How can the internet help you get the most out of your Australia Day celebrations? YOURLifeChoices has gathered together 10 of the most helpful websites with an Aussie twist.
1. Find an Australia Day event near you
Enter your state and postcode into this website, then choose which categories you are interested in, and it will tell you about all the public Australia Day events taking place near you. You can find fireworks, live music, flag raising ceremonies, barbecues, cultural events and more.
2. Australia Day recipes
Taste.com.au has a great collection of Australia Day recipes, all of which have been tried and reviewed by home cooks. If you’re looking for that perfect lamb recipe, or just need a few ideas, this website is invaluable.
3. Find your nearest public barbecue
Why not have a picnic in the park with your loved ones this Australia Day, whilst still enjoying the traditional barbecue, by using the Meat In A Park website to find your nearest public hotplate?
4. Australian of the Year
As we count down to the announcement of the 2013 Australian of the Year, this website has information on the history of the award, plus a list of all this year’s finalists. Which Aussies make you proud?
5. Aussie slang
Have a chuckle with this dictionary of Aussie slang, designed to help those travelling to Australia understand what the heck we’re all yabbering about.
6. All about prawns
If you are planning to host a barbecue this Australia Day then this helpful website has everything you need to know about buying and storing prawns to get the tastiest results.
7. The great Australian barbecue
Do you have a barbecue-related question? This helpful forum has reviews for different barbecues, barbecue recipes, tips for the novice barbecue, advanced barbecuing techniques and more.
8. Australian citizenship affirmation
One way of expressing your loyalty and commitment to our great nation is to take part in an Australian Citizenship Affirmation Ceremony. To download your copy of the Affirmation or to watch a video of Adam Gildchrist talking about what the affirmation ceremony means visit the Australian Affirmation website.
9. Clean Aussie jokes
This collection of jokes submitted by Australians will have you laughing for hours. My favourite is the one about George Bush and the Brazilian.
10. “What’s more fun than safety!” – Johnny Rainone
It seems as though all of Australia migrates to the coast on Australia Day each year. If you intend to head for the beach why not visit the Surf Life Savers website to find a patrolled beach near you? Staying safe is the best way to have fun after all.