Proclamation Day
May 24

Proclamation Day

Proclamation Day acknowledges the anniversary of the day Bathurst was proclaimed a town by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1815. and commemorates past and present members of Bathurst who have contributed to shaping the town.

The day consists of an Official Proclamation Ceremony and announcement of the annual Living Legends Awards that recognise past and present members of Bathurst who have contributed to shaping the town.

The event is held at the Macquarie River Flag Staff, the exact location that Governor Macquarie placed the European flag marking Bathurst as Australia’s first inland European settlement.

On Proclamation Day, the community is encouraged to explore the rich history of Bathurst, with a self-guided tour of The Delightful Spots Trail.

For more information, please contact Bathurst Regional Council's Events Team.