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2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Ceremony

Friday, 26 January 2024

Time: 9am


Whether you’re a long-time local, new to the shire, or visiting our patch of paradise, everyone is welcome to join us for this year’s Ballina Shire Australia Day Ceremony at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Friday 26 January 2024, from 9am.

The ceremony will start with a Welcome to Country by Bundjalung elder Aunty Julia Paden, followed by a special citizenship ceremony welcoming 18 new Australian citizens from the USA, Bolivia, UK, Italy, Thailand, Denmark, Brazil, Philippines, and Vietnam. This year’s ceremony is particularly special as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Australian citizenship.

The event will also feature the much-anticipated Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards. These awards recognise the outstanding achievements of community members and groups. The 2024 Ballina Shire Citizen of the Year will be chosen from all nominees across all categories.

Attendees will be treated to special performances by talented members of the Ballina Players and the Lennox Beach Line Dancers following their international success at the World Dance Masters in Blackpool, UK. The event will be hosted by Sandra Jackson, a well-known and popular announcer on 101.9 Paradise FM.

The Lennox Head Lions Club will also be hosting a BBQ and music in Ross Park, Lennox Head on Australia Day. So don’t forget to pack your picnic blanket and cossies!

Let’s honour our local heroes, provide a warm welcome to our new citizens, and recognise all that is good about living in Ballina Shire.

More information HERE



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