Australia Day Celebrations

Thank you for making Australia Day 2021 one to remember!

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BHP community pool party program

Sausage Sizzle, DJ, Aqua Run and Land based family fun zone 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Majestic Mermaid, her sea fairy and pirate friends 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Inflatable Hour 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bombie Competition 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

PILBara ports authority fireworks spectacular

Food vendors 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Family fun zone

Featuring Face Painting, Bubbleology, Hair and Body Glitter Station, Craft Activities, Inflatable Gladiator Duel, Dinosaur Slide, and Bungee Run

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM                           
Fireworks Display 8:00 PM
Live music 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Essential information

COVID-19

  • Help keep Hedland COVID safe by:
  • Staying home from the event if you’re unwell
  • Keeping hands washed and sanitised using the onsite facilities
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow then practising hand hygiene
  • Maintaining physical distancing and avoiding unnecessary physical contact with others
  • Scan in using the QR code or paper copy located at the Kiosk

Pool Party

  • Dress Code
    • Come along dressed as your favourite ‘Aussie Legend’, with spot prizes given out on the day for best dressed.
  • Accessibility
    • The BHP Community Pool Party is accessible for attendees in wheelchairs or those utilising prams. The venue has accessible parking and an accessible change facility including toilet and hoist.  If you require use of the aqua wheelchair please visit the Kiosk. Access into the pools include a ramp entry into the main pool and a beach entry into the leisure pool. 
    • Please refer to the site map for further details.
  • Parking
    • If you are driving to the event, free parking is available along Leake Street and surrounding areas. Accessible parking is available on Leake Street.
  • Food and Drinks
    • The Town will be providing a free sausage sizzle at the event and drinks can be purchased from the Kiosk. We encourage you to bring along your refillable water bottles and utilise the onsite water fountain. Patrons are also able to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks, however please ensure no glass containers or bottles used.
    • Patrons are reminded this is a smoke, alcohol and other drug free event.
  • Information and Safety
    • Attendees are reminded that it will be a hot day so stay hydrated and remember to slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on your sunnies.
    • If you have any questions, lost something or someone or need medical attention please visit the Information Desk or Kiosk. In the event of an emergency, follow the directions from staff.
    • Please note children under the age of ten (10) years of age must be supervised by a person sixteen years of age or older and children under the age of five years must be within arm’s length of a person sixteen years of age or older at all times. Regular Port Hedland Aquatic Conditions of Entry and Terms of Service rules apply at the event. To view these click here (https://www.porthedlandleisure.wa.gov.au/conditions-of-entry-and-terms-of-service.aspx).

Fireworks

  • Accessibility
    • The Pilbara Ports Authority Fireworks Spectacular is accessible for attendees in wheelchairs or those utilising prams. The venue accessible toilets (Unisex Left Hand/ Baby Change, Male Left Hand, Female Right Hand) and parking facilities. An accessible viewing area for wheelchairs has been designated as part of the stage viewing area. Assisted listening devices are available for the event and can be signed out at the Information Desk.    
    • Please Refer to the site map for further details
  • Parking
    • If you are driving to the event, free parking is available at Wanangkura Stadium and Faye Gladstone Netball Courts. Overflow parking locations is available at the Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema and Dreamers Corner. A temporary cross walk will be in place along Hamilton Road, opposite Caltex Service Station.
    • Accessible parking is available at Wanangkura Stadium Car Park.
  • Chairs and Picnic Blankets
    • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets to the event.
  • Food and Drinks
    • There will be a great range of food and non-alcoholic drink options available at the event. Patrons are also able to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks, however please ensure no glass containers or bottles used. There is a public water fountain onsite. 
    • Patrons are reminded this is an alcohol and other drug free event. It is an offence in Western Australia for persons of any age to drink in public, such as on the street, park or beach.
  • Road Closures and Traffic Management
    • Community members are advised that the following road closures will be in place from 4:00pm- 9:00pm on Tuesday 26 January 2021:
      • A portion of Parola Court, South Hedland
      • Hudson Way, South Hedland
    • For attendees parking in the overflow parking area, a temporary cross walk will be in place along Hamilton Road, opposite Caltex Service Station. Community members are advised that there will be an increase vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the area, please ensure you follow all road rules and directions given by the traffic management staff.  
    • Refer to site map for further information
  • Information and Safety
    • If you have any questions, have lost something or someone or need medical attention approach one of our friendly event staff or visit the Information Desk/First Aid location. In the event of an emergency follow the directions of the event staff.     
  • Keep Port Hedland Beautiful

Let’s ‘Do the right thing’ at Kevin Scott Oval and surrounds. Dispose of your litter in the rubbish bins provided.

Event Maps

BHP Pool Party – Event Map PDF 1.6 MB Download
Pilbara Ports Authority Fireworks Spectacular – Event Map PDF 1.6 MB Download
Pilbara Ports Authority Fireworks Spectacular – Event Map (Getting to the Event) PDF 1.6 MB Download