Australiana Week Celebrations
Join us for a range of activities as we celebrate all things Australian.
During the week leading up to our major Australia Day celebration at Carisbrooke Park in Salisbury Park, there will be a number of activities on offer at the Salisbury Community Hub.
- Monday 23 January - From 10.30am
Local Aboriginal history talk, including First Nation Elders discussing the story behind the artwork being integrated into the John Street clock tower refurbishment
- Monday 23 January - 11am to 12noon
Great Australian Robot Road Trip. On the great Australia scavenger hunt, help program our Bee-bots to explore Australia. Discover the hints buried in every state to find the treasure. Suitable for ages: 4 to 12 years. Book your place here.
- Tuesday 24 January - 10am to 2pm
Australiana story time and crafting session. Join us from 10am staff will read stories, followed by rhymes and songs where children can dance and follow along with actions. At 10.30am children will be encouraged to choose their own books to borrow and take home. From 11am to 2pm families will be able to join in on the Australiana themed craft session making and decorating using various resources. This is a drop-in event and does not require a booking.
- Wednesday 25 January - 10am to 12noon
Get up close with some native Australian animals. Animals Anonymous will provide roaming wildlife, which may include a baby crocodile, pythons, a goanna, a bearded dragon, a marsupial joey, a Tawny Frogmouth or an owl.
- Australia Day Celebration - Thursday 26 January - 8am to 1.30pm
From water slides to a Weet-Bix eating contest, a petting zoo, and community cricket match – there is plenty of action planned for our main Australia Day celebration at Carisbrooke Park. Please also join us for the official events including a flag raising ceremony, presentation of the Salisbury Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award Winners for 2023 and a citizenship ceremony.
For more details on these events, please follow the above links.