Australia Day 2022



Want to keep it low-key and local this year? Council’s Australia Day event is just around the corner – literally. And if there’s one thing we know, its that Australians Love Summer so this year, we’re firing up the BBQ for Liverpool locals and inviting you to our new two-day Australia Day event at Bigge Park, Liverpool.

Roll out your favourite picnic blanket on the lush green grass, as we celebrate Australia Day Love Summer Style – with an outdoor cinema, pop up bar, great food and plenty of free family fun.

Keep an eye out as we release more details on our deliciously diverse food offerings, entertainment and movies on show. Look forward to a drink under the stars with Australia's most highly awarded distillery, Archie Rose Distilling Co., creating exclusive cocktails and mocktails for our Summer Series of events.

Tell us why you love Liverpool for a chance to win a hamper full of local goodies here.

Australia Day panoramic

Yummy Time Dumpling
Yummy Time Dumpling Homemade Dumplings - BBQ pork buns, Chinese dumplings, and Pork Dim Sims

Available: Vegetarian
chillato200px.jpg Chillato serves gelato and sorbet in waffle cones and cups, gelato sandwiches, shakes and cold drinks.

Available: Gluten Free; Dairy Free; Halal; Vegan; Vegetarian; Kid's Meal
Citrus and Sugar
Dosa Hut
Dosa_hut200px.jpg North and South Indian Snack Food with favourites - Butter Chicken with Rice, Samosa and Biryani.

Available: Vegetarian
OMG Donuts Liverpool
OMG_Donuts200px.jpg OMG Donuts serve hot, light and fluffy donuts that are vegan, gluten/egg/nut/dairy free. They are dusted in 12 unique and bespoke flavours all made from Australian fruit and spice. OMG Donuts are so unique that Vegan Australia, Coeliac Australia, Kosher Australia and Halal Australia have accredited our company.

Available: Vegan, Gluten/Egg/Nuts/Dairy Free
Señor Toro
senor_Toro200px.jpg Señor Toro is an Authentic Mexican Food stall selling the celebration food of Birria Tacos using pulled beef (halal). Señor Taco create Birria Tacos for everyone offering vegan/ vegetarian, and chicken options. Creating Birria tacos and quesadillas to dip in their famous Birria Consume for extra flavour, also providing family packs and meal combos for everyone to enjoy. 

Available: Gluten Free; Halal; Vegan; Dairy Free; Vegetarian; Kid's Meal;
The Smoke Academy
  The Smoke Academy will be serving a range of multi-cultural Sanga’s, smoked meats and delicious sides.  
The Smoke Academy is a grassroots Social Enterprise that uses BBQ as a means to help break the cycle of food insecurity, mental health and unemployment for young people in the Liverpool community. 100% of the proceeds will fund Pitmaster Scholarships and free meals to local charity partners.

Available: Halal; Gluten Free; Dairy Free; Kid's Meal;
Tuk Tuk Cafe
TukTuk_Cafe200px.jpg Tuk Tuk Cafe is Australia's only Vendo Tuk Tuk that is fully fitted with a state of the art coffee machine.

Thursday 27 January


5pm – 5:45pm

Main Stage


Wartabar Duo

5:45pm – 6:30pm

Main Stage

Gemma Navarett

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Main Stage

Stacey Street
5pm – 8:30pm



Lupa’s Hoop Pit will undertake roving hoop performances from 5pm – 8:30pm

9pm - 10pm

On stage after the movie

DJ Justin Valentino 
DJ Justin Valentino
Garden Games
aussietoss200px.jpg  Bringing back your favourites for the little ones and big kids too, plus look forward to some specially designed Australian themed garden games like the Aussie Toss Challenge, BBQ Toss and Fishing – a favourite Aussie Pastime
Mask Making Workshops
makekidsanimalmask200px.jpg  Ever wanted to be your favourite native animal? Pick an animal, and design your own mask with our team from Casula Powerhouse
Arcade Games
foosball200px.jpg Check out the classic arcade games like Daytona, Foosball, Atari Pong, and Pinball in our arcade zone
West Tigers Pop Up Skills Clinic

(Thursday Only)

west_tiger_logo200px.jpg An Aussie Staple in many households, the NRL season starts soon – are you a footy star in the making?  Take part in some skills drills and ball competitions with West Tigers
Khatoons Henna
khatoonshenna200px.jpg Henna hand painting designs.
Henna (organic henna paste)

We are delighted to be partnering with Australia’s most highly awarded distillery Archie Rose Distilling Co. for our 2022 Australia Day event.

