2021 Australia Day celebrations proceedings

Glen Innes' 2017 Australia Day Committee.
Glen Innes' 2017 Australia Day Committee.

Australia Day will be a day to celebrate at Deepwater School of the Arts Hall for more reasons than one this year.

The Australia day breakfast celebrations are being held at the Deepwater School of the Arts Hall on Tuesday, January 26 commencing at 8am.

Following the Australia Day breakfast Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, will announce the official opening of the Deepwater Hall after all completed renovations.


After the breakfast celebration at Deepwater Hall the official Australia Day proceeding will continue at the Glen Innes District and Services Club Auditorium at 10.30am where a free morning tea will be provided. The Morning tea and street banners were provided courtesy of the National Australia Day Council.

At the assembly the Australia Day Award winners will be announced by Australia Day Chair, Jan Lemon, the following are the nominees in each category;

Citizen of the Year

  • Troy Arandale
  • Thomas Conroy
  • Lara Gresham
  • John Lee
  • Anthony John Lynn
  • Carolyn McClelland
  • Wayne Williams
  • Cecily Woodlands

Young Citizen of the Year

  • Layaleeta Williams-Boney

Emergency Citizen of the Year

  • Anthony Elliott
  • Peter Chaffey

Environmental Citizen of the Year

  • Jennifer Coldham
  • Callista Sheridan

Community Event of the Year

  • Christmas In the Highlands
  • Deepwater UNE/MLA Meat Tasting Fundraiser Series
  • Land of the Beardies Village Fair
  • Christmas Smoko
  • Minerama 2020

Voluntary Community Organisation of the Year

  • Deepwater Sewing Group
  • RSPCA Glen Innes Branch.