Rathmines Catalina Festival

The Rathmines Catalina Association Festival is a very popular highlight on Lake Macquarie. Proceeds from the Festival are used to help fund the restoration of 'Our Girl' Catalina for static display at Rathmines.

The Festival is one of the most popular and successful events in the region, and draws participants and spectators from around Australia and overseas. Attractions include a spectacular airshow, seaplanes, and lots of family friendly exhibits at the site of the former RAAF Rathmines Flying Boat Base.

The next Festival is planned for 30 May 2021


The CATARAMA Car Show is run in conjunction with the Rathmines Catalina Festival. There will be a display of classic, vintage and modified cars, bikes and other vehicles. All proceeds from the day will go towards establishing the Catalina museum at Rathmines.

  • The car show is limited to 150 vehicles on a first served best positioned basis on the day.

  • Festival hours are 9am - 3pm

  • All cars must be in position by 8:30 am, and must remain until 3pm to satisfy public safety requirements

  • Trophy presentations will take place at 2:30pm

  • Each space is 6m x 4m to allow space for seating


Entry is $10 per car including driver and $10 per additional passenger

  1. An Entry Form will be handed to each car on arrival

  2. Entry Forms are to be handed in at the official car tent by 10am

  3. Access for setup will be from 6:30am on the day of the event. Be there EARLY to secure a place!

  4. The event will go ahead regardless of the weather conditions, unless cancelled beforehand

If you wish to display a vehicle on the day and require further information please contact info@rathmines-catalina.com 

Our sponsors in 2019

Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association Incorporated is a non-profit organisation, trading as RATHMINES CATALINA Association
ADDRESS: PO Box 59, Toronto NSW 2283 AUSTRALIA

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