Dive in Cinema

AUSTRALIA DAY
DIVE IN CINEMA

As part of Maitland City Councils ‘Make It Maitland this summer’ program, a special one off edition of ‘Dive in Cinema’ will be held at the Maitland Aquatic Centre on Friday 26 January 2024. 

From 5.00pm – 9.00pm the film night will be complete with entertainment, food, lawn games, free popcorn and free swim time.

Session details:

Movie 1: Paper Planes (G) at 5.30pm

Movie 2: Red Dog (PG) at 7.30pm

For more information please click on the event listing below or follow us on Facebook.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

There will be additional food and beverage at Dive in Cinema from 1.00pm – 9.00pm  

Lulu’s Gelato Company, Tropical Sno Hunter Valley and H&G Catering

Click here to get your tickets today!

Get Involved

VOLUNTEER

Maitland Events is seeking volunteers to assist in the delivery of Maitland River Regatta.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, work as part of a team, give back to the community and learn new skills whilst having a lot of fun in the process.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Australia Day or any of the other flagship events, contact the Maitland Events team on [email protected] or call 02 4931 2801

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SPONSOR

Stand out from your competitors, build your brand and reach your target market with a Maitland Events sponsorship package.

Benefits of sponsorship:

  • Maitland Events can help build brand awareness via pre, during and post event promotions in a difficult to reach market
  • Help to launch your products and services into the marketplace through a targeted marketing campaign consisting of direct mail, digital marketing and social media promotions
  • Gain access to a diverse range of contacts through the Maitland Events network
  • Expose your brand to local, interstate and international audiences
  • Align with a premier event that helps you increase your credibility in the industry

As a major sponsor, businesses will benefit from direct community exposure as well the opportunity to leverage the well recognised Maitland Events brand.

For more information on our different Sponsorship packages please contact the Maitland Events Team on 02 4931 2801 or email [email protected]

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Getting Here

This Australia Day there will be a range of activities in Maitland Park.

There are plenty of way to get to and from the event. See below for more details. 

GETTING HERE

Wherever possible guests are being encouraged to use public transport to get to and from the event.

Maitland Railway Station is only a 15 minute walk from the event site.

Please visit www.transportnsw.info for full timetable information.

There are a range of transport options including bustrain and taxi.

With Maitland Train Station being only a short 15 minute walk from the event site, catching a train into the event is one of the easiest ways to get here.

Visit Transport NSW for the latest timetables and to plan your trip to and from Maitland Park.

There are a range of car parks available around Central Maitland if you choose to drive to Maitland Park:

Click here to view public parking areas. 

With the amount of people attending the event, parking can become an issue for some.

Taxi Services will be available throughout the event weekend.

To organise your journey to and from the event, contact Maitland Taxis on 02 4933 7333, 131 008 or www.131008.com.

Maitland Events is committed to making our events a safe, inclusive and enjoyable event for all.

For people with a disability or those with accessibility requirements coming along to our events who would like further information on the site specifics or require alternative arrangement assistance prior to the event, please feel free to check out our accessibility page or contact the Maitland Events Team on 4931 2801 or email [email protected]

We are happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have involving our event.

Make it a weekend and book a country farm stay, cosy cottage getaway, eco retreat or funky guesthouse. Find out more here.

FAQ's

Australia Day in Maitland Park will be held in Maitland Park.  

Dive In Cinema will be held in Maitland Aquatic Centre. 

Australia Day in the Park will run from 7.30am -12.30pm. 

Dive In Cinema will run from 5.00pm – 9.00pm 

Australia Day in the park is free to attend.

Dive In Cinema is $10.00 In Pool and $5.00 Out of Pool tickets. 

Dogs are permitted on site, however they must be on a leash and with their owner at all times.

We ask that dog owners respect the event site as well as other event attendees by picking up after your dog.

We expect crowds of around 6,000 – 8,000 people so we ask that you don’t bring any dogs with an aggressive nature to the event.

There will be a range of activities available for event attendees.

Please visit our Entertainment and Activities page for more information. 

There will be a number of food stalls at the event.

Please see our exhibitors page for further details closer to the event.

Movie 1: Paper Planes (G) at 5.30pm

Movie 2: Red Dog (PG) at 7.30pm

free entry to both Maitland and East Maitland Aquatic Centres from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Food and Beverage

FOOD & BEVERAGE

At Dive in Cinema, we always make sure that we have plenty of delicious food and drink on offer for the whole family to enjoy.

From community sausage sizzles, burgers, pizza, gozleme, mexican, loaded fries and more, there is something to cater for everyone. 

If you are a stallholder and are interested in having a site at the event in 2023, please contact us at [email protected] or give us a call on 02 4931 2801.

Sponsors

Stand out from your competitors, build your brand and reach your target market with a Maitland Events sponsorship package.

Benefits of sponsorship:

  • Maitland Events can help build brand awareness via pre, during and post event promotions in a difficult to reach market
  • Help to launch your products and services into the marketplace through a targeted marketing campaign consisting of direct mail, digital marketing and social media promotions
  • Gain access to a diverse range of contacts through the Maitland Events network
  • Expose your brand to local, interstate and international audiences
  • Align with a premier event that helps you increase your credibility in the industry

As a major sponsor, businesses will benefit from direct community exposure as well the opportunity to leverage the well recognised Maitland Events brand.

For more information on our different Sponsorship packages please contact the Maitland Events Team on 02 4931 2801 or email [email protected]

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Australia Day in Maitland Park

Join us next Australia Day in Maitland Park for a morning of exciting activities, delicious food, and fantastic entertainment

With a free BBQ, craft activities, live entertainment, along with free entry to both Maitland and East Maitland Aquatic Centres, it’s a perfect day out for the whole family!

As the sun sets and the evening unfolds, the fun after the daytime festivities continues as Maitland Pool transforms into a floating cinema for Dive In Cinema.

Grab your floaties and swimwear, or simply relax by the poolside, and immerse yourself in an unforgettable movie experience under the stars.

It’s the perfect way to cap off your Australia Day celebration in Maitland Park.

GALLERY

View the 2024 gallery to relive the Australia Day in Maitland Park fun.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

There will be a range of delicious food and beverage options on offer.

DIVE IN CINEMA

As the sun sets and the evening unfolds, the fun continues at Dive in Cinema.

PROGRAM TIMES
Free Breakfast BBQ 7.30am - 9.30am
Activities in the Maitland Park 7.30am - 12.30pm
Free entry to Maitland and East Maitland Aquatic Centres 10.00am - 4.00pm
Australia Day Official Ceremony 10.30am - 12.00pm
Dive In Cinema 5.00pm - 9.00pm