Community celebrations

Australia Day - 26 January

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It's the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.

Australia Day celebrations are held in three Shire destinations by local community groups they include:

  • Gloucester Park Breakfast – Margaret River Lions Club
  • Cowaramup Pioneer Park – Cowaramup Lions Club
  • Augusta CRC Breakfast - Augusta Community Resource Centre

The Australia Day website provides information on celebrations across the country.

Anzac Day – 25 April

ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. On ANZAC day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans.

A memorial service is held by the Margaret River Sub-Branch of the RSL commencing at 11.15 am with a parade in the main street to the Memorial Park, Town View Terrace, Margaret River.

The Karridale- Augusta RSL Sub-branch hold a ceremony at Augusta’s Memorial Park commencing at 11 am.

Both hold dawn services with full details of the ceremonies advertised in the local press.

The Australian War Memorial website provides further information on the Anzac Day ceremony.

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Margaret River WA 6285

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