Everything you need to know about Australia Day fireworks in Newcastle

City Of Newcastle council have announced that the cancelled NYE fireworks display will take place at around 8:30 pm as part of the city’s Australia Day Celebrations.


Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody said the revised date of 26 January would enable the fireworks display above the working harbour to still go ahead.

“This is a significant year for the port, marking 220 years since the first commercial shipment in 1799,” Mr Carmody said.

“The port has grown to become an internationally-significant trade gateway integral to the economic prosperity of our region, state and nation.

“In the Lower Hunter alone, activity within the Port of Newcastle contributes $1.6 billion and 9,000 jobs per annum.”

At 8.30pm, the fireworks postponed from New Year’s Eve will be let off from Stockton, offering a clear view right along the Newcastle Foreshore and from higher vantage points such the Obelisk.


Skating and Parkour activities for kids along with a smorgasbord of entertainment and a variety of tasty food will feature in Australia Day celebrations to be capped off with an evening fireworks display over Newcastle Harbour.

A range of fun family activities will be staged from 10am-2pm in the amphitheatre at the eastern end of Foreshore Park with Parkour lessons, skate boarding activities on mobile ramps and giant inflatables to keep youngsters occupied.

“Food, fun and entertainment will make up the Australia Day celebrations at Foreshore Park,” City of Newcastle CEO Jeremy Bath said.

“In addition to the Parkour, skate boarding and giant inflatables, the lunch time amphitheatre event will feature Brazilian dance by Capoeira Newcastle, the energetic youth band called – “Twisted Tongues” from Newcastle’s School of Rock and African Beats by ‘Bakoomba’.”


Public transport is recommended on Australia Day, but the Wright Lane, Throsby carpark and The Mall carpark will all be free.


10am – 10:10am
Welcome to Country

10:10am – 10:30am
Capoeira performance (set 1)

10:30am – 10:35am
MC intro

10:35am – 10:50am
Cultural Dancers

10:50am – 11am
Change over / MC announcements

Fort Scratchley – Cannon release

11am – 11:15am
Act 2

11:20 – 12pm
Cultural Dancers

12pm– 12:30
School of Rock (set 2)

12:30 – 12:35
Change over

12:35 – 12:50
Capoeira (set 2)

12:55 – 1:10
School of Rock (set 2)

Fort Scratchley – Cannon release

1:25 – 2:00


Please note the time fire the fireworks display is subject to change.

Written by Newcastle Live

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