What you need to know for a safe weekend on the Coast

Last year's Australia Day fireworks at Gosford waterfront

With hundreds of residents and visitors expected to flock to Australia Day activities on the Central Coast this Friday, January 26, and over the weekend, the NSW Police Force is urging extra caution on our roads.

Operation Australia Day 2024 will commence at 12.01am on Thursday, January 25, and run until 11.59pm on Sunday, January 28.

Police will be out in numbers – on the ground, in the air and on the water – as general duties officers are supported by specialist units, with double demerit points in place for speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences.

Major Australia Day celebrations will take place in Gosford and at The Entrance.

Central Coast Council’s annual Australia Day community event will be held in Gosford Leagues Club Park from 4-9pm.

There will be live entertainment, food stalls, kids’ activities and a fireworks display over Brisbane Water to finish the night.

Find out more about the event, including road closures in place, at https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/council/australia-day-0

There will also be activities at Memorial Park, The Entrance, from 11am-4pm.

There will be live music, a variety of food stalls and engaging activities and entertainment for all ages.

More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1073539034071348

Kick-start celebrations with the Australia Day Eve event at Canton Beach, Toukley, on Thursday, January 25, from 4pm with fun, food and fireworks.

The Rotary clubs of Kincumber, Erina, Terrigal and Kariong/Somersby will hold an Historic Australia Day event at Terrigal Haven on January 26.

There will be a history display telling the story of Thomas Davis and his ship building, with models of: a steam operated saw mill; the vessel General Gordon; and working General Gordon’s engines, as well as other models, dioramas and information.

The day will begin at 9am and include a Welcome To Country and a Smoking Ceremony, a sausage sizzle, live music and entertainment.

Central Coast Council will conduct a Citizenship Ceremony on January 29 as a fitting conclusion to the region’s Australia Day celebrations.

1 Comment on "What you need to know for a safe weekend on the Coast"

  1. Yvonne Pearsall | January 25, 2024 at 6:04 am |

    Hope everybody keeps their wits about them and have a great safe time! We’ll stay home and watch from there!

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