Freshwater Open Carnival Aust Day Weekend 2017


to be held at Freshwater Beach on Sunday 29th January 2017

Events include Craft - Swim - Beach - March Past

All normal events conducted for u15, u17, u19 and Open age groups

Click here to print Freshwater Australia Day Weekend Flyer

Entry and Registration Details

Entries are now open through the Sydney Northern Beaches portal for the Freshwater Australia Day Carnival - click here

For any other questions please contact the following -

Freshwater contacts:  Richard Hawtin 0404 827 420 or Michael Kirkby 0412 507 810 or Email: sport

Updated Carnival Information -  23 January 2017

Hi-Viz Vests – Sydney Northern Beaches direction is that all competitors must wear pink Hi-Viz tops at all SNB Carnivals.  If you own a pink vest please bring it.  A limited quantity of pink vests will be available for loan for each event.

Ironman Qualification – Only Ironman event “Finals” will be held at the Freshwater Carnival.  Qualification is from the finalists at the Manly Carnival on 28th January 2017.

Beach Access – Access to the dunes area behind the beach is not allowed.  All spectators and competitors are not allowed to access or “set up” in the dune area.

Parking & Carnival Layout

Limited general parking is available in the club car park.  There is no exemption from payment from the Council so tickets have to be purchased.

Designated bus parking, trailer parking, and officials parking is identified in the attached map.  Refer here 

Trailer Parking will be available from 4.00pm to 6.00pm on Saturday 28th for Trailers coming from the Manly Carnival and then from 6.00am on Sunday  – please abide by the instructions of the attendants.

Officials Parking - The Council has provided a limited number of Parking Permits for use by Officials – these will be available from the car park attendant.  If you do not receive a Permit then please ensure the Parking Fee is paid – please come and see the Carnival Organiser during the day and he will arrange re-imbursement of the parking charges for Officials.  Please enter the car park from the Ocean View Road entrance.

Bus Parkingrefer to map.

Carnival Layoutrefer to the map for competition areas, tent/spectator areas and craft storage areas.

Program of Events and Timetable

Click here to view the final program of events. Being as the carnival is on the last day of the Australia Day Weekend we are targeting a finish time for events of early afternoon (no later than 2.30pm) so that competitors can commence their journey home at a reasonable time.


We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their ongoing support to ensure that this carnival remains a success.  These include:

  • Harbord Beach Hotel 
    (Freshwater SLSC Major Sponsor)


  • Freshwater Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank


  • Harbord Diggers 


  • SEA (Smythe Estate Agents)