Freedom Picnic on the Harbour

Image of Murray Rose PoolImage of Blackburn Gardens 


The team at People Just Like Us invites you to a picnic for our supporters and friends at the beautiful Blackburn Gardens in Double Bay on Saturday 23rd January.

This will give us a chance to get to know each other better, give you opportunities to get more involved,learn about our upcoming activities and continue to work towards changing Australia's policy towards people seeking asylum.

There will be the opportunity to swim at the nearby Murray Rose Pool, so bring your bathers.

The official event will be from 12.30 to 2.30 on Saturday 23rd January 2016 but you will be welcome to stay on afterwards to swim or just relax in the gardens.

For more information on the venue please see the Blackburn Gardens page on the Woolhara Council website


The venue has public toilets, and the Murray Rose Pool is close by with showers and the Red Leaf café. There is disabled access from New South Head Road.

What to bring:

Please bring some food to share, picnic rug, sunscreen, insect repellent, and... your ideas for a more welcoming Australia.

Please leave any pets behind as dogs are prohibited.

Getting there:

By car: There is limited street parking but parking is also available at the Council Chambers.

Public transport :It is a 5-10 minute walk from Double Bay ferry Wharf; take  a ferry from Circular Quay, No. 4 Wharf, Sydney (Stop 20005) or take Bus 325 or 324 from Edgecliff train station, bus stop  202830 New South Head Rd opp Victoria Rd, Point Piper.

If you would like to join us but have any issues with transport please contact us at [email protected]

While the event is free donations will be welcome on the day to cover costs including hire of the venue

Please RSVP by 21st January as numbers in the gardens are limited.

We look forward to seeing you there.


  • January 23, 2016 at 12:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Blackburn Gardens
    New South Head Road
    Double Bay, NSW 2028
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  • People Just Like Us posted about Freedom Picnic on the Harbour on People Just Like Us' Facebook page 2016-01-17 18:37:16 +1100
    As a supporter of People Just Like us you are invited Join us at our Freedom Picnic on the Harbour in Blackburn Gardens , Double Bay on 23rd January. Learn about our plans for this year and share your ideas. RSVP required as numbers limited.
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    Please RSVP: Picnic at Blackburn Gardens
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