The Best (And Worst) April Fool’s Day Releases of 2019

The day has come and gone, April 1st. A day that brings with it lots of chuckles, second-guessing and “what were you thinking” reactions. This year was no different, in fact, every year more and more companies and brands catch on to April Fool’s day in an attempt to engage with their audience. Below is a list of 2019’s April Fools highlights. Cool or Fool(ish) – You decide.


The fast-food mogul releases a McPickle Burger.


Launches exclusive Australian Designer line up dubbed “Le Collection D’Australiana”.

The Iconic April Fools

Connor McGregor

Launched his own Rosé label.

ME Bank

Launches a limited edition fragrance dubbed Cash – The Scent of Money.

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Unveils 4 new additions to the wax family including a giant Kylie Minogue in Taylor Square.

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??BIG News!! ?? After months of negotiations, Madame Tussauds has been given the green light from the ‘Department of Big Things’ to launch Sydney’s first ever GIANT figure – and we need your help! ’The Big Wax’ will feature an iconic Australian in an associated and equally iconic location, offering a unique photo opportunity like never before! Head to our website to place your vote! Will it be: – Gold-medal Olympic swimmer, Ian Thorpe, at the iconic Bondi Iceberg’s pool – Fashion icon, Megan Gale, amongst Sydney’s biggest fashion strip, Pitt Street Mall – Gay Icon, Kylie Minogue, seated in front of the infamous Taylor’s Square in King’s Cross OR – Aussie legend, Ray Meagher, against the backdrop of Sydney’s current two icons, The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge Voting is available for one day only, opening at 12.00AM on 1st April 2019, and closing at 11:59PM that evening

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The Australia Instagram account blesses the world with a very rare leopard printed Koala

Amazon Audible

Launched Audible for Fish – a 3-second audiobook to entertain your scaly pets.


The music streaming platform graces our ears with new “Discocover Weekly” playlists which are basically disco covers of non-disco songs.

Spotify April Fools


The streaming giant gets vocal with an anti-April-Fool’s day post.


Introduces the Nando’s Peri Plump Lip Kit.

NSW Police

Introduced Cats into the Police Force.

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The NSW Police Force is excited to announce the introduction of Police Cats (PCs) at every station across the state. The expansion of the Police Cats comes after the success of felines in existing stations and units, with Splashe at Bourke police station, Lenny at the Dog Unit and Troop Cat Ed at the Mounted Unit. People may have seen these cats featured on our social media in recent months, as they have been quietly participating in the trial period of the Police Cat station program. Along with providing companionship and comfort for our NSW Police Force staff, the station cats will also provide useful services such as pest control and customer service. In what is a first in paw enforcement, twelve cats will be distributed today across the state to begin the roll out. This litter has already been named, with PCs Peralta, Sherlock and Wiggum among some of the new feline recruits.

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Sydney Brewery

Launches a “Sausages, Peas and Mash” stout.


Launched screen cleaner in the Files app.


Launches bedshare – Save up to 50% if you’re willing to share your bed and room with another person.


Advertises $1 Brexit flights to Australia.