Community events aplenty in the Macleay

Community life - 15 Community life 2019

In the final weeks of summer, there’s still plenty of community events and top-class entertainment on offer for Macleay residents and visitors.

Australia Day celebrations will kick off with an awards ceremony on Friday, 25 January at the Slim Dusty Centre in Kempsey, followed by traditional barbecue breakfasts at Crescent Head and South West Rocks on Saturday, 26 January from 7:30am.

Our national day is a wonderful time for everyone to come together, get into the community spirit and celebrate all the things we love about Australia.

At the end of the month, Frederickton will again host Australia’s largest dedicated regional music tour, Festival of Small Halls.

Kempsey Shire Council is proud to support the event which is produced by Woodfordia Inc and features Scandinavian folk group, Fru Skagerrak, and Australian rock and roll legend in the making, Liam Gerner.

The event is being held at the Frederickton School of Arts Hall on Thursday, 31 January from 6:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at or from the Frederickton Newsagency.

From February 13-24, Council is celebrating the contribution of seniors and hosting a variety of free events across the Kempsey Shire as part of the 2019 Macleay Seniors Festival.

The festival officially opens on Thursday, 14 February with a Seniors Expo at Kempsey Macleay RSL which will connect the Seniors community with local services and businesses in a positive and interactive environment.

With more than 25 information booths, the expo is a one-stop shop for seniors to access resources to make informed choices about appropriate services and community groups.

Proudly supported by Council and Home Instead Senior Care, the festival has something for everyone - from art exhibitions, music session and walking groups, to road safety awareness, line dancing, and digital workshops.

Performers at the 2018 Seniors FestivalUkelele sessions and sing-a-longs will be part of the Macleay Seniors Festival next month