On Australia Day, we come together as a nation to celebrate our diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements and our bright future.
It is also a chance to reflect on our nation's history, and to consider how we can make Australia an even better place in future.
City of Ryde Australia Day Ceremony
Venue: Ryde Civic Hall, 1 Devlin Street, Ryde
The 2014 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year will be announced at our special Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and we will welcome 50 new citizens. There will also be an address by our Australia Day Ambassador, Dr. Cindy Pan.
This year the ceremony will be held at Ryde Civic Hall. Light refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the Ceremony.
Australia Day at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Time: 11am - 3pm
Venue: Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre, 504 Victoria Road, Ryde
Cost: see RALC entry prices
Immerse yourself in Australia Day at the RALC! There'll be pool inflatables, games, prizes, giveaways and plenty of fun for the whole family. Free sausage sizzle (one per person, while stocks last). For more information call 8878 5111.
Family Concert and Fireworks
Time: 5 - 9pm
Venue: North Ryde Common, corner Twin and Wicks Roads, North Ryde
Join the community to celebrate Australia at the City of Ryde's annual family concert at North Ryde Common.
Come dressed as your favourite Aussie icon. There'll be rides, sports, food stalls and a great line up of entertainment, ending with a spectacular firework display.
5 - 5.50pm: Aimee Francis
5.55 - 6.15pm: JDance
6.15 - 6.25pm: Mayor Welcome and National Athem
6.30 - 7.25pm: Flyte
7.45 - 9pm: Dragon
9pm: Xtreme Fireworks
Special Guest: Dragon
The band is fronted by kiwi singer Mark Williams, with bass player Todd Hunter, Canadian guitar slinger Bruce Reid and drum wizard Pete Drummond.
Sing along to their classic hits that include (I’m)Still in Love With You, April Sun in Cuba and Are You Old Enough. Their legendary rock 'n role lifestyle, fire-breathing live shows and ability to reinvent themselves for a new generation of fans make Dragon part of Australia’s music industry folklore.
Page Last Updated: 6 January 2014