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Australia Day in Wollondilly 2018

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm







Australia Day in Wollondilly 2018

The official Wollondilly Australia Day celebrations will be held at the Picton Botanical Gardens from 8am-12pm on 26 January 2018.

The event will feature a variety of free activities and performances, as well as recognition of some of our amazing local residents and a Citizenship Ceremony for 11 new citizens.

Mayor Judith Hannan said, ”Australia Day is more than just a public holiday. It is a great opportunity for us to come together as a community to acknowledge our heritage and celebrate who we are.”

The day will start with a free BBQ breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, tea, coffee and bottled water at 8am, as well as face painting, a jumping castle, pony rides, a snake pit display and roving magician.

The Veterans’ Flag Parade will kick off the formal part of the day at 9am. After the flag raising and Welcome to Country by local Aboriginal elder Glenda Chalker, the Mayoral Welcome will be given by Mayor Judith Hannan.

Formalities will include be a Citizenship ceremony and pledge, an Affirmation Ceremony and performances by Picton Harmony.

Wollondilly’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2018, businessman and butter entrepreneur Pepe Saya, will be presenting this year’s Australia Day Awards and giving an address about his experiences.

For the younger members of the community, the Mayoral Fishing Competition will be held at the duck pond from 8am till 12pm. The competition is aimed at children under 15 and adult supervision is required.

Activities and local displays will continue until lunchtime, which will be a free sausage sizzle and lamingtons.

General Manager Luke Johnson said, “We encourage everyone to come and join us at the Picton Botanical Gardens on 26 January to acknowledge the achievements of our community and to welcome some new citizens.”

“There will plenty of family friendly entertainment to enjoy.”



January 26
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Picton Botanic Gardens
Regreme Road
Picton, NSW 2571 Australia
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02 46771100