Blacktown’s Australia Day begins with ‘Wake Up with the Wildlife’ at Featherdale Wildlife Park, before continuing with a special citizenship ceremony and the announcement of the City’s Citizens of the Year.

The day concludes with a free Australia Day concert at The Rooty Hill.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said more than 20,000 people are expected to attend Council’s Australia Day events.

“We all have been incredibly saddened by the devastating bushfires and I have been deeply moved by the generosity of our community in coming forward with donations of money, foodstuffs, equipment and their time,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“That generosity of spirit and kind is what Australians do best and I encourage everyone to join us on 26 January and celebrate our pride in being Australian and living in this great nation.

“While Council has decided to cancel the Fireworks display out of respect for those who have lost loved ones and property in the bushfires, we still have a huge range of fun, family friendly and exciting events for people of all ages.

“The very popular ‘Wake Up With The Wildlife’ at Featherdale Wildlife Park kick starts the day’s program of events.”

From 7 am, families will be having breakfast with the fabulous collection of Australian animals at Featherdale.

Bowman Hall in Blacktown will be the scene for a special Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony from 10.30 am where 100 of Blacktown’s residents will become Australian citizens.

Following the ceremony, Mayor Bleasdale will announce Blacktown City’s Australia Day Award winners.

Celebrations continue from 4 pm with the free Australia Day Concert on The Rooty Hill.

There will be free amusement rides and food stalls as well as live music performances headlined by the Choirboys, Shannon Noll, Dragon and tribute shows by The Oils and Anthems of Oz

Aussie FMX will also host three demonstrations at the event, featuring riders Zachary Mckenzie and Brodie Carmichael, a 3x World Record Holder who in 2017 landed a World First Front Flip Superman at the Nitro World Games.

“I encourage families and friends to head down early to The Rooty Hill for our family-friendly, alcohol-free annual Australia Day celebrations,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

Event details

Wake up with the Wildlife Breakfast

7.00 am to 12.00 pm Featherdale Wildlife Park, Kildare Road, Blacktown
(Unfortunately SOLD OUT).

Citizenship ceremony

10.30 am Bowman Hall, Campbell Street, Blacktown.

The special Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony will see more than 100 people become Australians on Australia Day.

Australia Day at The Rooty Hill

4.00 pm – 9.30 pm, The Rooty Hill, Church Street Rooty Hill.

Enjoy all the festivities of Australia Day 2020 at Council’s Australia Day Celebrations on The Rooty Hill. Including free amusement rides, as well as live performances by headliners Shannon Noll, the Choir Boys, The Oils Tribute and Dragon.

Stage Program

4.00 pm Anthems of Oz

5.00 pm The Oils Tribute

6.00 pm Choirboys

7.00 pm Shannon Noll

8.15 pm Dragon

In the event of extreme weather conditions, celebrations may be cancelled.

For more information on Blacktown City’s Australia Day celebrations and/or changed traffic conditions, visit www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au or phone 9839 6000.