Queanbeyan actor to headline Australia Day celebrations

20 January 2015

Queanbeyan actor Mike Smith will headline Queanbeyan's Australia Day celebrations in Queanbeyan Park on Monday 26 January 2015.

The All Saints, City Homicide and Winners and Losers actor is Queanbeyan's Australia Day ambassador for 2015 and will be a key part of the festivities which kick off in Queanbeyan Park at 4.30pm.

Other highlights of Queanbeyan's Australia Day celebrations include:

  • Presentation of Queanbeyan's Australia Day awards for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Service Group of the Year and Event of the Year
  • Citizenship ceremony for 47 new citizens
  • Live performance by local band The Socialites
  • Fireworks spectacular at 9pm
  • Children's activities, including inflatable slide, face painting and temporary tattoos

"Queanbeyan's Australia Day celebration is always a great event for the community and this year will be no different," Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.

"It will be fantastic to have local actor Mike Smith along as our Australia Day ambassador and I'm sure much of the crowd would have seen Mike at work in one of a number of television shows he has starred in.  Queanbeyan Park is a wonderful venue for a community event like Australia Day so I am encouraging families to grab a picnic rug and come down for a great afternoon. The celebrations will wrap up at 9pm with the annual fireworks spectacular. " 

Australia Day celebrations will be transferred to the Bicentennial Hall at 253 Crawford St if inclement weather affects the event. Fireworks will be cancelled if weather is inclement.