Australia Day

Australia Day, 26 January, is the day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history.

On Australia Day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia: land, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy but particularly our people.

Australia Day is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our contemporary and dynamic nation. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  - who have been here for more than 65,000 years - to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home.

Annually the Shire of East Pilbara holds an Australia Day Celebrations in Newman, Marble Bar and Nullagine.

Do you know an amazing person? Do you want to recognise a member of the community?

Nominations for the 2023 Community Citizen of the Year are now open! 

Simply fill out the nomination form to recognise a local legend.

Categories are:

  • Community Citizen of the Year (over 16)
  • Young Community Citizen of the Year (under 25)
  • Active Citizenship Award (groups, clubs or events)
  • Senior Community Citizen of the Year (65+)

Citizen of the year awards will be presented in January 2023 during Australia Day events in Newman, Marble Bar and Nullagine.

Nominations close on 31 October 2022.

Submit a nomination today.

If you have any questions please contact:


Andrea Ahipene

[email protected]

or 9175 8000

Marble Bar and Nullagine:

Brent Downes      

[email protected]

or 9176 1008

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