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Georges River Council set to celebrate Australia Day 2017

24 Oct 2016

George Rivers Council Administrator John Rayner has announced that Georges River Council will host a free Australia Day Festival at Carss Bush Park on Thursday 26 January 2017.

Mr Rayner said the Australia Day Festival is set to be a great day out for the whole family.

“The event will begin at 10.00am, where we will welcome 100 new Australian citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony,” he said.

“Following the ceremony, the festival will commence with a range of entertainment, including live music, market stalls, food and performances set to thill festival goers of all ages.

“Children will be entertained with appearances from Curious George and Tree Fu Tom, as well as 7D Interactive Mobile Cinema and Carss Park Cottage Museum tours.

“The festival will conclude at 9.00pm with a spectacular fireworks display over Kogarah Bay.”

Mr Rayner said Australia Day is all about people coming together to reflect and be proud of our nation’s great heritage, sense of community spirit and cultural diversity.

“For over 25 years this event has showcased great live music, diverse cultural performances, amusing roving entertainers and market stallholders selling clothing, crafts and foods from around the world,” he said.

There is a range of sponsorship packages for the Australia Day Festival still available.

For more information about the event, please phone Council on 9330 6400 or visit


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