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Opportunity to host 2022 Australia Day celebrations

Community picnic Australia Day
Koby, Rylan and Oakley enjoyed their Australia Day afternoon with their mum Denieka Stevens at the community picnic at Bargara last year.

It's almost time to get out the thongs and budgie smugglers and serve up some lamingtons as plans for Australia Day celebrations get underway.

Bundaberg Regional Council is reminding local groups who wish to host next year's community event that Expressions of Interest close soon.

The chance to hold the major celebration will provide the host group with a unique opportunity to showcase their local community to a diverse range of residents and visitors.

Bundaberg Regional Councils' Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said Australia Day celebrations were always a huge hit with families and provided the region with a wonderful day out to enjoy everything great about the nation.

“This is a time where we see families and friends get together to enjoy all things Aussie and each other's company,” he said. 

“It's also a time to reflect on our past and look forward to a brighter future.”

Cr Learmonth said Council offered community groups the opportunity to host the official celebrations each year with plenty of assistance made available.

“This activity will be subsidised through financial and in-kind assistance with Council’s event staff sitting on the organising committee to assist with event planning,” he said.

“The process is designed to support community focused groups that have the passion and drive to plan, organise, and implement the event, in partnership with Bundaberg Regional Council.”

Community picnic Australia Day
Tracey, Gabriel and Ally McPhee along with Helen Timbs enjoyed the picnic hamper at the Great Australian Bites Railway Picnic.

Cr Learmonth said in order to host the community event, applicants were encouraged to develop innovative and imaginative celebratory activities around the general Australia Day concept.

“From barbecues to beaches, meat pies, lamingtons and even a good game of cricket or two, there are so many iconic Australian things that can be featured to make this celebration a great day out for everyone,” he said.

To register your interest to host Australia Day celebrations click here.

Applications close on 1 October.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Events team on 1300 883 699 or events.admin@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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