Mitcham residents joined together for Australia Day with an ‘Aussie BBQ’, citizenship and awards presentation attended by the Australia Day Ambassador Dr Deane Hutton at the beautiful grounds of Carrick Hill.
Guests enjoyed a citizenship and awards ceremony, live music from Camryn Jordans and the Mitcham City Brass Band as well as a delicious BBQ cooked by the Rotary Clubs of Mitcham and Brownhill Creek.
This year, 91 people become Australian citizens during a citizenship ceremony officiated by Mayor Glenn Spear.
Australia Day Awards were presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to our local area.
The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award was presented to joint winners Rhys Roberts and Rosemary Fisher for their significant contributions to the local community.
A special commendation award was presented to Betty Cobiac for her dedicated volunteering at the Mitcham Heritage Research Centre.
The Young Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Danika Pederzolli for her contributions to the local community through involvement with the Mitcham Colonel Light Gardens Cadet Division of St John Ambulance.
For more information about the City of Mitcham’s Australia Day celebrations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8372 8888.