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Australia Day

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

Nominations for the following Australia Day awards closed at 4pm on Friday 15 December 2017.

  • Citizen of the Year 
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Senior 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 Ocean Shores (see details below).

Program of Events - 26 January 2018

Brunswick Heads

Breakfast in the Park (Combined Services of Brunswick Valley)
Time:              7.00am – 10.00am
Where:            Housie Tent, Banner Park, Brunswick Heads
Breakfast $5.00, 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

Australia Day Paddle (Byron Bay Surf Club)
Time:              8:00am registration open with 10am paddle start
Where:            Wategos to Main Beach
$10 entry fee with presentations after the paddle

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

Time:              11.00am – 3.00pm
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 – 4.00pm
Where:            Gaggin Park, Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park
Free Sausage sizzle, cake, drinks, free Australian flags, children’s entertainment, music

Ocean Shores

Official Ceremony - by invitation (OSCA)
Time:               11.00am – 1.00pm
Where:             Ocean Shores Country Club
Australia Day Ambassador, Australia Day Address, Community Awards, Citizenship Ceremony

Aussie BBQ (Ocean Shores Community Association)
Time:              5.00pm – 7.00pm
Where:            Ocean Shores Public School
Free Sausage sizzle, ice pops, cake, drinks, Australian flags, music, mullet throwing championship, singalong, rainforest walk
For more details contact 6680 1108 or


No event scheduled in 2018.

Enquiries:  Deb Stafford 02 6626 7088