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Central West

  • Bathurst Regional Council

    Bathurst Australia Day Celebrations

    The Bathurst Australia day celebrations will kick off at the Eglinton War Memorial Hall at 8am with a BBQ breakfast, official flag raising ceremony, the Australia Day Ambassador address by Paralympian Annabelle Williams.

    The Citizenship ceremony will be held in Machattie Park at 9am, followed by the Australia Day Awards at 11am.
    Australia Day by the Pool is a new addition for 2016 at the Bathurst Aquatic Centre. Entry is free between 12.30pm and 3.30pm with water activities, a sausage sizzle, free jumping castles and live music.

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  • Blayney Shire Council

    Blayney Shire Council Australia Day Awards Ceremony and BBQ Breakfast

    Come along to Heritage Park in Blayney for a traditional Aussie breakfast cooked by Blayney Rotary. Meet our 2016 Australia Day Ambassador Cheryl Koenig. And hear the announcement of Blayney Shire's 2016 Australia Day Award recipients.

    Wet weather venue is the Blayney Shire Community Centre.

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  • Bland Shire Council

    Bland Shire Australia Day Breakfast and Awards

    Traditional Aussie breakfast cooked by the West Wyalong Lions Club followed by Australia Day Ambassador address and presentation of Bland Shire Australia Day awards.

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  • Cowra Shire Council

    Cowra Shire Council community breakfast kicks off at 8.30 with the Rotary team cooking fabulous sausage sandwiches.

    The Australia Day Awards Ceremony follows at 9am. Prizes and Awards are given to school students and our community volunteers - a special celebration for everyone. Our Ambassador will be in attendance to present prizes and congratulate the winners.

    The ceremony concludes with 'Australia' themed cake and morning tea hosted by the Inner Wheel Club.

  • Mid-Western Regional Council

    Celebrate Australia Day in the Mid-Western Region at ANZAC Memorial Park, Gulgong from 8am to midday. Enjoy a a free BBQ breakfast, kids activities, market stalls and live music by Jess Holland before the Official Australia Day Ceremony. The Official Ceremony commences at 10am and will include a Citizenship Ceremony, Australia Day Ambassador Address and awarding of the Australia Day Awards including our newest Citizen of the Year. This is a free community event and the whole community is invited to attend.

  • Forbes Shire Council

    Forbes Australia Day Tom Drane Memorial Diggers Swim, Forbes Australia Day Ceremony and Ben Hall Gift - the biggest Gift in the Central West

    Join Forbes in celebrating our unique cultural diversity and way of life in rural NSW. The Ben Hall Gift has a $3000 prize pool. You are welcome to bring a BBQ (observing potential fire bans) or a picnic, enjoy the official ceremony, free children's rides and jumping castles. There will be Pedal Boats on Lake Forbes and live local musicians.

    Take part in the Forbes Australia Day Tom Drane Memorial Diggers Swim. Each swimmer nominates a set time for 30m and 50m events, to win you must swim as close to your nominated time as possible. The inflatable pool equipment will be up and the Diggers Club put on a free BBQ lunch. Swimmers at all levels are welcome to join!

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  • Lithgow City Council

    Lithgow Australia Day Celebrations

    Bring the family along to join the Lithgow community at Queen Elizabeth Park to celebrate Australia Day. At the Official Ceremony Ambassador Sarah Garnet will share her Australia Day Address, the NSW Local Citizenship Awards will be presented and new citizens will be sworn in.  Then enjoy local band Rabebi playing in the Band Stand while the kids go crasy on the Big Baller Wipeout and Lil Pirate Ship rides and get creative in the craft centre. Savour free damper, tea and a BBQ by the Lions Club.

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  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council

    Australia Day Celebrations in Gunning, Crookwell and Taralga 

    Barbour Park, Meadow Creek Reserve, off Yass Street, Gunning - Breakfast followed by presentation of Gunning Australia Day Awards

  • Orange City Council

    Australia Day BBQ Breakfast & Fair 2016

    7:30am to 9:30am Community breakfast - a bargain for eggs, sausages, damper rolls, juice, tea/coffee and apples. Just $8 pp. Lions Club Catering Van, Rotary Club of Orange, Quota and CWA
    followed by music, performances announcements, art prize presentations, citizenship ceremony, Australia Day Awards
    Our Australia Day Ambassador is renown artist Charles Billich
    The Canobolas Highlands Pipe Band, Orange Male Voice Choir
    City of Orange Brass Band
    The event is set in the stunning Cook Park, on Summer Street, Orange
    Plenty of children's activities in the shade of the mature trees.

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  • Cabonne Council

    Cabonne Villages will have Aussie entertainment, awards presentations, flag raising ceremonies, BBQs, family fun and pool parties on Australia Day.

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  • Lachlan Shire Council

    Australia Day Activities.

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  • Oberon Council

    Australia Day Celebrations and Awards at Oberon Showground Hall, Ross Street, starting from 9 am.


Far West

  • Broken Hill City Council

    Broken Hill BBQ Breakfast, Flag Raising and Australia Day Awards Presentation and Aquatic Centre Family Fun Day

    BBQ Breakfast - gold coin donation from 7.00am - 8.00am Civic Centre Plaza
    Flag Raising Ceremony (Chloride Street) 8.00am - 8.30am Civic Centre Flag Poles
    Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards Presentation - 8.30am - 10.30am - Civic Centre June Bronhill Auditorium
    Morning Tea - Civic Centre Chips Rafferty Function Room - 10.30am - 11.30am

    Aquatic Centre Family Fun Day - Free Entry all day.
    Aqua Fitness Class presented by innovative water exercise specialist, Kerri Parkinson. Kerri is a national and international presenter on water fitness.
    1pm - 5pm Water Slide, Giant Inflatable, Mini Inflatable, Jumping Castle
    Live Broadcast by 2BH and Hill FM

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  • Cessnock City Council

    Australia Day celebrations, held on 26 January each year, are an opportunity to recognise our community achievements and to enjoy the artistic talents of our City’s youth, welcome our new citizens and to meet our Australia Day Ambassador. Before the official ceremony we invite the community to attend a BBQ breakfast in the oval. There will be a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting, market stalls and the local radio station 2CHRFM broadcasting live at the BBQ. This years Australia Day Ceremony will incorporate the Senior Citizen of the Year Award. Come and join us on Australia Day!

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  • Dungog Shire Council

    Breakfast will be served at the James Theatre, Brown Street, Dungog, from 7am with the official ceremony to begin at 8am.

  • Gloucester Shire Council

    A pool gala evening is held at the Gloucester Pool from 2 - 7pm with activities for the children and a lolly drop with canteen available.

  • Muswellbrook Shire Council

    Muswellbrook Shire Council is hosting it's annual Australia Day Ceremony at the Denman Indoor Sports Centre on Tuesday 26 January, 2016. The day will commence with a free BBQ breakfast, with many kids activities including a Petting Zoo and Sparkles the Clown. Come along and hold a python or pat a baby rabbit.

    The awards ceremony will commence at 9am, with a presentation of awards from the Mayor, Martin Rush. A Citizenship Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the awards ceremony, and is a lovely way to welcome new members to our Community.

    Come down and enjoy yourself at the Denman Indoor Sports Centre. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Port Stephens Council

    Come to Australia Day at Riverside Park (Raymond Terrace) or Fly Point (Nelson bay) and enjoy a fun day out with your family. Lots of free activities for the kids and market stalls to explore. Hear a short speech from our Australia Day Ambassador and see the presentation of the Port Stephens Annual Awards. Join us in welcoming new citizens to the Port Stephens LGA. There will also be celebrations and various activities at Henderson Park (Tilligerry) and Karuah RSL.

  • Upper Hunter Shire Council - Merriwa

    Merriwa's Australia Day awards recognise and celebrate those community members who have a consistent record of excellence, who have made outstanding achievements in their field, and have contributed in a significant way to the community. The awards will be presented by  Australia Day Ambassador Greg Donovan in Cassilis this year followed by a BBQ prepared by the Cassilis Public School P & F. After the awards and lunch, the Upper Hunter Shire Council opens the local swimming pool to all members of the community free of charge from 2pm.

  • Newcastle City Council

    Newcastle's 2016 Australia Day celebrations

    Australia Day in Newcastle will start by welcoming more than 100 new citizens and awarding our Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Group of the Year at Newcastle City Hall.

    Celebrations will continue at Honeysuckle from 10am to 4pm with yacht races on the harbour, live music, dance and street performers, circus workshops and face painting for the kids and even an Aussie Animation Cinema at Newcastle Museum.

    Our history will also be in the spotlight with tunnel tours and gun firings at Fort Scratchley Historic Site which is open from 10am to 4pm.

