Residents invited to take a bite of the festivities this Australia Day

Date published: 17 January 2019

Townsville will be bringing people together through multicultural food this Australia Day, with the addition of Great Australian Bites to the festivities.

Townsville City Council is partnering with the State Government to hold the Great Australian Bites at Strand Park following the official Australia Day ceremonies.

The Great Australian Bites is an initiative that showcases and promotes regional produce, locally prepared food inspired by recipes across the globe, and local musical talent.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Townsville is a diverse city and food is a fantastic way to bring the community together.

“This year we have the pleasure of working with the Queensland Government to hold the Great Australian Bites on Australia Day,” Cr Hill said.

“Townsville is a very diverse city and we will be celebrating this with food and entertainment – Australia Day is really about coming together as a community and food is a great way to do this.

“Those attending the festivities will enjoy a smorgasbord of multicultural foods, performances by local talents, a kite display, beach games and a quintessentially Australian lamington eating competition.”

The Great Australian Bites will be held at Strand Park on 26 January and will kick off at 12pm.

Great Australian Bites is presented by the Queensland Government in partnership with Townsville City Council and the National Australia Day Council and proudly supported by 102.3 Triple M.

For more information on Townsville’s Australia Day celebrations, visit our What's On website.