Murrumbidgee Council proudly celebrates Australia Day, with celebrations held at each of the three towns.
Each year the Australia Day Council invites Local Government to participate in Australia Day activities.
It particularly encourages Councils to participate in the Citizenship Awards, which are offered by the Australia Day Council for the purpose of recognising outstanding contributions to the local community.
Murrumbidgee Council will once again participate in the presentation of Citizenship Awards and our hard working Australia Day Committees will provide community celebrations at Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie, each hosting individual Award Ceremonies.
Nominations from organisations and/or individuals have now closed for the 2020 awards.
The 2020 Ambassador is Warren Potent. Warren is Australia’s most successful rifle shooter ever. He has been ranked the number 1 prone rifle shooter in the world six times in his career.
Warren has represented Australia at the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympic games.
His achievements include:
Holder of two Commonwealth records.
1st Australian rifle shooter to win a World Cup Final.
Only Australian rifle shooter to to win an Olympic medal.
Only Australian rifle shooter to compete at five Olympics.
Only Australian rifle shooter to win a World championship.
One of only two people in the world to be both the Commonwealth and World Champion at the same time.
5 x Olympian, Olympic medalist.
30 years competing in international competition.
4 x Commonwealth medals including 1 individual Gold.
12 x World Cup medals including 7 Gold.
3 x World Cup Final medals including 1 Gold.
3 x World Championship medals including 2 Gold.
AUSTRALIA DAY JERILDERIE - SUSPENSION OF ALCOHOL FREE ZONE 26 JANUARY 2020
241/10/19 Resolved on the motion of Councillors Curphey and Bryce that Council resolve to:
- Allow the prohibition on the consumption of alcohol in the vicinity of the Council Chambers, Civic Hall, Luke Park and Powell Street to be lifted from midday to midnight on 26 January, 2020;
- Allow the prohibition signs to be covered during the period of the celebrations;
- Notify the local Police;and
- Advertise Council’s action.
The Coleambally Australia Day Committee organise a great celebration for Australia Day and present various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to this community.
The Darlington Point Town Life Committee organise a great celebration for Australia Day and present various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to this community.
The Jerilderie Australia Day Committee organise an celebratory evening at Luke Park for Australia Day and present various awards to recognise the great contributions individuals and groups make to this community.