Australia Day The Parramatta Way

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07 January 2010



Parramatta City Council will host one of the biggest Australia Day celebrations in the country on

Tuesday 26 January in Parramatta Park, with 15 hours of live music and entertainment, free

workshops, activities and displays, international food and much more for the whole family to


The day will begin at 6am with 18 colourful hot air balloons ascending into the dawn skies, a

landmark Australia Day tradition in Parramatta since 1985. Benita Collings a presenter on Play

School and Jeremy Roff a Sydney athletic star will be Parramatta’s Australia Day Ambassadors.

“Australia Day has a significant meaning in Parramatta, it is a time to celebrate the important

contribution our city has made to the growth and prosperity of this nation we all call home,” said

the Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Paul Garrard.

“The mix of entertainment, workshops, demonstrations, kids’ activities and concert featuring

Parramatta’s Goodwill Ambassador Nathan Brake who will sing the National Anthem and

superstar Jessica Mauboy will ensure a great day out for the whole family,” Cr Garrard said.

Following on from the morning’s Aerial Carnivale, the Village Hub will bring Parramatta Park to

life from 10am to 5pm, with a mix of music, kids’ rides, sheep-shearing, food and wine tasting,

fly ball dog demonstrations, animal encounters and much more.   

As the sun sets, the family concert will begin at 6pm when comedian Tahir hosts three hours of

entertainment, including popular children’s performer Justine Clarke, classic 70s hits from the

Robertson Brothers and Korean drumming masters Taik Oz.

Star of Bran Nue Dae and ARIA winner Jessica Mauboy will take centre stage as the headline

act of the evening, and the Australia Day celebrations will conclude with a spectacular fireworks

display at 9pm.

“This year, Parramatta City Council has made our Australia Day celebrations all about families, I

would like to invite all of our residents to join us in Parramatta and celebrate our national

achievements in Parramatta Park – where the story of our great nation began,” said Cr Garrard.

Parramatta’s 2010 Australia Day celebrations are presented by Parramatta City Council and

sponsored by Integral Energy, Elgas, Dial Before You Dig, The Sebel Parramatta and

Parramatta Park Trust. Major sponsor Integral Energy is proud to again play a key role in

Parramatta’s Australia Day celebrations in 2010, which aims to inspire national spirit and unite

the community.

Please note the Parramatta Australia Day event is a NO GLASS IN THE PARK event, all

glass will be confiscated and can be reclaimed on exit. 

For more information about Parramatta Australia Day celebrations or for a list of the full

For interviews and further media information: 

Parramatta City Council Communications Coordinator Casli Mehmed Tel: 9806 5438 

Mob: 0401 696 791 Email:


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