Join us as we celebrate with the nation on 26 January 2017.
The Shire of East Pilbara will be hosting events at Newman, Marble Bar and Nullagine. The events will include Citizenship Ceremonies, Premier's Citizenship Awards, family fun pool parties and fireworks.
Full event details will be added to this page as they become available so stay tuned....
2017 Australia Day Celebrations
2017 Australia Day Ambassador - Dr Robert Isaacs
January 26, Australia Day provides an opportunity for all Australians to reflect and celebrate their Australian citizenship as part of a special day of national celebration and pride. Australia Day is marked by special events across the East Pilbara including special citizenship and affirmation ceremonies.
Australian Citizenship ceremonies are held at the Shire for residents who wish to become Australian citizens. Citizenship ceremonies have an important symbolic role because they formally welcome new citizens from many cultures into the Australian family.
The ceremony is a formal part of the citizenship process with a person becoming an Australian citizen on the date he or she attends the citizenship ceremony and makes the Pledge of Commitment to Australia.
The Shire of East Pilbara places high importance on Australian citizenship and hosts ceremonies throughout the year, in particular on days of significance to Australia such as Australia Day (26 January) and Australian Citizenship Day (17 September).
For all enquiries regarding Australian Citizenship Ceremonies please contact the Shire of East Pilbara on ( 08) 9175 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please note that the Shire of East Pilbara only deals with Citizenship Ceremonies and is unable to provide specific advise on becoming an Australian Citizen.
For information on applying for Australian Citizenship visit www.citizenship.gov.au or ring Australian Government, Department of Immigration and Citizenship line on 131 880.
Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards 2016
2016 Australia Day Active Citizenship Award recipient Suzy Fletcher Oldham with President of the Newman Club, Paul Bonney, accepting the award for the Community Group category. Recipients of the 2016 Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards are pictured with Shire President Lynne Craigie and Australia Day Ambassador
Doctor John Van Bockxmeer.
The Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards place a focus on community contribution and participation rather than personal achievement.
Nominees for 2016 were: Gregory Yeo (Nullagine), Olga Potter (Marble Bar), Sheryl Pobrica, Adelle Spencer, Dwayne Ehrenreich, Jackie Bickendorf and Suzy Fletcher Oldham. The Newman Club was nominated in the Community Group category.
The Shire of East Pilbara would like to thank those in the community who took the time to nominate a citizen in our community or an event.