All posts by Leigh-Anne Wrighter

Award-winning Duo The Ironing Maidens Come To Wollongong

Award-winning Australian electric house duo The Ironing Maidens  will hit Wollongong with their unique sound as part of their regional Strike While the Iron is Hot Laundromat Tour on Saturday 27 January at  City Central Laundry Services.

Yes that’s right folks, this performance will take place in a laundromat and will have you second guessing not only the role of the traditional housewife, but you’ll also never look at your iron the same way again!

Following their stand-out performances at Germany’s famous Fusion Festival and Byron Bay’s Falls Festival, expect an ‘iron sharp‘ performance as The Iron Maidens showcase their breakthrough music and unusual sound by adapting real irons and ironing boards into electronic instruments.

Celebrating the release of their new single Electro Housewife using samples from real life 1950s ads encouraging a life of domestic duties for the female population at the time, explore whether the  notion of the ‘female domestic goddess‘ has changed over the decades.

An electronic arts projects that begun 5 years ago, The Ironing Maidens, Patty Preece and Melania Jack are also lifting the lid on female electronic music pioneers that have remained largely under acknowledged.

Encouraging new dynamic expression into the electronic music genre via their own music technology school, Mesh – Music Electronic Sound House, The Ironing Maidens will also be offering public workshops with each performance.

Participants will gain an introduction into the  topics of EMP, basic Ableton Live software skills, electronic instrument creation and the history of women in electronic music.

One half of The Ironing Maidens, Melania Jack, took some time out for a chat about their sound and how they are changing the perception of both female pioneers of electronic music and the role of the traditional domestic worker.

A natural evolution into electronic music

I had originally studied guitar and had been writing songs for sometime when I met Patty who produced an earlier EP of mine (In the birds Belly – Melania Jack). Patty’s production on the tracks included some electronic elements which really gave a new edge to the arrangements. From there we started working on more electronic based tracks in a band called Shiny Shiny with Bec Newman – a really fun, crazy and politically charged band with hilarious stage antics.

It has been a natural evolution but what I really love about it is the fluid nature of working in Ableton Live. We can sketch down idea’s, add our own parts, it’s so easy to collaborate.  We like to use a lot of samples we collect ourselves which is a really engaging part of the process. It allows us to continually create and develop our ideas, and allows us to stay in the playful part of the track construction until it all settles into itself and feels like it is finished.

The Ironing Maidens journey begins

We had both [Patty Preece and Melania Jack]  been studying and working in the Electronic Music Production (EMP) industry for some time before we discovered the work of Daphne Oram – a pioneer in Electronic Music from the 1950’s.

We were surprised at the lack of acknowledgement she received in her time and that she was not included in current EMP history curriculum. We wanted to create a show as a homage to the influence Daphne, and many other females in the industry have had on the development of the industry.

From there we started exploring the parallel topics of the time and what stood out to us was that household technology and the role of the housewife was being heavily marketed towards women. Through this process of research, we felt that not enough has changed for women in our society. Whether they are in the studio, laboratory or kitchen, in our opinion, women’s work and worth is not valued or promoted enough.

The process of adapting the domestic iron to electronic music

The first step is finding an iron that can be pulled apart. This is not easy with modern irons being designed with planned obsolescence and very few spare parts. Then we look at what we can do with them.

One iron – “the ironiser”, has a synth built inside it that I play like any other synth instrument, with pitch and volume control. The ironing boards have sensors to trigger sounds.

Patty has an iron that has been modified with buttons she can press to trigger the samples we use – of 1950’s advertising of household goods. It’s been fun learning how to make our own instruments and really gives you an appreciation for the work of instrument designers – like Daphne.

The ‘irony’ of performing in regional laudromats

The laundromat has been the perfect venue for our show, for the aesthetic, but also because it gives the audience a really unique experience; with the smell of laundry soap, the humming of the dryers and the social nature of the space. I also think using the laundromat as a venue really speaks to the washing and ironing as being work, outside of the home (which seems to be more valued by our society) as opposed to chores.

