A variety of events has been planned to help mark Australia Day across the Hilltops Region, including meet and greet sessions with Australia Day Ambassadors, award ceremonies, a lolly scramble and face painting.

The programs for events in Young, Harden, Boorowa and Wombat are now available on Council’s website, www.hilltops.nsw.gov.au.

Events also include ceremonies to announce Australia Day Award recipients in each centre.

“It’s important to acknowledge and thank those in the community who help, organise, give or campaign for the benefit of others, and the Australia Day Awards are a great way to do this,” Hilltops Mayor Brian Ingram said.

“The awards also inspire others to become involved and continue building on the work being carried out by these generous people who give their time and effort so selflessly to the community,” he said.

Australia Day Ambassadors will be on hand to join in the celebrations:

Susie Elelman (Boorowa): 2018 will be the 20th year Susie has been chosen as an Australia Day Ambassador. Author, TV presenter, radio broadcaster, reporter and producer are just some of the many hats she has worn throughout a media career spanning four decades. Her resume includes Sydney radio station 2GB, Channel Seven’s ‘The Morning Show’ and Win’s ‘Studio 10’.

Mark Warren (Harden): The son of Ray ‘Rabbits’ Warren, Mark heads up ‘Warren Media’, a multi-skilled media agency working across campaign placement, production, creative, talent and strategy through to delivery. He is a dynamic broadcaster, MC and auctioneer. Charity work is a priority for Mark, who began his work as an Australia Day Ambassador in 2015.

Zoe Naylor (Young): Perhaps best known as an actress, Zoe is also a journalist, MC, keynote speaker, writer, voice-artist and producer. Zoe has appeared on television screens as part of programs including ‘Home and Away’, ‘McLeod’s Daughters’ and ‘Gladiators’. Zoe has also appeared in a number of films, such as ‘The Reef’ and ‘Robotropolis’.


Media Contacts:
Hilltops Council –02 6380 1200