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Australia Day

Little Kid and Aussie Flags on Beach
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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. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is presenting a number of activities and celebrations across the region this Australia Day in Port Macquarie, Wauchope and the Camden Haven.

(Showground - 8am - 2pm)
Port Macquarie
(Town Green - 8am - 5pm)
Camden Haven
(North Brother Mountain - from 7.30am)
  • Aussie breakfast available
  • FREE waterslides, jumping castle and bungee run
  • Farmers Market and food stalls
  • Guessing competitions
  • Sing Australia sing along
  • Large vintage car and steam machinery display
  • Australia Day Ceremony from 11.00am including Citizenship Ceremony


  •  Collectibles Showcase2MB pdf(PDF, 2MB)
  • Market & food stalls
  • Giant Slide and Jumping Castle
  • Kids games with prizes
  • Hastings Municipal Town Band
  • Entertainment by Khristina Joy & Z Chords, Day Trippers & Blue Hype Big Band
  • Various  aquatics activities683KB pdf(PDF, 683KB) on the Hastings River
  • Official Australia Day Ceremony to commence from 3.00pm. Announcement of PMHC Australia Day Award recipients and Citizenship Ceremony
  • Shuttle buses available from the Busways Depot Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive
  • Aussie breakfast available for purchase from 7:30am
  • Australiana salute by Camden Haven Concert Band
  • Australia Day Ceremony from 8.00am


Australia Day Awards Ceremony

Each year, our region celebrates our local hero's through the PMHC Australia Day Awards.

Nominations for the 2019 Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Awards will be awarded in the following categories:

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

The announcement of the award recipients will take place as part of the official Port Macquarie event program commencing at 3:00pm on the Town Green. Members of the public are encouraged to provide their support for the nominees and bring with them a picnic rug or chairs.

This page was last updated on: 14 January 2019