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Australia Day Community Event 2019 on horizon

Released at: 19:06, 09/01/2019

Australia Day Community Event 2019 on horizon

Photo: Embassy of Australia

January 20 event gives visitors, especially families with kids, the chance to enjoy Australian food and culture.

by Le Diem

The Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City will hold the annual Australia Day Community Event on January 20 at RMIT Saigon South Campus in District 7 to celebrate Australia’s national day.

Running from 1pm to 5pm, the highlight of the event will be classic iconic Aussie dishes and barbecue prepared by local hotels, restaurants and Australian chefs.

Entertainment will include Zorb Balls, tug of war, and sack races, as well as a slip & slide, cricket, golf, soccer, and rugby for kids and adults alike. There will also be live entertainment, a bouncy castle, face-painting, DIY lamingtons, and much more!

Guests will also have the chance to win fabulous prizes in “best dressed” competitions, as attendees are encouraged to come along wearing their best Aussie outfits, such as boardies, singlets and stubbies, or something in green and gold or with an Aussie flag or kangaroo on it.

“I look forward to welcoming guests to celebrate Australia Day in Ho Chi Minh City,” said Australian Consul-General Ms. Julianne Cowley. “This will be a great community-focused event, with many exciting activities for the entire family.”

The second annual Australia Day Family Event last year attracted more than 1,200 attendees, including the Australian and Australian alumni communities and their families.

Tickets are VND250,000 ($10.7) for adults, including five food and beverage vouchers, VND150,000 ($6.5) for children under 12, including three food and beverage vouchers, and VND750,000 ($32.3) for a family package (two adults and two children under 12). Entry is free for children under the age of two. Tickets are also available at the gate. All proceeds from the event will go to charity.

Tickets are available at:

  • Caravelle Saigon, Concierge Desk, 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1
  • Mekong Merchant, 23 Thao Dien, District 2
  • Meatworks Butchery, 401 Pham Thai Buong H11-2, My Khanh 3, Tan Phong Ward, District 7

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