Australia Day

Fun for the whole family including main stage performances, delicious food, an outdoor cinema and a spectacular fireworks display!

Event details

Council’s annual Australia Day event returns to Holroyd Gardens on Thursday, 26 January 2023 from 6 pm to 9 pm.


Live Music

Showcasing Western Sydney emerging artists all night, including:

Outdoor Cinema

Fun, family friendly films.

  • 6:20 pm Short Film Here We Are: Notes For Living on Planet Earth [G] Trailer
  • 6:50 pm Feature Film Back to the Outback [G] Trailer

The Big Backyard

Relax and play in our Big Backyard with garden games, casual sports including backyard cricket, with endless summer tunes in a live broadcast from Alive 90.5 community radio.

Meet local sporting and recreation clubs and learn about how to get your free NSW Government Active Kids voucher.

Food Stalls

Vendor Menu
Classic Soft Serve Soft serve ice cream, hot fudge sundaes, slushies
Burger168 Burgers, loaded fries
Satay Brothers Food Truck Malaysian street food – ribs, satay chicken, fries
The Kofte Lab Turkish kofte, chicken and vegetarian rolls
Turkish Gozleme House Variety Gozleme
Mr Spanish Churros Vegan Spanish churros with Nutella and salted caramel

Retail Stalls

Vendor Activities
All Toys Glow, light-up and bubble toys
Face Ace Face painting and henna
Holroyd Art & Crafts Society Clay and ceramic workshops
Scrubalicious by Ryenne Handmade body and beauty vegan products
South Wentworthville Girl Guide District Information for youth and adults, make friendship bracelets

Spectacular Fireworks

A fireworks display at 8:50 pm.

First Nations Australian Cultural Program

The Koomurri for arts and culture workshops are suitable for all ages with Boomerang and Coolamon painting, have a look at the cultural artefacts and enjoy the Didgeridoo performances.


How to get to the event

Use public transport

We encourage patrons attending Australia Day to catch public transport.

To plan your trip by public transport visit

Ride your bicycle

There are bicycle racks at the event for you to chain your bicycle to.

Travel by car

Street parking is available in surrounding streets around Holroyd Gardens. Please observe parking signs.

Accessible parking is available at the Holroyd Gardens car park, Walpole Street, Merrylands

Conditions of entry

Bag checks and entry conditions

Entry and activities at the event are free.

There will be bag checks conducted at the entry point (Walpole Street) by security.

Persons are prohibited from entering with the following items:

  • Air horns
  • Alcohol
  • Animals (except for authorised guide dogs/companion dogs)
  • Clothing which is Suburb or Gang related
  • Drones
  • Fireworks, flares or explosives
  • Glass
  • Illegal substances
  • Poles, sticks and banners/flags 
  • Weapons or knives

Entry will be refused to persons who are intoxicated and/or disorderly, who do not cooperate with staff or Police, or who do not comply with bag checks.

BBQ's are not permitted at this event. 

COVID safe event requirements

  • All persons entering the park will need to comply with any health restrictions at the time the event is being held.
  • Security will ensure compliance for patrons to enter the park.


Holroyd Gardens is an accessible park although some of our activities may need to be accessed over grassed areas.

If you need to book accessible parking or if you have any accessibility requirements for this event please call Council on 02 8757 9000.

Severe weather

In the case of heavy rain, the event may be cancelled.

Wet weather information will be available on Council’s facebook page or phone 8757 9000.

Alcohol free zone

Holroyd Gardens is a public space and is an alcohol-free zone. Bag checks will be conducted at the entry points and any alcohol found will be confiscated by Security.


Unfortunately, pets are not allowed inside Holroyd Gardens.

Event Sponsors

Proudly sponsored by Wenty Leagues (concert sponsor) and Merrylands RSL (cinema sponsor)

Wenty Leagues

Merrylands RSL

Further information

For more information on this Australia Day event at Holroyd Gardens, phone us on 8757 9000.