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Australia Day on the Gold Coast on 26 January 2019 has been synonymous with good times and safety for the last few years. With a great variety of things to do and events happening all along the coast, one is surely going to be suited for your style and preferences. There are so many options that choosing what to do on Australian Day on the Gold Coast is going to be hard.

Locals and those visiting the Gold Coast usually get together to celebrate the day, with private and community events held around the city beaches and parks each year, including barbecues, ceremonies, parades, live entertainment and fireworks.

Grab your cricket bat and head to the beach with friends for an epic day of cricket, this is how the locals do Australia Day.

11am – 2pm: Australia Day Pool Party

Get ready to cool off at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre for a traditional pool party, just a short stroll from the Parklands. From 11am to 2pm with giant inflatables, competitions, music, games giveaways and much more. Normal admission charges apply.

4pm – 8pm: Free Festivities at Broadwater Parklands

Head down to the Broadwater Parklands in Southport in the afternoon from 4pm to 8pm for an evening celebration for Australia Day and different options of entertainment for the family.

Live music from Mason Rack Band, the winners of the Gold Coast Music Award’s 2018 Best Live Act and supported by an impressive line-up of local talents, a huge line-up of food trucks, the JJ Richards Aussie Activities Zone and a spectacular fireworks display.

Relive the fun of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and give beach volleyball a try down by the Broadwater. The little athletes of the family will love the ‘Mini-Commonwealth-Games’.

8pm: Australia Day on the Gold Coast Fireworks

Australia Day on the Gold Coast fireworks at the Broadwater Parklands Southport is scheduled to start at 8pm, so make sure to plan in advance and give yourself enough time to be there on time and to pack your favourite picnic rug and/or outdoor chairs and find a place on the lawn to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of food, fun, music and spectacular fireworks.

How to get there?

The easiest way to get to the Broadwater Parklands is to catch the G:Link in Surfers Paradise, metres away from your apartment when you are staying at the Chevron Renaissance, Circle on Cavill or the H Residences building on Surfers Paradise Boulevard.

Make sure to plan in advance and give yourself plenty of time to get there early, pack your picnic rug and/or outdoor chairs and find a place on the lawn to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of food, fun, music and spectacular fireworks.

Gold Coast accommodation options are still available for a last minute getaway or a long weekend off with friends and family. Book online and stay in a self-contained holiday apartment strategically located in a central position on the Gold Coast.