The DPA is again hosting the Australia Day celebration on the foreshore at 9am, Sunday, Jan 26. It includes the raising of the Australian and Aboriginal flags, a welcome by Josh Whiteland, Cultural Custodian, a speech by a local resident, as well as a primary school student, and national anthem. The Naturaliste Gratitude Awards will be presented; acknowledging and thanking local volunteers. These are nominated by their groups, family or friends. This is the highlight of the ceremony.