George Town celebrating Australia Day

Commencing at 8.30am on Friday 26th January, the George Town Australia Day celebations will commence with the Civic Reception and Community Breakfast.

We invite the community to join with us as celebrate our great Nation, and give recognition to members of the community through the Australia Day Awards Presentations.

Awards will be presented to
•Citizen of the Year
•Young Citizen of the Year, and
•Event of the Year.

Special guest will be George Town's Australia Day Ambassador Jo Palmer.

At 11.00am, join us for the Australia Day Family Fun Day and Mini Olympics. in Regent Square.
This free community event will have something for everyone - join in the opening ceremony, compete in your age category for the opportunity of winning a medal for your nominated country you will be representing, or sit back and enjoy the music in Regent Square. Cash prizes, vouchers and movie tickets will also be up for grabs on the day - be a part of this great event.

Registration Forms for the Mini Olympics, can be completed on Council's website - of you may register on the day. Image for George Town celebrating Australia Day

Key Details


26 January


From 8:30AM


Regent Square
George Town
George Town Memorial Hall
75 Macquarie Street
George Town


Rhonda O'Sign

Event Website

Free Event

Australia Day Ambassador

Jo Palmer
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Jo Palmer presents the one hour program “Southern Cross Nightly News" in Tasmania. She is a former Miss Tasmania and in 1993 was awarded Miss Australia, the first Tasmanian woman to win the prestigious title since 1927. In 1993 Jo was awarded "Tasmanian of the Year" for her charity work in particular her work with people with disabilities. She is a prominent speaker at numerous Tasmanian charity and community events and is the Ambassador for a number of organisations including Tasmanian Clown Doctors, Care Australia “Walk in her Shoes” and National Reading Ambassador and has also been involved as an intrastate Ambassador for Tourism Tasmania. Jo is also the Ambassador and face of “Give Me Five for Kids”, the major fundraising arm of Southern Cross TV which has contributed over one million dollar to the children’s wards of Tasmanian public hospitals over the past six years. She has recently also accepted an Ambassadorial role with the City Mission, working with children who have experienced trauma through “Inside Out for Kids”.

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