Australia Day

Australia Day

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Event Info


Celebrate Australia Day!


Australia Day in Parkes

It will be a full day again as the Parkes community joins together to celebrate and share the stories that come from our diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each story forms a part of our great Shire.


What’s happening

7am – Begin with a community walk starting at 7am at Cooke Park, followed by a free breakfast at Cooke Park. Breakfast is sponsored by Totally WorkWear Parkes & 2PK. (please note breakfast will be pre-packaged due to COVID-19 guidelines)


10am – All Australian Car Display at Cooke Park.


10.30am – Live entertainment by the Parkes Shire Band at Cooke Park. Enjoy listening to some Australian favourites!


11am – Official ceremony at Cooke Park, including National Anthem, Flag Raising, Ambassador Address & Presentation of Civic, Cultural, Environmental & Sports Awards.


2pm-6pm – Make a splash at the Parkes Aquatic Centre with free entry.


7pm – Enjoy the setting sun with harness racing.


For more information please contact Parkes Shire Council Events Officer, Millie Austin (02) 6861 2333


COVID-19 guidelines & restrictions will be in place. Please note all guests will be asked to sign in, practice physical distancing & encouraged to wear a mask. If you have any flu like symptoms please stay home & get tested.


Australia Day Township Events


Peak Hill – Memorial Park and Pool
7am-7.30am Community BBQ Breakfast
7.30am Official Ceremony, Acknowledgement of Country,
Welcome by Parkes Shire Deputy Mayor, Cr Barbara Newton
Flag raising and National Anthem
Presentation of Australia Day Awards
10am-7pm Peak Hill Pool open with free entry


Tullamore – Memorial Park and Pool
8.30am Flag raising at Memorial Park
10am-2pm Brunch, games, inflatable and free entry at Tullamore Pool


Trundle – Berryman Oval and Pool
5.00pm Picnic at Berryman Oval (BYO chairs & picnic)
5.30pm Flag-Raising Ceremony
Presentations of Citizen and Sporting Awards
Community cricket & entertainment
11am-7pm Trundle Pool open with free entry


Bogan Gate – Memorial Park & Bogan Gate Hall
7.30am Flag raising, welcome & address at Memorial Park
8.00am Community breakfast at Bogan Gate Hall
8.30am Fun competition & prizes



All Day (Tuesday)(GMT+00:00)