Get ready to celebrate Australia Day in Camden

Mark your calendar - Camden's Australia Day event is just around the corner.

Locals can enjoy the annual family fun day, Macarthur Lions Street Parade and the official ceremony on January 26.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said she was honoured to announce life-long volunteer, Josephine Peter, as Camden's Australia Day Ambassador for 2020.

"Josephine's seven decades of volunteer work began in 1940, when she was just seven years old, by knitting her first pair of socks for Australia's troops," Cr Fedeli said.

"Over the course of World War II she made 450 pairs of socks and, since then, her many amazing acts of charity and kindness have really accumulated.

"I am honoured to welcome her to Camden, to hear her stories and to take a leaf out of her book."

Ms Peter will take part in the street parade which kicks off at 10am.

She will also give her Australia Day address, help present the Australia Day Civic Awards and help congratulate the 50 new citizens at the Australia Day Awards and Civic Ceremony, which begins at 11.15am.

Camden Council's annual Australia Day Party will be held from 9am to 2pm, along John Street in Camden.

The event will include an Awesome Aussie eating challenge, a thong throwing competition, face painting, a cork hat making workshop, a koala cupcake decorating station, jumping castles, several stalls offering artisan crafts and products from across the region and much more.