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Painted patriots: City of Bayswater Mayor Sylvan Albert with Joy Myat (8).
Painted patriots: City of Bayswater Mayor Sylvan Albert with Joy Myat (8).

The free community event will include a barbecue, live music, face painting and a bouncy castle.

Mayor Sylvan Albert said about 800 people were expected to attend with the event beginning with a flag raising ceremony.

‘Australia Day is one of my favourite days of the year because we all come together to celebrate what it means to be Australian,’ he said.

‘It’s also about reflecting on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of.

‘I believe that Australia Day is a time for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for future generations.’

Cr Albert said it was important to acknowledge people who make Australia great and share its traditions, believing in a fair go for all, mateship and pulling together in hard times.

‘Australia Day means a brilliant melting pot of multicultural goodness,’ he said.

‘This means that our diverse beliefs and experiences that we learn from each other enable us to grow as individuals and as a City.

‘It is so wonderful to hear the words ‘G’day mate’ spoken in so many different accents in our City.’