Hallidays Point 2018 Australia Day ambassador Trevor Cupitt will then give a speech. The event will be attended by Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead.

Sharings Caring!

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