    Visit our website for up to date times and locations for all activities and events.

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  • Great lakes Council

    Citizenship and Awards Ceremony at Club Foster and BBQ Breakfast and Flag Raising hosted by Foster/Tuncurry Lions Club.

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  • Kiama Municipal Council

    Huge $4 breakfast from 7-10am with all proceeds going to charity, entertainment, free kids activities and Amp it up youth band event from 12-2pm

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  • Wingecarribee Shire Council

    The day commences with the Ambassador Address, Citizenship Ceremony and announcement of the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year in the grounds of the historic Berrima Court House.
    Midday - come and watch to street parade along on the Old Hume Hwy, Berrima and wonder through the many stalls, check out the vintage car display while the kids enjoys the rides and much more.

  • Kiama Municipal Council

    Mon Jan 25 - Outdoor Movie 8pm (Australia) - Hindmarsh Park; Tues Jan 26 - BBQ breakfasts, games and music (Kiama, Kiama Downs, Gerringong and Jamberoo), and citizenship ceremony - Ambassador  - Najeeba Wazefadost; Farmers' Market and SLSC rescue demonstration (from 3pm) and Twilight concert 5-9pm - hosted by Kiama Council and Kiama Jazz and Blues. Acts include Jamberoo Public School Playspace Vocal Ensemble, Quintessence, the Jacky Howellers, Dr Don's Double Dose and Sounds of KoKo.

  • Shoalhaven City Council

    Australia Day Awards Ceremony featuring the Shoalhaven Medals

    This year, the Shoalhaven 2016 Australia Day Awards Ceremony will incorporate the prestigious Shoalhaven Medal Award and will be held at the newly refurbished Ulladulla Civic Centre on Thursday, 21 January 2016.  The event will commence from 5.30pm and announce the Shoalhaven Australia Day Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year for 2016.  Entertainment will be provided by The Voice finalist Liam Mahi and local aboriginal singers.  A citizenship ceremony will also be conducted through the Ceremony.  The evening will culminate with a cocktail party.

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  • Shellharbour City Council

    Australia Day Celebrations including Ambassador's speech, competitions an family fun at Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra.

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  • Carrathool Shire Council

    Come along and celebrate Australia Day in Rankins Springs with a ""Good old fashioned Country Breakfast in the Park" (near the Hall). There will also be a presentation of Rankins Springs Australia Day Awards.

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  • Hay Shire Council

    Event is held at the Hay Gaol Museum and includes Breakfast, flag raising ceremony, Australia Day ambassador address and awards ceremony. In the afternoon commencing at 3.00pm water activities are held at the John Houston Memorial Pool which is a great way to celebrate Australia Day. All are welcome to attend.

  • Leeton Shire Council

    Start your Australia Day with breakfast in Mountford Park from 7.30am. Served by the local service clubs, come down and enjoy some live music while enjoying a picnic on the lawns.
    Presentations of the Australia Day awards start from 9.15am.
    These presentations are supported by events in the townships of Yanco and Murrami also.

    Following the formalities, cool off your Australia Day with the family-fun Leeton Pool Party at the Leeton Swimming Pool. Entry is FREE all day. Enjoy music by local DJ, giveaways and rides... A DJ will perform from 4pm-8pm and the Lions Train and Merry-Go-Round will be in action from 4pm-6pm.

  • Temora Shire Council

    Temora is known as the "Friendliest Town in NSW" and believe us, it is.

    Breakfast in Davey Park, Ariah park at 8.00am. Temora ceremony starting at 5.00pm. Games, entertainment, BBQ dinner. Temora is known as the Friendlies

  • Junee Shire Council

    Start your day with the Jail Break Fun Run, finishing at the Junee Junction Recreation & Aquatic Centre with a BBQ breakfast and a cool down swim. Official ceremonies begin at 9.30am in the Stadium with presentation of awards by our Australia Day Ambassador.

    Stick around afterwards for novelty and fun events in and around the pool with the waterslide operating from 12.30pm to 3.00pm.

    Business House Bowls will commence at the Junee Bowling Club from 2.00pm.

    Happy Australia Day everyone!

  • Coolamon Shire Council

    Coolamon Shire Australia Day Celebrations 

    Come celebrate Australia Day 2016 in Marrar. There will be a free community breakfast starting at 8am at the Marrar Public School, followed by the official awards ceremony. Our Australia Day Ambassador will help us recognise many Coolamon Shire locals who have been nominated for an Australia Day Award, including Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, The Shane Till Memorial Award for Sporting Achievement, Young Sportsperson of the Year Award and Community Group/Event of the Year Award.

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  • Cootamundra Shire Council

    From 8am Flag Raising, National Anthem and Prayer followed by BBQ Breakfast and music by "Beaconsfield Street'. Displays to look at over breakfast include – Cootamundra Antique Motor Club, Cootamundra Restorers Car Club, Horse and Cart Display,
    A Poetry Recital and songs from Sing Australia Choir mark the commencement of the Official Program. The Mayor introduces our Australia Day Ambassador for their Address. This is followed by a presentation from Woolworths Representative and Council. Following this the entire community will recite the Australian Citizen Affirmation Ceremony and witness as a community member become an Australian Citizen. This leads into the presentations of our Australia Day Awards: Commitment to the Community, Sportsperson of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Completing our celebrations by Cutting of the Cake and more Music by “Beaconsfield Street”
    11.00am COOTAMUNDRA POOL PARTY—Free Entry / Events from 11.00am

  • Griffith City Council

    Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony 

    Presentation of Australia day Awards for the following Categories:
    · Junior Citizen Of The Year (Under 17 as at 26 January)
    · Young Citizen Of The Year (Under 25 as at 26 January)
    · Citizen Of The Year
    · Community Project Of The Year
    · Junior Sportsperson Of The Year (Under 18 as at 26 January)
    · Sportsperson Of The Year
    · Club Person Of The Year
    · Sports Team Of The Year

    The first of four citizenship ceremonies will be held, welcoming our newest Australians.

    Finalists of the Australia Day Children's colouring competition will be awarded with Gift Vouchers awarded to the winners.

    The Australia Day Ambassador Adriano Zumbo will present and mingle with local residents and award winners after the ceremony.

    Entertainment provided by the Griffith City and Grace Church bands.

    A morning tea will be held at the conclusion provided by Soroptomist International Griffith. Come along and have a cuppa and Anzac biscuit.

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  • Gundagai Shire Council

    Gundagai Australia Day Celebrations

    Gundagai's Australia Day Celebrations will begin with a BBQ breakfast provided by the Gundagai Lions Club commencing at 8am.

    At 8:55 am there will be a call to order and the National Anthem. The Mayor will deliver the Mayoral welcome followed by the Prayer for Australia.

    Our Australia Day Ambassador will give his Australia Day address. This year we have Mr Andy Paschalidis, a leading commentator and expert on association football(soccer)in Australia.

    The Mayor and Mr Paschalidis will present Certificates of Achievement, Sports Achievement Awards, Sports Person of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and finally our Citizen of the Year Award. Following the presentation photo opportunities will be available for public and media.

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  • Lockhart Shire Council

    Lockhart Shire Australia Day Celebrations at the Pleasant Hills Recreation Ground

    Lockhart Shire residents and guests are invited to celebrate Australia Day at the Pleasant Hills Recreation Ground commencing at 8.00am with a free breakfast.  The official ceremony will commence at 10.00am with the announcement of Australia Day Awards, an inspirational address from our Australia Day Ambassador and a Citizenship Ceremony.  Fun activities for all will follow with billy cart races, free tennis, homemade rissole competition, biscuit/muffin decorating competition for the kids, thong throwing competion and machinery displays.

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  • Narrandera Shire Council

    Narrandera's Australia Day Ceremony

    Narrandera's Australia Day Celebrations will kick off in the Marie Bashir Park at 8am on Tuesday 26 January with an Aussie Breakfast cooked up by Narrandera Lions Club. Narrandera's Australia Day Ceremony will follow with a speech from Narrandera Shire's Australia Day Ambassador, the presentation of Narrandera Shire's Australia Day awards and a brief Thanksgiving Service.

    Barellan's Australia Day Activities

    Barellan's Australia Day Activities will kick off at Barellan Pool from 10.30am on Tuesday 26 January with a flag raising ceremony, poetry, bush stories and an Australia Day Luncheon.

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  • Wagga Wagga City Council

    Picnic at the Oasis, Beyond Bank Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Australia Day at the Beach

    Picnic at the Oasis
    FREE entry into the Oasis. Pack a picnic and enjoy the warm weather by the pool. Food and drink will be available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic or use the free bbq facilities. No commercial food, alcohol or glass. The water rollers, dive boards and inflatables will all be available for use. Free entry
    from 5pm-7pm. No entry or pass outs after 7pm.

