Freshwater Open Carnival Australia Day 2018


to be held at Freshwater Beach on Friday 26th January 2018

Events include Craft - Swim - Beach - March Past - R&R

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

Program of Events and Timetable

Click here to view a draft program of eventsThe organisers are targeting a finish time for events of early afternoon (no later than 2.30pm). 

Land Program details:

  • 9:00am - Open Sprints
  • 9:30am – Youth Pathway Cup Sprints
  • 10:00am - Open Relays
  • 10:30am - Youth Pathway Cup Relays
  • 11:00am - Open Flags
  • 11:45am - Youth Pathway Cup Flags
  • 12:30pm – March Past

R&R Program:

Report time 6.30am - Start time 7.00am sharp.
Order of Events (subject to entries) will be -

  • Open 6 person
  • U15
  • Open Men
  • U17
  • Open Women
  • U19
  • Open Mixed

No junior 2 person or 5 person events to be held.

Carnival Information 

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. 

Parking– Council Parking Fees will apply, please ensure that payment is made when parking in the council car park areas.

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.

Youth Pathway Cup(YPC) Event– Freshwater SLSC welcomes the inaugural 2018 YPC Event to our Club.   Land events will start at 9.00am and Water events at 2.00pm.  Please contact Richard Hawtin 0404 827 420 with any specific questions.

Entry and Registration Details

Entries are open through the Sydney Northern Beaches portal for the Freshwater Australia Day Open Carnival – click here.   Please note entries close 9.00am Monday 22nd January 2018.

For any other questions please contact the following:
Freshwater contacts:  Richard Hawtin 0404 827 420 or Kevin Crow  0410 221 327.

Parking and Carnival Layout

Carnival Setup Map for parking and beach - click here.

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 click here.

Trailer Parking will be available between 5.00pm to 6.00pm on Thursday 25th January for Trailers and then from 6.00am on Friday – 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.

Carnival Layout– refer to click here for the map of competition areas, tent/spectator areas and craft storage areas.


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)