Oz Day in the Gong

Celebrate Australia Day by the seashore at Wollongong Harbour!

This will be  a jam-packed day of fun. Major events include Aquathon, the thong race, UOW Global Corner, food & novelty stalls, car display, live entertainment on the Telstra Main Stage and more.

There’ll be a Youth Chill Out Zone, with live DJ music, a skate and scooter ramp with demos, Cam White PRO BMX Team and inflatable giant dartball​.

New for the 2018 Australia Day event is the Ozzy Doggy Show, where we’ll find out which of your 4-legged doggy friends is Wollongong’s TOP DOG!

Australia Day Ozzy Doggy Show

New for the 2018 Australia Day event is the inaugural Ozzy Doggy Show, bringing some exciting, new fun to our celebrations. Dog owners can enter their 4-legged doggy friends into any of the following categories:

  • Wollongong’s TOP DOG – Best Dressed Ozzy Doggy
  • Best Dressed Owner and Dog Oz Day theme
  • Most Outrageous or Creative – Owner and/or Dog
  • Best Ozzy Doggy Trick
  • People’s Choice (most loved dog from all categories on the day)
  • Best Ozzy Doggy Under 6 Months

Registration closes on Friday 12 January 2018. To find out more and enter your dog visit wollongong.nsw.gov.au


The skies will light up in celebration of Australia Day over Belmore Basin at 9pm!

Family Friendly Event

This is a family-friendly, alcohol free, waste wise and accessible event.

To find out what’s happening, register for the accessible viewing area, enter the Ozzy Doggy Show competition or for details about transport options, visit www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/australiaday

With thanks to our major partner, Telstra; media partners 96.5 Wave FM, i98 FM, Illawarra Mercury and WIN Network; and supporting partners Fairy Meadow Community Bank Branch (Bendigo Bank), Brandworx, UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia, BlueScope WIN Community Partners, Remondis, McDonald’s Illawarra, Go Hire The Event People, Greenacres Disability Services, Transport for NSW, Australia Day