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Our Story

Celebrating Music, Art & Culture in Sunbury

From 1972 to 1974 Sunbury was host to Australia's most successful Pop / Rock Festival ever.

After Sunbury Pop / Rock Festival finished in 1975, Sunbury was left with a void. After one year had lapsed with no festival the Sunbury community festival "SunFest" (originally Sunbury Fair) first began in 1976 by a group of Sunbury volunteers.

The group of volunteers wanted to bring to Sunbury an old fashioned community fair free of charge to the people of Sunbury and its surrounds.  Since this first event the festival has grown to Sunbury's largest event run by volunteers.


With many thousands of people having attended out last couple of festivals, we will again offer great attractions that no other festival or show can offer in the Sunbury Region.


Attractions include amusement rides and carival games, The Grand Street Parade (on Saturday), FIREWORKS (Saturday evening), live local bands, roving entertainers, Kid's entertainment, Sunbury Battle of the School Choirs, and a lot more.

2025 will be the Sunbury Community Festival's 49th year in serving the Community by providing a free 2 day festival full of fun and entertainment for all ages. The Sunbury Community is well supported by local traders, businesses and the community.

Meet the Committee

The Sunbury Community Festival - 'SunFest' Committee is entirely made up of volunteers. 

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Vice President




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Business Manager

SunFest Executive Committee 2023/24

SunFest General Committee 2023/24

Join us! Become a SunFest Committee Member or Friend of SunFest!

Join us and become a part of the SunFest Family! Whether you're interested in taking an active role as a committee member or simply want to support us as a Friend of SunFest on the festival weekend, your involvement helps make our festival shine.


Join the fun, make lasting memories, and be a part of something big. We can't wait to have you on board!

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A 5 to 10-minute fireworks display will begin at about 9pm on Saturday 16 March. Some pets may be

affected by the noise. Please ensure that pets are kept in a secure area and are wearing identification. It

is recommended that they be secured for a period before, during and after the fireworks. For further

information on pets and fireworks visit the RSPCA’s website at

Road Closures

Road closures will be in place at various times and locations to ensure a spectacular and safe event for all residents and our community. Please see the road closures which are detailed below:

  • All day road closures on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March on Brook Street between O’Shanassy Street and Barkly Street.

  • All day road closures on O’Shanassy Street from Brook Street to Macedon Street will be closed on Saturday 16 March 2024.

  • Grand Street Parade road closure on Saturday 16 March from 11.00am – 1.00pm on Harker Street, O’Shanassy Street & Brook Street. (Parade is held from 12.30pm – 1.00pm)

  • Colour Run road closure on Sunday 17 March from 9.00am – 12.00pm on Harker Street, O’Shanassy Street & Brook Street (Colour run is held from 10.00am – 11.30am)


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