Australia Day Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony

Australia Day Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony

Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Location: Council Lawns, Todd Street
Time: 7:30 am start

Australia Day is always a special day for Australians and with this year’s events also marking the 70th year of Australian citizenship, there has never been a better time to celebrate the spirit and diversity of our country.

Alice Springs will welcome new citizens on Saturday, 26 January 2019 at a Citizenship Ceremony to be administered by His Worship the Mayor Mr Damien Ryan, in conjunction with the Australia Day Flag Raising & Citizenship Ceremony.

This year’s Australia Day citizenship ceremony will see a diverse range of people from various countries such as India, Sweden, Mauritius, Zambia, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom, Estonia, England, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Switzerland, Fiji, China, Taiwan, Uganda, South Africa and Germany make their pledge to becoming an Australian citizen.

Celebrations for Australia Day include:

• Smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country at 7:00am
• Flag raising ceremony commencing at 7:30am
• Citizenship and Affirmation ceremonies
• Presentation of the 2019 Australia Day Ambassador for Alice Springs, Mr David Taylor (2016 NT Australian of the Year Awards – Local Hero recipient, operator of St Vincent de Paul Society’s Knockabout Chefs Program)
• Presentation of the Australia Day Awards - Centralian Citizen of the Year, Centralian Young Citizen of the Year, Centralian Senior Citizen of the Year,
Volunteer of the Year, and Community Event of the Year,
• Presentation of winners of the 'Australia Day' 3.5km Family Fun Run/Walk - hosted by the Alice Springs Running and
Walking Club, the 3.5km run/walk starts and finishes at the Todd Mall (southern entrance)
• Cutting of the Australia Day cake - people born on the 26th of January are invited to come along and cut the cake

There will be FREE community sausage sizzle on the day.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 07:30
Town Council
Event Contact Details 
ASTC Citizenship Coordinator 89500500
Event Location 
Alice Springs Town Council Lawns