PICTURES | Australia Day in Fairfield 2017

Fairfield residents celebrated  Australia Day with four free family-friendly events held by Fairfield Council. Champion photographer Simon Bennett was at Fairfield Leisure Centre to capture all the action from one of two pool parties.

Angelina Aofisa, Christina Aofisa, and Erica Stowers celebrating Australia Day at the Fairfield Leisure Centre.

Angelina Aofisa, Christina Aofisa, and Erica Stowers celebrating Australia Day at the Fairfield Leisure Centre.

 “Australia Day is a chance to celebrate life in Australia, celebrate our City’s diversity and reflect on our achievements," Mayor Frank Carbone.

“Australia Day is a chance to celebrate life in Australia, celebrate our City’s diversity and reflect on our achievements," Mayor Frank Carbone.

Aussie spirit: Kalipso Tatarkis and Nicole Atkin celebrating Australia Day at the Fairfield pool party at Fairfield Leisure Centre. Picture: Simon Bennett

Aussie spirit: Kalipso Tatarkis and Nicole Atkin celebrating Australia Day at the Fairfield pool party at Fairfield Leisure Centre. Picture: Simon Bennett

Residents took advantage of the two pool parties in Fairfield. Aquatopia was also open with a special Family Fun Day rate.

Residents took advantage of the two pool parties in Fairfield. Aquatopia was also open with a special Family Fun Day rate.

The Fairfield Youth and Community Centre was open with access to facilities like rock climbing, as well as the Adventure Park.

The Fairfield Youth and Community Centre was open with access to facilities like rock climbing, as well as the Adventure Park.

Australia Day, is the anniversary of the arrival in 1788 of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain by Captain Arthur Phillip.

Australia Day, is the anniversary of the arrival in 1788 of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain by Captain Arthur Phillip.

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