Senator Anne Urquhart

Senator for Tasmania

Chief Government Whip in The Senate


Reflect, respect and celebrate the spirit of Braddon on Australia Day 2023

In suburbs and towns around the nation, people will come together on Australia Day to reflect, respect and celebrate the strength and spirit of their local communities.

Hundreds of local community events will be held around the country on Australia Day 2023, with the National Australia Day Council providing funding to host over 400 events.

In Braddon four organisations have received a total of $64,000 in funding for events.

  • The Rotary Club of Somerset will host an Australia Day Family Fun Day - a free event for adults and children of all abilities to enjoy fellowship, food, music and games. 
  • The Central coast Council will host a free Australia Day Community Breakfast in Anzac Park, with children's entertainment, followed by a formal citizenship ceremony and the announcement and presentation of Australia Day Awards.   
  • King Island Council will host an Australia Day Community Celebration - a family-friendly day of games and activities in Currie's Memorial Park, bringing the community together to reflect, respect and celebrate Australia Day Award recipients and their achievements.
  • Circular Head Council will host “Twilight on the Duck” - an inclusive event for the whole community to come together to celebrate with food stalls, music, activities and entertainment. It will be followed by fireworks over the Duck River.       

Anne Urquhart, Senator for Tasmania, said:

“It’s great to see vibrant community organisations and local government keen to organise fun, inclusive events like these.”

“Doing something like getting together with family or friends or going to a local community event is what Australia Day is all about.”

“I encourage everyone to share in these events in the spirit of Reflect, Respect and Celebrate,” she said.

NADC Chief Executive Karlie Brand said the NADC received a record number of grant applications from local government authorities and community organisations to support local Australia Day events and activities.

The 2023 Australia Day Community Grants Program provided funding for 413 events, including over 170 that have collaborated with local indigenous communities to share First Nations stories, histories and perspectives, and celebrate their enduring culture.

The Australia Day Community Events Grant program is supported by the Federal Government.

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Dec 20, 2022


Media contact: Susan Wallace (Urquhart office) 0418 372198