Australia Day party kicks off at Dubbo

DUBBO'S Australia Day celebrations will kick off with a free barbecue at Victoria Park at 7.30am today.

The day involves a variety of entertainment, a citizenship ceremony and the announcement of the winners of the Australia Day Awards from 8am.

The Dubbo Aquatic and Leisure Centre will be open at the end of the ceremony, and for one hour residents can enter with a gold coin donation between 10am and 11am. All donations will go to the Dubbo Rescue Squad.

Activities available throughout the morning will be jumping castles, face painting, Pooka the Clown, Zoo Mooves, a Paul Kirk snake display as well as displays from the Dubbo Rescue Squad, the State Emergency Service (SES), NSW Fire and Rescue and quite possibly Dubbo police.

Donations to the Coonabarabran Bushfire Appeal will be collected during the Australia Day celebrations.

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