Yep, Australia Day is here again.
Time to pull out the stubbies, double pluggers and lammos and flock to your celebration of choice with friends and family. The cheaper the party, the better – it’s the ‘strayan way! Here’s how to celebrate this Australia Day on a shoestring.
- Backyard BBQ
Ahh, the backyard barbie – is there anything more Aussie? Get your mates ‘round, fire up the four-burner and kick back with a few coldies while you count down the Triple J Hottest 100. Hot tip – the mercury gets altitude sickness on Oz Day. Why not pick up a cheap inflatable pool from a local discount store to chill out in? And don’t forget the ol’ willow – legend has it backyard cricket is the reason wheelie bins were invented. Planning on carrying the party into the night? Take the tele outside and have your very own movie night under the Southern Cross. Be sure to keep it local with Aussie classics like The Castle, Muriel’s Wedding and Kenny.
- Hit the beach
The great thing about living on a bloody big island is that we have loads of coastline to ourselves – 25,760km to be precise! And with 85% of Aussies living within 50 clicks of the shore, there’s sure to be a beach near you. So chuck on your togs and hit up the sandy stuff for a day of sun, sport and seagulls. Remember to slip, slop slap or you’ll end the day redder than a freshly boiled Western Rock Lobster.
- Australia Day Skyworks
It’s kind of a Perth thing – celebrate our country’s awesomeness by setting the sky on fire. And no one does it better – our Australia Day Skyworks are legendary. They’re free and there’s stacks of entertainment to lap up in the lead up. So flock to the Perth foreshore and experience this uniquely Perth party. And if you want something even closer to home, a handful of other suburbs hold their own (smaller) fireworks shows.
- Local events
Champin’ at the bit for more Oz Day ideas? Fair dinkum, you’d have to have a few roos loose in your paddock if you didn’t check out australiaday.org.au – there’s hundreds and thousands of events happening right around the country. Just type in your postcode and find a budget celebration close to you!
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