On both nights, Archie Rose have concocted an exclusive range of cocktails and mocktails inspired by the movies you’ll see on screen.

Archie Rose Rosella Sour

January 26th: Inspired by THE SAPPHIRES

Cocktail: Rosella SourArchie Rose Signature Dry Gin, hibiscus, strawberry, coconut cream & pineapple. ($15)
Mocktail: Saigon SummerA pineapple based mocktail with a hint of Sapphire and a pineapple garnish ($10)

January 27th: Inspired by RED DOG

Cocktail: Red Centre Negroni SpritzArchie Rose Distiller’s Strength Gin, Maidenii sweet vermouth, Applewood distilled Økar Island Bitter topped with Capi soda water. ($15)
Mocktail: Desert Dreamin'A raspberry based mocktail ($10)

Our Movie Screenings are as follows:

Australia Day – 26 January
The Sapphires – 7:30pm

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Thursday 27 January
Red Dog – 7:30pm

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Aus Day event map

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the event map.

Is there parking? / How do I get there?

There will be limited street parking at each site. Parking at Warren Serviceway will be free.

We encourage attendees to walk to the site or use public transport. Please see details:

  • Bathurst Street Carpark – approx. 8 minute walk to the event site
  • Warren Serviceway – approx. 2 min walk to site
  • Bus Routes - Interline Bus Service
  • Closest Train Station- Liverpool Station – followed by an approximate 2-minute walk to event site

Is this an 18+ event?
No, this is an all-ages event. However, the event site will be licensed, and you may be requested to provide proof of identification upon entry.

Is the Australia Day event free entry?
Yes, entry to this event is completely free.

Where can I get tickets?
You will not be required to book a ticket to enter this event. However, please be advised the event will be adhering to existing public health orders at the time of the event which may include limitations on capacity.

What time can I get there?
Gates open at 5pm and the event finishes at 10pm. We recommend arriving early to get a spot. At the end of the event, the events staff will help you to depart the site as efficiently and safely as possible.

How do I get updates on this event?
Council will be letting you know what you can expect from the Australia Day event including food vendors, performers and, of course, movie titles on our social media channels so be sure to give us a follow:

Facebook: Liverpool City Council Australia
Instagram: @liverpoolcitycouncil

Is this event COVID Safe?
Yes, this a COVID Safe event. We expect attendees and vendors to adhere to existing COVID-19 guidelines including checking in and checking out from the event site via the QR codes provided.
In the lead up to the event, Council will continue to work closely with NSW Health and local authorities to ensure the event complies with COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time. This might mean that the event will be subject to capacity limitations, and you may be required to provide your COVID-19 digital certificate as a condition of entry. Council will make this information available via our social media channels.

For vendors
Compliance with COVID-19 guidelines is mandatory for all participating vendors.
Each participating vendor is required to be registered as a COVID-safe business.

Is there parking? / How do I get there?
There will be limited street parking at each site. We encourage attendees to walk to site or use public transport. Please see details

  • Bathurst Street Carpark – approx. 8 minute walk to the event site
  • Warren Serviceway – approx. 2 min walk to site
  • Bus Routes - Interline Bus Service
  • Closest Train Station- Liverpool Station –followed by an approximate 2-minute walk to event site

Is there disabled access / parking at this event?
Accessible parking can be arranged upon request for each event site.
Email to discuss your requirements with one of our event staff.

