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Australia Day: Rhys and Samara Hill showcased their Aussie spirit at the 2017 Hallidays Point ceremony.

Australia Day: Rhys and Samara Hill showcased their Aussie spirit at the 2017 Hallidays Point ceremony.

There are plenty of opportunities to mark Australia Day on Friday, January 26, with many activities and ceremonies planned across the region.

The Manning community is invited to celebrate at the Manning Entertainment Centre. The day will begin outside at 7.30am with a free breakfast before the ceremony in the theatre at 9am.

Australia Day activities will be held at Club Forster, beginning with morning tea at 11am, followed by the official ceremony at 11.30am. 

Celebrations in Wingham are all set to take place in Central Park from 7.30am with a free sausage sizzle.

The main ceremony will commence at 8am followed by the Wingham Rotary Club awards ceremony. 

In case of wet weather, all Wingham events will take place in the Wingham Town Hall.

Gloucester’s celebrations commence at 8am in the Billabong Park with Welcome to Country ceremony followed by the raising of the flag and traditional Australian breakfast.

In case of wet weather the celebrations will be held at the Recreation Centre.

The Harrington Memorial Hall will host a free breakfast from 7.45am with the ceremony to commence at 8.45am.

Aussie pride: Robyn Hellings, Lyndy Prout and Jan Hunter were all smiles at the 2017 Hallidays Point ceremony. Photo: Scott Calvin.

Aussie pride: Robyn Hellings, Lyndy Prout and Jan Hunter were all smiles at the 2017 Hallidays Point ceremony. Photo: Scott Calvin.

At Hallidays Point there will be a free sausage sizzle from 7am to 9am, followed by a flag raising ceremony.

Bulahdelah Court House is putting on a sausage sizzle 5.30pm, with bush poetry, Australian trivia, live music, talks and a slideshow on early history of the area.   

The Australia Day festival will be on at John Wright Park, Tuncurry, running from 9am to 2pm. 

At Forster Main Beach there will be a barbecue breakfast from 7.30am at Forster Surf Club, followed by a flag raising at Pilot Hill. This event is priced at $10 per person. 

Club Forster family fun day will be on from 11am to 2pm, with a variety of activities for all. An 8am breakfast at Moira Parade, Hawks Nest will be followed by a 9am ceremony. Aussie music and a free sausage sizzle will be on at the Sporties, Tuncurry from 4pm.

Coomba Fest will be on at Coomba Foreshore, kicking of with a 9am breakfast, follwed by a ceremony at 10am.