Council celebrates Australia Day
  • Tuesday 10 January 2012

Sunshine Coast Council will present three events to celebrate Australia Day in 2012.

  • Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards on Wednesday 25 January at Maroochy Baptist Centre in North Buderim from 4.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Australia Day celebrations on Thursday 26 January at Kings Beach Amphitheatre in Caloundra from 10am to 5pm
  • Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on Thursday 26 January at Noosaville Lions Park on Gympie Terrace at 9am.

Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards

The fourth annual Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards recognise and honour the achievements of locals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Sunshine Coast. The awards will be presented in the categories of Business, Community, Creative, Environment, Sport and Recreation, Senior Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year.

Australia Day Celebrations

Thousands are expected to join council’s Australia Day community party at Kings Beach Amphitheatre on Thursday 26 January to celebrate Aussie-style. A great day of family fun is planned from 10am to 5pm with entertainment to suit all tastes and ages.

The Sunshine Coast Festive Season is proudly supported by Creative Concepts, Quest Community Newspapers (Journal. weekender), Southern Cross Ten, Sunshine FM 104.9, The Inkspot Printers, 92.7 Mix FM and Sea FM 91.9.

Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony

More than 200 locals will celebrate Australia Day by officially becoming Australian citizens at a special ceremony at Lions Park, Noosaville. Sunshine Coast Council is hosting the Australia Day citizenship ceremony that celebrates this important day in the lives of the families and friends of our newest citizens. Australian citizenship ceremonies are held bi-monthly across the Sunshine Coast region.

More than 200 locals will celebrate Australia Day by officially becoming Australian citizens at a special ceremony at Lions Park, Noosaville. Sunshine Coast Council is hosting the Australia Day citizenship ceremony that celebrates this important day in the lives of the families and friends of our newest citizens. Australian citizenship ceremonies are held bi-monthly across the Sunshine Coast region.

Community events

Sunshine Coast Council also sponsors a range of community activities on Australia Day including;

  • Tewantin Noosa Lions and Rotary Club of Noosa Heads Australia Day event at Noosaville Lions Park 7am to 3pm. Includes Noosa Local legends, music, food outlets and community stalls. Contact Peter Scofield on 5474 1297 for more information.
  • Australia Day on Buderim with the traditional bush breakfast and parade through Main Street from 7am to 12.30pm, contact Meg Scott on 5477 0945 for more information.
  • Australia Day at Coolum with the return of the street parade, live bands, markets and fireworks from 7am to 7.30pm, contact Don Knopke from Coolum Lions on 54463269 for more information.
  • Australia Day Celebration, presented by the Rotary Club of Lake Kawana at La Balsa Park, Pt Cartwright from 10am including a citizenship ceremony, flag raising, jumping castle, live music, sausage sizzle, birthday cake and traditional damper.