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How to throw a Australia Day BBQ

By Madeleine Mittas

Who's going to pick up the extra bags of ice or help with the cleaning up...

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We all know the best way to spend Australia Day is to head to the beach or a mates house and enjoy the day with a good Aussie BBQ.

So we’ve come up with a few ways for you to organise a stress-free Aussie Day BBQ that’s cooler than a slab of VBs in an esky.

Get a spot

If you’re heading to the beach or park you want to make sure you’ve got your spot all sorted early in the morning. It’s easy to post a task and get someone to mind the spot for you so that you don’t have to wait hours for your friends to arrive.

Save a space

hello: we are hosting a bbq at our place in South Melbourne Australia Day. However, we need to set up and then leave for a few hours as we have a citizenship ceremony to go too. We just basically need someone who can help us set up a bit and then just watch our space to make sure no one takes our stuff or space in the bbq area while we are gone. Approx 2 to 3 hours. 10am to 1pm.
Price: $90
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Prep the tools

First up, make sure you have the barbecue essentials set up and ready to go so you can fire up the Webber without any problems. Be sure to clean the barbecue and refill the gas bottle. If cleaning isn’t your forte or you have no idea how to connect a gas bottle, hire an Airtasker to take care of the set-up for you.

Always apply soapy water to the connection point to check for gas leaks

Assemble my Jumbuck 2-burner BBQ

I need someone to assemble my new Jumbuck 2-burner BBQ before Australia Day. Based in Darlington just by Redfern station.
Price: $50
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Sizzle the snags

There’s nothing worse than a burnt sausage and while tomato sauce might mask a bit of the charcoal, it won’t mask the shame of ruining the barbecue and leaving your mates feeling hungry. When it comes to serving the food and drinks, do your guests a favour and hire someone who has manned a BBQ or two in their time and can make a mean potato salad.

BBQ assistant / helper for private party

We’re looking for 1 person to assist with service of drinks and food, cooking on BBQ and tidy up at small private Australia Day BBQ 11:30am-3:00pm in Castlecrag (around 20 adults and 20 kids).
Price: $165
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Bartender for Australia Day

Need a bartender with knowledge how to make all different cocktails and drinks for Australia Day between 12-7pm . Willing to pay $50 an hour. If you can give me a list of what alcohol and whatever mixes to buy I’ll be able to get all that sorted before the day
Price: $300
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PRO TIP: For an extra set of hands, hiring wait staff on Airtasker can make a world of difference.

Airtasker Zhana Y. from Sydney, had a great experience working at an Australia Day BBQ last year:

“Waitressing for Jo and her lovely family was a breeze! Everything was organised and ready for us to go. The guests were lovely, and it was so easy to ask questions. Would be more than happy to work for Jo again! Plus, she has two gorgeous kids.”

Ice ice baby

No Australia Day is complete without an esky full of ice and drinks. Hire an Airtasker to take care of the ice and drinks so that you’ve got more time to spend enjoying the day rather than driving to the servo.

Pick up 8 bags of ice and deliver it

Please deliver 8 bags of ice to 2 Bradley Street randwick
Price: $40
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Don’t drink and drive

If you’re planning on enjoying a few drinks, think smart and organise transport to and from your party for yourself or your guests. A safe Australia Day is a good Australia Day.

Winery Driver Margaret River

Hi, We would like a Driver to take us around multiple wineries in the Margaret River region on Australia Day. Must have own car to accommodate 4 passengers. pick up and drop off in Gnanarabup. 11am-5pm. Thanks, Olivia
Price: $180
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Don’t sweat the clean up!

Rather than spending the night cleaning or leaving the mess for the weekend, look at hiring a helping hand on Airtasker. By the time you arrive home on Friday evening, your house will be spotless in time for the weekend and you won’t have to lift a finger.

BBQ and clean-up on Australia Day

We are hosting a BBQ at our home on Australia Day (January 26). We need help with the BBQ  cooking meat and cleaning up plates (we have a dishwasher). We have the food and BBQ.
Price: $120
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All about the cricket

BBQ and cricket go hand in hand but step it up a notch and get someone else to help with the umpiring, so that all your mates can get involved.

Australia Day Cricket Umpire

Cricket umpire needed for Australia day match at local park. Game will be 60 overs in total. Genuine knowledge of the game required. 9:45am start
Price: $200
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Now that you’ve gotten everything ready for your big Australia day BBQ, take a look at how to plan the ultimate Australia Day party with Airtasker.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Madeleine Mittas

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