A Scottish bagpipe band playing the Australian national anthem at a German Oktoberfest - that is the definition of multi-culturalism.
"Nationality, colour or race, it makes no difference to us whatsoever," said Sigi Kaiserfeld, organiser of the Wollongong German Club's annual Oktoberfest.
Judging by the numbers of people dressed in short pants, braces, lederhosen, and beer-maid outfits, the city's fancy dress stores must have been all out of German-themed apparel.
The three-day festival, which finished yesterday, celebrated the 25th festival in Kembla Grange, and Mr Kaiserfeld has been part of each one.
He said Oktoberfest started in Bavaria when King Ludwig threw a party for citizens celebrating his marriage to Princess Therese. It has grown to an annual event celebrated around the world.
"We want to keep up our traditions, that's the main thing," Mr Kaiserfeld said.
Along with food and entertainment, the main focus of Oktoberfest is the German beer, and Mr Kaiserfeld said there was no chance of thirsty festival-goers drinking the place dry. "We won't be the pub with no beer," he said.