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Australia Day

Recipients of this year’s Byron Shire Australia Day Awards are:

  • Citizen of the Year - Kim Rosen
  • Byron Shire's Young Citizen of the Year - Azlan (Azi) Currie
  • Byron Shire's Volunteer of the Year - Lyle Le Sueur
  • Byron Shire's Senior Sports Person of the Year - Greg Daniels
  • Byron Shire's Junior Sports Person of the Year - Marlie Campton
  • The Byron Shire Community Event of the Year - Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim
  • Byron Shire's Environmental Volunteer Project of the Year - Byron Bird Buddies

Byron Shire Council would like to congratulate all of the Australia Day award recipients - Award Biographies 2014.

Left to Right - Mayor Simon Richardson with Byron Shire Citizen of the Year, Kim Rosen, and Byron Shire Australia Day Ambassador Donny Galella 

A special thanks goes to the Australia Day Committee who together staged a wonderful program of community activities throughout Byron Shire. They include:

  • Rural Fire Service, Suffolk Park
  • Bangalow Historical Society
  • Byron Bay Rotary Club
  • Quota International of Brunswick Heads
  • Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby
  • Ocean Shores Community Association
  • Brunswick Valley Historical Society
  • Sisters For Reconciliation
  • Bryon Youth Council


Australia Day - Program of events

Sunday 26 January 2014

Suffolk Park

Official Ceremony (Rural Fire Service, Suffolk Park)

Time:       11.00am – 1.00pm

Where:    Park Hotel, in Suffolk Park

Welcome by Mayor Simon Richardson, Australia Day Address, Local Citizen of the Year Awards, Citizenship Ceremony

Fun Afternoon (Rural Fire Service, Suffolk Park) 

Time:        1.00pm to 5.00pm

Where:      Gaggin Park, Suffolk Park 

Brunswick Heads

Brunswick Heads Breakfast in the Park (Combined Services Clubs)

Time:        7.30am to 10.00am

Where:      Banner Park, in the Housie Tent

Byron Bay

Byron Bay Breakfast in the Park (Rotary Club of Byron Bay)

Time:        8.00am to 11.00am

Where:      Apex Park, Byron Bay

Celebration of the Survival of Indigenous Culture (Sisters for Reconciliation)

Time:        11.00am to 3.00pm

Where:      Apex Park, Byron Bay


Bangalow will not be hosting an event in 2014.

Ocean Shores

Aussie Tea (Ocean Shores Community Association)

Time:        4pm to 6pm

Where:      Ocean Shores Public School

Enquiries: Mila 02 6626 7127