Free entry and fun and games for Australia Day

Aussie Day Expo - Hay Bale Jumping

Hay Bale Jumping

Want a ton of good old-fashioned fun and games on Australia Day with your family? Then come on down to the Maleny Showgrounds! It’s going to be all about family activities, brought to you by 50 of the Hinterland’s wonderful community organisations.

Kicking off at 7am, grab a famous Big Apex Breakfast, and hear the Maleny Singers welcome our newest Australian citizens at the Flag Raising Ceremony.

Then it’s onto the Dave Hankinson Oval for the Aussie Day Expo – to check out all the Aussie Day stalls, and play games like we used to from 8.30am until midday. Screens be gone! Kids of all ages can play, with under 12s and 12-and-over age groups catered for with:

  • Billy cart races
  • Obstacle race
  • Sack races
  • Wheelbarrow race
  • Gum boot throwing
  • Aussie thong relay – teams of four
  • Tug of war – teams of eight
  • Flat races

Win fantastic value family prizes in the Expo Passport Draw by collecting a stamp on your passport from each display. Every visitor receives an Expo Passport so that they can enter.

The macaws from the Maleny Botanic Gardens will be there, and toes will be tapping to the Pioneer Ukulele Group. Best of all, entry is free to the Aussie Day Expo!

Not only are there fun things to do and see, but heaps of displays from the Hinterland’s many and varied community groups will make this a wonderful morning out.

Not up for all this activity? Then take a leisurely stroll around the stalls and find out all about what makes our vibrant Hinterland community tick.

The Aussie Day Expo provides an opportunity for families to hang out together and find out how easy it can be to join any sport, recreation or service club to get the most out of your valuable leisure time.

Prizes in the Expo Passport Draw

Above and Beyond Travel Riverside Centre  –  $100 voucher

Maleny Botanical Gardens  –  Two family full tour vouchers

Maleny Dairies  –  Two farm and factory tour vouchers

Maleny IGA  –  five $50 IGA vouchers

Maleny Optical  –  “Maui Jim” gift pack

Pomodoras on Obi  –  $100 voucher

Participating Groups

Activity Centre (Maleny High School)

Apex Club of Maleny

Blackall Range Horseless Carriage Club

Blackall Range Woodcrafters

CHASM Smart Living Society

Friends of Mary Cairncross

Friends of Pattemore House

Heart Space Dance School


Maleny 5th Light Horse Regiment

Maleny Arts and Crafts

Maleny Bowls Club

Maleny Bridge Club

Maleny Community Gym

Maleny Croquet Club

Maleny Dance Academy

Maleny District Sport and Rec Club

Maleny Garden Club

Maleny Girl Guides

Maleny Golf Club

Maleny Greenhills

Maleny High School Interact Club

Maleny Hospital Auxiliary

Maleny Lions Club

Maleny Little Athletics

Maleny Masonic Lodge

Maleny Men’s Shed

Maleny Netball

Maleny Players

Maleny Quota Club

Maleny Rangers Football Club

Maleny Rotary

Maleny Rugby

Maleny Rural Fire Brigade

Maleny SES

Maleny Singers

Maleny Swim Club

Maleny Table Tennis

Maleny Tennis

Maleny Visitor Information Centre

Pilates Platform

Pioneer Ukulele Group

Rhee Taekwon-do

San Taekwondo

Sunshine Coast Community Volunteer Programme

Tai Chi

TS Centaur Cadets

Witta Rec Club

Witta Touch

Zonta Club Blackall Range

Maleny Credit Union

104.9 Sunshine FM

Hinterland Times

Maleny Coffee Stop

Maleny Botanic Gardens macaws