Female pioneers of electronic music

We hope through the songs and conversations we have after the show with the audience, we can spark people’s interest in the work of these women.

Certainly, in the workshops we’re running during the tour, we’ve found participants are surprised and sometimes blown away when they look at the work, for example the Oramics Machine – an early synthesiser invented by Daphne. Just having her name mentioned and her work discussed I feel changes the way we think about women in the industry.

1950s ads and the role of domestic females – has anything changed?

Listening to the language of the ads makes people laugh, and comment about how it ‘used to be’, but we don’t feel like that much has changed.

One of our strong themes is the gendered allocation of household work, and why it is we are still seeing this extra work being laundry piled onto women.

The 2016 census showed that women are still doing up to 5 to 14 hours of unpaid domestic work, compared to less than 5 hours for the average Australian Man. When we saw those stats, we were even shocked. This needs to shift, and soon; there is nothing about ironing that makes it particularly a woman’s job. We don’t iron with our genitals – that would be dangerous!

Public Workshops

Our workshop had been developed with young people (16-30) in mind, but we are open to anyone who is interested in learning the basics of Ableton Live, electronic music production, song-writing and particularly the history of women in electronic music.

We hope people get a taste for the software and the process as well as an opportunity to experience a gender inclusive EMP education space.

Sometimes people can feel a bit excluded by the language and the male dominated nature of tech spaces – we hope we provide a totally different vibe that is female, trans and gender queer friendly. It means that everyone in the room gets to contribute and feel part of something.

The Ironing Maidens Live Wollongong Performance

The Ironing Maidens will perform live at City Central Laundry Services (82 Kembla St, Wollongong) on Saturday, 27 January 2018 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

Wollongong Public Workshop

The public workshop will take place at Anchors Aweigh Art Studio (104 Church St, Wollongong) on Saturday, 27 January 2018 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Tickets

Tickets, performance and workshop information available at www.ironingmaidens.com.au

Top 8 Water Play Activities in the Illawarra

It’s the Summer school holidays and the kids energy levels are through the roof!

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most exciting water play fun happening right here in the  beautiful Illawarra!

Don’t forget that events can be subject to weather conditions, age restrictions, conditions or incur an entry fee. Be sure to check with individual event holders prior to attendance (relevant links below).

Happy Splashing!

Screamer Water Slide

Where: Wollongong Youth Centre, 85 Burelli Street, Wollongong
When: Friday, 12 January 2018
Time: 11am – 2pm
Ages: 12 – 18 years

Get the adrenaline pumping as you scream down the 9m high & 20m long water slide. Bring your towel! 12-18 year olds only.

Join Screamer Water Slide at Wollongong Youth Centre on Facebook.


Super Slide Day

Where: Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra
When: Saturday, 13 January 2018
Time: 10am – 2pm
Cost: Free

The kids will have a ball on the four awesome waterslides plus sporting demonstration and come and try sessions.

For more information visit shellharbour.nsw.gov.au


Illawarra Inflatable Fun

Albion Park Pool
Where: Russell St, Albion Park
When: 3 January & 24 January 2018
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: Pool entry fees apply
For more information visit  shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

Berkeley Swimming Pool
Where: 5 Winnima Way, Berkeley
When: 2 & 16 January 2018
Time: 9am – 11am
For more information visit wollongongong.nsw.gov.au

Corrimal Pool (heated)
Where: Short St, Corrimal
When: 11 & 25 January 2018
Time: 10am – 12noon
Cost: $4.70 per child
For more information visit wollongongong.nsw.gov.au

Dapto Pool (heated)
Where: 28 Bangaroo Ave, Dapto
When: 4 & 18 January 2018
Time: 10am – 12noon
Cost: $4.70 per child
For more information visit wollongongong.nsw.gov.au

Oak Flats Pool
Where: Kingston Street, Oak Flats
When: 10 & 12 January 2018
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: Pool entry fees apply
For more information visit  shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