Will I be searched upon entry?
For safety reasons, Council staff, event crew and security reserve the right to check your bags upon entry. Please check our ‘prohibited items’ list below to ensure you are aware of what not to bring to the event.
Australia Day is a licensed event and BYO alcohol is not permitted and will be confiscated if found on your person.

Can we bring our own food?
You sure can, but why would you? There will be plenty of tasty and affordable food options that cater for every dietary requirement. Food items will be priced to suit a family-friendly budget.

Are there vegan / vegetarian / gluten free options?
There will be plenty of food options that cater for every dietary requirement.

Can we bring our own alcohol?
No, this is a licensed event. Leave the tipples to the experts! Australia’s most highly awarded distillery Archie Rose Distilling Co. will be running the bar and treating attendees to their much loved Native Botanicals cocktail range. Bringing your own alcohol is not permitted and will be confiscated if found on your person.

Can I smoke at the event?
Smoking will not be permitted within any of the event sites.

Can I bring in Eskies / BBQs / Shade Structures?
For safety reasons, you are unable to bring your own esky / barbeque or shade structure. You are encouraged to bring your own picnic blankets and pillows as there will be plenty of space. Otherwise, you can hire a bean bag at each event.
If you wish to bring a chair, please note you will be placed towards the back of the venue to ensure attendees views are not blocked.

What items are prohibited?
Items prohibited at Australia Day include:

  • Alcohol and illicit substances of any kind;
  • Glass bottles, glassware or breakable containers;
  • Eskies, barbeques or shade structures;
  • Weapons of any kind, including any item that can be used as a projectile;
  • Knives or Scissors;
  • Fireworks, sparklers or flares;
  • Laser pointers;
  • Drones or any other remote-controlled device;
  • Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards or skates;
  • Animals (excluding service animals);
  • Cameras and recording devices for commercial use (unless approved by Council); and
  • Other items deemed by security, police or event coordinators as having potential to cause injury or public nuisance.

Can I take photos / film at the event?
Yes, photos can be taken for personal use. In fact, we encourage you to capture your memories of the night and post your social media profiles using the hashtag #lovelivo. We’ll send you some love and reshare the best snaps on our socials.
Professional photography (including the use of tripods for safety reasons) will not be permitted on the night without prior consent from Liverpool City Council’s Communications team.
Contact Anja Kartambis, Liverpool City Council Communications Officer, if you have any queries –

Will vendors accept cash?
We strongly recommend you use a credit or debit card to purchase refreshments. Vendors will have EFTPOS facilities available.

Are there ATMs on site?
ATMs will not be available at each event site. All vendors will have EFTPOS facilities available.

What happens if it rains?
In the event of heavy rain, Council may choose to postpone or cancel an event. Notification will be provided via Council’s social media channels.

Media accreditation?
Media are requested to contact Anja Kartambis, Liverpool City Council Communications Officer, to receive accreditation to photograph, film or run interviews at the event

Can I apply to be a stallholder?
Stallholder applications are now open. Click here to submit an EOI Australia Day 2021 here

Who can I contact if I have any further questions?
You can drop a line to the Events team at

We want to partner with local businesses and food vendors who may have been affected by the COVID19 pandemic and are looking for a platform to reconnect with the local community. The brief is simple; to provide quick and easy bites for event attendees. This event is tailored to engage local businesses to come onboard for a pop-up residency at Bigge Park for both nights - or either date. Businesses will be able to leverage Council’s marketing rollout for the event and increase potential brand recognition to a highly local audience. This event will be a key step in the journey towards reigniting the night-time economy in Liverpool post-lockdown as well as and celebrating the vibrant multicultural community who call Liverpool home.

Event Details:

Australia Day will be held from 5pm – 10pm on 26 & 27 January 2022.

To apply, please read the Stallholder Terms and Conditions and then complete the Stallholder EOI Form at the link below.


Any late or misdirected applications will not be accepted.

All stallholders must provide a valid public liability cover and COVID Safety Plan.

Please complete the Stallholder Form here.

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