Northern Rivers Australia Day celebrations

Get up early and wave the flag at the Brunswick Heads Breakfast in the Park Australia Day event.
Get up early and wave the flag at the Brunswick Heads Breakfast in the Park Australia Day event.
RENOWNED Australian author and Far North Coast resident Robert Drewe will be the main speaker at this year’s Australia Day celebrations at Mullumbimby on Monday.

The official ceremony will be held at the Brunswick Valley Historical Society Museum starting at 11.30 am and will include community awards and a citizenship ceremony.

Mullumbimby Scouts will start proceedings by raising the Australian flag, followed by the singing of the national anthem led by Tracey Devine.

President of the Brunswick Valley Historical Society, Ian Fox, and Byron Mayor Cr Jan Barham will give welcoming addresses followed by the Australia Day address by Robert Drewe.

As usual, there will be breakfast-in-the-park gatherings at Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay starting at 7.30 am at Brunswick Heads and 8 am at Byron Bay at the surf club.

The Combined Services Clubs of the Brunswick Valley are once again staging the Brunswick Heads breakfast which will be served from 7.30 am to 9 am in Banner Park at a cost of $3.

A free bus, courtesy of Brunswick Valley Coaches, will leave the Mullumbimby Newsagents at 7.30 am, returning at 10 am.

At Bangalow, there will be a family fun day starting with breakfast at 8 am at the Moller Pavilion at the Bangalow Showground.

There will be a fun afternoon at Gaggin Park, Suffolk Park, starting at 2 pm which will include a free sausage sizzle, celebration cake and entertainment for the kids.

The day will conclude with an Aussie Tea put on by the Ocean Shores Community Association at New Brighton Oval starting at 5.30 pm and which includes a sausage sizzle, mullet throwing competition, sing-along and games for the kids.

Surfing coach, Steve Foreman, will be guest speaker at New Brighton.

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