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.
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)