(Giant inflatable is available at Oak Flats Pool Open Day – 12 January 2018)

Warilla Pool
Where: Benaud Crescent, Warilla
When: 17 January & 19 January 2018
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: Pool entry fees apply
For more information visit  shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

Western Suburbs Pool
Where: Princes Hwy & Chapman St, Unanderra
When: 9 & 23 January 2018
Time: 9am – 11am
For more information visit wollongongong.nsw.gov.au


Kiama Leisure Centre
Where: 1 Havilah Place, Kiama
Contact:  (02) 4232 1877

Inflatable Pool Toy
When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during school holidays
(Not available between Christmas & New Year or Public Holidays)
Time: 12pm – 3.00pm
Ages: 5+
Cost: Fees apply

Sport and Swim
Four hours of sport and swimming with the pool toy
When: Wednesday 3 & 17 and Monday 8 January 2018
Time: 11am-3pm
Ages: 5 – 12 years
Cost:  $20 | 1st child/$18 | 2nd & 3rd child

Gym Fun and Swim
Four hours of gym and swimming with the pool toy.
When: Friday 5 &12 and Monday 15 & 22 January 2018
Time: 11am-3pm
Ages: 5-12 years
Cost: $20 | 1st child/$18 | 2nd & 3rd child

Important Information
All children must be over five years of age and be able to swim. Minimum 12 participants required.

Full payment required on booking.
Call (02) 4232 1877

For more information visit kiama.nsw.gov.au

Pool Open Day

Oak Flats Pool
Where: Kingston St, Oak Flats
When: 12 January 2018
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Cost: Free entry to the pool

Giant pool inflatable, library by the pool, music, free sausage sizzle plus giveaways.

For more information visit shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

The Big Wedgie

Where: Lang Park, Marine Dr, Wollongong
When: 16 December ’17 – 11 February ’18

This one has something for everyone, no matter your age or size.

The Big Wedgie
Minimum Height: 1.2m
Minimum Age: 7 years
Maximum Weight: 110kg

The Big Chucka
Minimum Height: 1.4m
Minimum Age: 10 years
Maximum Weight: 110kg

The Just Right Wedgie
Minimum Height: 0.8m
Minimum Age: 3 years
Maximum Weight: 60kg

The Little Wedgie
Minimum Height: 0.8m
Maximum Height: 1.2m
Minimum Age: 3 years
Maximum Weight: 40kg

Please note if weather conditions are unfavourable, The Big Wedgie may be closed! Please check The Big Wedgie Facebook page for updates!

Visit thebigwedgie.com.au for price details and online bookings.


Waliscags Water Worx

Where: Dapto Showground, Princes Hwy, Dapto
Enter via southern end of Mulda Street (free parking)
When: 20 December ’17 to 25 February ’18.

Only 700m from Dapto Train Station you will find Waliscags Water Worx.

With 5 themed pools with integrated slides, plus an 11m high slide for the daredevils rightfully named the Epic Racer.

The slides cater for all ages and includes special toddler only zones. Spectators are free.

When you book your tickets you have up to 4 hours of slipping, sliding and splashing fun.

Prices

Babies 0 – 3 years: FREE
Children & Adults: $23.80 – $24.50
Group Pass (4 participants): $84.15 – $95.00
Party Pass (minimum 12 participants): $19.95  per person

Children aged 1-5 years must be supervised in the water by a parent or guardian.

Tickets can be bought online or at the kiosk. Gift vouchers available. Book online and save at www.waterworx.fun

 

Jamberoo Action Park

Where: 1215 Jamberoo Road, Jamberoo
Open: 10am – 5pm daily (during the school holidays)

It’s where YOU control the action! Open EVERY Day this summer holiday season from 26th December 2017 until 31st January 2018.

Jamberoo Action Park is set amongst 40 hectares of amazing aqua play fun, landscaped gardens and parklands and is the perfect place to kick back and relax or join the kids on a vast range of water rides, slides and attractions.

