AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE…
Australia Day is a day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate our nation, look to the future and acknowledge our history.
On Australia Day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia; our land, strong mateship, lifestyle, the freedoms we enjoy and particularly our people.
This is a day we celebrate ALL Australians, ALL their stories and ALL their journeys.
Whether it is a BBQ with mates and some backyard cricket, down at the beach or watching fireworks with the family, have a great day and stay safe.
Happy Australia Day everyone!
There are many Australia Day events happening this Saturday throughout our community.
Make sure you get down and check them out!
City of Wanneroo
The City of Wanneroo will once again host the largest citizenship ceremony in the country on Australia Day. The ceremony will commence at 9:00 am at the Wanneroo Showgrounds, with 785 new citizens from 63 different countries taking the pledge.
Shire of Gingin
The Shire of Gingin is hosting a free Australia Day celebration at Neergabby Grounds from 7:30 - 10:30 am. There will be a free sausage sizzle starting from 7:30 am, followed by live music and a free water slide for the kids. The official program and presentations will commence at 9:00 am.
Shire of Chittering
The Shire of Chittering is hosting a community Australia Day celebration at Clune Park from 9:00 - 11:30 am. There will be a free sausage sizzle and refreshments with live local music. Formalities, including the citizenship ceremony, will commence at 10:00 am.
Shire of Toodyay
The Shire of Toodyay is hosting a free Australia Day barbeque breakfast with live music and family entertainment at Duidgee Park from 7:30 - 10:00 am. Breakfast will be followed by the citizenship ceremony and Community Citizen of the Year awards.
Shire of Northam
The Shire of Northam is hosting Australia Day celebrations at Bakers Hill Oval & Recreation Centre from 8:00 - 10:00 am. There will be a free community barbeque sponsored by Bakers Hill Progress Association.
There will also be an Australia Day event at the Northam Swimming Pool, with free entry for the whole day, games and a sausage sizzle for sale.
There will be an Australia Day concert at Bernard Park from 6:00 pm, with a free barbeque, live music and free tattoos, facepainting and bubbleology. Following the concert, there will be a citizenship ceremony and the presentation of the Community Citizen of the Year.
The Shire of Northam are also hosting Australia Day celebrations at Wundowie Sports Oval from 6:30 pm.
Shire of York
The Shire of York will host its Australia Day awards and celebrations at Avon Park from 7:30 am. There will be a community breakfast from 7:30 am, followed by the citizenship ceremony and presentation of awards.
From 1:30 - 2:30 pm there will be live music performed by Chris Gibbs at the York Pool. There will be free entry as well as a free sausage sizzle.
Shire of Beverley
The Shire of Beverly are hosting an Australia Day pool party at the Beverley Swimming Pool from 10:00 - 2:00 pm. There will be free entry, a free sausage sizzle, a free can of soft drink and a free ice-cream (for school aged children).
The City of Swan
The City of Swan will also be hosting a citizenship ceremony, however the ceremony will be a private ceremony for those new citizens taking the pledge.