Oz Day in the Gong

Celebrate Australia Day by the seashore at Wollongong Harbour!

This will be  a jam-packed day of fun for the whole family in an alcohol free environment.

Major Events

Major events include Aquathon, the thong race, UOW Global Corner, car display, live entertainment on the Telstra Main Stage and more.

There’ll also be a Youth Chill Out Zone from 3.30pm to 8.00pm with live DJ music, a skate and scooter ramp with demos, Cam White PRO BMX Team and inflatable giant dartball​.

Download full Australia Day in Wollongong program.

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