Wingecarribee Shire’s official Australia Day celebrations are set to proceed in January in a scaled-back ceremony.
Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the future of public gatherings, the annual community festivities have however been cancelled for 2021.
When making the decision we considered numerous factors including the history of the event and recent social distancing restrictions. However, it was agreed that public safety was of paramount importance.
As of consequence attendance to the 2021 celebrations will be via invitation only and limited to immediate family members and recipients.
A Citizenship Ceremony and announcement of our Shire’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year recipients will take place
Both the Citizenship Ceremony and Citizen of the Year announcements will be held at the Moss Vale Services Club on the morning of Tuesday 26 January 2021.
The traditional Australia Day Parade and markets normally held in Berrima at the end of the official morning program will however not be held.
While the 2021 celebrations were set to look a little different from previous years it was still important to acknowledge and commemorate the occasion.
It’s equally important that we recognise those citizens in our community that have gone above-and-beyond for our Shire and that we welcome our newest residents.
This event is delivered by Wingecarribee Shire Council.
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