Australia Day Events 2022

Published on Friday, 21 January 2022 at 4:05:04 PM

Community Pool Party

Free Entry

Entry to South Hedland Aquatic Centre is free, from 2-5pm, during the BHP Community Pool Party. 

Please be advised that Gratwick Aquatic Centre will be closed on Australia Day to facilitate the Community Pool Party at South Hedland Aquatic Centre.

Supervision of Children

Attendees are reminded that:

  • Children under 6 years must always be kept within arm’s reach
    • Parents/Carers must be in the water at all times
  • Children under 12 years must always be kept within line of sight
  • Parents and carers must be 18+

Fireworks Spectacular

Marie Marland Reserve Closure

Due to setup and pack down of the Fireworks Spectacular, Marie Marland Reserve (including the off-leash dog park) will be closed off from the public from 10am on Tuesday, 25 January till 12pm on Thursday, 27 January 2022.

Traffic Management

Due to the Fireworks Spectacular, the following road closures will be in place from 4:30-10pm on Wednesday, 26 January:

  • Closure of dirt parking area on the Eastern side of Kevin Scott Oval
  • Closure of Parola Court (access to ESS Gateway Village available via Nimingarra Court only)
  • Partial closure of Hudson Way (access to Club Hamilton still available)

In addition to the existing parking areas at Kevin Scott Oval/Wanangkura Stadium, the following overflow parking areas can be utilised for the event:

  • Faye Gladstone Netball Courts
  • Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema
  • Dreamer’s Corner

Traffic Controllers will be in place to assist patrons to safely cross Hamilton Road if they have accessed overflow parking areas.

Accessible parking, taxi/rideshare zones and loading zones are available at Kevin Scott Oval/Wanangkura Stadium.

Fireworks and Pets

Remember although us humans enjoy fireworks, your pets may not be as impressed by them. It is encouraged you bring you pets inside and give them a safe place to wait out the loud noises from the fireworks at 8:30pm.

Alcohol and Drugs

Please be reminded that this is a family friendly event – Alcohol and other drugs are not permitted on the event grounds.

Event Map

Media Enquiries:

Laura Hawes
Manager Corporate Affairs
(08) 9158 9365 |

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