Australia Day

Australia Day

Australia Day 2022 is a day to reflect, respect and celebrate the Australian spirit and the best of this vast country; our mateship, our sense of community, our resilience, and looking to the future with optimism and hope.

Events will be held in both Dubbo and Wellington, for more information on each event or to download the event program when it is available, expand the sections below.

The Dubbo Region's Australia Day Celebrations are assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

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DUBBO EVENT

The Dubbo event will be held from 7.30am to 1pm in Victoria Park, Darling Street.

Celebrations commence at 7.30am with a free BBQ Breakfast provided by the Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie, with the Official Ceremony commencing at 8.30am.

Join the Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council and Dubbo’s Australia Day Ambassador, Lyndey Milan for the annual Citizen of the Year Awards. The Awards promote and recognise outstanding examples of citizenship and achievement during 2021.

The National Anthem will be performed by Charlotte Jones (Dubbo Christian School).

Children’s Activities: Pooka, face painting and Circus West performers.

Exhibitions: Filipino Dancers, Kumiai-Ryu Martial Arts, Ignite Gymnastics, Oriscon, Focus Academy Gymnastics, Royal Flying Doctor Base and Dubbo Classic Cars and Coffee.

Stage performances: Macquarie Conservatorium Big Band, Sarah Hall, Amelia Sanders, Kelly Ellen, Cape Byron Celtic Dance and Johnny Wood.

Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre, Wellington Aquatic Leisure Centre and Geurie Pool will be free for the public to enter between 10am and 12pm.

Details may be subject to change. Download a copy of the program here Australia Day 2022 Dubbo Program (PDF 2.4MB)

WELLINGTON EVENT

The Wellington event will be held from 7.30am to 1pm in Cameron Park, Nanima Crescent.

Join the Rotary Club of Wellington for a free breakfast at 7.30am.

At 8.30am witness the Deputy Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council and Wellington’s Australia Day Ambassador Corey Tutt, recognise Wellington’s shining examples of citizenship including Citizen of the Year.

The National Anthem will be performed by Sophie Anderson accompanied by Wellington Town Band.

Children's Activities: Jumping castles and Australia Day games.

Stage performers: Duncan Ferguson, Sophie Anderson, Mick Austin, and the trio of Tracey Charman, Deb Goninan and Petra Mellor.

Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre, Wellington Aquatic Leisure Centre and Geurie Pool will be free for the public to enter between 10am and 12pm.

Details may be subject to change. Download a copy of the program here Australia Day 2022 Wellington Program (PDF 2.4MB)

AMBASSADORS

Ambassadors have been announced for both Dubbo and Wellington.

DUBBO - MS LYNDEY MILAN OAM

Lyndey Milan OAM, a familiar face on television and in print, has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think about food and wine for over 30 years via her own nine best-selling cookbooks, nine TV series and influence as former Food Director of the iconic Australian Women’s Weekly.  She is an award-winning multi-media presenter, MC, speaker, food & wine teacher, consultant, debater, judge and regional Australian specialist who makes numerous TV & culinary appearances. She has an ability to connect with all audiences.

WELLINGTON - MR COREY TUTT

Corey Tutt is a proud Kamilaroi man and Young Australian of the Year for NSW 2020. He is the CEO and founder of the charity DeadlyScience, which provides science resources, mentoring and training to over 110 remote and regional schools across Australia with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. When Corey found out there was a remote school with only 15 books in the whole library (and five were dictionaries!) he set out to make change. To date, DeadlyScience has provided over 15,000 culturally appropriate books focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as telescopes, microscopes and other equipment to spark student interest. Schools involved with DeadlyScience have reported a 25% increase in engagement in STEM and increased attendance. As a board member of Science Technology Australia, Corey is contributing to the development of their first Reconciliation Action Plan to further encourage participation and inclusion of First Nations peoples in STEM. Corey’s passion for Indigenous education has also been recognised through various awards including the CSIRO Indigenous STEM Champion 2019; AMP Tomorrow Maker 2019 and ABC Trailblazer 2019, 2020 Eureka prize finalist.

Last Edited: 21 Jan 2022

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