Scheduled Events

It will be a full day again as the Parkes community joins together to celebrate and share the stories that come from our diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each story forms a part of our great Shire.

The Parkes Shire will welcome CEO of Youth Off The Streets and former NSW Australian of the Year, Father Chris Riley AM as the Parkes Shire's 2020 Australia Day Ambassador.

For more than 35 years, Father Riley has worked with disadvantaged youth in a variety of roles including teacher, youth worker, probation officer, residential carer and principal of the charity Boy's Town.

For all the details about the Australia Day celebrations across the Parkes Shire, download the official program below.