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Australia Day 2021

Commencing at 9.00am in Bungala Park, Normanville

Family Friendly event, all are welcome


Mayor's Message

Australia Day Ambassador

Australia Day Awards

Citizenship Ceremony

Presentation of Community Grants

Citizenship Affirmation Ceremony

National Anthem

Traditional Lions Club Sausage Sizzle and Free Face Painting

Australia Day 2020

Australia Day Ambassador Dr Robert Irving, Veterinarian in outback Aboriginal communities, assisted with the presentation of Australia Day Awards to recipients pictured from left: Larissa Barry (Citizen of the Year), Melissa Andrews (Community Event of the Year), Margrit Friebel (Mayor's Award) & Daniel Schubert (Young Citizen of the Year).

The citizenship ceremony officially welcomed 6 residents as new Australian Citizens.

  • Terry & Joan Lewis (UK)
  • Robert Fenwick Elliott (UK)
  • Harald Nesensohn (Austria)
  • Mitzillee Davidson (Philippines)
  • Tian Xiao (China)

Council awarded 20 community groups a total of $26,008 funding through its council grants scheme.

Australia Day Awards


Citizen of the Year Award

To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.

Young Citizen of the Year Award

To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen under 30 years of age on January 26.

Community Event of the Year Award

This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.


Each local Council in South Australia seeks nominations in their local Council area, with the award recipients typically announced at the Council’s Australia Day celebrations.

Councils can forward the details of their Award recipients to the Australia Day Council of SA to go in the running for the State Awards, presented by the Governor of South Australia.

Do you know someone who makes your community a better place?

The Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia, sponsored by San Remo, Channel 9 and Stratco. The Citizen of the Year Awards are administered by local Councils across SA.

The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties.

Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well being of a community.

Nominate someone who makes a real difference in your community and give them the opportunity to be rewarded and recognised for their important contribution.

Honour Boards are available for viewing at the Council Office listing past recipients.