Maitland will be a hive of activity with a number of Australia Day activities happening across the city.
Maitland Big Australia Day Breakfasts will be hosted by some of the local Lions and Rotary clubs and will be located at RH Taylor Reserve in Lorn, Whitewater Adventure Park in Chisholm, Chelmsford Oval in Metford and Hartcher Field in Telarah.
The community are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and camping chairs to enjoy a free BBQ breakfast, amusements, lawn games and live music from 7.30am to 12m.
At 10am, residents should keep their eyes peeled to the sky to see vintage Tiger Moths flying all over Maitland.
The Australia Day Official Ceremony will include a Citizenship Ceremony for 28 new citizens and the presentation of the Young Citizen and Citizen of the Year Awards.
Attendance to the ceremony will be by invitation only, but the proceedings will be live streamed from 10.00am and can be viewed through Council's website and Facebook page.
There will also be free pool entry from 10am to 4pm at both Maitland and East Maitland Aquatic Centres where the splash pad and inflatables will be available.
From sunset to 11pm, iconic Central Maitland buildings, The Maitland Post Office, The Riverlink and 437 High Street (previously known as Taylors of Maitland), will be transformed with vibrant lighting projections.
Just remember in compliance with COVID-19 safe requirements, there is a cap of 500 people per activity.
ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL RECIPIENTS
Maitland and Kurri Kurri are celebrating four Order of Australia Medal recipients in this year's Australia Day Honours List.
The four recipients include Maitland's Pastor Robert Cotton for service to the community as an advocate for child protection legislation; Raworth's Neil Cromarty for service to veterans and the community; East Maitland's Norm Burton for service to the community through support for a range of charitable organisations as well as Kurri Kurri's Robert Blackmore for service to veterans and their families and Paterson's Peter for service to the community through support for survivors of childhood abuse.
Their individual stories will be published throughout the day so stay tuned.
Are you attending one of Council's activities around Maitland? Send us your Australia Day photos and we will publish them in a gallery.
Email photos with captions to firstname.lastname@example.org.