Australia Day Eve Local Artisans Night Market

Australia Day
This year’s Australia Day Celebrations will be a little different and we hope you will join us in starting the celebrations early!
Because St Helens Wheels, Wine and Dine will be taking place on Australia Day which falls on a Saturday this year, we thought we would have a twilight Australia Day Celebration on the Friday.
This year’s Council Australia Day event will be held at the Portland Hall and Memorial Park in St Helens and start at 5pm with a Night market which will run until 9pm. The Night market will feature local artisans that will include hand crafted items like copper jewellery, tye die clothing, pottery, homewares and more.
The official ceremony, which features the announcement of the Australian and Young Australian Citizens of the year, will be held at 6pm. Completing the festive atmosphere will be Live music from 6:45pm – 8:45pm and food and drink including; Wine, Cider and Roti Wraps (Red pork and Asian slaw, Pulled lamb and chimichuri, Tandoori chicken and pickled carrots and cucumber as well as Sausages, Hamburgers, the infamous Wonks Fish Cakes and soft drinks provided by Marine Rescue.
Of course the next day, Saturday 26 January will see the St Helens Foreshore come alive with vintage cars, rides, rock-a-billy music and dancing more.
We hope that you will all come along and start the Australia Day Long weekend a little early this year.
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Key Details


25 January


From 5PM


Portland Hall and Memorial Grounds
St Helens
39 Cecilia Street
Saint Helens TAS


Erica Lowry

Event Website

Free Event

Australia Day Ambassador

Mr Robert Clifford
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This year Break O’Day’s Australia Day Ambassador will be Mr Robert Clifford, the Tasmanian businessman and ship builder behind Incat. Mr Clifford was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia in 1995 for his services to the ship building industry. He was been awarded an honorary engineering degree from the University of Tasmania in 1998 and he was also the Honorary Consul for Denmark in Tasmania from 1998 to 2016. For more than 50 years Mr Clifford built Incat from the ground up, in the process pioneering the world’s high speed passenger ferry industry. While he has stepped down as CEO, he still oversees the company as Chairman of the Incat board. We are proud to have Mr Clifford as our ambassador and hope you will join us in making him feel welcome at our Australia Day celebrations on Friday 25 January.

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