Our events, activities and gatherings are organised by the EBPA to bring together our community from all walks of life and provide opportunities for participation, volunteering and involvement for all ages.

New event ideas please email.


Each year the Empire Bay Progress Association organises an Anzac Day Commemoration Ceremony at the Cenotaph at 11am. Everyone  is welcome to attend the event. 

The Service includes a flag and wreath laying ceremony as well as several speeches and singing.  Our federal, state and local government representatives attend, along with children from Empire Bay Public School and the Coast Christian College who join the Rural Fire Brigade in the march to the Cenotaph and wreath laying.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during WW1. 

We acknowledge the extraordinary bravery of Australian service men and women who fought  in the war to preserve the freedom we now enjoy. We also remember those who came home with mental and physical pain.

After the service a BBQ is organised by the Fishing Club with all proceeds donated to the Vietnam Vets in Ettalong. The service has been a tradition in Empire Bay for over 20 years.



Plant & Produce Fair

Looking for a plant for your home or some home grown produce to buy? Make sure you come along to the Empire Bay Hall for the Plant and Produce day on October 3.

On sale at the front of the Hall will be a range of pot plants, succulents, seedlings, vines, creepers all grown by the Bay's keen gardeners, ready to be transplanted into your garden in time for spring. Fresh herbs and produce will also be available for any budding Master Chef.

Blue Wave Retirement Village Auxiliary will be selling their delicious home-made jams and pickles too.

The proceeds will be donated to support the Empire Bay Bensville RFS and the Empire Bay Public School, so if you have any plants or fresh produce available please donate to this important cause.

Saturday, 3 October 2020, 9am-1pm

Empire Bay Hall, 1 Gordon Rd, Empire Bay

For more information, please contact:

Jan on 0402 246 427 or Brenda on 4369 8312


The Fair is all about community. Held the third Saturday in October, it has been part of our Empire Bay's event calendar for many years.

Bring a picnic blanket, enjoy delicious artisan produce, sip a glass of wine, be entertained by local talent and enjoy the community spirit of the Fair.

“Our Fair is the perfect event to bring neighbours and newcomers together along with friends and family, to enjoy an array of beautiful produce, whilst enjoying a variety of entertaining talent throughout the day,” says Carolen Barripp, President of the Empire Bay Progress Association.

Interested in a stall, or as an entertainer or volunteer to help organise the event, please email



Over 300 locals and their families and friends descend on the Hall to celebrate the community spirit of the Bay.

Enjoy a BBQ, bring your kids to welcome Santa who arrives at 6.30pm with free lollies for the children.  Jingle Bells and Christmas songs will sound loud and clear from the old pianola played by Warwick Homer, a long time volunteer of the EBPA who is always available to lend a hand.