    Beyond Bank Australia Day Awards
    Held at the Civic Theatre, the Beyond Bank Australia Day Awards will recognise our local legends. Amongst the recognition of our legends, Jarryd Byrne, our Australia Day Ambassadors, will deliver his Australia Day Address and a special dance performance. The concert also features entertainment and the National Anthem Competition Finalists!

    Australia Day at the Beach
    Kicking off at 7am with a Free Community Breakfast, Wagga's Australia Day celebrations are not to be missed!
    Featuring Australia Day Markets at the Beach and free kids amusements from 8am to 3pm, the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony at 9am and a variety of entertainment and performances throughout the day. Come down and enjoy the redeveloped Wagga Beach precinct!

    Don't forget the Australia Day Talent Quest is on at 1pm in the Civic Theatre!

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  • Murrumbidge Shire Council

    Breakfast and Awards Ceremony at Coleambally and Lunch and Award Presentations at Darlington Point

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  • Balranald Shire Council

    Balranald Shire will celebrate Australia day in Balranald Township commencing with breakfast followed by an address from the Australia Day Ambassador and Awards Ceremony from 8.30am at Greenham Park, Church Street, Balranald.

    Following the Balranald ceremony, an Australia Day BBQ lunch followed by an address from the Australia Day Ambassador, Citizenships and Awards Ceremony will commence in Euston Township at the Euston recreation Ground, Cary Street, Euston from 12.30pm.

  • Deniliquin Council

    The tranquil Waring Gardens in Deniliquin play host to the towns Australia Day Celebrations. Starting with breakfast from 8am run by the Rotary Club, with the Deniliquin Municipal Band and Sing Australia Choir providing the entertainment.
    Breakfast is followed by our Australia Day Ambassador from 10am and the presentation of Australia Day Awards

  • Wentworth Shire Council - Buronga

    Australia Day Breakfast at Buronga and Australia Day at the Junction

    Celebrations begin with a very short service and then a lovely breakfast supplied by the Buronga Gol Gol Lions Club for a gold coin donation. With a variety of motor vehicles on display.
    The Celebrations at Wentworth Junction will have a brass band with the PS Ruby on display, the flag will be raised by the Buronga Gol Gol Lions Club kids and then the awards presented. After the awards Council supplies a free lunch to all who attend.


  • Congaro Shire Council

    The cricket match will be followed by a luncheon in the Conargo Village hall and an address by the Australia Day Ambassador and Conargo Shire Mayor. Sing Australia will also sing relevant Australia Day songs and local known poet, Alix Allitt, will rehearse an Australia Day poem. The Conargo Management Committee do a terrific lunch and all enjoy a friendly atmosphere.

    Australia Day Awards will also be presented to various recipients.

  • Urana Shire Council

    Urana Shire Council will be celebrating Australia Day in one of its five villages in 2016. It will be held at Boree Creek which has a population of approximately 110 people.

    8.30 will see the doors open of the new Supper Rooms at the Boree Creek Hall for a cup of Tea or Coffee and the famous Boree Creek Scones made by the local ladies. The Flag Raising and the National Anthem will be at 9.15 am with the Official Ceremony starting at 9.30 am.

    Following the Ceremony, the Australia Day address by our Ambassador Mr Andrew Lock OAM,an Australian Moutaineer. Introduction of the nominees for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year and announcement of the winners, presentation of Student Achievement Awards for the 2015 School Year for the small Schools in our Shire being Urana Central School, Rand Public School, St. Francis Xavier School, Boree Creek Public School and Oaklands Central School and the closure of the Ceremony, morning tea will be served. Again we will enjoy the local ladies cooking skills.

    All residents and ratepayers of Urana Shire Council together with any visitors to the area are warmly welcomed to attend our Australia Day Celebrations.

  • Corowa Shire Council

    Corowa Shire Australia Day Celebrations - Howlong, Mulwala, Corowa

    Come celebrate Australia Day at the following locations within the Corowa LGA:

    Howlong Primary School - grab a egg and bacon roll with your family and friends and listen to music provided by the Corowa Brass Band.
    There will speeches and presentations for the Australia Day awards.
    This years Australia Day Ambassador, Nic Newling, an advocate for mental health, suicide prevention and sharing personal stories will address the audience.
    There will be a complimentary breakfast BBQ provided by Lions Howlong and refreshments to tuck into and children's activities to keep the kids occupied.

    Mulwala RSL Park - grab rissole sanga with your family and friends and listen to music provided by the Corowa Brass Band.
    There will speeches and presentations for the Australia Day Awards.
    This years Australia Day Ambassador, Nic Newling, an advocate for mental health, suicide prevention and sharing personal stories will address the audience.
    There will be a complimentary lunch BBQ catered by Lions Yarrawonga and refreshments to tuck into and children's activities to keep the kids occupied.

    Bangerang Park in Corowa - enjoy a cup of tea and a lamington as you listen to the speeches and presentations of the Australia Day Awards. Australia Day Ambassador, Nic Newling with address the crowd and the Corowa Brass Band will be there to keep you entertained. Kids activities will also form part of the morning festivities.

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  • Greater Hume Shire Council

    Greater Hume Shire Australia Day Celebrations

    Everyone is welcome to join in the Australia Day Celebration at Wymah Recreation Reserve, Wymah. Relax under the trees watching the mighty Murray River flow by. Our AD Ambassador is  multi-award winning songstress Sara Storer. Sara will be singing and presenting Greater Hume Shire Citizen, Young Citizen, Sports Award and Community Event of the Year along with School Citizenship and other awards.  FREE Australian BBQ Breakfast and morning tea. Wymah Community Committee will also offer social tennis during the afternoon following the opening of their new tennis courts. See you there.

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  • Wakool Shire Council

    Wakool Shire Council - Australia Day Celebrations

    The Wakool Shire Council Australia Day Ambassador for 2016 is Mr. Clyde Campbell, Founder of Shake it Up Australia Foundation. Presentations will be made to all award recipients at Australia Day Breakfasts held across the Shire.

    Barham – Breakfast at Riverside Park starting at 7.00am, presentation of Junior Citizen of the Year and Sporting Achievement of the Year & Ambassador speech at 8.00am, followed by the flag raising ceremony at 9.00am.

    Moulamein –Breakfast at the Triangle at 8.30am followed by the flag raising ceremony at 9.00am. Presentation of Sportsperson of the Year & Community Event of the Year.

    Wakool – Breakfast at the Wakool Hall starting at 8.00am. Please book through the Wakool Café 03) 5887 1217 for catering purposes.

    Tooleybuc– Breakfast is from 7.30am at Mensforth Park followed by the flag raising ceremony and presentation of Citizen of the Year. The duck race will follow at the Murray River. A donation would be appreciated.

    Koraleigh – Breakfast is from 7.30am onwards at the Koraleigh Recreation Reserve followed by the raising of the flag ceremony at 8.30am.

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  • Albury City Council

    Albury's much loved Australia Day Celebrations will take place on the foreshore of the Murray River at Noreuil Park. Free entertainment for all ages.

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Mid-North Coast

  • Bellingen Shire Council

    Commencing at 8.30 at the Dorrigo Showground with a free BBQ sausage sizzle ,entertainment until the Flag Raising, Citizenship and Community Awards Ceremonies and more entertainment into the early afternoon. Jumping Castle for the kids , morning tea available First Fleeters and Historical Societies exhibits ,vintage cars, light horse and local entertainers until early afternoon. Our Australia Day Ambassador will be with us throughout the celebration.
    Join us on the Dorrigo Plateau to celebrate our great nation and community volunteers and achievers, make it a family day out.

  • Clarence Valley Council

    Come and join us at the Yamba Golf and County Club for the presentation dinner and entertainment, to recognise commitments made by our Clarence Valley nominees.  Tickets can be purchased directly from the Golf Club.

  • Greater Taree City Council

    Taree Australia Day Celebrations

    Come to the Manning Entertainment Centre and enjoy a free BBQ breakfast and entertainment for the whole family. The official ceremony will commence at 9am which includes Welcome to Country, Young Speaker's Address by Taree Christian College captains, Citizenship Ceremony, Public Affirmation Ceremony, Ambassador's Address and Australia Day Awards.  Make sure you join us for lamingtons and a cuppa after the ceremony and say g'day to our new citizens.

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  • Port Macquarie Hastings Council

    2016 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Australia Day Awards Presentation Evening 

    Join us at in the Glasshouse Theatre for this FREE event and support our local Australia Day Award nominees. The doors to the Glasshouse open from 5.00pm with theatre doors opening from 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start.  Recipients of four Awards in the category's of: Young Citizen of the Year , Citizen of the Year , Senior Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year will be announced. Entertainment will be provided by local performers.  The Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Ambassador Bruce Venebles will be there along with local dignitaries so mark the date in your diary and come along and support our local nominees.

