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Australia Day 2021

Australia Day 2021
Tuesday 26th January at 8:00am - 12:00pm
Central District Football Club - Grand Central Room
Community, Fun and Entertainment, Kids and Family, Music, Sports
Families, Men, Seniors, Women, Youth

In 2021 our Australia Day festivities have moved to X Convenience Oval, Elizabeth – home of the Doggies.

You can still expect some of your Australia Day favorites with FREE rides and popular entertainers who represent our diverse community performing throughout the day.

This year we are embracing our sporting location with an opportunity to have a go at netball, tennis and of course Australian rules football.

Playford’s Australia Day festivities will celebrate our people and multicultural values featuring local entertainment and our Australia Day Awards recognising the City’s heroes.

This event is being held in accordance with SA Health directions and has an approved COVID Management Plan in place. COVID Marshals will be in attendance.

This is the first time we are delivering a COVID safe event of this size. So please be patient with us while check everyone in and be aware that you will need to line-up prior to entry.


Bookings are essential and tickets must be booked online prior to the event. Tickets are free of charge with up to 10 tickets available per group.

When booking, we encourage you to book tickets as a group (e.g. family, social group) in the one transaction so that we can identify you as a family or social group at the event. If you do not have access to the internet our friendly Customer Care team will register you, contact them on 8256 0333.

This ticketing process is necessary for the purpose of contact tracing. Walk-up ticket bookings will only be available if ticket allocations are not exhausted prior to the event.

Arrival and Contact Tracing

There will be two entry points to the event - Goodman Road and Langford Drive. There may be queues to enter the event - if queues do form, there will be 1.5m markers on the ground to encourage social distancing between groups.

Every person who enters the event site will need to complete the South Australian Government's COVID SAfe Check-In, accessed via QR code on arrival and have their tickets scanned on entry.

In order to scan the QR code, you can use the mySA Gov app or the camera on your smartphone. If you do not have a smartphone, there will be paper contact tracing forms available.

Food and Drinks

There will be a free barbecue breakfast provided. While registering you will need to select your barbecue breakfast time.

You will have a 30-minute window in which you will be able to collect your food. This is to prevent any congestion at the barbecue, reduce wait times for food and to make sure we deliver a COVID safe event. If queues do form, there will be 1.5m markers on the ground to encourage social distancing between groups.

Coffee and soft drinks will be available for purchase and you will be able to fill your own bottles up with water provided.

What to bring:
  • Your e-tickets - printed or on your mobile device
  • Your own empty water bottle, to refill from our free water stations inside the event
  • Sun protection - sunscreen, sun hats
  • Picnic rugs/blankets
  • Fold up chairs
  • A picnic basket including food and drink (please do not bring glass)
  • Your smartphone/camera
  • Your bankcard if you wish to purchase a drink (this will be a cashless event)

Please do not bring shade items, umbrellas, animals, glass or alcohol to event. These items are prohibited.

What seating options are there?

There are three seating options available:

On the Oval: Boxes will be marked on the oval in front of the stage if you prefer a picnic style experience. There will be casual dining (tables and chairs) located on the oval as well as shades provided.

Cement raised platform area: Deck chair seating allowed (please note the ground will be marked to maintain 1.5m social distancing between families/social groups).

Grandstand seating: The grandstand will be 50% full with strict checkboard seating only.

Please note each seating area has a maximum capacity under COVID-19 restrictions so once full you may need to sit in a different area.


A dedicated smoking area will be available away from the event space.


This event will be presented in a COVIDSafe manner. The City of Playford has put measures in place to ensure the event is as safe as possible.

While we want you to enjoy this event, these measures will only work if everyone plays their part in keeping one another safe – so please follow the COVIDSafe practices.

To view the COVIDSafe event guidelines, please view our frequently asked questions (FAQs) below:

The City of Playford reserves the right to alter or cancel this event based on changes in COVID-19 restrictions from SA Health, SAPOL or the South Australian Government.

Come join the festivities at X Convenience Oval, Elizabeth - Tuesday 26 January, 2021, from 8am to 12 noon.

Our Australia Day festivities are assisted by the National Australia Day Council.

If you have any questions, please contact the Events and Activations Team at

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Our Australia Day festivities are assisted by the National Australia Day Council.

Central District Football Club - Grand Central Room

There will be two entry points to the event - Goodman Road and Langford Drive.
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