We wish to advice that there will be no grand parader this year(2018), due to lack of volunteers to assist in the parade.

Where: pedestrians are to assemble in the service road across Frances Street.

Vehicles are to assemble in Frances Street, ready to follow the walkers.

Time: 3.30pm for a 4:00pm sharp start

How: one member from your group/team must be at the assembly point with your banner or identifying sign by 3.15pm at the latest. You should look for and marshal behind this banner.

Please be sun smart – wear hats and use sunscreen.

The Grand Parade will be led by the Ingleburn Pipe Band. Pre-school and walking community groups will follow, community and service vehicles will bring up the rear. The route for all participants is down Walker Street, through the roundabout with dispersal near the Charles Harper Memorial for walkers and via the at soccer club car park for all vehicles.


Participants are asked to complete and return the parade registration form, as parade organisers are obliged to give participant numbers to the NSW Police. Download the entry form

You will be contacted to confirm you participation and allocated position in the parade;

On parade day, marshals will have a running sheet for the parade. Please have your nominated representative (with banner) notify a marshal of your presence and confirm your position hasn’t changed.

Please note: No sweets are to be thrown from moving vehicles to onlookers – we have had children run on to the road to collect sweets and it’s far too dangerous

No alcohol is to be consumed by parade participants during the parade

Please return forms by email to events@helensburghlions.org.au or Helensburgh Lions Club, PO Box 7, Helensburgh by 5th October. For more information contact Gina Krohn on 4294 1371.

Contacts on the day are Lion Gina Krohn on 0146 396 457 or Craig Robertson (NSW Rural Fire Service) on 0417 207 931.

In the past, participants have included the Illawarra Scottish Pipers, United Mineworkers Band, Railway Band, vehicles from all our local Fire Services (both Town & Rural), Police vehicles, Surf Life Saving Clubs with their boats, local mineworkers, sporting organisations (such as football, netball & cricket clubs), vintage & classic cars & motor cycles, kindergartens & pre-schools, dancing schools, Girl Guides & Brownies, Scouts & Cubs, military vehicles, local businesses, the Workman's Club, the Bowling Club and members of Pony Club bringing up the rear (for obvious reasons!). Our record parade stretched for over one kilometre!

You may wish to enter a flat bed truck with a display onboard, an unusual vehicle, your business vehicle (free advertising!) or you may wish to enter a pedestrian display (for example, the dancers and baton twirlers) - the choice is yours.