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Australia Day

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Justin Herald - Australia Day Ambassador

Australia Day is a day for all Australians, no matter where our personal stories began. It’s the day to celebrate our diversity and the values that we share as the Australian community. In collaboration with local community groups, we celebrate Australia Day, 26 January, in Camden Haven, Wauchope and Port Macquarie with citizenship ceremonies and activities for all to enjoy. 

In 2020, our Australia Day Ambassador for the Port Macquarie-Hastings region was Mr Justin Herald. At the age of 25, Justin set about changing the course of his life, and in 2005 was named 'International Entrepreneur of the Year'. His clothing brand Attitude Inc is an international success and he is now the Managing Director of Customer Culture, one of Australia's leading customer service and customer engagement training companies. Read more about Justin Herald's accomplishments at justinherald.com.

Congratulations to our 2020 PMH Australia Day Award recipients

Each year, our region celebrates our local heroes through the Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Awards.

The 2020 Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Awards will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Young Citizen of the Year - Brittany Daly
  • Citizen of the Year - Luke Anderson
  • Senior Citizen of the Year - Kenny Little 
  • Community Group of the Year - Wauchope Rotary Club
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year - Dianne Davison

View our 2020 Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Awards winners here. 

Nominations for the 2021 PMH Australia Day Awards will open in September this year. 

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This page was last updated on: 19 February 2020