Australia Day 2017 Morning Ceremony & BBQ Breakfast
26 January 2017
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8 - 10.30AM
Sir James Mitchell Park, Flag Pole
Coode Street, South Perth
Free ($5 for breakfast)
City of South Perth
Australia Day Morning Ceremony: 8 - 9.30am
Rotary BBQ Breakfast: 9.30 - 10.30am
Australia Day celebrations begin early with the City of South Perth's Morning Ceremony. The day commences with the Flag Raising Ceremony which includes the delivery of the Australian flag, a blessing, the formal unfurling and then the rising of the flag by the Australian Defence Forces.
The Citizenship Ceremony then commences after 8am where guests are welcomed with a traditional Welcome to Country before being inducted as new Australian citizens. Members of the public are also invited to join in and reaffirm their citizenship pledge together with the City's newest Australians.
The proceedings also include a presentation of the Australia Day WA Citizen of the Year Awards, acknowledging those individuals and organisations that make a notable contribution during the year, and/or those who have given outstanding service over a number of years. The Ted Maslen Award is also presented to the student resident who achieves the highest score of all year 12 students within the City of South Perth.
Great Aussie Breakfast
The Great Aussie Breakfast is set to sizzle after the Morning Ceremony with the Rotary Clubs of Como, Mill Point and South Perth-Burswood providing a bacon and egg roll, choice of fruit, plus tea, coffee, juice or water for the small cost of $5 which goes back into the local community. There will also be free entertainment. All residents are welcome to attend.
Access to Sir James Mitchell Park is via the King Edward Street road block - view parking map. Parking is available on the grounds with entry off Mill Point Road (opposite Forrest Street) from 7am. All cars must be removed by 10.30am.
Full details of the Australia day program are available on the Australia Day page.
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