Australia Day

There will be a range of exciting experiences and opportunities for the community to get together and celebrate across the city this Australia Day.

This Australia Day there is plenty on offer in the city for the community to enjoy. 

The Big Australia Day Breakfast

The Big Australia Day Breakfast will involve some of our local service clubs serving a free BBQ breakfast between 7.30am – 12noon from the following locations:

Whitewater Adventure Park – Chisholm

Hartcher Field – Telarah

Chelmsford Drive Oval – Metford

RH Taylor Reserve – Lorn

Australia Day Official Ceremony

The Australia Day Official Ceremony will include a Citizenship Ceremony for 28 new citizens and the presentation of the Young Citizen and Citizen of the Year Awards.

Attendance to the ceremony will be by invitation only, but the proceedings will be live streamed from 10.00am on Maitland City Council’s website and Facebook Page 

Tiger Moth Flyovers

Residents should keep their eyes peeled to the sky to see vintage Tiger Moths flying across Maitland from 10.00am.

Free Pool Entry

Free pool entry from 10.00am – 4.00pm at both Maitland and East Maitland Aquatic Centres.

Summer Lights

Get out into Central Maitland from sunset til 11.00pm to enjoy the lighting projections on some of the city’s iconic buildings

Aqua Hire

Head to Morpeth and hire a single or double kayak or stand up paddleboard and explore the still waters of the Hunter River from $5

Due to COVID restrictions, please note that all activities on the day are limited to a 500 person capacity, including the free pool entry at Maitland’s Aquatic
Centres and the Maitland Big Australia Day Breakfasts.

Please practice social distancing and if you’re feeling unwell, get tested and stay at home.

A comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan will be in place for all Council run events and activities. 

To keep up to date with Australia Day Programming, be sure to follow us on Facebook and for other ways on how you can Make it Maitland this Summer please visit our website


We acknowledge the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Maitland Local Government Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future with a spiritual connection to these lands.