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Apply now to host 2023 Australia Day festivities

Australia Day Railway Picnic
Mel Anderson (from left) Ross Christ, Janine Cutmore, Baz Cutmore and Katie McLucas were in a tropical mood at the Great Australian Bites Railway Picnic today.

Whether it's a barbecue cook-up by the beach, a picnic event in the park or any other type of fun festivity, community groups are invited to apply now to host Bundaberg Regional Council's official 2023 Australia Day celebrations.

Each year Council encourages not-for-profit organisations to take on the role of host, providing a unique opportunity to showcase a special event to a diverse range of residents and visitors.

The activity is subsidised by Council through financial and limited in-kind assistance with Event Staff sitting on the organising committee to assist with event planning and implementation.

Arts, Culture and Events Portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said Australia Day was a time to celebrate with family and friends but also a day of reflection and commemoration.

“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 hosting an official Australia Day event was a wonderful way to bring locals and visitors together to enjoy the Bundaberg Region.

“These events are always very well attended and much-loved by the community,” Cr Learmonth said.

“Whether its a massive meat-pie eating competition, snags at sunset, egg and spoon racing or more, there are plenty of ways we can celebrate our great Aussie spirit.”

For groups wishing to apply for the host position, expressions of interest will remain open until Friday 7 October.

A list of requirements, including suitable location for attendance numbers of more than 3,000 people, must be adhered to.

For more information or to apply click here.

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