Festival of the Fish ‘n’ Chips & Wood Chop Carnival - Brunswick Heads

Saturday 12 January 2019 - Family Fireworks Display | 16-19 January 2019 Annual Woodchop Carnival


  • Community Event for the whole family to enjoy
  • 12 Jan at 9pm – Mega Fireworks Display on the River at Banner Park
  • 16 to 19 Jan – Woodchop Carnival!


General Information

Established as a community based ‘not for profit’ organisation the Brunswick Valley Woodchop & Entertainment Committee Inc. hosts the Festival Fish ‘n’ Chips each year as a lead up to their Woodchop Carnival which draws international contestants from New Zealand, the US and Canada.

The Brunswick Woodchop Carnival is currently regarded as the biggest woodchopping event outside the Sydney and Brisbane shows.

The Festival commences (weather permitting) at 9m on Saturday 12 January with a mega fireworks display setup from Banner park across the river and viewed by the thousands who gather along the waterfront.

The 57th Annual the Woodchop Carnival will run from Wednesday 16 January to Saturday 19 January with over 30 different events to participate in!

This is a family friendly event and includes competitions for men,  women, junior boys and girls.

There is no admission cost to the carnival and everyone is welcome to come along to watch the events.


Woodchop Program – Banner Park, Brunswick Heads

Wednesday Jan 16th  , 2019

Woodchop Events
Men’s, Women’s & Juniors – 2 Australian Titles
Afternoon Session
Banner Park 1pm – 5pm

Evening Session
Banner Park 7pm – 9.15pm

Thursday Jan 17th , 2019

Woodchop Events
Afternoon Session
Banner Park 12.30 – 5pm

Evening Session
Banner Park 7.00pm – 9.15pm

Friday Jan 18th,  2019

Woodchop Events
Morning Session
Banner Park 9.00am – 11.50pm

Afternoon Session
Banner Park 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Evening Session
Banner Park 7.00pm – 9.45pm

Australian Championship Finals:
Friday 7.55pm approx

Saturday Jan 19th  , 2019

Woodchop Events
Afternoon Session
Banner Park 11.20am – 5.20pm

Evening Session
Banner Park 7pm – 9.45pm

Australian Championship Finals:
Saturday 8pm approx



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