2nd Saturday Monthly

Situated within the Uniting Church Hall and Grounds, Jacobs Drive Sussex Inlet

Australia Day

Held on Australia Day

The Men’s Shed provide a fantastic day at Thomson Street, Sussex Inlet

Duck Dash

Held 1st weekend of January

Situated at the end of Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet

Choppers For Charity Weekend

Held in February

Three days of fun filled community activities which you are openly invited to join in on. 

Friday there will be Bare Foot Bowls held at the Sussex Inlet RSL Club with a sausage sizzle for lunch. Saturday is an entire day dedicated to golf.  Sunday is the day to be there! Variety stalls kick off the morning then at 11am there is a street parade with motorbikes, cars and even band mascots, at 11.30am the CareFlight helicopter arrives and then at midday the Dragon Boats take off.

All proceeds of events go towards continuing the lifesaving work of CareFlight. Latest event details are yet to be confirmed.

Sussex RSL Fishing Club Charity Car Show

Held in April

See many cars from the Ford Performance Vehicle Club, The Holden Special Vehicle Club of Canberra, Mustang Club, Monaro Club and more. On the lawn in front of the RSL you can view all of your ‘dream’ cars.

RSL Annual Fireworks and Lion Dancers

Held in May

Event includes a Chinese buffet, prizes and the Sydney Lion dancers showing you their dragon feats in the auditorium and around the Club. Fireworks and live entertainment provide an wonderful night for the whole family.

B.R.O.E – Fishing Competition

Held at the end of May

Stands for Beach, Rock, Ocean and Estuary so if you love your fishing and want to get amongst the $5000 cash and prizes put your name down in the Tab room at the Bowling club. Mystery weights as well as largest targets species. Entry includes lunch both days. Both adults and juniors welcome. 

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Sussex Inlet Annual Family Fishing Carnival

Held in July

The Sussex Inlet Annual Family Fishing Carnival is a fishing competition in which all the family can participate in, with over $30,000 in valuable prizes including cash to be won. The emphasis is on children enjoying the joys of fishing in a family atmosphere. Competitors can fish from the river bank, a boat, inside the basin or out in the ocean or off the rocks. This event is the longest running event of its type in Australia.

A presentation night is held on the night after the competition finishes. The Carnival is sponsored by many local businesses of Sussex Inlet and the Shoalhaven City Council Tourism Board.

Sussex Inlet Lions Annual Country Fair

October Long Weekend

Free admission great family day. There will be carnival rides, delicious food stalls, amusement and entertainment for all! 

Navy Helicopter Rescue display, Ambulance and Bush Fire Brigade displays will be a major attraction for children and those interested in joining the Navy or becoming a Paramedic. Marine Services traffic control will be on standby. Sussex Inlet Dragon Boat Club will also have a display

The Lions Country Fair is held on the Saturday of the October long weekend each year.

Norm Stiff Fishing Competition

Held in November

Norm was a local plumber in our town of Sussex inlet. He was a foundation Member of our Fishing & Social Club at the Tavern. The Club has been running the Fishing Competition for over 30 years.

The Sussex Inlet Tavern Fishing & Social Club has held it's Norm Stiff Fishing Carnival on the 2nd weekend in November for the past 18 years in honour of this man who was instrumental in teaching our junior entrants the great sport of Fishing. The Club's aim for this event is to give all juniors a prize and encourage them to keep fishing.

Flatty Classic

Held in November

Honesty based catch and release competition. Target species Dusky Flathead. Lunch provided after a great day spent on the water trying to land that once in a lifetime fish.

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Bream Classic

Held in November

This event is open to anybody wishing to participate but is run with strict rules and regulations. For further information give Colin Cropper a call on 44411660 or visit the Fishing Carnival Website or email