    Australia Day Celebrations in the Camden Haven 

    Bring the kids down to enjoy the jumping castle and face painter as you enjoy breakfast by the Camden Haven River (reserve area adjacent to LUSC). Entertainment throughout the morning will be provided by the Hastings District Highland Pipe Band and the Camden Haven Concert Band.  The official program will kick off at 7.30am with a Welcome to Country, addresses by local dignitaries including Australia Day Ambassador Bruce Venebles. A Citizenship Ceremony will also take place as part of the official program.

    Australia Day Celebrations in Wauchope 

    Come join us for a big "Aussie Breakfast" at the Wauchope Showground this Australia Day. Breakfastwill be available from 8.00am as well as a variety of games, not only for the little ones but for the bigger kids as well.  Come and check out the market stalls and variety of food stalls on offer throughout the day.  Entertainment include performances by Sing Australia and Hastings District Pipe Band. The official programme kicks off at 10.30am with a Welcome to Country. flag raising ceremony and addresses by local dignitaries. A Citizenship Ceremony will also be included as part of the official proceedings. Come along and meet our 2016 Australia Day Ambassador Bruce Venebles who will deliver his Australia Day Address and cut the official Australia Day cake. Entertainment will continue throughout the afternoon. Event concludes at 2.00pm.

    Australia Day Celebrations in Port Macquarie 

    Kicking off at 8.00am there will be handicraft, market and food stalls. From 9.00am check out the vintage car display, childrens games, jumping castles and slides. From 10.00am on stage entertainment will kick off with Sing Australia. Check out the Aquatic Activities that will take place along the Hastings River near Lady Nelson wharf from 10.00am until late afternoon. The official program will commence on Town Green at 3.00pm with a Welcome to Country followed by a flag raising ceremony and addresses by local dignitaries. A Citizenship Ceremony will also be included. Come along and meet our 2016 Australia Day Ambassador Bruce Venebles. "Port Macquarie's Got Talent" show will commence at 5.00pm and will run through to approximately 7.00pm which will mark the end of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 2016 Australia Day Celebrations.

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  • Nambucca Shire Council

    Australia Day Award Ceremony 

    On Australia Day 26 January, a Family Fun Day will commence at 8.00am in Gordon Park, Nambucca Heads. Music, food, mini marathon, rides, canoe races, and more. Come and enjoy this special event with the whole family or on your own, provided by the Nambucca Heads Lions and many community organisations.

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  • Coffs Harbour City Council

    Join us at the North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens this Australia Day for a fun family day out to welcome new citizens and celebrate our fantastic community volunteers and achievers.

    Gates open at 9am for citizens and guests to arrive and grab a coffee and breakfast before the official Australia Day proceedings commence at 10am.
    Come along and enjoy the Flag Raising, Citizenship and Community Awards Ceremonies, along with plenty of entertainment, food and free kids activities.

    North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Cnr Hardacre and Coff Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia


    10:00 am to 1:00 pm




North Western

  • Bogan Shire Council

    On Australia Day the Bogan Shire Celebrations will begin with a free bbq breakfast at 8am followed by the Official Awards Ceremony the a free morning tea in the Nyngan Town Hall.

    Come along and meet our Australia Day Ambassador!

    Get your entries in for the Lamington and Sponge Cake Competition.

    Don't forget - there will be free entry into the Nyngan Pool all day!

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  • Bourke Shire Council

    Come to the Wal Mitchell Wharf Precinct on Mitchell Street for breakfast with your family and friends for a small fee provided by the Bourke Rotary Club, chat with other family and friends and meet our Ambassador on the day. Then the  Australia Day Awards will commence at 9.30am at the Wharf overlooking the picturesque Darling River, our Australia Day Ambassador will deliver a speech and will be awarding seven new Australia day Awards to the new recipients for 2016.

  • Dubbo City Council

    Held in Victoria Park Dubbo - the Australia Day Celebrations will start off with a free community barbeque breakfast at 7.30am. The official ceremony will start at 8.30am and will consist of the Flag Raising and Singing of the National Anthem, Mayoral Address, Citizenship Ceremony, Ambassador Address and presentation of the Australia Day awards, Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Young Sportsperson of the Year, Services to Sport Award, and Cultural Person of the Year.
    there will be many free activities in the park, including jumping castle and face painting, clown, static displays, animal display, circus west performers and so on. After the official Ceremony has finished the Aquatic Leisure Centre will be opened for one hour for a Gold Coin Donation for the family to be able to cool off after the morning activities.

  • Brewarrina Shire Council

    Australia Day Awards Ceremony

    Australia Day is held at the Brewarrina Swimming Pool with a ceremony to take place with Australia Day Ambassador Gretel Killeen. The community has nominated people of the public that they think are deserving of an award, there are five categories:

    Citizen of the Year (26 years and over)
    Young Citizen of the Year (25 years and Under)
    Sportsperson of the Year (26 years and over)
    Young Sportsperson of the Year (25 years and under)
    Australia Day Award

    We start the day of with a BBQ Breakfast from 7.30am, with free entry to the pool from 7.30am to 8.30am.
    The ceremony will start from 8.30am with welcome to Country and the flag raising, the Mayor of Brewarrina and Australia Day Ambassador Gretel Killeen will then announce the winners of the categories. Once photos are taken of the winners, we then start in the Actives for the day including;

    Dash for cash under 6 (toddler pool)
    Dash for cash over 7 (big pool)
    Thong Throwing
    Arnott biscuit challenge
    Best Dressed - Adult
    - Kid - girl/boy
    Free Ice-blocks for the kids
    and Jumping Castle

    For more information please visit:

  • Cobar Shire Council

    Australia Day in Cobar 

    The morning commences with a senior and a junior triathlon. The next event is the youth council duck race. ( members of the youth council release 500 plastic ducks in the pool. Leading up to Australia Day they sell the ducks which are all numbered for $5.00) That is followed by the Cobar Yabbies business house, family or street swimming relay. At 11.30am the local Australia Day awards are presented by the ambassador and the mayor. At the conclusion of the official presentations a free BBQ is offered. In the afternoon there are events such as egg & spoon races etc.

    For more information please visit:

  • Coonamble Shire Council

    Australia Day in Coonamble  

    Come along to the Coonamble Showground Pavilion to celebrate another year of achievement at the Coonamble Australia Day Awards. A free breakfast prepared by Coonamble Rotary will be followed by the announcement of the 2016 Australia Day awards for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Group of the Year, Sportsperson and Junior Sportsperson awards. Our Australia Day Ambassador will be on hand to help with the presentations and present the Australia Day address. This is a great day to celebrate what's great about our community.

    For more information please visit:

  • Gilgandra Shire Council

    Gilandra Australia Day Awards

    The Australia Day Awards is the presentation of the Citizen of the Year Awards along with various other categories.

    The Morning starts with a BBQ breakfast in Hunter Park from 7.30am to 9am

    The awards get underway from 9am and are concluded by 10 to 10.30am.

    For more information please visit:

  • Warren Shire Council

    2016 Australia Day Ceremony & Awards Presentation

    Come along to Australia Day at the Warren Sporting & Cultural Complex, Victoria Park Warren and enjoy a a Free BBQ Breakfast with your family.  Come and meet our Australia Day Ambassador Warren Kermond OAM, Warren is a renowned entertainer who will deliver a short speech and help present the Australia Day Awards to the worthy recipients. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

    For more information please visit:

  • Wellington Council

    Australia Day - Cameron Park Wellington

    Free BBQ Breakfast donated by McDonalds cooked by the SES
    Award Ceremony and entertainment by local talent
    Free sausage sandwich and lamington cooked and served by Rotary
    Binjang Radio birthday entertainment with a rock flare
    Free entry at the pool for kids water activities

    For more information please visit:

  • Narromine Shire Council

    Community Family Day, Market stalls and a BBQ Breakfast at Dundas Park from 8am.

  • Walgett Shire Council

    Australia Day BBQ Breakfast followed by Awards Presentation at Collarenebri Club  from 7.15am.

  • Warrumbungle Shire Council

    Australia Day Celebrations in Coolah and  Coonabarabran.



