Australia Day 2016 Program

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Australia Day 2016 Program

Posted on: 12.01.2016

Wollondilly Shire Council has released the program of events for the Wollondilly Australia Day celebrations in the beautiful Picton Botanic Gardens, Regreme Street, Picton. The proceedings begin at 8am on Tuesday 26 January and conclude at 12pm.


8am - 9am                         

FREE Bacon & egg on a roll, tea, coffee & bottled water

FREE Craft Workshop – Wollondilly Road Safety Group & Dilly Wanderer

FREE Face Painters, Snake Pit Display, Pony Rides, Jumping Castle & Roving Magician, Council and Local Displays

Registration for the Fishing Competition at the Silt pond, Botanic Gardens

8.35am - 8.55am             

Picton Harmony stage

8.55am - 9.05am             

Follow The Highlands Pipes & Drums to the shaded seats

9.05am – 9.20am            

Fishing Competition

Veterans Flag Parade

Raising of the Australian Flag

Raising of the Aboriginal Flag

Raising of the Wollondilly Flag               

Wollondilly Flag Poem – Read by John Churchill Australia Day Committee Member

Where White Waratahs Grow – Performed by Picton Harmony

9.20am – 10.30am          

Official Ceremony – Introduction by the General Manager, Luke Johnson

Welcome to Country – Glenda Chalker, Aboriginal Elder and Native Land Title Claimant

Mayoral Welcome – Mayor Simon Landow

Australia Day Prayer – Harry Neich – Buxton Primary School

Address from State Member –Jai Rowell MP

Presentation of the Ambassador Pin – Australia Day Ambassador, Ms Amelia Farrugia & Woolworths Limited representative

Ambassador’s Address – Ms Amelia Farrugia

Citizenship Ceremony – Mayor Simon Landow

Affirmation Ceremony – Mayor Simon Landow

I am, You Are, We Are Australian – Performed by Picton Harmony

Presentation of the Australia Day Nominee Certificates

Presentation of Australia Day 2016 Award Winners

Presentation to our Australia Day Ambassador & Sponsors

FREE Sausage Sizzle, tea, coffee, bottled water & cake

FREE Craft Workshop – Wollondilly Road Safety Group & Dilly Wanderer

FREE Crowd Performers, Face Painters, Snake Pit Display, Pony Rides  & Jumping Castle, Council and Local Displays

10am to 11am

Australia Day Mud Stomp will be located near the Community Nursery Stall.

There will also be African drums for you to play beats for our Mud stompers and we will be joined by the Picton Strings.

11am – 12pm                   

Missy Lancaster performing on the stage

11:30am Fishing Competition presentation, at the Silt Pond, Botanic Gardens    

For information about the Fishing Competition - click here.