Australia Day Celebrations at Nelson Bay

Harrison and Oliver Biscan ready for the Moonshadow -TQC Australia Day kids free cruise.
Harrison and Oliver Biscan ready for the Moonshadow -TQC Australia Day kids free cruise.


AUSTRALIA Day is a community event that celebrates our great Nation.

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At Tomaree, it kicks off with the parade from Laman Street to Rotary Park at Fly Point with unique vehicles, and community groups in a colourful display.

Then hear the Hunter School of Performing Arts Marching Band which will be followed by The Years on the main stage.

There will also be performances by the Ultimate Dance Studio dancers from Tanilba Bay.

Just before midday there will be the raIsing of the flag and the Australian National Anthem.

At One O’Clock respect will be paid to the Worimi Nation with a Welcome to Country.

Followed by the presentations of the Port Stephens Australia Day Awards and an address by Katherine Rimmer Port Stephens’ Australia Day Ambassador and a citizenship ceremony.

Then it’s back to entertainment from The Years and the Robyn Yvette School of Dance will present the Grand Finale.
Mel Turner of Moonshadow TQC told News Of The Area, “Local kids can cruise on their vessels free during the 10.30am sailpast and enjoy the boom nets for conditions and details contact Moonshadow TQC.”

Families can also enjoy the food court, and free pony rides and jumping castles for the kids.

There will be alpaca and sheep shearing demonstrations a vintage and classic car display, market stalls as well as an RAAF Flypast.

There will also be magic shows and workshops, reptile shows and more.

Port Stephens Councillor and Liberal Candidate for Port Stephens Jamie Abbott told News Of The Area, “I’ll be celebrating my first Australia Day with my newborn baby Harvey in Nelson Bay.

“With our new family it’s going to be a special Australia Day this year and we plan to do a bbq and hang by the beach,” she said.

Doug Cross of the Nelson Bay Australia Day Committee, said, “ Australia Day is a day to celebrate all of the great things about living in the multi-cultural society that Australia is, and all the great things that we have in our country.”

The Australia Day celebrations at Nelson Bay is a family day with no alcohol, all activities geared up for young families.

Next week News Of The Area will bring you the info regarding Australia Day celebrations at Raymond Terrace.



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