Auspire Ambassadors of 2019 are proud to volunteer in the Australia day ceremonies of local councils across Western Australia
Each year Auspire – The Australia Day Council invites outstanding community members to become Auspire Ambassadors. They volunteer their time throughout Western Australia on Australia Day to share their inspiring stories of courage, determination and community service.
This weekend, Auspire – The Australia Day Council WA is proud to be assisting local Councils across Western Australia with delivering their Australia Day Address, presenting Citizen of the Year Awards and welcoming new Australian Citizens during their Citizenship Ceremonies. Some of our Auspire Ambassadors are also involved in radio interviews, meet and greet opportunities and are invited as special guest speakers at Civic Receptions.
This year’s celebrations also marks the 70th anniversary of the introduction of Australian citizenship into law and WA will welcome 3,098 individuals from 102 nationalities across 72 ceremonies.
Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world. Since 1949, over five million people have become Australian citizens.
City of Joondalup will be welcoming Professor Colleen Hayward to their celebrations on Saturday. Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said “Our City values the contribution of its past and present Indigenous people and as a proud Indigenous woman, Professor Hayward’s keynote address will only add to the sense of occasion at our Citizenship ceremony as we welcome more than 340 people into the Australian family”
Visiting the Shire of East Pilbara, Auspire Ambassador Tracy Westerman, says “I am honoured to be invited to be an Auspire Australian of the Year Ambassador. I will be travelling to my home town and assisting the Shire of East Pilbara with their Australia Day activities. My hope on this day is to inspire and encourage Aboriginal kids from the bush, that anything is possible and to dream big. To celebrate the contributions of Aboriginal people in making Australia the great country it is today.”
25 outstanding Auspire Ambassadors will attend events across the state covering over 14,500 kilometres including Esperance, Newman, Geraldton, Wagin, Augusta and Broome and throughout the metropolitan area.