Get ready to celebrate Australia Day in Wollondilly

Wollondilly's Australia Day celebrations are just around the corner.

The official event will be held at the Picton Botanical Gardens from 8am to noon on Sunday, January 26.

The event will feature a variety of free activities and performances, including the Australia Day awards.

Wollondilly mayor Matthew Deeth said the family fun day was a popular event.

"Wollondilly has a great tradition of coming together as a community to celebrate Australia Day," he said.

"Our community has been heavily impacted by the recent bushfires and this is a great opportunity for us to take some time out to enjoy a fun day."

The day will start with a free barbecue breakfast cooked by the Rotary Club from 8am, any gold coin donations from the brekky will support the Wollondilly Emergency Services Dispatch Centre.

The Veterans' Flag Parade will kick off the official part of the day at 9am.

A special tribute to fallen fire fighters will form part of this year's official ceremony.

Formalities will include a citizenship ceremony and pledge, an affirmation ceremony and the Australia Day awards.

There will also be face painting, an airbrush tattooist, magic show, a giant water slide, jumping castle, a snake show and for car enthusiasts there will be a vintage car display.

"We encourage everyone to come and join us at the Picton Botanic Gardens on 26 January to acknowledge the achievements of our community and to welcome some new citizens," Cr Deeth said.