  • Armidale Dumaresq Council

    Armidale Australia Day Official Ceremony and  Australia Day Afternoon in the Park

    The Official Ceremony will be held in the Armidale Town Hall this year kicking off with the Armidale City Band at 10am with morning tea being served. The official ceremony will start at 10:30am including the local Armidale Australia Day Awards and a special Australian Citizenship Ceremony. Our Australia Day Ambassador Joanna Savill will give her official speech. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come along.  From 2pm the Armidale Pipe band will open the afternoons activities in Civic & Curtis Park. Kids activities, games and competitions. The Armidale Moxons Lamington eating competition, the services tug a war. Plenty of food will be available through the various market stalls.  The Welders Dog will be setting up their craft beers and ciders, Triple J's Hottest 100 will be broadcasted live all while we attempt to smash the Guinness Book of Records - Thong Throwing record - please bring your thongs. Our Australia Day Ambassador Joanna Savill will give a small presentation during the afternoons activities.

    For more information visit

  • Guyra Shire Council

    23 JANUARY 2015
    movies in the park @ guyra
    Held at the Guyra Recreation grounds and commencing on nightfall, to be followed by a spectacular fireworks display by Holy Smoke.

    25 JANUARY 2015
    australia day awards dinner @ guyra
    Guyra Australia Day Dinner and Awards presentation at the Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club. 6:30pm for 7:00pm start. Meet our Australia Day Ambassador.
    Tickets: Adults - $25
    Children under 12 - $15
    Available at Council until 4.00pm on Friday, 22 January

    breakfast @ ben lomond
    Flag raising ceremony and breakfast commencing at 7.00am at Ben Lomond Memorial Hall

    flag raising ceremony @ guyra
    11.00am at Rotary Park on the New England Highway

    pool entry @ guyra
    FREE entry to Guyra Pool and BBQ (gold coin donation)

    flag raising & luncheon @ tingha
    Tingha Australia Day Luncheon and Awards presentation at the Tingha Sport and Recreation Club commencing at 12:30pm. Flag raising ceremony and address by Australia Day Ambassador.
    12.30pm - Tickets $15

    family fun afternoon @ tingha
    Held at the Tingha Sport and Recreation Grounds and commencing at 5pm there will be a family fun afternoon with a range of family friendly activities and a free bbq.

    movies in the park @ tingha
    Held at the Tingha Sport and Recreation Grounds and commencing on nightfall, to be followed by a spectacular fireworks display by Holy Smoke.

    Guyra Shire Council – Heather Sills – 02 6770 7100 or email [email protected]

  • Gwydir Shire Council - Bingara

    The Bingara Australia Day Celebration will commence at 8:00am where the Bingara Lions Club will be on hand early to serve up a hearty Aussie BBQ breakfast.  For a gold coin donation you can enjoy an egg/ bacon roll and plus early morning entertainment with local musicians performing, followed by citizen awards ceremony and entertainment, in the picturesque gardens at the Bingara Museum. This will be followed at 4.00 pm by an afternoon of family fun and competition at the Bingara Sporting Club.

  • Moree Plains Shire

    Come to Australia Day Celebrations at Jellico Park and enjoy a great barbeque breakfast provided by Moree Lions Club. The Moree Brass Band and the Moree Caledonian Pipe Band will be performing.  Our Australia Day Ambassador will deliver a short speech and there will be a Citizenship Ceremony where we will welcome new citizens to our Shire.  Everyone welcome and bring along a guest.

  • Tamworth Regional Council - Barraba

    The Barraba Community will be celebrating Australia Day 2016 with a community breakfast followed by an official program.

    The celebrations will be in the Barraba Youth Centre, Fitzroy Street, Barraba commencing at 8am with the community breakfast followed by the official program which will include a "Welcome to Country", Prayer for Australia, Ambbassador address, awards presentation and entertainment.

    The official program will be followed by morning tea.

  • Tamworth Regional Council - Manilla

    The Family Fun Day will be held at the Manilla Memorial Pool complex in Arthur Street, Manilla and will commence at 11.30am the Day will include a "Welcome to Country", an Awards presentation, making the Australian Citizenship Affirmation, Ambassador address, entertainment, morning tea, sausage sizzle, cutting the Australia cake, Golden Flipper relay and novelty events.

  • Tamworth Regional Council - Nundle

    Nundle Australia Day Celebration Program 2016
    8.00 Breakfast offered by Nundle District Lions Club
    Welcome to the day’s activities by Robert Schofield, Chairperson Nundle Australia Day Committee
    8.30-8.45. Entertainment including Shearing Demonstration by Bob Worley
    using antique hand operated machine
    8.45-9.00. Acknowledgement of Country
    Welcome to Australia Day Ambassador; Tamworth Regional Council representative; and a representative of Australia Post. Chairman’s introductory remarks; Introduction of Australia Day Ambassador by Tamworth Regional Council representative; Presentation of Ambassador’s Pin ; Flag Raising Ceremony, singing of the National Anthem.
    9.00-9.15 Youth Speaker Addresses
    9.15- 9.45 Children’s activities. Trivia competition (Questions given out)
    9.45-10.00 Address by Australia Day Ambassador
    10.00 Australia Day Awards: Community Appreciation, Sports Award, Community Organisation, Junior Citizen of the Year, Citizen of the Year.
    10.20 Presentation of Civic awards
    Trivia and Competition prizes awarded.
    10.30 Closing Speech by Robert Schofield Chairperson Nundle Australia Day Committee

  • Walcha Council

    Walcha's Australia Day "Breakfast in the Park" will be held in McHattan Park, Fitzroy Street, Walcha. The morning will begin at 7:00 am with a barbecued breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages, local baked damper, tea, coffee and juice. During breakfast you will be entertained by local choirs and Aussie poetry.
    At 9:00 am the formal part of the morning will begin with an address by the Australia Day Ambassador and presentation of Australia Day Awards. Winners of the school Australia Day Writing Competition - My Favourite Australian - will be announced and the winning entries read out to all.
    At the conclusion of these formalities, stay a while and catch up with friends. Introduce yourself to the Australia Day Ambassador and have a chat. Check out the Walcha Historical Society exhibition, join in some kids games or purchase some locally made lamingtons to take on your journey home.
    The event concludes at 11:00 am.

  • Liverpool Plains Shire Council

    Liverpool Plains Shire Council Australia Day Awards Ceremony

    There will be a citizenship ceremony and the presentation of the 2016 awards

    *Citizen of the Year
    *Young Citizen of the Year
    *Sportsperson of the Year
    *Junior Sportsperson of the Year
    *Local Legend
    *Marie Maunder Community Services Award
    *Community Event of the Year

    There will be a morning tea held at the conclusion of the official ceremony.

    For more information please visit:

  • Gunnedah Shire Council

    Hosted on the banks of the picturesque Namoi River. A family fun day featuring the annual raft race, community BBQ, triathlon, sports and pet parade.

    For more information please visit: 

  • Inverell Shire Council

    Australia Day Celebrationsand family fun at Ashford Swimming Pool, Ashford, Victoria Park, Inverell and Delungra.

  • Uralla Shire Council

    Australia Day street parade and official ceremony in Alma Park from 11.30am.



  • Byron Shire Council

    "Brunswick Heads:
    Brunswick Heads Breakfast in the Park (Rotary Club of Mullumbimby)
    Time: 7.30am – 10.00am
    Where: Housie Tent, Banner Park, Brunswick Heads
    Free bus travel from Mullumbimby Newsagent at 7.30am courtesy of Blanches Coaches and returning to Mullumbimby at 10.00am
    Breakfast $4.00, free Australian flags, live music, singalong

    Official Ceremony (Rotary Club of Mullumbimby)
    Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
    Where: Brunswick Heads Bowling Club
    Australia Day Ambassador, Australia Day Address, Community Awards, Citizenship Ceremony

    Byron Bay:
    Byron Bay Breakfast in the Park (Rotary Club of Byron Bay) and the Australia Day Paddle
    Time: 7.30am – 2.00pm
    Where: Next to the Byron Bay Surf Club, Main Beach
    (The Paddle starts at Wategos at 10am and ends at the Byron Bay Surf Club where the celebrations are being held)
    Watch the paddlers, Light refreshments, free Australian flags, live entertainment

    Celebration of the Survival of Indigenous Culture (The Sisters for Reconciliation)
    Time: 11.00am – 2.30pm
    Where: Byron Bay Main Beach Park, Cavanbah/Byron Bay
    Alcohol free event, music and dancing, kids activities

    Suffolk Park:
    Fun Afternoon (Byron Rural Fire Brigade)
    Time: 12 noon – 5.00pm
    Where: Gaggin Park, Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park
    Free Sausage sizzle, celebration cake, drinks, free Australian flags, children’s entertainment, music

    Ocean Shores:
    Aussie BBQ (Ocean Shores Community Association)
    Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
    Where: Ocean Shores Public School
    Free Sausage sizzle, ice pops, celebration cake, drinks, Australian flags, music, mullet throwing championship, singalong

    For more information visit

  • Lismore City Council

    Lismore City Council's Australia Day event will be held at the Lismore City Hall Bounty Street, Lismore commencing at 8.30am
    The event is semi formal with a casual tone and everyone in the community is welcome to attend. The morning will commence with the National Anthem and flag raising by the girl guides. The Lismore Concert Band will provide entertainment throughout the morning. Our special Australia Day Ambassador will an address and present Australia Day Awards. The Mayor will conduct the Australia Day Citizenship ceremony with an address from local Federal member. The morning will finish with an Australian themed morning tea of light refreshments. Please join us to mark this special Australian event.

