Australia Day is a special time of the year for local residents to celebrate what makes the region a great place to live and visit.
Federation Council is interested in working with a community group, organisation or business that is passionate and already doing wonderful things to enrich the community, to help coordinate the official Australia Day Ceremony.
The event will be held on Friday 26th January 2024 at a township within the Federation region, excluding Corowa, Urana, Howlong and Urana. These towns are on the regular schedule, and Council is keen to see if there are other towns interested in hosting this great event.
Council will coordinate the formalities of the event, including the welcome address, Welcome to Country, citizenship ceremonies, award presentations, ambassador guest speaker, flag raising ceremony and the singing of the National Anthem.
The successful community group, organisation or business will work with Council to organise the event on the day, with contributions to theming, set up and additional activities.
The organisers will have the support of Council staff to deliver an event that is family friendly, inclusive and provides an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the occasion. A percentage of the total Australia Day budget will be given to the community group to cover costs relating to the Australia Day Event.
Interested community groups are asked to complete the Expression of Interest form available from councils website.
EOI Submissions are being invited until 5pm, Friday 28th April 2023. Submissions are to be made in writing and addressed to Federation Council’s Community Projects and Events Officer.
Subject Line – Australia Day Event 2024 EOI