Australia Day 2022

Celebrate Australia Day TC Style.

Back at the glorious Lake Mary-An Dam again for an afternoon of fun, Australia Day is back again in Tennant Creek in 2022. 

Kicking off with the much-loved Marathon at 6 am, the 26 January will be filled with celebration and community cheer as we celebrate the day across the Barkly. The official breakfast will again be held in the Civic Hall with catering provided by the Jajukari Cafe. We will see over a dozen new citizens being sworn in, and the winners of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Community Event of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year. 

The Ruger Run takes place from the Post Office from 11 am and then it's off to the Damn from 12:30 pm. 

Sausages for all and all for fun! Now the new playground has been completed we will move the regular activities to accommodate the new structure, but rest assured all your favorites are back including the Tug O War, Leaky Bucket Race, Inflatable Climb, and YES, the rumours are TRUE, the RAFT RACE is BACK for 2022!

Bus timetable Wednesday, January 26, 2022

ALL ABOARD TO LAKE MARY ANN! Our Tennant Creek shuttle bus - pick up points were starting from the South End of Town :

Stops along Main Street Caltex - South end of town Centrelink area Transit Centre Opposite BP (Eldorado Motel outside lawn)  or - flag the Bus anywhere along the main street.

We can also collect from: 

Tingkarli Camp Wuppa Camp Kargaru Camp  Marla Marla Camp Village Camp 

Bringing people Back into Town - basically, we can drop anywhere required.

Once at the very full Lake Mary Ann we have an afternoon of fun-filled activities and a FREE BBQ. Bring a rug, a family, your mates and BYO what you require - we can provide water. Some of the afternoon activities include:

Tug-of-War (teams of 6) Leaky Bucket (teams of 6) Oar-some (teams of 3) - bring your own oar, made of anything you want except a real oar. Best Dressed,  Lord of the Pies and a  Zorb Ball Race

You can nominate your Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, and Young Citizen of the Year Citizen of the Year here

Register your interest in the Raft Race by calling reception on 8962 0000