GALLERY: Revellers flock to Kiama's Australia Day celebrations

Snags, flags and sand are the order of the day, with families flocking to Australia Day celebrations atKiama’s beaches and parks.

The Kiama Downs Surf Life Saving Club and Minnamurra Rotary Club cooked bacon, eggs and sausages for 500 people at Jones Beach this morning, followed by sand modelling, thong throwing and the annual Brickie’s Relay.

Anthony Hourigan with his daughters Isabelle, 4, and Emily, 1, celebrate Australia Day at Kiama. Picture: Dylan Robinson

Anthony Hourigan with his daughters Isabelle, 4, and Emily, 1, celebrate Australia Day at Kiama. Picture: Dylan Robinson

Kiama celebrates Australia Day. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Kiama celebrates Australia Day. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Minnamurra Rotary Club's Gai Bathe and Di Nette keeping the crowds refreshed at the Kiama Australia Day event. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Minnamurra Rotary Club's Gai Bathe and Di Nette keeping the crowds refreshed at the Kiama Australia Day event. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Minnamurra's Pat Phelan and Anita Quick from Flinders celebrate Australia Day at the beach. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Minnamurra's Pat Phelan and Anita Quick from Flinders celebrate Australia Day at the beach. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Kiama celebrates Australia Day. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Kiama celebrates Australia Day. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Zac Dudek, Shaylee Crowe and Alyssa Luhr get creative on the beach to celebrate Australia Day. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Zac Dudek, Shaylee Crowe and Alyssa Luhr get creative on the beach to celebrate Australia Day. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Life saver Nolene Sinclair keeps watch over Jones beach during Australia day celebrations at Kiama Downs. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Life saver Nolene Sinclair keeps watch over Jones beach during Australia day celebrations at Kiama Downs. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Sydney boys Angus Blake and Oliver Moufarrige on Jones Beach celebrating Australia Day. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Sydney boys Angus Blake and Oliver Moufarrige on Jones Beach celebrating Australia Day. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Kiama Downs' Blake Hornsby helps out Callum Young in the Kiama Australia Day brickies race.  Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Kiama Downs' Blake Hornsby helps out Callum Young in the Kiama Australia Day brickies race. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Kiama boys Ben and Jye Steel competing in the brickies race at Kiama. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Kiama boys Ben and Jye Steel competing in the brickies race at Kiama. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Kiama's Bob Willetts puses his daughter Elysse, 3, in the brickies race at Kiama. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Kiama's Bob Willetts puses his daughter Elysse, 3, in the brickies race at Kiama. Pictures: Dylan Robinson

Celebrations there will continue into the afternoon.

At Reid Park in Jamberoo, the Red Cross branch and Jamberoo Rural Fire Brigade put on a spread and games, while additional breakfasts were held at the Kiama and Gerringong surf clubs.

Kiama's Cassy Horley, 5, enjoying Australia Day at Kiama. Picture: Dylan Robinson

Kiama's Cassy Horley, 5, enjoying Australia Day at Kiama. Picture: Dylan Robinson

Sydney's David McIlwaine pushes his son Toby, 4, in the brickies race at Kiama. Picture: Dylan Robinson

Sydney's David McIlwaine pushes his son Toby, 4, in the brickies race at Kiama. Picture: Dylan Robinson

Eight new citizens were welcomed to Australia at a ceremony in Kiama’s Hindmarsh Park.

The 165th Kiama Show also continues today with the Heritage Camel Derby from 5pm and fireworks finale at 9.30pm.