Wollongong City Council has cancelled its usual Australia Day fireworks.
A light show over Belmore Basin will instead highlight celebrations on Sunday, January 26.
It comes after a NSW-wide fire ban saw the council also cancel fireworks for its New Year's Eve celebrations.
"Traditionally our Australia Day event has concluded with a fireworks display but we feel a light show will be a more appropriate element to wrap up this year's popular community day," Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said.
"We cannot ignore the ongoing bushfire emergency that has unfolded recently for our neighbours in the Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and beyond.
"It's appropriate we ensure the elements that make up this popular day are reflective of the circumstances we are in."
The full program of events for Australia Day will be launched next week.
"With this light show we've made a few adjustments to our plans for 2020 and I assure you, it's going to be a great fun day for the whole family," Cr Bradbery said.