Australia Day

Australia Day is a day to reflect on our past, accept the truth of our history, respect that we all have a contribution to make to the Story of Australia and celebrate being part of a diverse and multicultural nation. We thank everyone who joined Ryde’s backyard BBQ at Meadowbank Park on January 26 for Australia Day. 

Expressions of Interest for 2025

If you are interested in performing or are a community group with event BBQ experience, please complete the expression of interest application form below. Check back soon for more event day information.

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2024 Ryde's Backyard BBQ

  This event was supported by the National Australia Day Council.


Backyard BBQ Survey | Terms and Conditions

  • The Promoter is the City of Ryde of 3 Richardson Place, North Ryde NSW 2113, ABN number 81 621 292 610.
  • The City of Ryde “Ryde’s Backyard BBQ” Competition commences at 04:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Friday 26 January 2024 and ends at 11:59pm AEST on Thursday 1 February 2024.
  • Entry into the promotion is open to residents of NSW, Australia who are 18 . 
  • To enter the competition, entrants must complete the Ryde’s Backyard BBQ Survey.
  • Entries are limited to one (1) per entrant.
  • Participation in the competition by completing the above step is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • City of Ryde staff members, Councillors and their families and any promotional partners are not able to enter the competition.
  • The Prizes consist of:
    • the chance to win one $50 anystore giftcard. If the Promoter is unable to contact the winner within 24 hours, the winner will forfeit their prize, which will be offered to the winner of the subsequent draw.
  • The Prize will be drawn on Tuesday 6 February
  • The Prize, or any unused portion of the Prize, is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed as cash. The Prize is not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
  • The Prize is subject to any conditions imposed by the Promoter.
  • In the case of event cancellation, the Prize will be forfeited.
  • The Promoter recognises that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
  • By entering the competition, the winner consents to their name being published as winner of the competition and to participate in any publicity accompanying or resulting from this promotion in printed and/or online formats.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to award any of the Prizes to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.