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Parking in Brisbane on Australia Day

Brisbanites celebrate Australia Day just like a big and extravagant family day affair with events designed for all members of the family. There are live music concerts, cricket games, jumping castles, an array of food stalls and trucks and of course, the magnificent fireworks display to end the Australia Day celebrations. This year, the spectacular pyrotechnic show will take place in South Bank. While waiting for the Brisbane River to light up, the whole family can enjoy the family friendly attractions at River Quay. There will be other fun-filled activities in nearby cities. The Parklands is also set to light up their skies on Australia Day. So, if you want to see most of these attractions with the family, bring your car and drive around.

Most families in Brisbane have made it an annual tradition to see the fireworks on Australia Day. As early as 7 AM, people flock to these venue to get the nicest picnic spots and enjoy the music until night time comes. Australia Day 2018 is no exception. Thousands will surely be heading towards South Bank for the celebration. While public transport is available, it is still ideal to travel by car, especially if you have children with you. We have the day’s events and parking alternatives on main venues listed for your convenience.

Australia Day in Brisbane

The Australia Day tradition continues in Brisbane as the day starts with an Aussie breakfast. There will be a flag raising ceremony, an awarding of outstanding Brisbanites and a citizenship ceremony all happening simultaneously around Brisbane. Satisfy your barbecue cravings and delight your tastebuds with great food on offer during the celebration. The kids will enjoy their day out with face paintings, outdoor games and shows. A summary of the main events are listed below for your reference:

Apart from the locations listed above, suburbs and cities around Brisbane are set to celebrate Australia Day with activities in their area. Family-friendly events on the 26th of January are on offer in Highfields Pioneer Village, Cecil Plains, Queens Day, Hervey Bay Historical Village, Baffle Creek, Calliope, Ipswich, Palmview, Redcliffe, Springfield Central and Suttons Beach, to name a few. For a complete lists of events all over Queensland, you may visit their website or inquire at the Brisbane City Council website.

Parking Solution on Australia Day

Public transport is operational on Australia Day. But with so many others taking the public transport on 26 January, holding a picnic basket in one hand and a child’s hand in the other while waiting on queue for a ride is not an ideal scene. For a truly comfortable and relaxing day with the family on Australia Day in Brisbane, it is still best to bring your car. We at Spacer, gathered essential information on available parking spaces from three known parking solution providers in key areas in Brisbane.

Based on their website, Wilson Parking has a few parking facilities open on Australia Day in South Bank, where the main events are happening. Operating hours mostly cover the event schedules, with parking spaces on offer that are on a per hour basis. If money is not an issue, you can opt to make reservations through Wilson Parking for a guaranteed parking spot on the 26th.

Secure Parking offers flat rates on some of their parking facilities during public holidays, including Australia Day. Parking costs are fairly low compared to Wilson Parking. Operating hours also covers most events around Brisbane. Secure Parking, like Wilson Parking, manages a number of parking facilities usually for shopping centres and other commercial establishments.

Parking spaces around Brisbane offered through Parkhound are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parkhound offers a more affordable parking option, with its parking sharing platform that utilises existing parking spaces such as garages, driveways and carports. You can choose from a list of different parking facilities from on-street to off-street and indoor and outdoor parking. Parkhound connects people with spare parking spaces to people who need these spaces for both short-term and long-term rent. You may list your space for free on their website and earn extra cash from your unused parking space.

On Australia Day in Brisbane, some parking restrictions are on hold and there will be road closures for public safety. Before driving out, please make sure to check the Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government websites for traffic, parking and road updates. Remember to also check these third party parking solution provider websites as well before booking, as prices and availability are subject to change.

To make the most this years Australia Day celebration and enjoy the festivities to the fullest, plan your day ahead, from your picnic food to the perfect events venue, down to your parking spot. From all of us here at Spacer, have a happy Australia Day in Brisbane.



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