Australia Day in Griffith

Australia Day Colouring in Competition 2022

Griffith kids could win vouchers from Collins Booksellers by entering the annual colouring in competition.
Download your colouring in sheets below:
1-4 years
5-8 years
9-12 years
Return them to Griffith City Library by Wednesday, 19 January 2022.

Celebrate Australia Day at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum with a BBQ and outdoor Aussie movie night! 

"Backyard Ashes" is a story about one of the most famous Australian past times. Its a story that closely follows the bitter sporting rivalry between the Aussies and the Poms but places the action smack bang in the middle of suburban Australia, in the backyard of our lead character Dougie.
Backyard Ashes is an independent Australian feature film in pre-production, written by Wagga Wagga locals Peter Cox and Mark Grentell, with the aim of reaching an international audience of people who enjoyed classic Australian comedies like THE CASTLE, BODYLINE, THE NUGGET and CRACKERJACK. Tuesday 25 January 6.30pm, ticket inludes bbq dinner. Adults $15, Children under 12 $10, Family $30.
Click here to purchase your tickets.

Australia Day Awards 

The nominations for 2021 are:
Citizen of the Year: Jason Austin, Theo Bollen, Anna Colpo, Richard (Steve) Mortlock and Tristan Sergi
Young Citizen: Nayani Navaneethan
Community Project of the Year: Griffith Curry and Jam and Griffith Lockdown Fun Facebook Page
Environmental Citizen of the Year: Hampers of Hope
Young Sportsperson of the Year: Layla Codemo, Pearson Kasawaya Jnr, Taine Moraschi and Nicole Taylor
Sports Team of the Year: U12s Griffith Academy Football Club
Winners will be announced during Griffith’s Australia Day celebrations on January 26, 2022 at Griffith Regional Theatre from 10am. Free tickets can be booked via Eventbrite. 

Griffith's Australia Day Ambassador
Griffith City Council is excited to announce that Mark Warren will be Griffith's Australia Day Ambassador.
Mark Warren is synonymous to the media space, son of The Voice Ray ''Rabs'' Warren - Australia's greatest sports broadcaster, with total bias! Mark heads up Warren Media & Co., a versatile full-service media agency.

Numbers are limited. Tickets must be booked through Eventbrite. This event is free.
For further information about Griffith’s Australia Day Awards, please contact Council on 1300 176 077. 

Survival Day Event to acknowledge our Wiradjuri people 

Griffith’s first-ever Survival Day event will be held on 26 January 2022 (Australia Day) at the Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre.
Join Griffith City Council and Griffith Local Aboriginal Land Council for this all-inclusive family event being held to show respect for our First Nations Wiradjuri People.
The community is invited to enjoy free entry into the pool and a host of cultural activities including Didgeridoo playing and art for elders with Kerri Weymouth, as well as other fun arts and crafts. Anyone can participate in the Survival Day crafts. A free BBQ lunch will be available along with a DJ and photo booth.
This event will run from 11am to 5pm, with the official proceedngs at 1pm.
Free buses will be available for pick-ups and drop-offs (on rotation every hour) from 11am-5pm.  Commencing from Dave Taylor Park, Kubank Park (Parkinson Crescent) and Yawarra Park (Three Ways).
Come along and enjoy a fun day out.

Australia Day Awards Winners for 2020 (awarded January 2021):

Citizen of the Year
Robert Cappello
Community Project of the Year 
Yenda Skate Park
Sportsperson of the Year
Young Citizen of the Year 
Sam Robinson
Junior Citizen of the Year
Young Sportsperson of the Year
Ellie Matthews

Sports Team of the Year

Hanwood Football Club All Age Women's Team

Environmental Citizen of the Year
Hampers of Hope

Club Person of the Year
Local Hero (Mayors Award)
Michelle Bordignon

If you would like to view the previous Australia Day Winners, please click here

Useful Links

Australia Day Council
Australia Day Council of NSW
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Griffith City Council Websites