Maximise the fun and minimise the cost.

Australia Day is just around the corner, when Aussies young and old take time out to remember the things that make our country great. So if you’re looking for fun-filled Australia Day ideas that won’t break the bank – these are just for you! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oy, Oy, Oy!

Fireworks – a family favourite.

Fireworks are a great way to get in the spirit of Australia Day. Displays take place in towns up and down the country so there’s a good chance there’s one near you – check your local council’s website for a list of locations. Just remember to get there early so you can grab a spot with a great view, and settle in with drinks and snacks.

Have a blast at the beach.

What could be more Australian than a game of beach cricket or a bit of a body bash in the surf. The weather is warm, the water is cool and the sand is soft.  Just perfect! Feel those back-to-work stresses and strains melt away as you take a day out to enjoy the summer lifestyle. Just remember to slip, slop, slap!

Fire up the barbie.

Australia Day is a time for family and friends – so let’s get that barbie started! Pick a spot in your local park, or have everyone back to yours. Either way, an Australia Day barbie is all about taking some time out to eat, drink and share a laugh with your loved ones. And if you’re looking to keep costs down, just ask everyone to bring a plate and their own drinks.

Pack an Aussie picnic.

Where would we be without Lamingtons, Anzac biscuits – or Vegemite? Australia Day is a great time to celebrate our unique culinary treats, so why not pack the eskie and take the family to one of the picture-perfect picnic spots that Australia is famous for. You’ll be spoiled for choice!

Listen to the Hottest 100.

Australia Day wouldn’t be the same without the Triple J Hottest 100. So turn on, tune in, crank it up and see what listeners have voted for this year. You’ll love some, you’ll hate others, and you’ll be arguing about the list until this time next year – but you wouldn’t have it any other way.

The perfect Aussie day outfit.

So with your activities planned – it’s time to think about your outfit. And yep, that probably means green and gold face paint and temporary flag tattoos. This is the day to get patriotic after all. And if you happen to be anywhere near a beach or a pool, why not go the whole hog and dust off your favourite Aussie-themed bikini, boardies – or budgie smugglers.

So now you’re all set. Activities, food, family and friends are all arranged. And you’re counting down the days. All that remains now is to wish you a happy Australia Day 2019. Have a blast!