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Saturday 26 January 2019

Northern Beaches Council presented Australia Day across the Northern Beaches.

Our official Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony was held at Glen Street Theatre. Thousands came along to enjoy BBQ Breakfasts, thong throwing, face painting, live entertainment at Dee Why, Narrabeen and Newport.

The Warringah Aquatic Centre and Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton Aquatic Centre hosted pool parties including a kids DJ, inflatable thong racing competitions, roving entertainment and plenty more!

Northern Beaches Council would like to thank all the volunteers for their crucial support to make these events happen for our community to enjoy. In 2019, volunteers from 35 of our local community groups helped to deliver the breakfasts and many activities across multiple event locations. Participating community groups will receive a donation. 

Northern Beaches 2019 Australia Day Ambassador 

Nic Newling is an advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and sharing personal stories.

Since surviving his own mental illness but losing his brother to suicide, Nic strives to encourage sharing, listening, and working together for positive change. After six years with the Black Dog Institute he has now ventured into sharing with the world by founding the grassroots organisations The Champions. Nic has reached millions of people through live talks and media including Australian Story, Conversations of ABC Radio, and NBC's TODAY Show.