Fun family activities to do this Australia Day

No plans for Australia Day this year? No worries! We’ve put together a bunch of fun family-friendly activities to do this Australia Day (26th January), so you and your family can make the most of the public holiday.

1. Pack your togs, slip on your thongs and dive right into some Aussie fun at a kid-friendly pool party

Pool Party
  • For an Aussie arvo packed with games, competitions and Aussie tunes, head to the Lawnton aquatic centre to join the free pool party – more info here on their Facebook page – Aussie Arvo. After cooling down in the pool, treat yourself to a classic Aussie sausage sizzle, fairly floss and popcorn for only $1 each.
  • With free kids activities, a free BBQ and water fun without an entry fee, Jindalee pool has a lot to offer this Australia Day. Come along and don’t forget to bring sunscreen.
  • How does backyard cricket, raffles, barefoot bowls, a BBQ and live music sound? Good? Then head to the Oxley Beach Party and also make sure to participate in the thong and gumboot throwing championship before the event wraps up with a firework display.

2. Food trucks, live music, fun family activities and no worries!

Jumping Castle

3. Looking for an action-loaded day? Australia Zoo and Lone Pine have got you covered!

  • Visit Australia Zoo and take part in the kangaroo hopscotch challenge, throw a koala (a plush toy) and watch the Irwin family feeding the crocs. This is an Australia Day that you won’t forget anytime soon!
  • It doesn’t get much more Australian than holding a koala! Head to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and spend the day taking photos of adorable animals and enjoying exciting shows.