Councils in Southeast NSW Prepare for Australia Day Celebrations
As Australia Day approaches, councils in the southeast region of New South Wales are gearing up for a packed schedule of events to celebrate the national holiday.
Yass Valley Council
Yass Valley Council has organized an Australia Day Citizenship and Awards Ceremony at 9 am. To ensure everyone starts the day well-fed, Yass Rotary and CWA branches are hosting a free breakfast from 7:30 am. In the afternoon, residents can enjoy “Keeping Cool by the Pool” at the Yass Memorial Pool on Laidlaw Street starting from 4 pm. The 2024 Australia Day Ambassador is Paralympic gold medallist Tiffany Kane OAM.
Goulburn-Mulwaree Council will kick off the day with a free barbecue breakfast and a junior cricket game at Victoria Park on Verner Street from 7:30 am. The Aquatic Centre, located in Victoria Park, will also be open with free entry. Throughout the day, there will be a multicultural market, kids activities, and live music. The Aquatic Centre will host a pool party from 2 pm. The formal ceremonies, including citizenship ceremonies and awards presentations, will start at 9 am.
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Events will take place across various locations within the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area. Each location will have presentations for Young Citizen of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Community Event of the Year. Braidwood and Bungendore will also feature addresses from Australia Day Ambassador Ben Farinazzo. The day’s events will be held at Braidwood Serviceman’s Club, Captains Flat Memorial Hall, Bungendore Scout Hall, and Queanbeyan Park. Additionally, there will be a 15-minute fireworks display at Queanbeyan Park at 8:45 pm.
The Hilltops Council has planned events in Boorowa, Harden, Wombat, and Young. These events include formal awards, a rubber duck race, a vintage car display, a parade, and live music. The Boorowa, Harden, Jugiong, and Young pools will also have free entry for those looking to cool off. Check the council’s Facebook page for the schedule of events.
Snowy Monaro Regional Council
In the Snowy Mountains region, residents can gather at various locations including Bombala, Bredbo, Cooma, Jerangle, Jindabyne, Michelago, or Nimmitabel. Activities at these locations will include a shearing competition, free sausage sizzles, live music, and awards presentations. Visit Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s website for the full itinerary.
Bega Valley Shire Council
Bega Valley Shire Council will start the celebrations with a free breakfast at Littleton Gardens in Bega from 7:30 am. At 8:30 am, there will be a ceremony to recognize the shire’s 2024 citizens of the year and Australia Day Award winners. Bega Valley Medallions will also be awarded to individuals who have served their community. Carina Severs is the 2024 Citizen of the Year, Flo Young is the Senior Citizen of the Year, and Tarra Glover is the Young Citizen of the Year.
Eurobodalla Shire Council
Eurobodalla Shire Council has not organized any events for Australia Day. However, on Thursday (25 January), the council will hold its first citizenship ceremony of the year in the evening to avoid event clashes and summer heat. The ceremony will be closed to the public and is the first of four ceremonies scheduled throughout the year. More information can be found on the council’s website.
Author’s Quote: Celebrate Australia Day with Fun and Festivities!
“Australia Day is a time to come together as a community and celebrate our nation’s rich history and diverse culture. With a range of exciting events happening across Southeast NSW, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your friends and family, join in the festivities, and make this Australia Day one to remember!”
Author’s Conclusion: Embrace the Spirit of Australia Day in Southeast NSW
As Australia Day approaches, councils in Southeast NSW are pulling out all the stops to ensure a memorable celebration for residents. From citizenship ceremonies and awards presentations to pool parties, live music, and fireworks displays, there is no shortage of fun-filled activities to enjoy. So get ready to embrace the spirit of Australia Day and make the most of this special occasion in Southeast NSW!”
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