  • Kyogle Council- Woodenbong

    Australia Day Celebration & Cricket Match 

    Billy Tea and Damper.Followed by Flag raising and then a Formal Ceremony with presentation of awards and entertainment. A free Lunch will be then provided. After Lunch everyone is welcome to move down to the town oval for a City versus Country Cricket match.


  • Tweed Shire Council

    Tweed Shire Australia Day Celebrations 2016

    The Main event includes presentation of Australia Day Awards and the Citizenship Ceremony. At the close of the official program there will be an opportunity for new Citizens and Australia Day Awardees to take photos with the Mayor, the Australia Day Ambassador and Parliamentary members.

    A BBQ, a choice of cultural dishes and refreshments will be served.

    Other Australia Day Celebrations will be held throughout the Shire and details of their program of activities for all to enjoy will become available on Tweed Shire Council's website throughout January.

    For more information please visit:


South Eastern

  • Bega Valley Shire Council

    "Start your celebrations for Australia Day 2015 in Bega by joining us to feast on a fair dinkum BBQ ""Aussie Breakfast"" at Littleton Gardens. There will be entertainment for the kids, market stalls and displays.

    The official ceremony for the Bega Valley Shire will include the presentation of the Shire and Bega Community Citizen of the Year Award, an address by the Australia Day Ambassador and we will welcome new citizens to our Shire with a special citizenship ceremony.

    Come along for a great family morning to celebrate all things Aussie!

    Additional celebrations will continue across our Shire in Cobargo, Bermagui, Merimbula and Eden.

    For more information visit

  • Young Shire Council

    Enjoy a range of events for all the family including Bush and Junior Bush Poets, Citizenship Ceremony, BBQ Breakfast, Jumping Castle and Face painting

  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council

    Gilgandra Australia Day Awards 

    The Australia Day Awards is the presentation of the Citizen of the Year Awards along with various other categories.

    The Morning starts with a BBQ breakfast in Hunter Park from 7.30am to 9am

    The awards get underway from 9am and are concluded by 10 to 10.30am

    For more information please visit:

  • Queanbeyan City Council

    Australia Day Celebration

    Fun family day commencing with a citizenship ceremony, community awards presentation, free rides and activities for the children, a live band from 6.00pm and a Fireworks Spectacular at 9.00pm.
    free face painting, merry go round and jumping castle, also free tea, coffee, cordial and fruit.
    Fialy with Fireworks Spectacular at 9.00pm

    For more information please visit:

  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council

    Australia Day Celebrations in Gunning, Crookwell and Taralga 

    Barbour Park, Meadow Creek Reserve, off Yass Street, Gunning - Breakfast followed by presentation of Gunning Australia Day Awards

  • Harden Shire Council

    Harden Shire/Wombat 

    Breakfast in the Park at Newson Park Harden with the presentation of awards and a short speech by the Ambassador, which also includes local entertainment.
    Then on to Wombat for their day which includes a street parade of local Vintage Vehicles and School Children decorated on bikes plus the RFS Local Brigade.
    Then there is the Vintage Tractor pull which gets everyone that attends involved with the atmosphere of the very large crowd at attends.

    For more information please visit: [email protected]

  • Cooma-Monaro Shire Ciuncil

    Cooma-Monaro Shire Australia Day Celebrations 

    Cooma-Monaro Shire's theme for 2016 is 'Ozzie Icons'. Activities include breakfast BBQs and celebrations in Michelago, Bredbo, Numeralla and Nimmitabel villages and at the Cooma Car Club.  The main event will be held in Centennial Park, Cooma, with prizes for most original, most humorous and best dressed 'Ozzie Icons'.  Entertainment will include Jay Podger and Ernie Constance, fresh from the Tamworth Country Music Festival and a performance from the Monaro Dance Centre. The Official ceremony commences at 12 noon with the raising of the flag, singing of the National Anthem, speeches and announcements of the Local Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Young Sportsperson of the Year, Community Group of the Year, Community Event of the Year and Artsperson of the Year.  Activities will continue in the afternoon at the Cooma Swimming Pool.  An official dinner to honour the Shire's AMs, OAMs and BEM will be held at the Royal Hotel at 6pm.

    For more information please visit:

  • Boorowa Council

    Boorowa Australia Day Celebrations - Breakfast in the Park

    Breakfast in the Park is a family fun day where community awards are presented including Citizen of the Year; Rotary Young Achiever of the Year; Community and Sports Awards, Landcare Awards; Rural Fire Service Awards.

    Very popular fishing competition for children; face painting; Rotary Rubber Duck races.

    For more information please visit:

  • Palerang Council

    BBQ Breakfast

    7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Community Morning Tea at Captain's Flat

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Family Sausage Sizzle Lunch in Braidwood

    12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

    For more information please visit:

  • Snowy River Shire Council

    Snowy River Shire Australia Day Events

    This year Snowy River Shire will be holding two formal Australia Day celebrations in Jindabyne and Adaminaby.

    In light of the current proposed changes in Local Government, this could potentially be the last “Snowy River Shire” Australia Day, so we encourage everyone to come along and celebrate with us.

    Council is very pleased that we will welcome Lindy Hou OAM: Paralympic Gold Medallist and World Champion, who will take part in our Australia Day celebrations as the official Australia Day Ambassador for Snowy River Shire.

    Celebrations will begin in Jindabyne at the Banjo Paterson Park from 9am, kindly hosted by the Lions Club of Jindabyne, where the community is invited to enjoy and be part of the flag raising ceremony, Ambassador address, Australia Day Award presentations, along with a BBQ breakfast.

    The celebrations will then move to Adaminaby by the Big Trout at 3pm, where the official party will address the community once more on this our nations day.

    So please come along and help us celebrate all that is Australian in the Snowy River Shire.

    For more information please visit:

  • Tumut Shire Council

    Official Australia Day celebrations for the Tumut Shire. Come along for an appetising BBQ breakfast and a coffee at 8am. This will be followed by entertainment by the Tumut Town Band and Sing Australia. The flag raising will be carried out by the Tumut 1st Scouts followed by a Welcome to Country by a local Aboriginal Elder. Following on from this will be the presentation of Tumut Shire Australia Day awards.

  • Tumut Shire Council - Adelong

    Presentation of Adelong Community Australia Day Awards with an official address by the Australia Day Ambassador.

  • Tumut Shire Council - Talbingo

    Presentation of the Talbingo Community Australia Day awards followed by a BBQ Dinner.

  • Tumut Shire Council -Batlow

    Come along to Memorial Park in Batlow and enjoy a hearty breakfast cooked up by the Batlow Rotary Club and the Batlow Rural Fire Service. This will be followed by the presentation of the Batlow Community Awards.

  • Bombala Shire Council

    Australia Day Ceremony held on 23 January 2016 from 11:30am

  • Yass Valley Council

    Yass Valley's annual Australia Day Celebration will be held in beautiful Coronation Park in Yass. There will be a variety of activities for young and old, a BBQ breakfast and presentation of Yass Valley's 2016 Australia Day Awards. The celebration will commence from 7.30am and conclude at 11am. Our Australia Day Ambassador will deliver a short speech and we will welcome a number of new citizens to Yass Valley with a special citizenship ceremony.

    For more information please visit:



  • Bankstown City Council

    Bring the whole family and enjoy 5 hours of non-stop entertainment, rides and activities in Paul Keating Park, Bankstown and it's all FREE!  Old School Band will have everyone dancing and singing along, with lots more happening on the main stage to keep everyone entertained.  Activities for the kids include face-painting, a petting zoo and a FREE BBQ for everyone will operate from midday! Just a short walk from the train and bus interchange, Paul Keating Park is right in the centre of Bankstown.  Visit our website closer to the event for a full program of entertainment on the day!