Buy a Season Pass and get unlimited access to water thrills and spills this season.

Visit www.jamberoo.net for all the details.

Jamberoo Action Park | The Perfect Storm

Hope to see you sometime this upcoming holiday season … time to Experience The Perfect Storm only at NSW's favourite water theme park Jamberoo Action Park… OPEN *Daily until 28 February 2017 … Sammy 😉

Posted by Jamberoo Action Park on Thursday, 15 December 2016

Nowra

Nowra Aquatic Park

Where: Scenic Drive, Nowra
Summer Hours:
Mon – Thurs 6am – 7pm
Friday: 6am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am  – 5pm
Public Holiday: 11am – 3pm

With 9 lanes of heated outdoor pool plus splash pad and waterslides, the kids and ‘big kids‘ are guaranteed to have an absolute ball. Don’t forget to visit the Splash Cafe to refuel your energy!

Waterslides are OPEN DAILY 11am – 4pm until the end of January.

Entry Fees

Adult: $5.60
Child: $4.20
Family Swim – 2 Adults & 3 Children: $19.60
Children 2 years & under free with paying adult

Water Slide Fees

5 ride pass (waterslide only, excludes pool enry): $3.80
10 ride pass (waterslide only, excludes pool entry): $6.70
Unlimited water slide (includes pool entry): $13.50

Waterslide operation is subject to weather conditions.

***NYE 2017 POOL PARTY & OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT ***

WHEN:
Sunday 31st December 2017, 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Event Schedule:
5.30pm: Gates open, party starts
5.30pm-6.30pm: Waterslides/Pool/Splashpad open
6.30pm-7.30pm: Pool Dance Party of grassed area
7.30pm: Outdoor Movie

Cost:
Adults $10
Children $5
Family $30 (2 adult/3children)

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT SHOALHAVEN TICKETS:
https://shoalhaventickets.com.au/event/nye-17-pool-party-outdoor-movie-event-6146

T&C’s
– Ticket entry only
– Children 10yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult
– No food or beverages (including alcohol) to be brought into the centre during the party

Visit shoalhavenswimandfitness.com.au

Splash into the School Holidays this weekend at Nowra Aquatic Park. The waterslides will be open from 11am – 3pm Saturday/Sunday throughout the school holidays

Posted by Nowra Aquatic Park on Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Waterworld Central Nowra

Where: Stockland Nowra, 32-60 East St, Nowra
When: 13 January – 28 January 2018
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm daily

Waterworld Central is Australia’s first portable water theme park and it will be sliding into the Nowra Stockland Shopping Centre these school holidays.

Prices
25.00
10.00

Purchase your tickets online at waterworldcentral.com.au
Online tickets must be purchased by at least 8am on the day of attendance, otherwise tickets an be purchased at the gate.
Session Times
10am – 12pm, 11am – 1pm, 12pm – 2pm, 1pm – 3pm, 2pm – 4pm (weather permitting).
In the event of bad weather please check the Waterworld Central Facebook page or call 0409 912 343.


Beaton Park Pool

Please note Beaton Park Pool will close 12.30pm Sunday 17 December and will re-open Monday 22 January 2018.

 

 

 

School Holiday Fun in Wollongong

Summer School Holidays are here and ‘HAVING FUN!‘ is high on the agenda.

We have taken the stress out of finding the best ‘FUN’ by putting together a list of awesome school holiday events right here in Wollongong.

These events are popular for a reason…the kids love them! We highly recommend booking early to avoid disappointed kids.

BURGH’s Outdoor Summer Camp

Where: Burgh Healthy Hub, Helensburgh
When: 15 – 19 January 2018
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (with optional creche)

Burgh’s popular Outdoor Summer Camp is back in 2018 with tree climbing, Parkour, aerials and stilt walking.

This Outdoor Summer Camp  will be a jam packed week of absolute fun to keep the kids active and outdoors.

