ACROSS the country, Australians from all walks of life come together on Friday to attend events organised by governments, councils, community groups or simply to celebrate with their families.
Mandurah’s eastern foreshore will be the venue for the increasingly popular Australia Day events while in Pinjarra, people will gather to celebrate at the historic Edenvale homestead.
Here is the full run down of events in Mandurah and Pinjarra.
7am Great Aussie Breakfast.
The $6 breakfast, served up by the Lions Club of Mandurah, offers toad in the hole (egg and toast), bacon, sausage, baked beans, fruit juice, tea and coffee and is sponsored by the City of Mandurah and Woolworths Stores Mandurah.
Live entertainment from Mandurah Concert Band.
Proceedings will be officially opened by Mandurah MLA David Templeman,
National Anthem: Mandurah Concert Band.
Flag raising Ceremony: 1st Mandurah Scout Group.
Australia Day Ambassador: Dr Ann O’Neill.
Cake cutting with the oldest and youngest member of the audience.
Community Citizen of the Year Awards.
Citizenship ceremony with Mayor Rhys Williams.
At around 10am, the Australia Day flotilla leaves Comet Bay and travels through the estuary and the Port Mandurah canals.
Hosted by Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, there will be prizes for the best dressed boat over and under 7.5metres with the judging at noon.
Breakfast served up by Pinjarra Lions Club for $5 a head with cereal, toad in the hole, sausage, baked beans, juice, tea and coffee and a ticket in the draw to win a Willie Creek pearl pendant valued at more than $400.
Live entertainment by Lionel Morris.
Presentation by Murray Shire president David Bolt.
Citizenship of the Year Awards.