Australia Day is the official national day ofAustralia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. While not everyone is happy about the arrival and colonisation of Australia by the British, we are now “the lucky country” known as Australia.
Australia Day is the day Australians celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian.
Australia Day celebrations take place in towns and cities, big and small, right across this great country providing Australians of all ages and from all walks of life the opportunity to come together to celebrate our national identity.
The Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo supports the Bass Coast Shire Council (BCSC) host Australia Day celebrations in Cowes, on Phillip Island.
Our Club organises the day from selecting and arranging for the entertainment through to sitting on the selection panel for the BCSC awards. We organise the free BBQ, the marquee which we also erect, we act as MC and we select a recipient for our Rotary Club community services award.
It is a great day and we hope to see you at the next one!