Celebrate Australia Day in Charters Towers


Charters Towers can expect an Australia Day filled with live country music tomorrow, with headline acts from Tony Cook and the Excelsior band.

As well as a day of swinging hits, hundreds will be gathering for the citizenship ceremony in the morning, welcoming six brand new Australians to the area.

Mayor Frank Beveridge says he is especially looking forward to welcoming the ambassador to Charters Towers, Dr Ross McGregor.

“Hundreds come out to Australia Day in Charters, it’s a great day and it’ll be great to welcome Ipswich paediatrician Dr McGregor to welcome our new citizens,” Mr Beveridge explained.

“I’ll be there the whole day and am looking forward to another year of a huge turn out!”

Mr Beveridge explained that although it has been a scorching lead up to the national holiday, it is forecasted to rain tomorrow.

However, he isn’t worried for the downpour and says all events will continue on as per usual.

“It has been said to pour down tomorrow but we do have a backup plan for everyone to still enjoy the Australia Day events undercover. The music won’t stop!” Mr Beveridge says.

“We have a number of nominations for the various Australia Day awards tomorrow so I encourage everyone to bring the families and come enjoy the day.”