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2015 Australia Day at Geelong’s Rippleside Park

Rippleside on Australia Day has been a tradition in Geelong for Generations and the fun continues this January 26th with another fantastic family day planned.


The day organised by the Geelong Australia Day Committee and the Lion’s Club of Corio Bay begins at 11;00 AM and will feature so much fun, a perfect way to celebrate our Nation’s day.

There will be free rides and over 40 attractions and activities including pony and train rides, face painting, hair beading, jumping castles and even a giant slide and plenty of animals. There will be a animal farm,alpacas and even sheep sheering.

Our emergency services will be visiting offering the chance for the young to get up close to a real police car or fire truck and there will be a lot of interesting vehicles including tractors as part of the International Harvester heritage display.

This year the sensational Mik Maks will return and sing some of their fun songs, they might even bring Bruce the hairy crocodile to dance along side Drums the Panda. Dan the Magic Man will be doing some cool magic around the park and word has it Dame Edna Average will have some wonderful giveaways for the kids.

1:00 PM will see the official Australia Day Ceremony with a visit from the Town Crier, the Australia Day Address and the singing of our National Anthem with the Geelong Memorial Brass Band will be play the backing track for what should be a huge singalong.


The Rippleside Park offers plenty of parking with lots of great shady spots where you can relax and enjoy a picnic or something tasty from the wide range of food vendors who will be scattered around the parkland.

Rippleside Park is about a half hour’s walk around the shoreline track around western beach to Geelong’s waterfront for those wishing to also join in the fun at the Festival of Sails.