Head to Your Local this Australia Day for everything from music and family days to thong throwing

Updated: Jan 26



Looking for somewhere awesome to spend your Australia Day? Look no further because out pubs have something for everyone from family fun days to DJs, Live Music, Barbecues, Thong Throwing Contests, Yabbie Racing and a whole lot more...


Argenton Hotel, Argenton

Head to The Argy for your best Australia Day yet. Live Music in the Beer Garden with the The Chad Shuttleworth Duo from 3pm, Thong Throwing at 12pm, Pie-Eating Contest at 2pm, Kid's Face Painting from 1:30pm and Aussie food specials including Aussie Lamb Burger $18.00 and 300gm Aussie King Prawns $30.00.


Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird

There's something for everyone this Australia Day with live entertainment from 3pm with local Band "Get What You're Given", drinks specials, Pie-Eating Comp, Jumping Castle for the kids, and prizes for Best Dressed Aussie.


Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Belmont Hotel is celebrating the astral leap into 2020 by pushing some buttons, turning some keys, hearing some clanks and waking the beast that is Kahibah Brass. Catch the band as they sonically envelope the Belmont Hotel in a cavalcade of chaos and calm. So come with uncle and hear all proper. Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones...you are invited.


Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Join Edgeworth Tavern to celebrate your Australia Day in true Aussie spirit with Bob Allen playing live from 2pm - 5pm on the deck, drinks specials and play area to keep the kids entertained.


Family Hotel, Maitland

Celebrate Australia Day as The Family Hotel kicks off in true Aussie Style with a Big Breakfast starting from 7:30am followed by a Sausage Sizzle running all day. There will be Free Kids Activities, a DJ in the Beer Garden and Under 18s Open Mic from 12-5pm. The Tantrums will be performing live at 7pm.

Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle

With the first major celebration for 2020, the Great Northern Hotel is kicking it off with the East End’s Biggest Aussie Day Bash. Live Music, DJs, $10 pie sangas and drinks specials. Set Times are: 12PM: Australia's Hottest Hits | 5PM: Sundays Record Band | 8PM: Audio Collective (DJ/Percussion Set).


Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Catch Kid Kenobi from 4pm. Free entry, along with drinks and food specials

Hotel Wangi, Wangi

Yabby Racing is back at Hotel Wangi with the first race kicking off from 1pm. This year the pub will be also be raising money for NSW RFS. Seafood raffle after the yabbies from 4pm and live music with

Layth Gunn in the Beer Garden from 5pm.

Imperial Hotel, Maitland

Imperial, together with the AHA, are endeavoring to raise much needed funds this Australia Day for this impacted by bushfire. It is day planned to be full of fun with raffles, live music, Aussie menu specials and drinks specials all in a typical " Aussie Shindig".


Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff

To celebrate the first Australia Day of the decade, pop into the Iron Horse for a beer and free BBQ. The bistro will be open all day and the BBQ will be run from 12pm - 2pm.

Kent Hotel, Hamilton

The Aussie Sunday Session is on at The Kent Hotel this Australia Day. The pub is open from 10am and they'll be turning it up all day long. You can lend a hand to support our incredible Rural Fire Fighters by joining the hotel from midday for a traditional Aussie sausage sizzle with 100% of proceeds going to the RFS. DJs will be dropping all your favourites upstairs from 4pm til late and downstairs Komiti and his band will performing from 8:30pm til late. Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite Aussie con or legend for a chance to WIN a $100 Voucher.


King Street Hotel, Newcastle

A long weekend means one thing, a Laneway Party at King Street. With Triple J's Hottest 100 happening on Saturday, King St has your perfect hangover fix with Triple J artist and Australian club royalty Odd Mob, plus all your favourite Laneway features like a silent disco from 10pm, free sausage sizzle and party pies, 3 levels of entertainment, 12 resident DJs and more. Doors open 6pm.

Mattara Hotel, Charlestown

Head to the Mattara for a day of family fun with free Face Painting, Jumping Castle, Kids Crafts, Aussie themed food specials, drinks specials and Lamington Eating competition. The pub will also be supporting Rotary Clubs of Australia by donating all proceeds from VB sales between 5pm-6pm.


Minmi Hotel, Minmi

Minmi Hotel is doing it for the firies this Australia Day so whack on your Best Aussie gear, show your support and join the fun. There will be live music from 2pm with Sass & the Boss, Golf Club Raffle, and Gumboot Tossing Comp from 12pm - Kids, Ladies and Mens Comp (Donating $1 from every participant). Also enjoy Aussie Spit Roast Rolls (Donating $1 from every sale), Tinny's on Ice straight from the Esky (Donating $1 from every sale), Courtesy Bus running all Day (Donating all gold coin donations), Australia day themed desserts (Donating a $1 from every sale) and Pre-order your Cheese ($25) or Seafood Platters ($85). Plus donation tins also available on the day.


Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Support the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal this Australia Day with 100% of $10 entry fees and $12 JD Fire + Apple sales going directly to the appeal as BUMP & Friends bring you Australia Aid this Australia Day long weekend at The Newy, a XXL day and night-time dance to raise much need funds for bush fire affected communities. BUMP has the courtyard covered, while bands drive the day inside, the dad rock disco is going down in the front bar and the BUMP crew will jump back on the in nightclub to bring it home.

Royal Crown Hotel, Dudley

Celebrate at the Royal Crown with live music from 3pm and Aussie-themed food specials.


Salamander Bay Tavern, Salamander Bay

Enjoy live music with Hendo from 1pm-4pm and bring the kids along for free Pony Rides and Face Painting from 1pm - 3pm.


Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale

Celebrate what makes our country great at The Shaft Tavern this Australia Day with live music from 2pm and a bunch of activities for the kids.


Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Enjoy the biggest Australia Day party in the Bay including all your favourite Aussie anthems and live entertainment all day and night. Plus there will be an afternoon of some of the most Aussie activities including Crab Races, Thong Throwing, and Pie Eating competition. It wouldn't be an Australia Day without a sausage sizzle, so make sure you don't miss the late night Aussie BBQ. Live Music in the Courtyard from 2pm, and DJs in the main room till late.


Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Celebrate the best country on earth this Australia Day Long Weekend at The Shorty with Thong Throwing Contests, Lamington Eating Comps, Aussie BBQ Snag Sandwiches, drinks specials, and wear your best Aussie shirt for your chance to win loads of prizes.

Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton

Celebrate Australia Day 2020 at Sydney Junction Hotel with a Family Fun Day kicking off from 11am - jam-packed with fun for everyone. There will also be live music with soloist from 12pm playing all your Aussie favourites, Face Painters, Jumping Castle for the kids, Aussie-inspired food menu, The Years live from 4pm and DJ's to keep the party going all night long.


Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Head to Tea Gardens Hotel for a great family day including Kid's Magic Show at 1pm, Crab Racing from 2pm and live music with the Marriah Band from 3pm.

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