Australia Day @ Bedlam Bay

Reflect, Respect, Celebrate

Join us for a free community event on 26 January, from 12pm to 4pm at Bedlam Bay.

Attractions including lawn games, face painting, a mobile climbing wall and more will be on offer, with tunes from roving entertainers Phat Brass.

Grab a bite to eat from one of the food stalls and enjoy a picnic in this scenic waterfront location.

Plus, Revolve Recycling will be on hand to provide a free basic check and tune service for bicycles and will also accept bicycles for recycling, in any condition (no spare parts provided on the day).

We encourage you to ride to the event (remember to bring a bike lock).

This will follow a morning Citizenship and Citizen of the Year Ceremony at Bedlam Bay.

For this event, our Council is assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

The fabulous and highly entertaining Phat Brass will be roaming the Oval playing two fantastic sets across the afternoon.

A yummy selection of food and (non-alcoholic) drinks will be for sale on the oval.

Visit the stalls and food trucks for fabulous treats or bring a picnic to enjoy on the grass.

We encourage everyone to pack their picnics using sustainable and re-useable products.

Please put your rubbish in the bins provided or take it home with you.

This is a family-friendly event but BYO alcohol is allowed. We encourage everyone to drink responsibly.

If you are a food vendor  interested in trading on the day, please fill in the online form.

There are lots of free games and amusements on offer throughout the afternoon.

  • Mobile Climbing Wall
  • Inflatable slide
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Zorb Balls
  • Face painting
  • A selection of Giant Lawn games

As these amusements are all free and unticketed we ask for everyone’s consideration and patience when waiting your turn.

We are pleased to partner with Revolve Recycling to provide free bicycle tune-ups and checks onsite during the event. Spare parts are not provided.

If you bike is beyond repair or no longer needed, you can give it to Revolve for recycling or refurbishment. They will have a collection vehicle onsite. If you have a bike to recycle but can’t make it on the day, go here to organise collection or drop off.

If you are riding your bike to Bedlam Bay, please remember to bring a bike lock with you to chain your bike to the fence whilst you enjoy the event*. The Revolve Recycling repair tent will be located near the Foreshore Path at Bedlam Bay Oval.

Ride safely and watch out for vehicles and pedestrians.

*All bikes are stored at owner’s risk.


Busways buses will be running to a Public Holiday timetable. Click on the links below to view the bus routes and timetables for the stops nearest Bedlam Bay.

Stop: Victoria Road, Gladesville Hospital

Stop: Victoria Road opp Gladesville Hospital


Limited free parking will be available at the top car parks at Gladesville Hospital. Enter via Punt Road Gate 1 (next to Police Station). Follow instructions from the parking staff.

Follow the Australia Day @ Bedlam Bay signs down to the Oval.

Please do not park within the Gladesville Hospital precinct and campus. All parking on the internal roads and carparks needs to be kept free for the medical staff who work onsite.


Stryder will be providing a FREE wheelchair accessible Shuttle Bus from the top Car Park down to Bedlam Bay Oval. The mini-bus will stop near the old Tennis Court on the top terrace of the Oval. If you have limited mobility the Bus can also continue down to the Foreshore to the flat path. Just let the driver know. Look for the Shuttle Bus signs.


When entering the Event Area, you enter an area where photography, audio or video recording may occur. Hunter’s Hill Council has authorised a photographer and videographer to take pictures and film at Australia Day @ Bedlam Bay.

By attending this event site you agree to being filmed or photographed. This material may be used for marketing, promotional and reporting purposes by Hunter’s Hill Council and the National Australia Day Council.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact a Hunter’s Hill Council team member on site.

Australia Day @ Bedlam Bay is being held with the assitance of the National Australia Day Council. The theme for Australia Day is Respect, Reflect, Celebrate – we’re all part of the story.


Australia Day @ Bedlam Bay is being held on the beautiful Bedlam Bay Oval – Parramatta River Regional Reserve.

This site is a National Park. Please do not bring animals, viable plant materials or seeds onto the park. Dogs are allowed onto the oval as long as they are on-leash.

National Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers may be onsite.

Access to Bedlam Bay Oval is via Gladesville Hospital, which is managed by NSW Health. Please be respectful of the many Health organisations that are located on the Hospital campus and make sure you don’t block access for any staff or equipment.


Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
ABN: 75 570 316 011