Kershaw Gardens to host Australia Day

Published on 11 January 2019

Great Australian Bites 2019

The beautiful new surroundings at Kershaw Gardens will provide the backdrop for the Rockhampton Region’s premier Australia Day event, Great Australian Bites.

Mayor Margaret Strelow is promising residents a day filled with food, fun, live music, and a special appearance from Dominique Rizzo, the 2019 Australia Day Ambassador for the Rockhampton Region.

“The Great Australian Bites event is set to be a fantastic afternoon.

“There will be local restaurant pop-up stalls serving bite-sized tasting plates and live entertainment from local musicians, not to mention fun family activities like the tug of war and visits from Rocky Instincts and the animals from Cooberrie Park.

“There will even be prizes for the best Aussie Icon fancy dress, so start thinking about your options now!

“We will also be announcing the winners of our Australia Day Awards, including our Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.

“I am especially looking forward to the event being in Kershaw Gardens. Our residents were so patient while we worked hard to get it back to its former glory, and I am delighted that we can now host events like this in the best play space in Queensland.”

Dominique Rizzo, one of Queensland’s leading chefs, owner of Brisbane’s Putia Pure Food Kitchen Cooking School and Pantry, and former host of Ready, Steady, Cook, will be attending the event in her capacity as an Australia Day Ambassador and taking part in the Australia Day Awards ceremony.

“I am delighted to be coming to the Rockhampton Region to celebrate Australia Day, and to sample some of the fantastic food I am sure will be on offer.

“Australia Day is all about community spirit and celebrating all the fantastic things our diverse population has to offer, and I am excited to find out what this looks like in the Rockhampton Region.”

Great Australian Bites will take place on Saturday 26 January 2019 from 3pm to 9pm in Kershaw Gardens, with the Australia Day Awards ceremony starting at 4pm. Entry is free.

Find out more about Great Australian Bites here, Dominique here, and the Ambassador Program here.