2024 Australia Day Celebrations


The Leeton community and visitors are invited to celebrate Australia Day 2024 on Friday, 26 January, with a host of exciting events planned.

  • The day will kick off with a free barbeque breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club of Leeton at Mountford Park at 7.30am with music and entertainment provided by the Leeton Town Band. Alternatively, head to Murrami's Community Hall at 7.30am to celebrate Australia Day with the CWA and enjoy breakfast, cereal, tea, and coffee in a family-friendly alfresco setting.
  • The official proceedings will commence at 9.15am and will include a citizenship ceremony to welcome 12 new Australians to Leeton Shire.
  • Following the proceedings, a tasty bush tucker lunch will be served. The community is invited to indulge in emu spring rolls and marinated kangaroo, sample a witchety grub pizza and top it off with lemon myrtle cheesecake and wattle seed ice cream – courtesy of Michael Lyons of Sandhill Artefacts.
  • In the afternoon, everyone is invited to kick back, relax and cool down at the Leeton Pool Party taking place at the Leeton Regional Aquatic Centre. Admission to the pool is free (from 3pm to 8pm) with plenty of activities on offer including a visit from a Disney Princess, games, inflatable races and more. In addition, the Lions Train will be offering rides for those interested, and SunRice Festival Ambassador entrant Mel Beecham will be hosting a traditional sausage sizzle. The Whitton Pool will also have free entry on the day.

The 2024 Community Art Project will be realised in the form of the Survival Day Mural being created by Parkview Public and Leeton High Schools, auspiced by Elijah Ingram. The mural will be unveiled by the Mayor on Thursday, 25 January, and children present for the unveiling will be invited to contribute to the artwork. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to enjoy the free breakfast, live music, waterslide, and refreshments from 9am – 12pm at Gossamer Park on Thursday, 25 January.

Meet Leeton's 2024 Australia Day Ambassador:

Ms. Lyndey Milan OAM

Celebrity Chef

Lyndey-Milan-Photo_compressed.jpg Lyndey Milan OAM aims to inspire, nourish and connect people. A familiar face on television and in print, Lyndey Milan has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think about food and wine for four decades via her own nine best-selling cookbooks, nine international TV series and influence as former Food Director of the iconic Australian Women’s Weekly.  She is an award-winning multi-media presenter, MC, speaker, food & wine teacher, consultant, debater, judge, and regional Australian specialist who makes numerous TV & culinary appearances.

With a profile beyond Australia, pre-Covid she split her time between Sydney, London and Singapore. She hosts international tours and will be returning to Morocco and Puglia in 2024 and works as an enrichment speaker on cruises.

Lyndey is a key contributor to Selector magazine, writes freelance for delicious magazine and website and Signature Luxury Travel and Style. She has been reviewing for the Good Food Guide since 1987. A Councillor of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, she has chaired the Sydney Royal Wine, Dairy Produce and Fine Food shows (which she initiated) and was the first female Vice-President. She is Co-Founder and Patron of Tasting Success, a mentoring programme for female chefs which has been running since 2007 and was a founding Board Member for Women in Hospitality. She is an Ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation, Cure Cancer and is active with many other charities.

In 2021 she completed a post-graduate academic course in taste and obtained the Diplome d’Universite du Gout, de la Gastronomie et des Arts de la Table (University of Reims, Champagne-Ardenne). She is now leading a new era in Connecting at the Table - serving up a fresh take on culinary and cultural experiences for us to connect more deeply with ourselves, each other, our communities and our country.

She looks forward to her 22nd consecutive year as an Australia Day Ambassador.


  • Friday, 26 January 2024 | 07:30 AM - 08:00 PM


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