Dubbo Regional Council will host events in Dubbo and Wellington for Australia Day on Friday, 26 January 2018.
The program of activities is set to bring together families, new citizens and community leaders to celebrate the values of Australia.
The celebrations will begin at 7:30am in Dubbo at Victoria Park.
A barbecue breakfast will be served by the Dubbo Macquarie Rotary Club from 7.30am and music played by the Dubbo District Concert Band before the official ceremony starts at 8.30am.
Proceedings will include a citizenship ceremony involving 12 people from 6 nations, the Mayoral address, an address by Australia Day ambassador Philip Cronin and awarding of the coveted Australia Day Awards.
The Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre will be open for free entry from 11am to 1pm.
Celebrations at Wellington’s Cameron Park will begin at 9am with a barbecue breakfast, followed by the official ceremony at 10:30am including the Mayoral address, an address by Australia Day ambassador Terry O’Connell and presentation of the Australia Day Awards.
The Wellington Pool will be open for free entry from 12pm to 2pm.
Mayor of Dubbo Region Ben Shields said he was pleased to be attending both events.
“Australia Day is a day when the community unites in a truly Australian way, sharing our values of democracy, our love of the outdoors and the value of friendship and citizenship.
“I’m looking forward to recognising those people within our community that display outstanding citizenship during the Australia Day Awards program,” Councillor Shields said.
“Vibrant communities like Dubbo and Wellington rely on the dedication of volunteers who continuously go above and beyond what is expected of them in the interest of making their community a safer place,” Councillor Shields said.
Source: Dubbo Regional Council