New citizens to join in Australia Day events

Wagga Wagga will welcome 41 new Australian citizens from 17 different countries at a community ceremony at Wagga Beach on Sunday.

The Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony is one of the main events at the beach precinct on 26 January with a large crowd expected for the activities.

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said the Australia Day ceremony is always a favourite on the city’s calendar.

“What better day to show your allegiance as an Australian citizen, than on Australia Day itself,” Cr Conkey said.

“Our city is diverse and inclusive, and we welcome all new citizens to Wagga Wagga. It’s a fantastic event to enjoy with family and friends.”

The new citizens have arrived in Wagga from Afghanistan, Britain, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Denmark, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sudan and the United States of America.

Fun activities and entertainment will be available for the whole family to enjoy on Australia Day morning.

Triple M Radio will broadcast live from 6am-9.30am. A free community breakfast will be served from 7am, with the citizenship ceremony taking place from 9am.

Wagga’s Australia Day Ambassador, beach expert Brad Farmer AM, will be back at Wagga Beach to join in the celebrations.

Mr Farmer put Wagga Wagga on the world stage in December last year when he named the city’s beach at Number 9 on his top 20 list of Australian beaches for 2020.

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