South Bank Parklands comes alive with pride for Australia Day on 26 Jan 2019. Enjoy free live music in the beautiful surrounds of River Quay at Australia Day on the Green between the hours of 1 to 5.30pm, followed by colourful fireworks that'll fill the night sky spectacularly at 7.30pm.
It is said, the best viewing locations are from the Clem Jones Promenade, the Cultural Forecourt and River Quay. You decide. This year, the fireworks go green and gold for the first time and will feature six pyrotechnic jet ski performers launching fireworks while they perform in front of the Promenade. It's going to be some kinda show!
Celebrate our laid back lifestyle and reflect on what it means to be part of our lucky country this Australia Day. Enjoy the festivities filled with live entertainment, sweeping city and river views (feel a picnic coming on anyone?), with performances from Birdman Randy, The Ivory Street Preachers and special guest DJs.
There are other things you can do while you're there between sets and start of fireworks. Why not beat the heat and take a cool dip in Streets Beach, the Boat Pool or Aquativity, or have a bbq using South Bank's free facilities at Riverside Green and Picnic Island Green. You could also keep cool with an ice-cream and go for a relaxing stroll along the Arbour and the Clem Jones Promenade.
Please notethat South Bank Parklands is an alcohol-free space on Australia Day, including the usually licensed areas of River Quay Green, Picnic Island and Riverside Green. Restaurants and bars with liquor licenses at South Bank will be serving alcohol within their establishments.