Celebrate Australia Day – the Hawkesbury way!

With the start of 2021 underway, the community is gearing up for Australia Day, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 and the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Patrick Conolly is encouraging us to celebrate Australia Day the Hawkesbury way.

“Let’s stay local and celebrate with family and friends in a COVID-Safe way,” Mayor Conolly said.

“We’d love to see your photos on how you’re celebrating your Australia Day. You might have a backyard barbie or a splash in the local pool or even an afternoon bushwalk with friends,” he said.

You can tag ‘Hawkesbury City Council’ in your own Facebook post and Hawkesbury Events Instagram page and use the hashtag #ausdayhawkesburyway

The Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre has plenty of information on how you can discover the Hawkesbury, so if you’re looking ideas, visit or drop in at 328 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Richmond.

“As part of the celebrations, Council will provide free entry for our community to Richmond Swimming Centre and the Oasis Aquatic and Leisure Centre from midday to 4pm,” the Mayor said.

Council will also hold one hour Park Pop Ups with free ice cream and free Australia Day promotional giveaways at four of our local parks. See Council’s Facebook page for details about Park pop ups, with more details available on Australia Day.

You can even relax at home and watch Council’s Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on Council’s YouTube channel from 9am to 10am – something really important for the family and friends of people becoming new citizens in 2021, especially when numbers are limited for attending the ceremony in person, due to COVID-Safe requirements.

“You will also be able to hear our Australia Day Ambassador, Gary Dawson OAM talk about his experiences as a marathon golfer and his passionate support of Australian charities, having fundraised just over $18 million dollars for charities over the past 25 years,” Mayor Conolly said.

“The Hawkesbury winners of the 2021 Australia Day Awards, including the Young Citizen of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Sports Person of the Year, will also be announced on Council’s YouTube channel from 11am to midday and live streamed at a special ceremony.”

The YouTube channel link is

The ‘Australia Day on the Hawkesbury’ annual event unfortunately will not be proceeding this year due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings.

Connect with us

For more details and updates about Australia Day, visit Council’s website and Council’s Facebook page or Hawkesbury Events Instagram page

Richmond Swimming Centre

Oasis Aquatic and Leisure Centre

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