The JNC acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Gadigal and Bidjigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that these lands always were and always will be Aboriginal lands. We celebrate First Nations Peoples’ connection to the land and recognise the importance of Indigenous voices and culture. We would like to advise that there may be images or videos on this website of people who have since passed.

10th Family Fun Day – community gets 10/10

photo of people taking part in noodle race at 10th Family Fun Day


The JNC and event partners give the community 10 out of 10 for your spirited participation at the 10th Family Fun Day. Thanks for coming along to Memorial Park in Matraville last Friday, 25 October 2019, for an afternoon of free fun, food and links to support services.




Thanks to the many people who said, “I come every year,” and those who said, “First time – I’ll definitely be coming back!”

Thanks to everyone across the generations for participating in the community wild water fight and the exciting noodle race, engaging so enthusiastically in all the craft activities, and cheering on the Matraville’s Got Talent performers.

Thanks for your enthusiasm for all activities, from the old time favourite climbing wall to new activities like the St John’s CPR game and Randwick City Library’s Spark! Van activities.






Thanks for contributing to the 10th Family Fun Day

From event partners The JNC, The Benevolent Society, Randwick Council , and WEAVE Youth and Community Services , and the Department of Communities and Justice

Thank you to these people who appeared on the event stage:

  • Aunty Lola from the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council for the Welcome to Country
  • Brendan from Royal Botanic Gardens for playing the didgeridoo for us
  • The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Member for Kingsford Smith
  • Cr Dylan Parker from Randwick Council, representing Michael Daley, MP, Member for Maroubra
  • All willing and talented participants in Matraville’s Got Talent
Photo of Brendan from Royal Botanic Gardens playing didgeridoo at 10th Family Fun Day

Staff and volunteers from the JNC and our event partners and stallholders, as well as The Benevolent Society ’s corporate volunteer, for offering information and fun activities all afternoon in weather that was sometimes wild.

And thank you to local people and organisations for kind donations that helped make the afternoon such a success:

Randwick Council , major sponsor through the Cultural & Community Grants Program

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and the Department of Communities and Justice for their sponsorship contributions

Bunnings for donating the barbeque, and Peters Meats, Pacific Square for  the generous donation of  sausages


Woolworths for supplying stationery for the JNC’s Hallowe’en activity

photo showing two men holding games and stationery for craft at 10th Family Fun Day in front of JNC office

Local resident Ron for kindly supplying the water for our water fight

Alex from the Coffee Cart for your tireless and essential work dispensing over 250 coffees

Our local paper the Southern Courier for publishing articles that helped us spread the word about the 10th Family Fun Day to the community.  

Volunteer photographer Davide Zamboni who captured the excitement of the day

See you all again next year! Enjoy the event video and check out more JNC activities


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