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Australia Day


Orange City Council and a Community Committee organises a community celebration each year to mark Australia Day.

2017 ProgramSingle click to download  Australia Day 2017 program

The community celebration will be held in the historic Cook Park (The park is bounded by Summer, Clinton, Kite and Sampson Streets)

You can download a printable version of the Australia Day Program 2017 (2 MB) here.

7.30 am to 9.30 am ~ Community Breakfast
Eggs, sausages, damper roll, juice, tea/coffee and apples $8.00 per person ~ Orange Canobolas Lions Club Catering Van, Rotary Club of Orange, Quota and CWA

7.30 am Music and announcements on day’s activities

8.00 am Presentation of CWD Colouring in Competition prizes. Proudly brought to you by the Central Western Daily and Kim Brown Amusements. Apple Rolling Competition commences. Gold Seekers Orienteering Maze

8.15 am Presentation of Student Art Competition prizes.Proudly brought to you by the Central Western Daily

8.30 am Performance by Canobolas Highland Pipe Band

9.00 am Performance by Orange Male Voice Choir

9.15 amOfficial Ceremony
Cr Reg Kidd, MC
Welcome to Country and Didgeridoo Performance
Flag Raising Ceremony conducted by 2nd Orange Scouts
Australian National Anthem - Orange Male Voice Choir

Australian Flag Detail9.30 am
Welcome to Australia Day 2017
Mayor of Orange, Councillor John Davis OAM
Chair of Australia Day Committee, Lisa Cobb
Welcome to Australia Day Ambassador
Introduction and presentation of commemorative pin by Cr Russell Turner
Official address by Australia Day Ambassador ~ Jason Belmonte – World Champion Ten-Pin Bowler

10.00 am Citizenship Ceremony
Conducted by Mayor of Orange, Cr John Davis OAM. Assisted by Orange Zonta Club Representative, Zelma Bone

10.30 am Australia Day Awards Presentation
Mayor of Orange - Cr John Davis OAM, Cr Reg Kidd,
Cr Russell Turner, Chair of Australia Day Committee -
Lisa Cobb and Ambassador - Jason Belmonte

  • Community Event of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year

11.30 am Colour City Dance Works Introduced by Suzanne Duffy
12.00 noon Australia Day Raffle Drawn by Australia Day Ambassador - Jason Belmonte
City of Orange Brass Band

12.15 pm Presentation of prizes for Painting in the Park ~ Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak
2.00 pm Closing remarks

Australia Day Awards

Community Citizenship awards are presented each year to reccognise the efforts and commitments of local residents.

The awards are presented in a number of categories.

Nominations are invited from any resident who wishes to raise a name for consideration.

PDF Icon  The Australian Day Awards 2017 Nomination Form  can be downloaded here.

The Australia Day 2017 Art Competition Entry Form can be downloaded here.

The deadline has been extended to allow people on annual holidays to ehnter nominations.

DEADLINE : The deadline for award nominations is Monday 9 Janaury 2017.