Suitable for ages 6 – 14 years. No prior experience required.

Taught by industry professionals, this dynamic program offers a variety of challenging and exciting hands-on skills for everyone.

Your child will also have the opportunity during the full week program to specialise in their choosen area. Simply specify when booking if your child has a favourite area/skill to learn.

Your child can participate in the full week program or choose the days that suit your family.

Prices
Full 5 days: $285
Per day: $60 (10am – 3pm)
Lunch: $5 per day

Optional Creche
The creche will be open daily from 9am – 5pm.
Per day: $20
Full week: $90

Bookings

Ph: 4294 1282
Email: circus@burgh.com.au
Enrol online at burgh.com.au/summercamp
                                                                                                                                                     

Early Start Discovery Space

Where: Building 21, UOW
Open Tues – Sun (closed Mon)
Times: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Perfect for visiting family over the holiday season, or a brilliant experiential present for Christmas, the Early Start Discovery Space Summer Visit Pass is the perfect way to maximise play this holiday season!

For only $79, two adults and two children* receive unlimited visits to the Discovery Space for 4 consecutive weeks. This is a fantastic way to truly experience everything we have to offer!

Extra family members can be added to the Summer Visit Pass at the time of purchase for $10 per person, with a maximum of 8 people per Pass.

Looking for more places to play?
For just $20 extra the Summer Visit Pass allows 4 weeks unlimited access to the Science Centre & Planetarium… for $99 you’ll have access to the best family entertainment in Wollongong during the Summer holidays!

Purchase Pass

Your $79 Early Start Summer Visit Pass includes 2 Adults & 2 Children.

Additional members can be added at the time of purchase for $10 per person, with a maximum of 8 people per Pass.

Please read the Terms & Conditions prior to purchasing.

Visit earlystartdiscoveryspace.edu.au

                                                                                                                                                                             

Fun-damentals Sports & Movement Skills

Where: Lindsay Park Primary School, Wollongong
When: 18 December – 22 December and 2 January – 25 January.
Time: 8.00am – 6.00pm daily

Fun-damentals provide school holiday activities for primary school children in Wollongong with a focus on Fundamental Movement Skills.

Each day your child will participate in several sports including; Soccer, Hockey, Cricket, AFL, Touch Football, OzTag, Baseball/Softball, Basketball. Plus lots of fun activities and skills sessions.

Come for a day or a whole week.

Fun-damentals ARE APPROVED FOR THE CHILD CARE BENEFIT AND REBATE (if you pay taxes you are eligible for the CCR – which means you only pay half the advertised fee – the government pays the rest).

Everyday the following activities and more will be provided based on YOUR child’s interests:

  • Sneaky Pete, Orb, Capture the Flag, Dodgeball Games, Crab, Gymnastics, Dancing, Plays, Avengers, Seekers, All Sports Lunchtime Game.
  • Lego, Drawing, Colouring, Building, Board Games, Social Games, Reading, Puzzles, HEAPS of Arts and Crafts.
  • NEW – These holidays Fun-damentals will conduct skills sessions on the sport targeted that day (modified for each age group).
  • HOT WEATHER SUMMER FUN! – Fun-damentals will plan water activities. Bring a towel and spare clothes everyday (water pistols allowed but please label) because getting wet is FUN!

*Younger participants or those transitioning into school will be catered for with extra breaks and modified activities.

Costs
1st child $50 – discounts apply for siblings.
Fun-damentals are approved for the Child Care Benefit and Rebate.

Bookings

Fill out the Booking Request form at fun-damentals.com.au
Contact Daniel Morris on 0423661911
Email: danielsteely6@hotmail.com

                                                                                                                                                                             

Artspace

Where: Railway Street, Corrimal
When: 18 January – 1 February 2018
Age Group: 3 – 18 years

Artspace studio is the largest visual art school for children on planet art!

Located in Corrimal, the Artspace Holiday Program keeps your kids and young adults creatively entertained.

