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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


Download our program of events

 2019 Laurieton Program Booklet1MB pdf(PDF, 1MB)

 2019 Port Macquarie Program Booklet1MB pdf(PDF, 1MB)

 2019 Wauchope Program Booklet1MB pdf(PDF, 1MB)

Australia Day Awards Ceremony

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

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
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year.

View our 2019 Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Awards winners here. 


This page was last updated on: 30 January 2019