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The 2018 Tunarama Festival brought approximately 3 million dollars into the region for the 3-day event, including $1,234,910 in Port Lincoln and $1,280,100 to the Eyre Peninsula. This confirms that the economic benefit alone is substantial in stimulating business, growth, and employment opportunities across a broad spectrum of accommodation facilities, food and beverage outlets, tourism-based operators and many other affiliated business, suppliers, and contractors.

The Tunarama Festival is a showcase event for the region and its produce. Tunarama has always created a peak visitation rate, and a very good return visitation rate. The committee are now seeking to transform that visitation into…  Continue reading »

We are so proud of our 2018 Ambassador Quest Entrants, donating $51K to local charities!

Did you know that our Quest Entrants have raised over 1,000,000 in the past 10 years towards local not-for-profit charities and community projects?

If you are interested in joining the 2019 Quest please visit our quest page for more information


See more on the 2018 Tunarama Ambassador Quest Entrants


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What a great turnout for 2018 Tunarama Festival! Most of our competitor events were completely filled, which is not surprising with free entry and big cash prizes on offer!

All of the event results have now been entered and you can find them here: 2018 Event Results

Thank you to all of you who participated. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!




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The 2018 Port Lincoln Community Bank Tunarama Festival starts 12:00pm Thursday 25th til 3pm Sunday 28th January 2018

A detailed line listing or easy to read, day at a glance version of the programme can be found here:

Programme Line Listing 2018


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Please check the Entertainment page for up-to-date info on SGKP’S Eyre Square performances and the Children’s area -Mad Hatter’s Garden.

Information on competitions held over the Festival can be found on our Competitions page Read more»

Tickets for the premium events to be held over the 2018 Port Lincoln Community Bank Tunarama Festival are on sale now through SA Tickets



Thursday 25th January

Festival will open at 6pm

Best of Eyre Dinner – Seafood Extravaganza



Saturday 27th January


Graze – Food and VIP Firework event 7pm

Followed by  Soul Gypsy & Boho Blues


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The Tunarama Festival has a lot of great opportunities for community members to be involved in its fun activities, and gain valuable experiences. It is a great opportunity for young people to learn some new skills. If you have some time available to give to this great initiative we would love to hear from you. We are seeking registrations into our group to assist in presenting Port Lincoln’s best event to visitors and locals as they enjoy our competitions and displays.

Please contact Carolyne on 0438937136 or email for more information before Friday 29th September.





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Come along and meet the Tunarama Ambassador Quest Entrants for 2018!

Sashing of the 2018 Tunarama Ambassador Quest Entrants will be held at the Boston Bay Winery Sunday 10th September starting at 3pm.

Tickets are $30 with a sparkling on arrival, light afternoon tea catering by Tony Ford, MC is Emma Pedler and entertainment by Paul Backman. Bar facilities will be available.

A massive thank you to MGA insurance, Aussie Aluminium, Boston Bay Wines and Golden Sable for supporting this event. Tickets are available from the Tunarama office on King Street Mon/Tuesday between 9am and 3pm or by calling 86821300 or 0417373249 to reserve your tickets. Read more»

Port Lincoln Tunarama Inc are inviting expressions of interest and registrations for the 2018 Tunarama Ambassador Quest.

The Tunarama Ambassador Quest is a platform for personal development and offers many exciting opportunities throughout the year. Entrants experience an increase in personal growth and confidence, while making a meaningful and positive impact in the community. As part of the Quest, entrants raise funds for their chosen charitiy or not-for-profit organisation based within the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia.

One entrant will be chosen as the Ambassador to represent the Tunarama Festival and Port Lincoln at various events over the following year.

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Site application forms for the 2018 Tunarama Festival are now available.

Tunarama is one of the biggest and most popular free regional Festivals in Australia with entertainment, events and competitions for the whole family. We invite you to be part of this multiple award-winning event through applying for a site.

There are two areas available for site holders again this year:

‘Merchandise Alley’ offers an area for all site holders selling food or merchandise.

Please download and complete the 2018 Site Application Form to apply for your site at the 2018 Tunarama Festival’s Merchandise Alley.



‘Eyre Square’ offers an…  Continue reading »