Australia Day 2023

Events around the region

There is a lot happening this Australia Day across the Tamworth region. Check out the table below for event details.


Location Venue Time Details
Barraba Barraba Golf Club, Trevallyn Road 6pm - 9:30pm

Celebrate our local Barraba heroes at the Barraba Australia Day Awards ceremony. Australia Day Ambassador Dr Tanya Silvereira- Price will be in attendance alongside Cr Helen Tickle.

Entertainment will kick off at 7pm with Brothers Hollow following be Al Buchan and The Buccaneers from 8:15pm.


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Bendemeer Bendemeer Hotel 10am - 4pm Join the Grey Fergie Tractor Muster S355 Committee and Cr Judy Coates at the Bendemeer Hotel for a Family Fun Day!


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Kootingal Memory Park, Denman Avenue 8am - 10:30am Kootingal and District Lions host a gold coin breakfast, followed by an Australia Day address and games.
Memory Park, Denman Avenue Memory Park, Denman Avenue 7pm - 9pm

The Kootingal Recreation Reserve S355 Committee is proud to be hosting a fun filled evening at Memory Park.

There will be a BBQ and entertainment courtesy of Jodie Crosby and Pixie Jenkins, followed by a firework spectacular thanks to Holy Smoke. Cr Phill Betts will also be in attendance for the evening.


Location Venue Time Details
Manilla Manilla Showground, River Street 6pm - 10pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event is being held of Australia Day eve - Wednesday 25 January.Celebrate our local heroes with the Manilla Australia Day Awards ceremony.

We will have a special Australia Day Ambassador in attendance alongside Cr Mark Rodda. Hosted by Manilla Matters S355 Committee there will be food vendors onsite and entertainment kicking off from 7pm.

The line-up includes Sally-Anne Whitten & The Rumour Mill from 8pm and Al Buchan and The Buccaneers from 9pm.


Location Venue Time Details
Nundle Nundle Bowling Club 5pm - 9pm

Celebrate our local heroes with the Nundle Australia Day Awards ceremony. Hosted by Council, Cr Steve Mears will be in attendance for the ceremony.

Following the Awards there is a massive line-up of talent including Lawson Thompson, Ashleigh Dallas and the Peel River Surf Club.


Location Venue Time Details
Woolomin Woolomin Recreation Ground 9am - 4pm

Hosted by the Woolomin Wombats Cricket Team there will be:

- Children's Cricket from 9am to 11am

-Adults Cricket from 11am to 4pm

- Entertainment from 1pm

- BBQ throughout the day


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Tamworth Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall 7:30am - 12:30pm

A church service will start the day of celebrations at 7:30am. A BBQ Breakfast will follow at 8:30am thanks to The Rotary Club of Tamworth Sunrise.

The breakfast will include FREE egg, sausage, and bacon rolls.

At 10am the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and Tamworth Australia Day Awards ceremony will commence.

Tamworth Bicentennial Park, Kable Avenue 7pm - 9:45pm

Join us in Bicentennial Park to round out your Australia Day with music from Sally-Anne Whitten & The Rumour Mill, Party Train and more.

To finish the night there will be fireworks from 9:30pm.


These events were made possible by the support of the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program and the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

Australia Day Awards

A day to reflect, respect and celebrate. It is an opportunity for all Australians to come to together and celebrate contemporary Australia while showcasing our diverse culture and recognising our history.

While Australia Day means different things to different people, it is a day that welcomes everyone to reflect on their Australian experience – their past, present and future. ‘Australia Day - Everyone, every story’ showcases these personal snapshots to celebrate all the stories that make our country great.

See the Australia Day Council website for more information and history on Australia Day.


Each Australia Day, we acknowledge individuals who’ve made an outstanding contribution to our community with the Australia Day Awards.
Nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Awards have closed. 


Previous years' awards recipients:

2021 Australia Day Awards (PDF 92.1KB)
2020 Australia Day Awards (PDF 182.9KB)
2019 Australia Day Awards (PDF 41.2KB)
2018 Australia Day Awards (PDF 181.8KB)
2017 Australia Day Awards (PDF 142.5KB)
2016 Australia Day Awards (PDF 21.4KB)
2015 Australia Day Awards (PDF 21.4KB)