Australia Day 2022

‘We’re All Part of the Story’ is the theme for this year’s Australia Day event, which is set to take place at Stow Gardens on the Geraldton Foreshore this Wednesday 26 January from 7am - 9pm. 

Over in Mullewa, community members will be able to hang out at the Doc Docherty Pool from 8am where there will be a traditional barbecue breakfast followed by the Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

A huge thank you to our event sponsor Lotterywest and our fireworks sponsor Europcar WA! Without their support we wouldn't be able to deliver all the fun and respectful activities we have planned.

In the interest of community safety, attendees are requested to check-in using the ServiceWA app and adhere to COVID-19 physical distancing rules. Need help setting up the ServiceWA app? Click here to watch a tutorial so you can check-in at the event!

Australia Day in Geraldton Event Map:

Australia Day 2022 Geraldton Event Map

Geraldton event program:

Time: Event:
3pm MC Conrad Liveris
3pm Wilinyu Dancers
3.05pm Citizenship Ceremony
3.45pm Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony lead by Derek Councillor
4.20pm Wilinyu Dancers 
4.40pm Community Citizen of the Year Awards
5.05pm Jilkamarta Keesha Forrest Pananka
5.20pm Harvest Guide
6.15pm Midnight Gypsies
7.30pm Grace Barbé

Europcar WA Fireworks Show

*Subject to wind speeds*

8.40pm Grace Barbé
9pm Event conclusion

Get to know the headline act:

Get to know the 2022 Australia Day Ambassador and Master of Ceremonies:

Conrad Liveris is considered “one of Australia’s leading employment and workplace experts”. Grounded by a belief in opportunity for all, Conrad works across sectors to improve economic and social outcomes. He currently runs his own HR and risk advisory practice, working with leaders and organisations to improve how we work.

His knowledge, particularly on gender equality, diversity and the changing economy is held in high regard by business and government. He previously worked in public policy, communications and management roles across sectors. For five years he founded and ran a homelessness charity with national reach which collaborated with homeless people themselves to advocate for holistic responses to and inform the community on modern Australian poverty. He is currently a contributor to The Australian newspaper and regularly is called on to explain complex socio-economic issues across the media.

During the 2016 US election he wrote a column for Washington DC’s most read newspaper on gender in the campaign. Conrad is alum of the US State Department, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society (London), and worked on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. His contributions on gender equality and the economy have been widely recognised including by the Prime Minister of Australia and the Commonwealth and State Parliaments. He is a proud public school kid.

Community Citizen of the Year Awards - Geraldton and Mullewa

Congratulations to all the nominees for the 2022 Community Citizen of the Year Awards!

Community Citizen of the Year (Overall) - Geraldton
Alice Bishop
Amie Atkinson
Amy Teakle
Carol Sherman
Dayle Wynne
Debbie Carson
Denise Ppower
Di Gilleland
Hanjie Davis
Janelle Ende
Jason McCarthy
Jodi Reilly
Joshua Murray
Mercy Salimi
Michael Trowbridge
Robert Symington
Roger Cefai
Shermy Coleman
Tina Lawson
Wayne Hosking
Senior Community Citizen of the Year - Geraldton
Coral Pridmore
Glenda Blyth
Young Community Citizen of the Year - Geraldton
Bella Quartermaine
Indi Reilly
Samuel O'Breza
Stuart Sillery
Tamesha Krakouer
Active Citizenship Award - Geraldton
11th Battalion Living History Unit
APEX Geraldton
Community Nursery volunteers
Geraldton Community Toy Library
Geraldton Hospital Auxillary
Greenough Museum and Gardens
HMAS Sydney II Volunteer Tour Guides
Marine Rescue Geraldton 
Midwest Multicultural Association
Rotary Club of Geraldton
State Emergency Services WA
City of Greater Geraldton Young Achiever of the Year
Bella Quartermaine
Indi Reilly
Samuel O'Breza
Tamesha Krakouer
Community Citizen of the Year Awards - Mullewa
Melinda Weir
Andrew Messina
Helen Byron
Teresa Curtis
Lloyd Morgan
Sam Messina for Mullewa's 125 Year Celebrations event