Shire of Waroona Australia Day celebrations

Published on Tuesday, 2 January 2024 at 3:29:05 PM

Residents within the Shire of Waroona are invited to ‘Reflect, Respect and Celebrate’ at Australia Day celebrations on Friday, 26 January 2024. This Australia Day, the community can choose from events in Waroona, Lake Clifton, and Preston Beach.

Waroona celebrations will kick off from 7.30am at the Waroona Memorial Hall. A cooked breakfast, thanks to the Waroona Lions Club, is available to purchase along with a coffee hit from The Big Coffee Van. There will be plenty of free family-friendly entertainment for the morning including Redz Zoo2U and some of their furry and not-so-furry friends, giant bubble entertainment, lawn games, and the beautiful vocal stylings of Cinty-Anne Dwyer.

The Just Cruizin Street Machiners will have their cars on display throughout the morning and will be joined by our local Fire and Emergency Services, St John Ambulance Waroona, and the Waroona Police for the street parade at 9am. The supper room in Memorial Hall will host an exhibition of art and craft by local artists and makers relating to our community’s life, flora, and fauna.

The official Australia Day Awards ceremony will begin at 9.30am with a Welcome to Country and Flag-Raising followed by the presentation of the Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Awards and the Shire of Waroona Meritorious Community Service Awards.

Residents in Lake Clifton are invited to attend the Flag-Raising at the Lake Clifton Community Hall at 8.00am, followed by breakfast at 8.30am. Organised by the Lake Clifton-Herron Residents Association, there will also be some family-friendly activities on offer.

The Preston Beach Progress Association are inviting Preston Beach residents to a barbeque lunch from 12.00pm at the Preston Beach Community Centre. Lunch will be provided free-of-charge to attendees.

Shire President Mike Walmsley said that the Shire will continue the tradition of reflecting on our journey as Australians by celebrating our enviable way of life and building the connections that foster inclusiveness and community strength.

“A special part of these events is highlighting the committed volunteers for their contribution. I sincerely encourage all our residents to attend any of the Australia Day celebrations across the Shire” Cr Walmsley said.

The three Australia Day events are supported by the Shire of Waroona and Alcoa of Australia. For more information, please visit

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