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What’s on in Yass Valley this Australia Day Long Weekend!

Celebrate Australia Day in Yass Valley!


Australia Day is just around the corner and how better to celebrate it than in Yass Valley!

With an abundance of great activities to choose from, there will be something for everyone.



Community BBQ Breakfast & Citizenship Ceremony!

Starting at 7:30am, why not head down to Coronation Park to enjoy the Community BBQ Breakfast followed by the Citizenship Ceremony and the Australia Day Awards! There will be plenty to keep the little ones entertained with Nessa the Fairy doing face painting, Maisie’s choir will be singing, there will be a jumping castle and of course, the new Coronation Park playground!


Markets & More!

If that’s too early for your celebrations to begin, then spend the morning wandering the Murrumbateman Village Markets, at the Murrumbateman Recreational Ground from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday. Collect a variety of locally made goods, food and produce to enjoy on Australia Day with your friends and family, or spending the afternoon amongst the vines at our award winning local Australian wineries that surround Murrumbateman.

2020 Yass Touch Knockout

If you’re after a more action packed Australia Day weekend, watch competitors come from all over Australia, New Zealand, Japan and England battle it out in the 2020 Yass Touch Knockout! Come along and watch some extremely talented touch teams!


Beat the Heat

If you would rather escape the heat this Australia Day, why not go swimming at either the Yass or Binalong pool? Or cool down with a scenic day by the water at Burrinjuck, Good Hope, or Wee Jasper. Pack a picnic and the cricket set and settle in for the day. For the fisherman amongst us join the 2020 Australia Day Long Weekend Fishing Competition at Woolgarlo!


True Blue Aussie Fun

Head out to the Gundaroo Colonial Inn on the 26th and enjoy an Authentic Australia Day! Enjoy yabbie races, thong throwing contests, lamington eating comp, classic tunes and singalongs, a special all you can eat buffet with native Aussie ingredients, Plus plenty of fun for the kids. $5 from every lunch buffet purchase goes directly to the WIRES emergency fire relief fund.

Miss that yabbie race? Don’t worry on the 27th there are more at Binalong!

 The Binalong Hotel to watch the yabbie races and the annual Australia Day ping pong competition.


Weekend with Wine!

Many of our local wineries are holding some Aussie Day fun, from Lerida Estates “Throw another Shrimp on the Barbie”‘ and Lake George’s Paint Pinot’s Coq au Vin at Lake George Winery for those more creative people! We have everything from delightfully quaint eat-in options to top quality food producers, cosy cafes, fine dining, world-class wineries and makers. Prepare to fill that hungry belly and satiate your love of good wine here in Yass Valley.

Celebrate our Historic Past

For the history buffs, visit Cooma Cottage, the Railway Museum or the Yass & District Historical museum.


Still lost for Australia Day ideas? Then drop into the Yass Valley Information Centre and we will happily tailor an itinerary for you.

Happy Australia Day!