Local Government Week

As part of Local Government Week 2023, Camden Council will hold the annual Mayor for a Day Public Speaking Competition. 

Each school in the Camden Local Government Area is invited to nominate a deserving Year 6 student to represent their school.

The students are asked to deliver a short three-minute speech about; Why they would like to be the Mayor of Camden and what they would do for the Local Government Area. 

This year, the speeches will be judged on a range of factors including:

  • Presentation of the speech;
  • Knowledge of Local Government;
  • Knowledge of Camden; and
  • Ideas they have to make our area a better place.

The competition will be held on Thursday 3 August at 10am at Camden Council’s Administration Office located at 70 Central Avenue, Oran Park.

The winner and runner up will be announced on the day of the competition, with the winner invited to wear the Mayoral Robe and Chains. 

To nominate a student please click here and complete the nomination form by Monday 31 July 2023. Each school is encouraged to invite the principal, the student’s teacher, parents, and family members to watch the competition take place. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Please note this event may be recorded through photography and videography. The local papers are also invited to attend and may wish to take photographs or interview the students. Please specify on the registration page if permission is given for the student to partake in these activities.

For any enquiries please contact Council's Civic Events Officer on 02 4654 5141 or rsvp@camden.nsw.gov.au.

Good luck to all involved!