Thank you for an amazing Australia Day

Tuesday, 6 February 2018
For the second year running, Penrith celebrated Australia Day in style at Jamison Park with our family and community oriented event, which drew a crowd of 5,500 people.

Family favourites returned including the ever popular Pavlova decorating, bubble soccer, face painting and T20 cricket games. The incredibly popular Swamp Dawkins bush band was also back, giving families and friends the opportunity to get up, dance, and have a ball!

The littlest Aussies delighted in the children's zoo and face painting, as well as Council's Mobile Playvan and meet and greets with Nick Jr.'s PAW Patrol's Chase and Ryder, who were a big hit!

There was also a wide variety of delicious food this year, and every vendor enjoyed a roaring trade all day.

Penrith Mayor Cr John Thain expressed his delight at the continued success of the event.

"Australia Day is meant to be a celebration and the event at Jamison Park really hit the mark," Cr Thain said.

"It was a fun day and it seemed like the whole of Penrith turned out to join in.

"We have a great community in Penrith, and seeing them come together to celebrate our heritage with such fun and friendliness, makes me so proud to not only be an Australian, but to also be a Penrith-ite.

"I would like to express my thanks to the Council staff who put on this superb event. Our staff are dedicated to providing the community with top notch experiences and they absolutely delivered again with this event."

"And of course our Australia Day event would not be possible without the support and generosity of our sponsors. Major sponsor The Western Weekender and star sponsors Vintage FM, Penrith Homemaker Centre and Seven Network have my thanks for their continued support of our community events," he said.

Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 council@penrith.city 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia