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Apps to help fly the flag on Australia Day



It’s Australia Day tomorrow and there are plenty of apps that can help you fly the flag on this popular public holiday.

Whether you’re planning a barbecue or heading out to enjoy yourself there’s a bunch of free apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that can help you get the most out of the day.

Australia Day

You really  can’t go past Australia Day without the official Australia Day Council app to kick things off.

The app is your guide to a day of free family entertainment complete with times, locations and maps.


bdothumbBig Day Out

Australia Day is not only the country’s birthday it’s also the day of one of the biggest outdoors concerts – the Big Day Out.

Sydneysiders can get their free official Big Day Out app which outlines where and when every artists is playing.



cricketlivethumbCricket Live Australia

Cricket Live Australia’s is the official app from Test series sponsor Vodafone and is official endorsed by Cricket Australia.

Users won’t miss a ball of the action and can watch live TV coverage of the Test match between Australia and India in Adelaide.




Australia Day often involves a trip to the beach and the free Beachsafe can provide the latest information about more than 12,000 Australian beaches.

The app can inform users about tide, swell, water temperature, patrol periods, hazard information and GPS information to find the beach nearest you.




Protecting ourselves from the harsh rays of the sun is something we all know but this Cancer Council-endorsed app can help users stay safe.

Users can set reminders to re-apply their sun protection as well as monitor UV levels for your local area.



findmyloothumbShow The Loo

Ever had this scenario – you’re out and busting to go to the bathroom but yu have no clue where the nearest public toilet is. Sound familiar?

The Show The Loo app shows all public loos within a 10km radius. It even has an “I’m busting” button that can instantly load directions to the nearest loo. There are also directions to baby changing facilities and showers.


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