The date of 26 January is part of history for all Australians and in our recognition of this date we encourage residents to also honour the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our national identity, along with all other Australians.
Australia Day in Wyndham took place in the beautiful surrounds of Wyndham Park on the morning of Thursday January 26th 2023.
The centrepiece of the event was the Main Lawn where a Latin Big Band, Cirque Disarray and the Mik Maks entertained the crowd. The West Lawn was a great location for various free activations with native plant giveaways, ever popular face painting and craft tables where attendees could paint sustainably produced wooden animals that they could then take home.
The Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year were also a focus on the main stage with the Mayor presenting these awards to Juliette Bormeh Moe (YCOTY) and Leanne Down (COTY) with many of their friends and family in the audience cheering on the winners.
Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians
Wyndham City Council recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Peoples of Australia. We acknowledge the Bunurong and Wadawurrung Peoples as Traditional Owners of the lands on which Wyndham City operates. The Wadawurrung and Bunurong Peoples have and always will belong to the Werribee Yalook (river), creeks, stars, hills and red clay of this Country. We pay respect to their Ancestors and Elders who always have, and always will, care for Country and community today and for future generations.