Kicking off at 8:00 am with a Free BBQ breakfast of bacon & egg rolls and tea and coffee, Wollondilly will welcome new citizens during the Citizenship Ceremony and will recognise the valuable contributions local residents make to our community through the Australia Day Awards.
The Australia Day and Citizenship Ceremony commences at 9:00 am with an official flag parade by the Wollondilly Veterans and welcome by Mayor Cr Judith Hannan.
The Mayoral Fishing Competition will be held down by the duck pond from 8:00 am till 12:00 pm and is for children under 15 years. It is designed to foster a sense of responsibility for the local environment and assist in the regeneration of the aquatic habitat within the Botanic Gardens. Participants must have adult supervision at all times.
Some of the overall highlights of the day include:
•Raising of the Australian, Aboriginal & Wollondilly Flag
• Citizenship & Affirmation Ceremony
•Presentation of Australia Day Awards
•Australia Day Ambassador – Pepe Saya
•FREE Breakfast – Bacon & egg on a roll, tea,coffee & bottled water, Cuppa & Lamington
•FREE Sausage Sizzle lunch
•Live Entertainment performing throughout the day:
- The Highlands Pipes & Drums,
- Picton Harmony, &
- “The Swinging’ Old Fellas”
•FREE Activities by Wollondilly Road Safety Group, the Dilly Wanderer & the Mobile Library
•FREE Crowd Performers, Face Painters, Snake Pit, Display, Pony rides & Jumping Castles
• Wollondilly Shire Council & other Local Displays
• Local Community Group Displays
•WIN 1 of 2 $250 Khans IGA Vouchers
•WIN 1 of 3 Worm Farms or Compost Bins*