Australia Day

Mitcham residents enjoying Australia Day

Australia Day at Carrick Hill

Mitcham residents joined to celebrate the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award and to welcome our new Citizens at our Australia Day event at the beautiful grounds of Carrick Hill. Australia Day is an opportunity for Mitcham Council to celebrate our great country with our community.

Guests enjoyed a welcome to country by Mr Allen Edwards, Chairperson of the Blackwood Reconciliation Group, live music from local South Australian talent Camryn Jordans and Mitcham City Brass. The Rotary Clubs of Brownhill Creek and Mitcham lovingly prepared a bacon and egg, and pancake breakfast, along with some traditional Aussie sausages for good measure.

This year saw Australia celebrating its 70th anniversary of Australian Citizenship. We welcomed 85 new Australian citizens from 20 different countries during a citizenship ceremony officiated by Mayor Heather Holmes-Ross. The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award was presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to our community.

Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award

Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award Winner 2019 Mr Ian SteelCitizen of the Year Award – Mr Ian Steel OAM

Mr Ian Steel OAM is the Founder and CEO of Kickstart for Kids. In 2011 Ian founded Kickstart for Kids on the belief that every child, regardless of their social or economic background should have an equal chance to succeed. Kickstart for Kids facilitate this belief by running breakfast and lunch programs, mentoring programs and providing basic clothing and healthcare support in South Australian schools, as well as the latest venture of Camp Kickstart.

Thank you Ian for having the strength to follow your heart and establish an organisation to assist the children in our state. Your work will touch many people in many ways.

If you know of anyone that has made a contribution to our community that you would like to acknowledge and perhaps nominate for a Citizen of the Year Award please contact Nat on 8372 8888 or via email

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