Australia Day

Australia Day 2021 Program


Queen Elizabeth Park

Lithgow City Council Mayor Ray Thompson will be presenting the NSW Local Citizenship Awards and welcoming our newest Australian Citizens to Lithgow. Giving the official Australia Day speech will be the Australia Day Ambassador, Peter McLean. Entertainment will be provided by the Lithgow City Band and Lithgow Highland Pipe Band. A free sausage sizzle and delicious damper and cakes will be served.


From 10.30am onwards
Wallerawang Community & Sports Club

Wallerawang will host a festival of fun for all the family with music, mural painting, a giant slide, children’s activities, BBQ, performances and more. The official ceremony to recognise the Wallerawang community commences at 1.30pm
with an address by the Australia Day Ambassador.

COVID safe measures will be in place for all sites. All guests will be required to register their attendance.
COVID Safe activities have been supported by the National Australia Day Council.



Portland Pool, Williwa Street

Celebrate Australia Day with family and friends with free entry to the Portland Olympic Pool.

Australia Day Ambassador Peter McLean

Peter McLean

Australia Day 2021 Ambassador

The 2021 Australia Day Ambassador is Peter McLean, Executive Officer of the Australian Organics Recycling Association. After a number of years in State and Local Government, Peter worked for Keep Australia Beautiful where he managed litter reduction campaigns and various community development programs like Tidy Towns before becoming CEO in 2007. Peter holds a degree in Environmental Management with a specialism in Bush Regeneration.
Peter believes that healthy soils means healthy people, environments and economies.

Australia Day Program