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Start 2024 off the right way with Wagga’s BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY! 👀 Watch this space for more details to come. 👀

Come along for a chill afternoon with live tunes, a free BBQ, basketballs games, giant lawn games, free fresh haircuts, pop-up library, free school supplies and good vibes featuring some awesome local talent.

5.10PM - Welcome to Country by Aunty Mary Atkinson with a Smoking Ceremony by Luke Wighton

5.30PM -  Isaac Staines

6.15PM - Jenna & Cooper

7.15PM - Pro's & Con's

8.00PM - Gone Fishin'


Saturday 27 January 2024 // 5PM – 9PM

Chambers Park 41 Bruce Street Tolland (behind Tolland Hub)

Wiradyuri Ngurambang

Free entry // All ages

Welcome to Country commences at 5:15PM with live music kicking off at 5:30PM. Everyone is welcome!

The BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY is an all-ages, alcohol and drug free event proudly hosted and funded by the Wagga Wagga City Council, the NSW Premier’s Department and NSW Department of Communities and Justice with thanks to our community partners: Mission Australia, Rapid Relief Team, Vinnies Riverina and headspace Wagga.


Leave the car at home and take the free city loop bus travelling from Kooringal Community Hub to CBD Marketplace to Ngurra Hub (Ashmont) to arrive at party central: Chambers Park, Tolland on Wiradyuri Country.

Catch the FREE bus to safely travel to and from the event. No registrations needed – just jump on!

Bus stops on this loop:

  1. Kooringal Community Centre - 4 Wilga Street, Kooringal NSW 2650
    • From 4:30PM, 5:30PM, 6:30PM, 7:30PM, 8:45PM
  2. CBD Marketplace Bus Stop – Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
    • 4:40PM, 5:40PM, 6:40PM, 7:40PM, 8:55PM
  3. Ngurra Hub - 15 Blakemore Avenue, Ashmont NSW 2650
    • 4:50PM, 5:50PM, 6:50PM, 7:50PM, 9:05PM
  4. Tolland Hub - 41 Bruce Street, Tolland NSW 2650
    • 5:15PM, 6:15PM, 7:15PM, 8:15PM

This bus is wheelchair and pram friendly.


This event is accessible and inclusive. Everyone is welcome to join.

Wheelchair accessible bathrooms will be available.

Disability permit parking can be found in the adjoining carpark to Chambers park.


The BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY is an alcohol and drug free event proudly hosted and funded by Wagga Wagga City Council, with thanks to our community partners Mission Australia, Rapid Relief Team, Vinnies Riverina, headspace Wagga and Youth Justice.

If you need this information in another format or have any questions, please contact Council’s Community Development Coordinator on 1300 292 442 or email youth@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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