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Australia Day


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

Nominations for the following Australia Day awards close on 16 December 2016.

  • Citizen of the Year 
  • Young Citizen of the Year 
  • Sports Person of the Year
  • 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 Mullumbimby.  See details below.

Program of Events - Thursday 26 January 2017

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

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


Official Ceremony (Brunswick Valley Historical Society)
Time:               11.00am – 1.00pm
Where:             Mullumbimby Ex-Service Bowling Club
Australia Day Ambassador, Australia Day Address, Community Awards, Citizenship Ceremony

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 


To be confirmed.

Enquiries:  Deb Stafford 02 6626 7088