Australia Day 2021 ONLINE
Australia Day 2021 will be celebrated the Camden way once again, but to remain COVIDSafe Council has put together a program of Aussie Day activities online!
Story of Australia - Reflect, Respect and Celebrate
We reflect on our nation’s past which began more than 65,000 years ago and the impact of European settlement on the First Australians. Our national day is a time, above all, for inclusion and respect. It enables us to pause, listen and gain a greater understanding of Australia’s First Peoples, Aboriginal culture and heritage and continue to work
We respect the contributions of all Australians, and we celebrate our achievements by coming together and connecting with family, friends and community.
Australia Day is also an opportunity to celebrate our cultural diversity and rich migrant heritage which is very much part of our unique Australian identity. This diversity shines on Australia Day and is celebrated and respected in myriad ways in NSW and across the nation.
Australia Day 2021 Ambassador
We are delighted to announce George Tonna is our Australia Day Ambassador for 2021!
Co-founder of Heroes with Ability, George says he is ‘lucky’ to a have disability – ‘because it’s made me who I am today’. He’s used his own experience of cerebral palsy as a catalyst for positive action – creating opportunities for others living with disability.
A father of three and South Sydney Rabbitohs fanatic, George represented Australia as Vice-Captain in soccer at the 2000 Paralympic Games. Then in 2010, he formed the NSW Physical Disability Rugby League Association (NSW PDRLA), giving players with disability a chance to experience the exhilaration of playing football and celebrate their sporting ability.
The NSW PDRLA now has five clubs across Sydney, made up of players with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, vision and hearing impairments, and amputees.
The Australia Day Award Nominations for 2021 are now closed.
Winners of the Camden Australia Day Awards will be posted on Camden Council's Facebook page at 12pm on Tuesday 26 January 2021 (Australia Day). Keep an eye out for our winners!
A range of online activities have been put together for the community to enjoy on Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January 2021.
- 9am: Australia Day Colouring in Sheets for you to download
- 10am: Australia Day Ambassador Message by George Tonna
- 11am: A Look at the Macarthur Lions Street Parade Throughout the Years.
- 12pm: Australia Day Award Winners Announced
- 1pm: Cork Hat Making Workshop by Fly by Fun
- 2pm: Australiana Music Performance by Ric Bailey
Don't forget #camdenausday Flags Out - Share with us your Australian Flags on your letterboxes, cars or window displays and upload the photo to your socials using the hashtag #camdenausday!
The Christian Community in Camden a streaming a Ecumenical Thanksgiving Presentation for Australia Day. Follow the link here to watch.