There are some wonderful community events coming up for Australia Day on Friday 26th January, including a pool party, a special citizenship ceremony and a summer fair at St Ives Showground…

Australia Day will be a big deal in the local area so (if you haven’t already) mark Jan 26 in your calendar! Here are some of the highlights…

In the morning Mayor Sam Ngai and Councillors will welcome approximately 200 new Australians from 38 countries making their pledge as citizens.

The winners of the Ku-ring-gai Local Citizen of the Year Awards will be announced in the morning ceremony held at Knox Grammar School.

In the afternoon between 1pm and 5pm the Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre will host a pool party featuring a BBQ, face painting, free entertainment and a poolside DJ. Entry is by gold coin donation and no bookings are required. Due to limited parking, those wishing to attend the pool party are advised to park in Lofberg Road.

The West Pymble Bicentennial Club next to the Aquatic Centre is running a fun-filled day of festivities with burgers, drinks and barefoot bowls from midday until the evening. Bookings are advised for this event at

Over at St Ives Showground, a summer fair will be held on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January featuring food trucks, fireworks, amusement rides, an animal nursery and children’s movies.

Mayor Sam Ngai said this year’s Australia Day events would be a day of fun for the community after a challenging 2023.

“The day will be the perfect opportunity for our whole community to get together and enjoy a fun day out. I’m also looking forward to celebrating with our new citizens and welcoming them into our community.”

The Council’s Australia Day events are assisted by a grant from the National Australia Day Council. For more details about the pool party and summer fair visit and for the Bicentennial Club go to


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