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Australia Day


Who will be this year's outstanding Byron Shire citizens?

Nominations for the following Australia Day awards closed on 18 December.

  • Citizen of the Year 
  • Young Citizen of the Year 
  • Senior Sports Person (16 years and over)
  • Junior Sports Person (under 16 years)
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Environmental Volunteer Project of the Year

The successful nominees will be awarded at the Official Ceremony in Byron Bay.  See details below.

Program of Events - Tuesday 26 January 2016

Brunswick Heads

Breakfast in the Park (Rotary Club of Mullumbimby)
Time:              7.30am – 10.00am
Where:            Housie Tent, Banner Park, Brunswick Heads
Free bus travel from Mullumbimby Newsagent at 7.30am courtesy of Blanches Coaches and returning to Mullumbimby at 10.00am, Breakfast $4.00, free Australian flags, live music, singalong

Byron Bay

Breakfast in the Park (Rotary Club of Byron Bay)
Time:              7.30am – 11.00am
Where:            Next to the Byron Bay Surf Club, Main Beach
Light refreshments, free Australian flags, live entertainment

Official Ceremony (Rotary Club of Byron Bay)
Time:               11.00am – 1.00pm
Where:             Byron Bay Services Club
Australia Day Ambassador, Australia Day Address, Community Awards, Citizenship Ceremony

Celebration of the Survival of Indigenous Culture (The Sisters for Reconciliation)
Time:              11.00am – 2.30pm
Where:            Byron Bay Main Beach Park, Cavanbah/Byron Bay
Alcohol free event, music and dancing, kids activities

Suffolk Park

Fun Afternoon (Byron Rural Fire Brigade)
Time:              12 noon – 5.00pm
Where:            Gaggin Park, Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park
Free Sausage sizzle, celebration cake, drinks, free Australian flags, children’s entertainment, music

Ocean Shores

Aussie BBQ (Ocean Shores Community Association)
Time:              3.00pm – 5.00pm
Where:            Ocean Shores Public School
To be confirmed: Free Sausage sizzle, ice pops, celebration cake, drinks, Australian flags, music, mullet throwing championship, singalong
For more details contact 6680 1108 or


Australia Day at the Mullum Pool (Brunswick Valley Historical Society/Mullumbimby Pool/Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce)
Time:              3.00pm - 6.00pm
Where:            Mullumbimby Petria Thomas Memorial Pool
BBQ, inflatables, thong throwing contest, busker 


Bangalow Museum and Tearoom (Bangalow Historical Society)
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Where: Heritage House, cnr Deacon and Ashton Streets, Bangalow
Adult and children’s supper, childrens entertainment, Ukulele band

Enquiries:  Mila Jones 02 6626 7290