All set for an Aussie Arvo of community fun at Lawnton this summer

Published 16 October 2023


Thong throwing, sausages sizzling, fireworks, music, laughter and splashing galore - it must be the Aussie Arvo at Lawnton!

The beloved Aussie Arvo community event will return to Lawnton Aquatic Centre in 2024 thanks to a $22,000 grant from City of Moreton Bay to keep the Australia Day favourite alive.

Mayor Peter Flannery said since 2018 Lawnton has come to life with the biggest Australia Day party in Moreton Bay.

“Hosted by the Lawnton Swim Club for eight years now, this summer staple provides our city with an affordable option for some serious family fun,” he said.

“Council is proud to be working alongside such a great community partner and building their capacity to deliver inclusive and affordable entertainment and recreation activities like this one.”

Councillor Yvonne Barlow (Div 7) said she is thrilled to see the free family event return in 2024 thanks to Council’s ongoing investment.

“Around 3,500 people enjoyed the Aussie Arvo festivities last year, and I’m excited to attend another fabulous event that’s even bigger and better next year,” she said.

“It’s so much fun for the whole family, with free entry plus free games, rides, live music, and even a dunk tank, which I’m nervous about getting into but it’s all in good fun!”

Councillor Mick Gillam (Div 8) said there was plenty of space for everyone at this great venue.

“Lawnton Aquatic Centre is a fantastic facility with a 50m lap swimming pool, 25m indoor swimming pool, toddler splash pool, play area and so much more. Each pool also has access via hoist chairs,” he said. 

“There is something for everyone and a space for everybody to enjoy the day.

“You might even get the chance to dunk your favourite councillor or school principal.”

Councillor Cath Tonks (Div 9) said the event was an essential for the city’s summer calendar.

“All you need is your towel, hat, togs and some sunscreen and you are set for a fun-filled day of music and entertainment,” she said.

“Cornhole was a popular addition to the Aussie Arvo this year and it will be back again, so bring your throwing arm.

“Council is committed to bringing a vibrant events calendar to the people of Moreton Bay and this is another great example of our low-cost, high-fun offerings.”

EVENT: Aussie Arvo
DATE: Friday 26 January, 2pm-7pm
ADDRESS: 1 - 25 Lawnton Pocket Road, Lawnton