Australia Day 2021 in Lane Cove

This year Australia Day falls on a Tuesday.  It’s unAustralian not to love a long weekend so we imagine that there will be quite a few people taking annual leave on Monday 25th January 2021.  All the activities below (unless otherwise stated are on Australia Day 26th January 2021).

Australia Day Lane Cove Shops, Cafes, and Restaurants

Both Woolworths and Coles will be open on Australia Day and the Australia Day Public Holiday.  We will publish a list of coffee shops etc open on the public holiday very soon.

Australia Day Celebrations at Lane Cove Plaza and The Canopy

You can now secure your free tickets to the Australia Day Picnic in Lane Cove.

The Lane Cove Council has put together a special program of local live music at The Lane Cove Plaza and The Canopy followed by two feel-good Aussie movies to round off your day – bring your own picnic rug and get comfy on the green!

This event has a COVID-Safe Plan in place with numbers strictly limited. Tickets are required for each session with a limit of six tickets per booking on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lane Cove Plaza

Phonic Duo, 10:00am – 11:45am

Enjoy the vocal stylings of Lane Cove local Sal Rosen accompanied by Karl Bowles’ expert guitar work. No bookings required but QR code registration is required on arrival.

The Canopy 

Local Bands Session: 10:00am – 11:45am

Cameraygal Wind Symphony: 10:00am – 10:45am

Tambourine Bay Winds: 11:00am – 11:45am

The Cameraygal Wind Symphony is the senior ‘Flagship’ ensemble in the Lane Cove Concert Band while Tambourine Bay Winds are a woodwind ensemble which performs music by Baroque and Classical through to modern and contemporary composers.

Register for free tickets.

Lane Cove Duos Session – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Phonic Duo: 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Enjoy the vocal stylings of Lane Cove local Sal Rosen accompanied by Karl Bowles’ expert guitar work.

Jess & Matt: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Crowd favourites and runner’s up of The X Factor Australia 2015, couple-duo Jess & Matt’s trademark harmonies have grabbed attention around the globe.

Also proud Lane Cove locals, enjoy hearing their unique sound of folk-rock and contemporary country while enjoying your Australia Day picnic at The Canopy.

Register for free tickets.

Home Grown Screen on the Green at The Canopy

Sit back and enjoy two feel-good Aussie movies to round off your Australia Day

Paper Planes (G): 4:00pm – 5:45pm

Paper Planes is an imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. This film is rated G.

Register for free tickets.

The Sapphires (PG): 6:00pm – 7:45pm

The Sapphires is about four Yorta Yorta Indigenous Australian women, Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Kay (Shari Sebbens) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), who are discovered by a talent scout (Chris O’Dowd), and form a music group named The Sapphires, travelling to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for troops during the war. This film is rated PG.

Register for free tickets.


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Sail into Australia Day with the Lane Cove 12 Ft Sailing Club185th Regatta

Due to the current COVID situation in the greater Sydney Region a decision regarding the 185th Australia Day Regatta for sabots has not yet been made.

Please check back again closer to the date.

More details here.  This is the longest-running regatta in Australia.

Australia Day at The Alcott 

In January, The Alcott has a Cocktail Soiree with the Ketel One Vodka Party. Ketel One Vodka Cocktails are from $12.

But wait there’s more.

Purchase any Ketel One cocktail from now until the end of January, swipe your valid member’s card and go into the draw to win a fabulous cocktail cart decked out with Ketel One cocktail making equipment, speciality glassware and of course some Ketel One darlings! Valued at $1000


Australia Day at The Diddy

Australia day goes off at the Longueville Sports Club (aka the Diddy) Reservations are essential if you would like a table so get in early to secure your spot!


Australia Day at Four Frogs Crêperie 🇦🇺

The Four Frogs Creperie January specials are Aussie themed! So you have lots of opportunities to try them, we’ll be keeping them around all month.

Chicken with the lot Galette: Chicken, Egg, Bacon, Swiss Cheese, Onion & BBQ sauce $21

Smashed Avocado Galette: Spinach Feta Galette with smashed Avocado, Egg, Cherry Tomato and Dukkah Spice with Lemon wedge.$18 – Add Salmon $4

Tim Tam Crêpe: Crushed Tim Tam, Salted Caramel and Ice Cream $15

Pavlova Crêpe: Mix Berry Coulis, fresh Mango, crushed Meringue & Whipped Cream $17 add Ice Cream $3

Cocktail: Sangria $12



Australia Day Snags

For those kicking back with a cold one, you might well be thinking BBQ, or even more specifically, Sausage Sizzle. Did you know that it is UN-Australian not to have a sausage on Australia Day?!

Well the crazy gang at Hummerston’s Gourmet Meats have just the banger for Australia Day – it is their famous Lamb, Cheese & Vegemite snags, pictured below.

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Australia Day Snags


If you are having a BBQ at home then let the guys at Porters Northwood help you out.  Of course to be really Australian you might want to sink a few Bob Hawke’s Lagers.  If you are having a big shindig If you need to stock up on drinks in advance of the day, Porter’s Liquor also stock a good range of grog, and they will also deliver your order, along with ice and glasses too if required!  Make sure you contact them before Australia Day to arrange delivery.


Double Demerit Points

Drive safely its a Double Demerit weekend. Double demerits start on 22 January to 26 January 2021 (inclusive). The double demerit points period applies from midnight of the start date to midnight on the finish date.

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