Australia Day Events

By January 21, 2020January 24th, 2020Activities, Byron Hinterland, Events, News
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Australia Day is this weekend, Sunday 26th January 2020.

Below is a list of local Byron Bay and Ballina Australia Day events:

Ballina Shire Australia Day Ceremony

Ballina Shire Council is excited to announce Liz Ellis will be Ballina Shire’s 2020 Australia Day special guest.

Liz Ellis is one of Australia’s elite athletes and most successful netballer ever. Liz was captain of the Australian Diamonds Netball Team and the Sydney Swifts, and surpassed the record for most test matches played for Australia.

When: Sunday 26 January 2020, 9am
Where: Ballina Indoor Sports Centre, 63 Cherry Street, Ballina

Byron Shire Australia Day Awards  – January 25th 2020

Byron Shire Council will be celebrating the contribution and achievements of local residents at its Australia Day Awards presentation.

There are eight categories in the 2020 Australia Day Awards, including Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Creative Artist of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Free admission

When:  25 January 2020 – 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Where: Cavanbah Centre, 249 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

Sports commentator and passionate advocate for heart health, Mr Andy Paschalidis, is the Byron Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Ambassador.

Mr Paschalidis will join Mayor Simon Richardson and invited guests on 25 January for the announcement of the Byron Shire 2020 Australia Day Award winners and then attend a number of community events on 26 January.

Australia Day events – January 26th 2020

Council, through its Australia Day Community Small Grants program, is supporting a number of activities on 26 January including:

Brunswick Heads Breakfast in the Park – 32nd year

Where: Housie Tent, Banner Park, Brunswick Heads.
When: 26th January – 7-10 am

Survival Day

Where: Apex Park, Byron Bay
When: 26th January 11am-2:30pm

Byron Bay Breakfast in the Park

Where: Near Surf Club, Byron Bay
When: 26th January 7:30-11am

Ocean Shores Aussie BBQ and Games

Where: Ocean Shores Public School
When: 26th January 3-6pm