2018 is a really big year for Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam, and celebratingroxby.com has been launched to create a virtual timeline, a history book for the entire community to participate in and share! Whether you’re local, fly in and fly out, living in another town or city or have even moved on overseas, so many people have a story to tell about their time in Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam.
This year we celebrate 30 years since Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam were officially opened, and we want you to share that history with us.
It’s simple! Write us a short story, send us your favourite photo or short video and share your favourite memories with the community, past and present. Be part of history, by recording yours with us.
The Orange Brick Road/Community Family Day
Saturday 17 November 2018
3pm to 9pm
Join us to celebrate the life and times of Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam with the Orange Brick Road at our Community Family Day on Saturday, November 17 2018. A family friendly event for the whole community, the day will host a series of events throughout the centre of Roxby Downs, including:
- Small oval (behind the swimming pool)
- Roxby Cinema;
- Roxby Basketball courts (indoor)
- Roxby Downs Auditorium;
- Roxby Library;
- The Art Gallery;
- Swimming pool;
- Community Youth Centre; and
- Dunes Café.
The Small oval will be the hub of activity and host a main stage with performances and free community concert. There will also be children’s activities, food vendors and plenty of fun activities for all ages – come and join us all to celebrate.
When finding a spot under an umbrella, grabbing some Indian or even some fairy floss, or bouncing on a jumping castle make sure you take a wander around the Small oval and pay a visit to:
- Arid Recovery
- Family Violence Services
- Mining vehicle display including a simulator experience with Kalari
- Roxby Council
- Roxby Scouts
- Show N Shine hosted by the team at Autopro
Activities to Register For - Movies, Tours and Virtual Reality
There are a number of ticketed events within The Orange Brick Road Program. Tickets to all events are complimentary but bookings are essential until gone.
Movies - Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Head on over to the Roxby Cinema for Goosebump 2: Haunted Halloween - 2 sessions available. CLICK HERE to register.
We will have two viewings. Strictly one viewing session per person. Bookings are essential.
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Children may not be left at the cinema unattended. Names will be checked at the door before entering.
Olympic Dam Bus Tours
All aboard! Take a free above-ground bus tour of Olympic Dam. CLICK HERE to register. Four tours will be running, Saturday 17 November 2018 as part of The Orange Brick Road, your free family friendly community event to celebrate 30 years of Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam.
Buses will leave and return from the bus stop in Richardson Place in front of the Visitor's Centre. Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes early to your booked tour. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Maximum 48 people per tour. Bookings essential. Available until sold out. ID may be requested.
We ask for no photography, food or drinks on tours.
Head Underground - Virtual Reality Experience
See what it's like to be a miner underground at Olympic Dam, you're in control. CLICK HERE to register.
Learn what it's like underground at Olympic Dam, drive your very own truck - and don't forget to stop at the checkpoints along the way.
Bookings are essential. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Experience lasts approximately five minutes per person.
Stay tuned via celebratingroxby.com to and keep up to date as more information is released.