Kids love the paint tent, edible gardens, edible painting, eco sculpture, skate deck design, pot throwing, perfumery, arachnophobia, special guest artists and loads more!

Full day, 2 or 3 hour sessions available.

Join the Artspace Artists these school holidays for a jam-packed creative program for kids aged 3-18 years old.

View Full Artspace Program and Book

                                                                                                                   

Budget Friendly Fun with GOYOkids 

GOYOkids understand that keeping the kids entertained during the school holidays can be tough.

To give you a helping hand they have put together an awesome list of budget friendly fun activities that are super easy for keeping young minds active and engaged. All the of these fun ideas can take place right in your own home.

Read the GOYOkids Budget Friendly Fun for the School Holidays right here and keep this list handy! You never know when you might need it.

Christmas Lights in Wollongong

There is something truly magical about all those twinkling lights at Christmas time and the Christmas lights in Wollongong are no exception.

Check out the list below for some amazing Christmas lights in Wollongong and beyond.

Special thanks to local man Paul Harris. Paul kindly takes the time to put together a bumper packed list of all the Christmas Lights in Wollongong each year. Visit Paul’s Facebook page Christmas Light Displays in the Illawarra.

DAPTO/KOONAWARRA/WEST DAPTO/HORSLEY AND BROWNSVILLE

  • Hobbs St Horsley (“Battle of the neighbours”)
  • Caloola Ave Koonawarra
  • Robins Creek Dr Horsley
  • Truman Ave Dapto
  • Timberi Ave Dapto
  • Parkside Dr Dapto
  • Burrell Cr Dapto
  • Edgeworth Ave Kanahooka Point
  • Ellenborough Pl Horsley
  • Avonlea St Dapto
  • Highland Park Dr Horsley
  • Brooks Reach Horsley
  • Hartfield Ave Horsley
  • Bangaroo Ave Dapto
  • Rushton Drive Kanahooka
  • 4 Dombarton Place Horsley (Synchronised to music Tune to 88.9FM – 8pm – 11.30pm)
  • Armitage Ave Horsley
  • Myee St Kanahooka
  • Robert St Dapto
  • St James Cr Dapto
  • 67 Robert Street, Dapto
  • 23 Glenwood Grove Horsley
Saint James Cres, Dapto
Saint James Cres, Dapto

MT WARRIGAL/WARILLA/LAKE ILLAWARRA/WINDANG/PRIMBEE

  • Oaklands Ave Windang
  • Queen St Warilla
  • Dickson Ave Mt Warrigal
  • Pleasant Ave Warilla
  • O`reilly St Warilla
  • Gregory St Warilla
  • Helen St Warilla
  • Cuthbert Dr Mt Warrigal
  • Lakeview Pde Primbee
  • 7 Morris Place Warilla
  • Cox Pde Mt Warrigal
Dickson Ave and Cuthbert Drive, Mount Warrigal
Dickson Ave and Cuthbert Drive, Mount Warrigal

ALBION PARK/ALBION PARK RAIL/OAK FLATS/HAYWARDS BAY

  • 11 Hillside Drive Albion Park
  • Croome Rd Albion Park Rail
  • Stubbs Road Albion Park (Whole street)
  • Tongarra Rd Albion Park Rail
  • Allinga Drive Oak Flats
  • Bridge Ave Oak Flats
  • Esperance Drive Albion Park
  • Bateman Ave Albion Park Rail
  • Scarborough Cct Albion Park
  • Sawtell Street, Albion Park
  • Molongo St Albion Park
  • Violet Boulevard Calderwood
  • Gumnut St Albion Park Rail
  • Gascoyne St Albion Park
  • Devonshire Cr Oak Flats
  • 13 Fraser Cr Albion Park
  • 23 Wolfgang Rd Albion Park
  • Terry St Albion Park
  • Huon Cr Albion Park
  • Jarrah way Albion Park Rail

