Rockhampton community encouraged to celebrate Australia Day 2020

Published Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 at 12:54 PM

Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

This weekend, the Palaszczuk Government is partnering with Rockhampton Regional Council to deliver Great Australian Bites, a food and music program showcasing Queensland’s regional and remote communities.

Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the event would be held in Kershaw Gardens from 3.30pm to 8pm on Australia Day, 26 January 2020.

“Great Australian Bites is an opportunity for locals to get together and to enjoy fresh regional produce cooked by local chefs, while listening to home grown entertainment and soaking up the summer atmosphere,” Mr O’Rourke said.

“I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy a great day out.”

The Premier said more than 40 high-profile Queenslanders, including Queensland Greats, television personalities, entrepreneurs and athletes, will also be participating in more than 58 council-run events taking place across the State as part of the Australia Day Ambassador Program.

“Australia Day is an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate our vision of contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history,” the Premier said.

“Communities large and small are the foundation on which Australia is built, and I encourage all Queenslanders, far and wide, to come together to celebrate on our national day.

“My Government is proud to continue its work on behalf of all Queenslanders promoting and protecting our State’s wonderful diversity.

“Australia Day is an opportunity for all of us to remember who we are and to consider how lucky we are to live in Queensland.”

The Australia Day Ambassador Program and Australia Day Program of events and activities in Queensland are proudly supported by the Queensland Government in partnership with the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council. Great Australian Bites events are delivered in partnership with Triple M and the hit Network.

For more information about Australia Day celebrations in Queensland, visit

For more information about the Australia Day Ambassador Program visit


Media Contact:                      Premier’s office – Zoe Russell – 0439 982 347