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Australia Day


Australia Day is on 26 January and commemorates the landing of the first fleet onto Australian shores. It is an opportunity for Australians to come together to celebrate their country and culture.

Each year, our region celebrates our local heros through the PMHC Australia Day Awards.

Nominations for the 2017 Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Awards are now open in four categories:

  • Young Citizen of the Year (16 - 30 years),
  • Citizen of the Year (31 - 65 years),
  • Senior Citizen of the Year (65 years +) and
  • Community Group of the Year.

Nominations will close 5pm Thursday 1 December and can be made online at

Award recipients will be announced at the 2017 Port Macquarie- Hastings Australia Day Award Presentation which will be held at the Glasshouse on the evening of Wednesday 25 January 2017.

This page was last updated on: 25 November 2016

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