FARMBOROUGH HEIGHTS/UNANDERRA/FIGTREE

  • Mark St Figtree
  • Farmborough Rd Farmborough Heights
  • Blackman Pde Unanderra
  • Poplar Ave Unanderra
  • Alandale Ave Figtree
  • Murray Park Rd Figtree
  • Lindsay St Unanderra
  • Jenkins St Unanderra

BERKELEY/LAKE HEIGHTS/WARRAWONG/PORT KEMBLA

  • Northcliffe Dr Warrawong
  • Griffin St Warrawong
  • Hassan St Lake Heights
  • Gregory St Cringila

BLACKBUTT/BARRACK HEIGHTS/SHELLHARBOUR/SHELLCOVE/
FLINDERS

  • Glider Ave Blackbutt
  • Callistemon Pl Shellharbour
  • Tyrell St Flinders
  • Joondaloop Parkway Shellcove
  • Jemima Close Flinders
  • 9 Brisbane Pl Barrack Heights (Xmas maze for kids in backyard)
  • Albatross Rd Blackbutt
  • Lyrebird Cl Blackbutt
  • Cockatiel Ct Blackbutt
  • Bass St Barrack Heights
  • Whitaker St Flinders
  • Cosgrove Ave Flinders
  • Seymour Dr Flinders
  • Corunna Cr Flinders
  • 20a Elizabeth Cct Flinders
  • Bruny Pl Shellcove
  • Lake Entrance Rd Shellharbour
9 Brisbane Pl, Barrack Heights
9 Brisbane Pl, Barrack Heights

TOWRADGI/WOONONA/FAIRY MEADOW/TARRAWANNA/CORRIMAL/
BELLAMBI/BULLI

  • Campbell Street, Woonona
  • Owen St Bulli
  • Pioneer Rd Bellambi (Next to chemist)
  • East St Russell vale
  • Neville Ave Russell Vale
  • Blueberry Ct Wooonona (Edgewood Estate)
  • Mountbatten St Corrimal
  • 66 Underwood Street Corrimal
  • Peppermint Cct Edgewood Estate Woonona
  • Cawley St Bellambi
  • Duncan St Balgownie
  • Lawson St Fairy Meadow
  • Bellambi Lane Bellambi
  • Midgley St Corrimal
  • Williamson St Tarrawanna
  • Keerong Ave Russell Vale
  • Angus St Fernhill
  • 3 Scobie Cres Bellambi (15th Big Light Switch On 8pm)

WOLLONGONG/CONISTON/MT ST THOMAS/MT KEIRA/MANGERTON

  • 10 Phillips Cres Mangerton
  • 6 Wellmont Pl Mt Keira
  • 4 Parkman Place Mt Keira
  • Gladstone Ave Coniston
  • Gipps St Wollongong
  • Parkman Mt Keira
  • Reservoir St Mangerton
  • Strathearn Ave Wollongong (This year the residents will also hold a fundraiser on Christmas Eve and invite donatios to Look Good Feel Better, a free nationwide charitable program dedicated to helping women with cancer cope with the appearance side effects of their treatments. Everyone is invited!)

NOWRA/KIAMA

  • Hughes Cr Kiama Downs

Add My Lights

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Melbourne Cup in Wollongong

Famously known as the race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup is almost upon us and Wollongong’s finest establishments are not holding back.

You’ll experience the full glitz, glamour and sophistication that only the big race day can bring together with fine dining in some of Wollongong’s most picturesque locations.

Frock up, gather your friends and treat yourself to a day of splendour and fun!

City Beach Function Centre

Melbourne Cup may be the event that stops the nation, but City Beach Function Centre is the event that stops the Gong!

Set to be Wollongong’s most prestigious Melbourne Cup Day event on Tuesday, 7 November, you’re already a winner when you book a table at City Beach.

Hosted by Mel and Trav from 96.5 Wave FM, there will be no shortage of indulgence and excitement on the day.

