Australia Day Long Weekend

Sutherland Shire Council acknowledges Australia Day carries different meanings for every Australian/member of our community.

We have chosen a program of events to be reflective of the Australia Day Council theme: Reflect, Respect, Celebrate.

Commencing with a sunset cultural ceremony and including major concerts, outdoor cinemas and pool parties at our Leisure Centres, we’re delivering an epic program for our community over three days.

Cinema Under the Stars
Cinema Under the Stars screening

Cinema Under the Stars

Cinema Under the Stars returns in January and February 2024, offering free outdoor movie experiences under the open sky. Grab your family and friends, along with a picnic, popcorn, cosy rug, or low chairs, for an enjoyable evening of cinema magic in these picturesque locations across Sutherland Shire:

Seniors Festival

Seniors Festival is our chance to thank, celebrate and recognise seniors for the positive contributions they make to the community through hosting a range of different activities that they can enjoy with other like-minded residents.

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Anzac Day – a time when we traditionally come together to reflect on the extraordinary sacrifices our countrymen and women have made in times of conflict. Sutherland Shire Council is committed to honouring the many local servicemen and women who have served and continue to serve our nation here and abroad.

We invite our community to honor and acknowledge our Australian servicemen and women and the Anzac spirit by attending services or joining broadcasts of services by our local RSLs or the Australian National War Memorial. Lest We Forget.

2023 Youth Week Battle of the Bands
2023 Youth Week IG Fashion Show

Youth Week

Come together and get involved with your community during Youth Week. Share your ideas and views on issues important to you, showcase your talents, plus enjoy a variety of fun events and activities. Sutherland Shire Council in partnership with our local Youth Services and Youth Reference Group are excited to offer free events back in 2024.

2022 The Meeting of Two Cultures Dancing
2022 The Meeting of Two Cultures Weaving

Meeting of Two Cultures

One of the most significant moments in Australian history is being acknowledged with the staging of Sutherland Shire Council’s ‘Meeting of Two Cultures’ event, marking the anniversary of the first contact between Europeans and the First Nations peoples of Australia’s east coast.

NAIDOC 2023 dancers R G Photography (c) July 2023
NAIDOC Dancing Workshop NAIDOC Dancing Workshop


NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Sutherland Shire each July to celebrate the narrative of our nation and the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.