UNSW Community Day delights with fun for all ages

27 Nov 2023
Crowds of adults and children gather for games on a lawn in front of a three-story building

A record number of people registered to celebrate our community on Wednesday 22 November.

Upper campus was transformed into a hive of activity from 4pm as UNSW staff arrived with their families and friends for UNSW Community Day. The event shows our appreciation for all we’ve achieved together. This year, more than 3,000 adults and 1450 children registered to join the festivities at Kensington campus.

Two children, backs turned, watch a balloon artist on stilts on the lawn in front of a buildingThe campus came alive with roving artists and performers, including a hoola hooper, a magician, a balloon artist and a juggler. There was sand art and cupcake decorating for the creative-at-heart and face-painting and glitter tattoos to add a splash of colour.

Morven Brown carpark turned miniature theme park with a ninja warrior course, a giant slide, a kids’ playground and the ever-popular spinning teacups and dodgem cars. The Michael Birt Lawn and Library Lawn offered lawn games and live music to add to relaxed vibe. Families and friends made the most of the brightly coloured bean bags and picnic rugs for some super-comfy downtime.

In terms of refreshments, there was something to tempt all palates. The food trucks parked outside the Clancy offered chips-on-a-stick, nachos, pizza, Greek wraps, satay skewers, a sausage sizzle, gozleme and more savoury delights. OMG donuts and Gelato Messina were on hand on the Michael Birt Lawn, the Pavilions and the Library walkway for those with more of a sweet tooth.

Thank you to everyone for making this afternoon such a success.

With special thanks to:
Venues & Events - Josephene Isaacs, Siobhan Baird, Anthony Dean and Marianne Willenborg
Safety - Carmel Jaconelli
Security & Parking - Andrew Yousif and Osman Karakaya
EM Cleaning - Erin Cahill