Charters Towers Celebrates Newest Residents on Australia Day


Nothing quite says Australia Day like a cold beer, sausage sizzle and aiming for middle stump. But, it’s also a day for awarding remarkable Australians and this year council says they’ve received quite a few nominations.

“We’ve had 19 nominations all up, so we will have quite a few recipients there on the day and of course results will be secret there until that time

“Nominations will come from categories such as, Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year, Sportsperson, Young Sports Person, Sports Administrator, Cultural Person and Young Cultural Person,” says Mayor Frank Beveridge.

The celebrations will be held on Monday, 26 January at Centenary Park starting at 9am.

Australia’s newest citizens will take centre stage in Charters Towers when Council joins other communities around the nation to celebrate Australia Day and Australian citizenship.

Three people from India and Nepal will become Australian citizens at a special citizenship ceremony at Centenary Park.

The Australia Day Awards and citizenship ceremony will start at 10.30am and will include performances by the Choristers and the Excelsior Band.

The celebrations will include local markets, live entertainment, damper competition and free children’s activities from 9am-12pm, with a free barbeque sausage sizzle from 11.30am.

Charters Towers Regional Council is also announced Woolworths Australia Day Ambassadors Scott Stidston OAM, Disability and Inclusive Community Advocate and Jean Madden, managing director of Street Swags Ltd, will be assisting with its Australia Day presentations.