Australia Day

Australia Day Awards 2017

Nominations have now closed. Details of the award nominees to be announced soon!

Australia Day Events 2017

Australia Day Celebrations kick off on Wednesday 25th January and will run over two days!

Wednesday 25 January

Picnic + Movie at the Oasis.
Movie: Satellite Boy. Free entry from 7pm-9pm. No entry or pass outs after 9pm.
(No glass, alcohol or commercial food).
Oasis Aquatic Centre, 50 Morgan Street Wagga Wagga,

Beyond Bank Australia Day Awards.

7pm. Free entry. Presenting the Awards for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Ted Ryder Sports Memorial and Walk of Honour. Also presenting the newest inductee in the Sporting Hall of Fame.
Featuring the Australia Day Ambassador, Army Band Kapooka and the National Anthem Comp Winners.
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burn Way off Tarcutta Street Wagga Wagga.

Thursday 26 January

At the Wagga Beach, Johnston Street Wagga Wagga
7am - 9am - Free Community Breakfast
8am  - 2pm - Markets at the Beach
9am - 10am  - Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony
9am - 2pm - Free Amusements
10am - 2pm - Beyond Bank Entertainment Tent. Featuring The Convicts

At the Civic Theatre
1pm - Hit 93.1 Australia Day Talent Quest

Please be sun smart! All events are alcohol and glass free.

Please Respect the River. For more information visit

Parking and Shuttle Bus

Please note parking onsite at the Wagga Beach will be reserved for disabled patrons and pass holders only.

All other patrons are asked to park in the surrounding car parks and walk via the leafy Wiradjuri walking track or catch the shuttle bus in.

The shuttle bus will work in a continuous loop picking up from the CSU Playhouse car park and corner of Morrow & O'Reilly streets and come around every 15 - 20 minutes.

There will be a designated drop off zone for patrons wishing to drop off other people and their belongings.

For more information call 1300 292 442 or email