Australia Day in Camden to go virtual this year

Camden Council's Australia Day event will be held online this year so residents have a chance to celebrate everything that's great about our nation in the comfort of their own homes.

Camden mayor Therese Fedeli said whether residents were spending the day out with family and friends or having a backyard barbecue, the online program had something for all to enjoy.

"While people may choose to celebrate Australia Day a little differently this year, we still wanted to provide our community with events and activities online to celebrate the day," she said.

"You can enjoy our Camden Australia Day playlist on Spotify and listen to our Australia Day Ambassador Address by acclaimed horticulturist Graham Ross.

"We'll have a whip cracking demonstration for you to enjoy online and you can even enter our Facebook competition with winners to have a meat tray delivered to you on the day - it doesn't get much more Australian than that."

Camden Council's online Australia Day program includes:

  • Flags Out #camdenausday campaign encouraging residents to hang an Australian flag in their window, on their letterbox or even their car, snap a photo and share it on their social media usingthe hashtag
  • Online whip cracking demonstrationon the council's Facebook page
  • Meat tray competition
  • Follow Camden's Australia Day Spotify playlist and tell us any songs you think should be added to the list;
  • Virtual Citizenship Ceremony- welcoming 26 residents as Australia citizens.
  • Camden Australia Day award winners announced via social media by Camden mayor Therese Fedeli
  • Special online Australia Day address by Camden's Ambassador and Better Homes and Garden's, Graham Ross on the council's Facebook page

"We're also encouraging residents to pop their Australian flag out on the day, snap a photo and share with the community using #camdenausday," Cr Fedeli said.

"For me, the most special part of the day is the Citizenship Ceremony, and I am excited to be welcoming 26 new citizens from 16 countries on Australia Day."