Sunday 26 January 2020

Northern Beaches Council presents Australia Day across the Northern Beaches.

There will be BBQ Breakfasts, thong throwing, face painting, live entertainment at Dee Why, Narrabeen and Newport.

The Warringah Aquatic Centre and Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton Aquatic Centre will host pool parties with a kids DJ, inflatable thong racing competitions, roving entertainment and plenty more!

Northern Beaches Council would like to thank all the volunteers for their crucial support to make these events happen for our community to enjoy. In 2019 volunteers from 37 of our local community groups helped to deliver the breakfasts, rides and activities across multiple event locations. Proceeds from all events are returned as donations to the participating community groups.

Australia Day Ambassador

Northern Beaches Council is pleased to announce Chelsea Bonner as the Australia Day Ambassador for our 2020 Australia Day celebrations on Sunday, 26 January. 

Chelsea is an advocate for positive body image and diversity in the fashion industry.  She released her first book in 2019 ‘Body Image Warrior’. Paving the way for future generations, she has already broken down barriers in both the modelling and fashion worlds and is helping young women everywhere to see that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

Australia Day Ambassador Address: Dee Why Beach Main Stage, 9.15am

Citizenship Ceremony

The official Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony will be held at Glen Street Theatre.

Our sites

Please abide by special Australia Day Alcohol Free Zones: All beaches sand areas and attached reserves from 6am 26 January to 6am on 27 January.

Dee Why

8am - 12pm NEW TIME
Ted Jackson and James Meehan Reserves, Dee Why Beach (view Google location)
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North Narrabeen

8am - 12pm 
Lakeside Park, Lakeside Rd, North Narrabeen (view Google location
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8am - 12pm 
Bert Payne Reserve, Newport Beach (view Google location)
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Warringah Aquatic Centre 

9am - 12pm 
Warringah Aquatic Centre, Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest (view Google location)
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Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton Aquatic Centre 

9am - 12pm NEW TIME
Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton Aquatic Centre, 1 Kenneth Road, North Manly (view Google location)
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Volunteer Registration

All volunteers participating in the 2020 Australia Day events as part of an official community group, are asked to complete their online registration before the event day.

All volunteers must be over 6 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 years must have the permission of their parent or guardian to participate.

Contact information

Events Department
9942 1786