Federation Council’s Australia Day Awards in Mulwala


Come along and celebrate Australia Day at the Federation Council’s Day Awards Ceremony at ClubMulwala on Thursday 26th January.

Start the day by grabbing a coffee and a complimentary breakfast from 8 am before the event kicks off at 10 am.

The official ceremony will begin with a Welcome to Country. A reminder that Australia’s First Nations people are the foundation of Australia’s story and caretakers of the land in which the event is held.

Listen to the 2023 Australia Day Ambassador, Ms, Ange Clarke, Founder of Where there’s a Will Ltd, an advocate and champion for inclusive communities for 25 years.

Followed by the announcement of the Federation Council Citizen of the Year Award, Young Citizen of the Year Award, Community Group the Year Award, and recognition of the Federation Council Local Achiever recipients.

Join us as we acknowledge our youngest residents whose school has specially nominated them for their sporting, community, and academic achievements under the Student Achiever Awards.

Welcome our new Australians who today become citizens, before joining together for the singing of the national anthem lead by local singers, Judy McNamara and Penny Reeves.

“Australia Day is a day to reflect, respect and celebrate the Australian spirit and the best of this country. Our mateship, our sense of community and our resilience when things get hard,” said Mayor, Pat Bourke. “While Australia Day means different things to different people, it is a day that welcomes everyone to reflect on their Australian experience – their past, present and future.”

Nominees for Federation Council’s Community Group of the Year Award

  • Friday Night @ the Station (Corowa)
  • Urana Progress Association (Urana)

Nominee for Federation Council’s Young Citizen of the Year Award and Local Achiever Award

  • Chantelle Gorman (Savernake)

Nominees for Federation Council’s Citizen of the Year Award and Local Achiever Award

  • Bethany Robinson (Mulwala)
  • Janeen (Jan) McKenna (Corowa)
  • Julie Bartlett (Balldale)
  • Leeanne Dalitz (Oaklands)

The complimentary breakfast will be served from 8 am to 9:45 am in the Endeavour Room at ClubMulwala. Residents of the Federation Council are welcome to attend.

Federation Council’s 2023 Australia Day Awards and Ceremony was assisted by the National Australia Day Council.

Reflect, respect and celebrate Australia Day.

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