Free Family Fun on Australia Day


What better way to celebrate Australia Day than to make a splash at one of Ipswich’s four Swim Centres on January 26.

A Family Fun Day will be held at each centre from 10am-4pm on Tuesday, 26 January, with lucky door prizes and free entry for everyone.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said the annual celebrations, which began as a community pool party in 1997, were always well supported.

“Thousands of people gather at our Swim Centres for Australia Day, it’s a free day out and a great way to show your national pride with family and friends,� he said.

Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee Chairperson Councillor David Morrison said the day was a fitting way to recognise Ipswich’s multiculturalism.

“We’ve got 115 cultural backgrounds represented in Ipswich and it’s always exciting to see people from all walks of life come together to celebrate Australia Day,� he said.

“If you can’t make it to a Swim Centre we’ll also have Orion Lagoon open from 5am-9pm.�
The Free Family Fun Days are at the following Swim Centre locations:

• Bundamba Swim Centre, Brisbane Road, Bundamba.
• Georgie Conway Leichhardt Community Swim Centre,
Toongarra Road, Leichhardt.
• Goodna Aquatic Centre, Brisbane Terrace, Goodna.
• Rosewood Swim Centre, Mill Street, Rosewood.

Family Fun Day is an alcohol and smoke free event, and glass will not be permitted.