– Champagne reception
– Dumpling Bar on the balcony
– Exquisite four course lunch
– Premium beverage package
– TAB runner for the main race
– Sweeps & prizes
– All the race day action streamed live
– Totally Instagrammable photo-op area
– Sweeps

Frock up and getting ready to have some fun!

Check out the mouth-watering menu and book today. 

Tickets: $129.00 per person
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm

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The Lagoon Restaurant

Other than track-side, there’s only one place to celebrate the Melbourne Cup, and that’s beach-side at The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant.

We probably don’t need to tell you, but the Melbourne Cup party at The Lagoon is legendary.

You’ll enjoy live music by Quinny, fashions on the field and a 5-hour drinks package, as well as a glass of Moet on arrival and a delicious 4-course deluxe lunch.

Tables of approx. 10 people (you don’t need to take a whole table though!).

Tickets: $130.00 per person.
Time: 11.30am – 4.30pm

Book on 4226 1677 or email bookings@lagoonrestaurant.com.au

Visit lagoonrestaurant.com.au

PEPE’s On the Beach

PEPE’s are celebrating Melbourne Cup with the ultimate Garden Party.

Cocktail fountain on arrival, 3.5hr beverage package ( tap beers, selection of wines, bubbles, soft drink, tea & coffee), seafood grazing table and a selection of specialty canapes & petite fours.

There will be plasma screens to watch the racing action, Flower wall photo booth plus Fashions on the Beach with Goodie bags for the best dressed.

After Party with DJ from 3.30pm till late (free entry).

VIP cabana bookings available with Bottle service packages

Tickets: $115.00 per person.

Visit pepesonthebeach.com.au

 LevelOne Harbourfront

The Levelone Melbourne Cup package includes cocktails on arrival, 14 course canapé menu plus a 3.5 hour beverage package including beer, wine and of course champagne.

Enjoy live acoustic entertainment from 12 – 5pm, plus live race coverage and a calcutta auction.

Tickets: $109.00 per person
Time: 12.00 noon – 5.00pm

Call 4227 2999 or email info@levelone.com.au

The Birdcage Luncheon  – Shellharbour

Whether you love the glamour, the fine food, the fashion or the pulse-quickening excitement, SOCIETY is the place to be this Melbourne Cup!

Enjoy bubbly and canapes on arrival followed by a decadent 3 course luncheon, games and prizes. Also enjoy watching the race on our giant screen in a private area of Precinct.

Tickets: $60.00 members | $65.00 visitors
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Buy tickets online or at Reception.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon – TBH

This year Towradgi Beach Hotel wants to celebrate the most prestigious Thoroughbred horse race with you:

Fresh Seafood Buffet & Carvery Buffet
Drink on arrival
Prizes for best dressed
Sweeps
Full TAB Facilities
Watch all the action on our Big Screens, Live & Loud!

Tickets: $69.00 per adult | $20.00 per children under 12 (must be accompanied by legal guadian). Book for 10, only pay for 9!
Time: From 11.30am

Phone: 02 4283 3588 or functions@towradgibeachhotel.com.au

Headlands Austinmer Beach

Sip on bubbles and enjoy a 3-course meal while cheering on the horses! Tickets include canapes, 3 courses & 4 hour beverage package.

TAB facilities | Sweeps on the day | Best dressed prizes!

Tickets – $130.00pp. Table of 10 – $1,200.
Time: 12.00noon – 4.00pm

To reserve a table phone 4200 1099 or email  events@headlandshotel.com.au

By the Beach at Diggies

Diggies will be hosting it’s first Melbourne Cup lunch!

Get your friends together to enjoy a delicious 5 course meal, with accompanying 4 hour drinks package including Pommery Champagne and Oysters on arrival.

There will be Fashions by the Beach and prizes from Quay Supply, Frolic Girls,Toscani Hair, Jimmy Gan, Pommery Champagne, Blue Athletic and more.

Tickets: $140.00

Please call us on 4258 3490 or email eat@diggies.com.au

 

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