GLOUCESTER residents will kick off Australia Day celebrations this Sunday with a breakfast in Billabong Park.
The traditional breakfast has been moved from the Rec Centre to Billabong Park this year with a hearty cooked meal available to the public from 8am.
Mayor John Rosenbaum and Gloucester Australia Day committee chair Judy Earle will welcome Australia Day ambassador Krystal Barter to the festivities before the presentation of the Citizen and Project of the Year awards.
A flag raising ceremony will begin proceedings before a breakfast of bacon, egg and sausage sandwiches prepared by the CWA, Quota, Lions and Rotary clubs.
A gold coin donation will be appreciated to assist in offsetting growing costs of this event.
At 9am, the formal part of the program will commence with key note addresses from the mayor and ambassador followed by the awards presentation.
Awards will also be presented to the winners of the colouring-in competition and shop display.
“I encourage children, young people, mums, dads, grandparents and visitors to attend Gloucester’s unique breakfast and official program of events and enjoy coming together in a spirit of friendship and community on this special day in our national and local calendar,” Mrs Earle said.
The Gloucester Pool will be open to the public free of charge from 2pm to 7pm.
The Gloucester Apex Club will operate a barbecue from 4pm at the pool.