  • Auburn City Council

    Australia Day at Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park

    Australia Day celebrations presented by Auburn City Council and Sydney Olympic Park Authority.
    Enjoy Australia Day at Cathy Freeman Park with a multicultural Australia Day celebration for all the family including free carnival rides and an Australian farmyard experience complete with free pony rides!
    Try a bite from the tasty international food court for lunch or dinner or participate in free craft workshops and sports activities led by the Canterbury Bulldogs.
    The main stage program starts with a citizenship and award ceremony for Auburn City Citizen of the Year and continues into the day with high energy traditional dance performances from all over the world combined with traditional indigenous dance and special music guests.
    Catch a free shuttle bus from Auburn and Lidcombe train station to the days events or catch the train to Sydney Olympic Park train station for a 2 minute walk to the event.

    Families can bring a picnic or try out some of the food stalls and enjoy a great day in the beautiful surrounds of the Park facilities at Sydney Olympic Park. Come and celebrate Australia Day with Auburn City Council and Sydney Olympic Park.

    For an updated program please visit:

  • City of Ryde Council

    City of Ryde Australia Day Ceremony: Starting at 10:00am. Citizenship Ceremony and announcement of the City of Ryde Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.

    Family Concert and Fireworks: 5:00pm - 9:00pm at North Ryde Common (Wicks Road NORTH RYDE).

  • Holroyd City Council

    Bring your family and friends to Merrylands Park on Tuesday 26 January 2016 between 5pm and 9pm to celebrate Australia Day in style. The vibrant celebrations will include live entertainment, free amusement rides, stalls and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display.

    Entertainment will include: Wild Aussies, FingerPrints (Powderfinger cover band) and The Whispering Jack Show (John Farnham tribute show).

    If you are looking to cool off during the day, then head down to Merrylands Swim Centre between 10am and 3pm for the ultimate summer pool party. With free entry until midday, this promises to be a great day out for families to enjoy free entertainment and activities.

    For further information call 9840 9840 or visit

  • Penrith City Council

    Free community event – parking available from 5.30pm
    Entertainment for the kids at our annual Australia Day event includes SplashDance and Sam Moran - former Yellow Wiggle and star of Nick Jr's 'Play Along with Sam'. Local group and youtube sensations NeWest are the latest pop, hiphop & rnb Supergroup to emerge from Western Sydney, consisting of singers, rappers & dancers. Freestyle Kings - Australia's dominant freestyle motocross team specialising in FMX shows - will thrill with two performances. Meanwhile, Shannon Noll is the headline act and will perform hits like 'Shine', 'Learn to Fly', 'Don't Give Up' and 'What About Me'. Penrith City Council's Bubble Soccer and Mobile Playvan will also feature. The night will end with our Fireworks Spectacular presented by Howard and Sons Pyrotechnics.

  • Pittwater Council

    This family friendly morning attracts nearly 4000 people who enjoy a variety of cooked breakfast options, bacon and egg rolls, sausage and egg rolls, pancakes and lamingtons - great coffee - fun beach activities, roving entertainment and kids rides.

    Families are invited to come along and listen to live music performed by one of our local bush bands, meet our Australia Day Ambassador - yet to be announced - join us in welcoming 40 new citizens and congratulate our Pittwater Australia Day Award winners.

    The Australia Day Breakfast at Newport Beach is proudly supported by Pittwater Council and is run by the Pittwater Australia Day organising Committee - with combined service clubs RFS, SES, Zonta, Rotary and the Lions.

  • Manly Council

    Join us to celebrate Australia Day in Manly on Tuesday 26 January 2016, from 8.00am at Manly Council Chambers forecourt on the corner of Belgrave Street and The Corso, opposite Manly Wharf.

    Celebrations will include a Citizenship Ceremony and the presentation of the Local Citizen of the Year Awards, for citizens who have made an outstanding achievement and/or contribution to the local community of Manly.

  • Marrickville Council

    Celebrate Australia Day with the annual celebration of festivities in Enmore Park and feast on local delights. Events kick off at 3pm with the Citizenship Ceremony and announcement of the Citizen, Senior Citizen and Young Citizen of The Year, followed by live local entertainment from 4.30pm, before a spectacular fireworks display.

    There are tonnes of free activities for all the family, so share a picnic rug this Australia Day in Enmore Park from 3pm to 9pm.

  • Rockdale City Council

    Start your day early on the Shores of Botany Bay at picturesque Depena Reserve Dolls Point at 8.15am Share the pride of being an Australian with our Welcome to Country, Flagraising and Official ceremony which includes Australia Day Ambassador, a special citizenship ceremony and official announcement of Rockdale Citizen of the Year Awards.

    Then 10am Community BBQ by local Scouts, lamington making, facepainting and performance by Dimaru Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo. Fun with drumming workshop and the fabulous Peppermint Jam.

  • Campbelltown City Council

    We’re proud to host a massive day of entertainment, across two locations, to celebrate our national day on Tuesday 26 January.

    There will be something for everyone at Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown, and Hallinan Park, Ingleburn, including a BBQ breakfast, flag raising ceremonies, a visit from the 2016 Campbelltown City Australia Day Ambassador, the announcement of the local Australia Day Award winners, citizenship ceremonies, free stage entertainment including Skippy’s Outback Adventure show, rides, stalls and loads more.

    Activities in Koshigaya Park run from 8am to 10am, then again from 4pm to 9.30pm, while Ingleburn events run from 11am to 2pm.

    The celebrations will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display for the whole family from 9pm at Koshigaya Park.

    Visit or call 4645 4921 for details.

  • Parramatta City Council

    6am – 11am
    Start your day with a marvel at the skies as we launch Sydney’s biggest hot air balloon sky display, with delicious food and roving family entertainment.

    The Big BBQ
    11am – 7.30pm
    A BBQ competition run by the Australasian BBQ Alliance, great prizes will be won! Enjoy a meal from the smoked, grilled and basted delights from the barbecue pitmasters. Lots of brand new smokers and BBQ’s on display - this is biggest BBQ Parramatta has ever seen!

    11.30am – 5.30pm
    The iconic CARnivale comes to Parramatta with more than 600 vintage cars to delight car lovers, motoring enthusiasts and families alike.

    Hottest 100 Party
    12pm – 8pm
    Chill out with friends at our summer playground to celebrate the Hottest 100 countdown, with live bands and DJ sets, grab a cool drink at the outdoor bar and take a thrill ride at our mini amusement park!

    The Crescent
    12pm – 9pm
    Let the kids run wild at our Australia Day wonderland with a full day of entertainment, free workshops and meet and greets with Spongebob and Dora the Explorer. Then as the sun sets, join thousands of people to party as the best in Aussie rock and pop hit the stage before we ring out Australia Day with a massive fireworks and pyrotechnic spectacular!

  • Warringah Council - Dee Why Community

    Come down to Dee Why Beach and James Meehan Reserve to celebrate Australia Day 2016. Kicking off at 7am there will be a big BBQ breakfast(7am – 12pm)plus rides & entertainment including face painting, camel rides, and a thong throwing competition(7am – 2pm). You will also have the chance to hear from our official Australia Day Ambassador Tracy Bevan the Director and Ambassador for the McGrath Foundation.

    Proudly presented by Warringah Council
    26 January 2016
    James Meehan & Ted Jackson Reserves, Dee Why

  • Liverpool City Council

    Australia Day 2016 

    Enjoy all the festivities of Australia Day at Liverpool City Council’s Australia Day Celebrations at Woodward Park. The event will start with a Citizenship and Awards Ceremony followed by non-stop entertainment on the main stage, as well as a fireworks spectacular.

    There will also be rides, kids’ activities, stalls and lots more. Headline acts for 2016 are R&B star Paulini and artist extraordinaire Matteo Charles.

    The Australia Day Ambassador for Liverpool is Dr Jamal Rifi, whose efforts to build harmony between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities have been recognised with a Human Rights Medal.

    For more information please visit 

  • Strathfield Municipal Council

    Strathfield Council 2016 Australia Day Celebrations

    Strathfield Council will hold Australia Day celebrations on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at Strathfield Park, Homebush Road, Strathfield.

    Australia Day in Strathfield is an annual community celebration event, to welcome new citizens to the Strathfield area and bring people together for a fun family day.

    The free event will include a barbeque, citizenship ceremony and presentation of the Strathfield Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year by Australia Day ambassador Mr Justin Herald from 8.30am. A range of activities will keep the family entertained from 9:45am-1pm including a jumping castle, face painting and reptile display. Bring the family along to enjoy a fun free day to celebrate being Australian in Strathfield.

    For more Information please visit or contact Strathfield Council on 9748 9999.

  • Ku-Ring-Gai Municipal Council

    Australia Day Backyard Baaaa-becue

    Ku-ring-gai Council’s annual Australia Day celebrations will once again be held at Bicentennial Park, West Pymble on Tuesday 26 January 2016 from 10.30am to 1pm.

    BBQ brunch prepared by local service groups Wahroonga Rotary and St Ives Lions will be offered from 10.30am to the community in return for a gold coin donation.

