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Australia Day is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated across the Tweed on 26 January.

Australia Day is for all Australians, no matter where our personal stories began. Reflect on being Australian, celebrate contemporary Australia and recognise our history. For more on "What Australia Day is about" visit

Australia Day 2019

Australia Day Award Nominations

Nominations have now closed for the Australia Day awards. Thank you to everyone who nominated. Award winners will be announced on Australia Day, 26 January 2019.

Australia Day Main Event and Citizenship

Australia Day Recipients 2018 Australia Day Award Recipients

This event will start at 11am (DST) and feature a special address by the Tweed Shire Australia Day Co-Ambassadors, Samuel Smith and Anthea Warne (2017 Award recipients), and the presentation of the official 2018 Australia Day Awards by the Tweed Shire Councillors. Cr Katie Milne, Mayor will also conduct the official Citizenship Ceremony welcoming 40 new citizens to the Tweed at the main event in the Auditorium at Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre, Murwillumbah on Saturday 26 January. Read more about becoming an Australian citizen.

The Australia Day Awards to be presented on the day include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Achiever in Community Service
  • Arts and Cultural Achievement Award
  • Sporting Achievement
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
The official program concludes at approximately 12.45pm (DST).
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