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Ballina Shire Australia Day Celebrations

Tuesday 26 January 2016 09:00am - 11:00am

Max WalkerAustralia Day is fast approaching and Ballina Shire Council is proud to announce that the guest speaker for this year’s official ceremony will be sportsman, commentator and businessman, Max Walker.

Come join the shire celebrations this Australia Day and meet our ambassador Max Walker.

Max Walker is well educated, well-travelled, a wonderful story teller and a successful businessman. One of Australia's favourite sons of sport, Max Walker was one of a select group of sportsmen who played both Senior VFL/AFL Football and Test Cricket. He played 94 senior games with the Melbourne Football Club and 13 years of first class cricket with Victoria and Australia. He was a significant part of our television landscape as host of the Nine Network's "Wide World of Sports”.

Max played Test Cricket in a golden era where he proudly pulled on the baggy green cap for Australia to tour New Zealand, England and The West Indies, playing through 34 test matches.


Max practised architecture for 10 years and is a Founding Director of digital engagement business bHive Group. Much of his time these days is spent as a Certified Speaking Professional, inspiring audiences with his corporate keynotes and as a Master of Ceremonies. He is the author of 14 books.


The Australia Day ceremony will commence at 9am inside the Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre. Max Walker will be providing a special address as part of the ceremony as well as assisting with the Australia Day Awards and the citizenship ceremony.


Council will be providing a free bus service for this event, departing:

  • Alstonville Main Street at 7.30am for transfer to Lennox Head Community Centrewith pickups at
  • West Tower Shopping Centre (Kalinga St) 7.45am then Ballina Visitor Centre 8.00am
  • Angels Beach Drive Ballina 8.05am.

The bus will depart depart Lennox Head Community Centre at 11.30am for return transfers 

  • Angels Beach Drive Ballina 11:40am
  • Ballina Visitor Centre 11:45am
  • West Tower Shopping Centre (Kalinga St) 12 noon
  • Alstonville Main Street 12:15pm). 

There are 55 seats available on the low floor, wheel chair accessible bus. Bookings for this service are essential. Please contact the Ballina Visitor Information Centre on free call 1800 777 666 to book a seat on the bus.

All members of the community are invited to attend the official proceedings.

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Location : Lennox Head Cultural & Community Centre
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