Australia Day in Moreton Bay Region

Published 5:00am 17 January 2023

Australia Day in Moreton Bay Region
Words by Kylie Knight

There’s heaps happening across the Moreton Bay Region this Australia Day on January 26 including Music in the Park Scarborough and an afternoon of fun and fireworks at Bribie Island.

These two major events are proudly presented by Moreton Bay Regional Council and delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT).

Mayor Peter Flannery says there is nowhere better in the world to live than Australia and no better place to celebrate than the Moreton Bay Region.

“To mark the occasion, we’re of course hosting the incredibly popular ‘Aussie Arvo’ event at the Lawnton Aquatic Centre, with free entry to carnival rides, bands, a DJ and lots of prizes,” Mayor Flannery says.

“If you love fireworks, Bribie is the place for you! We’ll light up the night across the Pumicestone Passage with not one, but two fireworks barges set up at Bongaree set to go off at 7pm from Brennan Park and Chamber of Commerce Park.

“Families looking for a chilled afternoon can enjoy free live music at Scarborough Beach Park in Redcliffe from 1-6pm. Just bring along your picnic blanket and we’ll have food trucks on site so you don’t have to cook.

“And it’s not just Council putting on a show, get online to check out some of the amazing activities happening at venues in your neighbourhood.”

Head here for more Australia Day events in the Moreton Bay Region.

Australia Day in Moreton Bay Region

Music in the Park Scarborough

Enjoy an afternoon fun in the sun at Scarborough Beach Park during Music in the Park Scarborough with live music, free family fun, market stalls and food trucks.

The event is on from 1-6pm.

Bring a picnic rug, fold-up chairs and sunscreen, find the perfect position, and chill out while listening to some great live music with family and friends.

Entry is free.

For more information, head to the website

Australia Day in Moreton Bay Region

Australia Day Fireworks on Bribie Island

Come over to Bribie Island and celebrate Australia Day by the water.

From 5-7.30pm, locals and visitors can enjoy an evening of free family fun, followed by fireworks from two different locations to finish an absolute ripper of a day.

Brennan Park will host a cracking stage program of live music, games, food trucks, and a community sausage sizzle.

At 7pm there will be fireworks on Pumicestone Passage, from two different barge locations - Brennan Park and Chamber of Commerce Park.

Entry is free.

For more information, head to the website

Events with families in mind

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism Founder and CEO Shane Newcombe says his team will deliver the two major events, with families in mind.

“These two outdoor events will showcase two very special seaside locations, offering locals and visitors two different Australia Day event experiences,” Mr Newcombe says.

“Enjoy music in the park at Scarborough, or entertainment, games and fireworks at Bribie Island. The choice is yours.”

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