Australia Day 2021 ONLINE
Stay tuned for updates on Australia Day 2022.
Australia Day 2021 was celebrated online in 2021. See below the program of events.
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
George Tonna was 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.
Thank you George!
Australia Day Award Winners Announced!
Camden Australia Day Award Winners were announced on Camden Council's Facebook page, on Australia Day. Congratulations to everyone!
View the winners and their stories on the Australia Day Civic Award Winners page.
A range of online activities were 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. Watch it on Camden Councils Facebook page.
- 12pm: Australia Day Award Winners Announced
- 1pm: Cork Hat Making Workshop by Fly by Fun
- 2pm: Australiana Music Performance by Ric Bailey
Everyone also had the opportunity to participate in the #camdensausday Flags Out where they could share their Australia Flags on letterboxes, cars or window displays.