    Live entertainment includes the popular children’s show Shaun the Sheep, local bush band Stringybark, Wuruniri Music and Dance Group, a reptile show and sheep shearing demonstrations.

    There’ll be plenty of other activities for kids as well including thong throwing, amusement rides and free laser tag brought to the event by local business Laserwarriors.

    Council recommends catching the free shuttle bus from Gordon train station to the event as parking is limited. Buses will run to and from the station every 20 minutes from Henry Street bus station.

    For more information please contact:

  • Blacktown City Council

    Wake Up with the Wildlife Breakfast  & Australia Day Concert @ The Rooty Hill 

    Join us on Australia Day for an experience like no other! Enjoy Breakfast with your favourite animal at Featherdale Wildlife Park, Doonside.

    This is a ticketed event and spots are limited. Tickets are $2.00 per person, with all money raised being dontated to Save the Bilby fund.

    Bookings open on Tuesday 12 January, 2016 by calling 9839 6000 or visiting Council at 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown from 8.00am.

    This ticket is only valid on Australia Day between 7.00am - 9.00am. Entry after this time will be charged at full rate.

    Blacktown City's Australia Day celebration will feature live performances by The McClymonts, Jason Owen, At Sunset and Vtribe. The day will include free amusement rides and activities, Australiana Village featuring sheep shearing, whip cracking, sheep dog trials and wood chopping.

    The event will conclude with the largest fireworks display in Western Sydney.

    For more information please visit:

  • Farfield City Council

    Fairfield City Council Australia Day Events

    Free pool entry, with DJs and give aways at the Prairiewood and Fairfield leisure centres. A free Fairfield Adventure Park event will have entertainment, DJ and give aways for the whole family.

    For more information please visit:

  • North Sydney Council

    Australia Day in North Sydney 

    North Sydney celebrates Australia Day with numerous family friendly events at various locations along the harbour foreshore! North Sydney welcomes the community to join us on this important and special day a number of events in the local area including:
    The North Sydney Citizenship Ceremony and Community Awards, North Sydney
    Australia Day on the Foreshore: Family Fun Day at North Sydney Pool, Milsons Point
    Salute to Australia at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point
    and Celtic Festival at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point.

    For more information please visit:

  • Willoughby City Council

    Australia Day Civic Ceremony

    Join in Willoughby’s Australia Day event to welcome new citizens and present the Willoughby Australia Day Awards. Australia Day address by Ambassador – Tracey Spicer, Sky News. The celebration will also include a feature performance by the Willoughby Band, live poetry readings and free BBQ.

    All welcome.

    To help event organisers keep track of numbers RSVP to [email protected] by Friday 15 January.

    For more information please visit:

  • Burwood Council

    Free Minions movie screening and BBQ in Burwood Park from 7pm.

    For more information please visit:

  • Camden Council

    Civic Awards and Citizenship Ceremony from 9.30am, Macarthur Lions Street Parade from 11.15am and family fun street stalls and entertainment 8am - 1pm

    For more information please visit:

  • City of Botany Bay Council

    Come down to Sir Joseph Banks Park in Botany to see the running of the Botany Bay Gift!

    For more information please visit: 

  • Kogarah Council

    Australia Day Celebrations 2016
    Carss Bush Park, Carss Park
    Tuesday 26 January 2015
    10.00am – 9.00pm

    Come along to Carss Bush Park on the foreshore of the Georges River this Australia Day and enjoy one of Sydney’s most popular and vibrant family celebrations of our national identity.

    For over 25 years this event has been the platform for a dynamic entertainment program which showcases great live music, diverse cultural performances, amusing roving entertainers and market stallholders selling clothing, novelties, crafts and foods from around the world. The peak of the event is reached at 9.00pm with a brilliant display of fireworks over Kogarah Bay which is enjoyed by event goers as well as Sydney-siders across our city’s southern suburbs. Families and friends gather in their tens of thousands to this beautiful venue to enjoy the Australia Day Celebrations.

    This event is generously supported onsite by Kogarah State Emergency Service, St John Ambulance, Kogarah Fire Brigade and the NSW Police Kogarah Local Area Command.


    Marketstalls open for breakfast trade at 10am. The stage formalities begin at 11.00am with a moving Citizenship Ceremony for fifty new Australians. This section of the day also includes a traditional “Acknowledgement to Country”, Official Opening by the Mayor of The City of Kogarah, a beautiful performance of the Australian National Anthem by Endeavour Harmony Chorus and the announcement of Kogarah’s 2016 Citizen of the Year and Australia Day Ambassador.

    The Australia Day at Carss Bush Park program consists of terrific bands; The Party Agents and Matchbox Rock and Roll Band and also features community performers dedicated to dance and song styles from all over the world.

    Other Activities include 7D Interactive Mobile Cinema, Carss Park Cottage Museum tours and Amusement Rides.

    Road Closures and Parking

    During this event the following road closures are in place in Carss Park at:
    Corner of Allawah Avenue and Carlton Crescent (resident only access available)
    Corner of Carwar Avenue and Carlton Crescent.

    Parking is available on Carss Park Flats via Carlton Crescent and Todd Park for a gold coin with all proceeds donated to Kogarah's State Emergency Service.


    Kogarah City Council would like to thank the following local volunteers and organisations for their generous support of Australia Day: St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, NSW Police - St George Local Area Command, 1st Kyle Bay Sea Scouts, and Botany Bay Yacht Club.

    This event is proudly sponsored by;

    Fireworks Sponsor – Level 33 Pty Ltd
    Media Sponsor - St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
    Media Sponsor - Club Central Hurstville Menai
    Bronze Sponsor - Bexley DentalKO

  • Lane Cove Municipal Council

    Join us in Lane Cove Plaza for a special Citizenship Ceremony at 10am followed by a BBQ and live music from 11am - 1pm.

    For more information please visit:

  • Sutherland Shire Council

    From the bush to the sea Sutherland Shire Council has Australia Day covered in Cronulla and Illawong, telling a unique Aussie story one song at a time.

    For more information please visit:


Sydney Surrounds

  • Blue Mountains City Council

    Blue Mountains City Council Australia Day Awards & Citizenship Ceremony, Australia Day Celebrations and Gnome Convention

    Official opening, musical entertainment throughout the day, children's activities, variety of food stalls, jumping castle and cup and saucer ride for children. Motor cycle trike rides for all family members, static car displays, Police Rescue Squad display, Care flight display.  Gnome convention and judging of best garden gnome in different categories, children's foot races.  The event is to celebrate Australia Day so bring the family for a fun day as there are many attractions for all members of the family. Be entertained by fabulous vocalists, dancers and musicians.

    For more information visit

  • Gosford City Council

    Other official Australia Day events happening around Gosford City include:

    Breakfast celebrations in Wagstaffe Square between 8am-10.30am on Tuesday 26 January.

    Woy Woy
    Family friendly activities and lantern parade will take place in Anderson Park, Woy Woy between 2pm-9.30pm on Tuesday 26 January.

  • Wollondilly Shire Council

    To mark the closing centenary of the ANZAC landing on Gallipoli, local veterans will march in a flag parade with members of the Highlands Pipes and Drums to the official ceremony.

    Picton Rotary Club will cook up bacon and egg rolls for brekky then a sausage sandwich for lunch with a lamington and a cuppa to wash it all down.

    The youngsters will be kept entertained with plenty of free activities including face painting, jumping castle, reptile show, pony rides, colouring in, craft, Aboriginal dot painting, sports activities, roving magician and much more.

    The local constabulary, rural fire brigade and State Emergency Services will be in attendance providing a range of information and interactive displays.

    Local services, community groups, organisations and businesses will provide a range of information stalls with loads of giveaways for all age groups.

    For further information contact Council’s Community Projects and Events Officer on 4677 9505 or go to Council’s website for a copy of the program.

  • Wyong Shire Council

    Australia Day Celebrations - The Entrance 

    Australia Day Celebrations - The Entrance
    Memorial Park
    46 Marine Parade
    The Entrance NSW 2261

    Celebrate all things Australian at The Entrance. Bring the whole family along for an action packed day full of free entertainment and fun activities at Memorial Park.

    Entertainment will be held on both stages including live bands, Blacksmith display, Ice cream eating competition, NSW Corps of Marines, firing of the original 1820 Carronade Canon, Corporal Punishment, Pistol Duals, Rhythm Hut Drumming Circle, Ducks for Busks plus lots more. There will also be loads of stalls.

    The Sea FM (101.3)Fireworks Spectacular will be held at 9pm on The Entrance Waterfront to finish off the night with a bang.

    For more information please visit or please phone (02) 4333 5377.


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