Residents and visitors have made the Australia Day Breakfast at Newport Beach one of the Northern Beaches most popular summer events. This year will be no exception, with the organising committee determined to support the national theme of "Celebrate, Decorate, Participate on Australia Day".

All the family fun events such as Griego the Great Magician, Paddy the Platypus, Beach Treasure Hunt, Thong Throwing Competition, Childrens' Sack Races and Face Painting and songs by Lauren Paul will be on again. The BBQ breakfast with the legendary bacon or sausage and egg rolls for $2 each, drinks, pancakes and fairy floss will also be available. The McMahon Brothers Bush Band will provide live entertainment for everyone's enjoyment and Max Rowley will compere the morning's program. The fun commences at 7am and concludes around 11am.

The Citizenship Ceremony, always a popular highlight, will commence at 7.30am and the Flag Raising Ceremony, which will include the Australia Day Ambassador's speech and the presentation of the Australia Day Pittwater Citizen of the Year Awards, will follow at 9am.

Pittwater's Australia Day Ambassador is Susan Duncan, author and resident of Lovett Bay. Susan wrote the best-selling memoir, "Salvation Creek, An Unexpected Life" after overcoming a number of personal tragedies. She became an author after ending a successful 25-year career spanning radio, newspaper and magazine journalism, including editing two of Australia's top selling women's magazines, The Women's Weekly and New Idea .Today she lives with her new husband, Bob, on the shores of Pittwater at Tarrangaua, the beautiful home built for poet Dorothea Mackellar in 1925.

Sponsored by Pittwater Council and organised by a group of combined service clubs including Lions, Rotary and Zonta, with the assistance of the NSW Rural Fire Service and SES, Pittwater's Australia Day Breakfast is a non-stop festival of fun for all the family.

"In keeping with our Pittwater tradition, this great event will have something for people of all ages -with the usual informality and fun people have come to love - so we invite everyone to come along and join us", said Pittwater Mayor Alex McTaggart.