Where and when to go to join celebration of nation in Penrith

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.  Alana Turner and Maygen Kirk during Australia Day celebrations held at Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith Lakes, 26 January  2013. PHOTO: GEOFF JONES .
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Alana Turner and Maygen Kirk during Australia Day celebrations held at Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith Lakes, 26 January 2013. PHOTO: GEOFF JONES .
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Performers from the Lake and Land Stunt Show during Australia Day celebrations held at Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith Lakes, 26 January  2013. PHOTO: GEOFF JONES .

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Performers from the Lake and Land Stunt Show during Australia Day celebrations held at Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith Lakes, 26 January 2013. PHOTO: GEOFF JONES .

Civic Centre, High Street, Penrith

10am: Australia Day citizenship ceremony.

The Regatta Centre

6pm: Despicable Me 2 Stage Show for kids. Stuart and Jorge will join Professor Heidi Ho on stage in a madcap adventure at 6pm, before wandering the grounds to meet those who attend.

6.35pm: Butterscotch's Playground with former Wiggle Greg Page who will lead the kids on a tour with fun-loving puppets Butterscotch, Honey Bear, Frankie Bananas and Charles

7.10pm: Official welcome

7.25pm: Classic Aussie Rock performance by Mark Travers, Rose Carleo and Simon Meli from The Voice 2013

7.55pm: Hits from Melbourne dance/pop diva Zoe Badwi

8.25pm: DJ Havana Brown

9.15pm: Fireworks spectacular

Gates open at 5.30pm.

■ For more information on parking and conditions of entry go to penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/ausday.

Fun at Panthers

3pm-8pm: Pony rides, animal farm, face painters, clowns and carnival with rides for the kids

3pm-3.20pm: Reptile show

3.30pm-4pm: Lamington eating competition with great prizes to be won.

4pm-5pm: Thong throwing competition with great prizes to be won.

4pm-4.20pm: Reptile show

5pm-9pm: VintageFM playing the best Aussie hits from 1970 until now

5pm-5.20pm: Reptile show

5pm-9pm: Good ol' Aussie sausage sizzle

5.30pm-7pm: Australiana Extravaganza Show starring PAWS Performing Arts and Tamara Miles singers

6pm-6.20pm: Reptile show

8.30pm: Fireworks finale.

Model Park Open Day

9am-5pm: Model trains, planes, boats, cars. $15 a car.

Model Park, 869 Luddenham Road, Luddenham.

■ Details: 4736 2803.