Australia Day

Australia Day celebrations will be held in Camden on Friday 26 January 2024.


Camden Council will mark Australia Day on Friday 26 January 2024 with pre-parade roving entertainment and the ever so popular Macarthur Lions Street Parade in Camden.


8.30am - 9am

Thanksgiving Prayer

Camden Civic Centre

9 – 11am

Pre-Parade roaming entertainment

 Argyle Street, Camden


Free Australian hand wave flags



Free Australian themed temporary tattoos


10 – 11am

Macarthur Lions street parade

Argyle Street, Camden

11.15am - 12:30pm

Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony (Invite Only) 

Camden Civic Centre

Macarthur Lions Street Parade

If you would like to participate in the Macarthur Lions Street Parade, contact Ted Gillroy at to register your details.

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Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2024 Australia Day Awards have now closed. Winners of the Australia Day Awards will be announced at the Australia Day Awards Ceremony on Friday 26 January 2024. 

For more information, please contact 

Parking and Traffic

Parking restrictions, clearways and road closures will be in place from 7am on Friday 26 January.




Full closures









  • Argyle Street between Mitchell Street and John Street
  • John Street between Argyle Street and Mitchell Street
  • Onslow Oval Access Road (off Mitchell Street)
    between Cawdor Road and Oxley Street

Soft closures (local access only)



  • Mitchell Street between Onslow Oval and John Street
  • Oxley Street between Mitchell Street and Argyle Street
  • Cawdor Road between Barsden Street and the Onslow Oval Access Road
  • John Street between Broughton Street and Argyle Street



  • Camden Valley Way at Macarthur Road
  • Camden Bypass at the Old Hume Highway

Roads re-open


ALL locations

Times are approximate.

Roads will open when deemed safe to do so.

Download the road closure and parking map here

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Wet Weather 

In the event of inclement weather, updates will be posted on Council's Facebook page.

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Photo Release and Release Statement 

By entering the event space you understand and give permission for Camden Council to stream, capture and/or record as well as use, reproduce and publish any photographs or other forms of media taken of yourself/your child during this event/activity.

You understand and accept this media may be shared on social media for present and future promotion of Council events/initiatives.

You understand and agree that Camden Council cannot be held responsible for any external media or social media outlets reproducing the photographs/footage captured by Camden Council.