Welcome to Halloween Australia!
Halloween is fast becoming a popular occasion in Australia, with regular Halloween events, parades and fetes at schools, house decorations, parties, and groups of children and teenagers dressed up in Halloween costumes, trick or treating through local streets.
Until recently in Australia, Halloween was just an excuse for some scary movies on TV, the Halloween specials on The Simpsons, and maybe hiring Friday the Thirteenth at the video shop. Now there are halloween events, parades and parties, and lots of halloween decorations and costumes to help you have some creative fun.
This site provides a place for you to register your suburb as a Halloween suburb. List the streets that take part in trick or treating in your suburb, and local customs (such as tying black, orange or purple balloons to your house if you still have treats left), and preferred times for children to trick or treat. You can find or list a Halloween event, if it is open to the public.
Learn places to buy halloween decorations and costumes. Get ideas for decorating your house with a Halloween theme.
Try recipes for Halloween parties, with a twist. Using Australian ingredients.
Show off and share photos of your costume or decorations.
This aims to be a family-friendly Halloween site, so occasionally the forum has a block to stop spam.
It's 2012, and there are already lots of events being added for this year. This year Halloween is on a Wednesday night, so there will probably be a mix of big community/commercial events on the weekend, with the actual street trick or treating on Wednesday night. Luna Park in Sydney is having the big Magique Halloween Circus on Sat 27 and Sun 28 this year.
The purists are all saying that actual trick or treating should be on halloween itself, so my family is planning to hand out lollies on Wednesday 31st, not the weekend. Although we will have our decorations up. You can sort all the events by day, by clicking on the Date heading. Or click here http://halloween-australia.com/halloween-events?order=field_event_date_v...
Since making the site more interactive last year, I've been getting hit by the spammers in a big way. Spammers were signing up and creating fake photos/forums/blog full of links to their clothes and shoe sites every day. I ended up creating two tiers of membership - the basic free membership, and a trusted level. If you find you're blocked from part of the site, send me a message and I'll bump you up a level. And if you really want to get involved, and help me delete the spam posts, please let me know.
Most of all, dress up, relax and have fun.