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Exam Support Available
Posted 22 October 2021 Exam Support Available

Exam support and tutors available at the library until 9 October.

“Dinkie” Armstrong remembered in Avenue of Honour
Posted 22 October 2021 “Dinkie” Armstrong remembered in Avenue of Honour

A memorial plaque along the Avenue of Honour containing incorrect details about the passing of former Navy recruit Donald Armstrong will be corrected in a commemorative ceremony next month.

National Anzac Centre finalist in WA Tourism Awards
Posted 06 October 2021 National Anzac Centre finalist in WA Tourism Awards

The National Anzac Centre has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards, continuing the museum’s long list of tourism industry accolades.

Swimming access hoisted to a new level
Posted 04 October 2021 Swimming access hoisted to a new level

Pool user accessibility has been elevated to a new level at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre with the installation of a new pool hoist to enable users easy access to the twenty-five metre lap pool.

Mayor and Councillors receive service awards
Posted 29 September 2021 Mayor and Councillors receive service awards

Three City of Albany Councillors have been acknowledged for their notable contribution to the Local Government sector in Western Australia.

Exhibition attracts Governer-General virtual visit
Posted 16 September 2021 Exhibition attracts Governer-General virtual visit

Rats of Tobruk, a World War II exhibition on display at the Princess Royal Fortress has attracted interstate virtual visitation from Australian Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd) and Her Excellency Mrs Hurley.

Great Southern join festival of pre-loved stuff
Posted 15 September 2021 Great Southern join festival of pre-loved stuff

Great Southern residents are encouraged to join the Garage Sale Trail, Australia’s largest sustainability and community festival, when it returns bigger than ever in November 2021.

Community the key in planning for the future
Posted 14 September 2021 Community the key in planning for the future

Community have worked with the City of Albany to develop the City’s Strategic Community Plan 2032.

Australian Reading Hour 2021
Posted 07 September 2021 Australian Reading Hour 2021

Share what you’re reading at home to bring you comfort, inspire and entertain you @australiareads

Community called on for Bicentenary planning
Posted 02 September 2021 Community called on for Bicentenary planning

Planning for Albany’s Bicentenary is underway with the City of Albany seeking expressions of interest from local residents to form project reference groups over the next five years.

Bicentenary book bound to happen
Posted 02 September 2021 Bicentenary book bound to happen

With the Albany Bicentenary less than five years away, the City of Albany has commenced planning to publish a commemorative book to coincide with the Bicentenary in 2026.

Adult Learners Week
Posted 01 September 2021 Adult Learners Week

September 1 - 8 is Adult Learners Week, time to try something new!

Grant supports every day clubs
Posted 31 August 2021 Grant supports every day clubs

The City of Albany has been successful in securing a Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Every Clubs grant.

Albany’s digital library bound for success
Posted 31 August 2021 Albany’s digital library bound for success

The Albany Public Library has seen a surge of interest in online book borrowing, taking advantage of borrowing app Libby to meet local demand.

2021 Christmas Pageant registrations now open
Posted 30 August 2021 2021 Christmas Pageant registrations now open

Schools, community groups, businesses and everyone in between are now invited to register their floats for this year’s Christmas Festival and Pageant.

Youth Challenge Park sparks wheel excitement
Posted 30 August 2021 Youth Challenge Park sparks wheel excitement

Whether you skate, ride, or roll there will be something to keep you moving at the launch of the much anticipated Albany Youth Challenge Park this September.

Nominate your Albany Community Citizen of the Year
Posted 26 August 2021 Nominate your Albany Community Citizen of the Year

The City of Albany is once again encouraging residents to nominate impressive individuals, organisations and events for the 2022 Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

Albany's BIG Sleep-Out
Posted 24 August 2021 Albany's BIG Sleep-Out

Albany Public Library is supporting Albany's BIG Sleep Out 2021. From Monday 16th August – Saturday 28th August Albany Public Library will be a collection point for items that will be passed on to Foodbank, Anglicare and PIVOT.

Exhibition commemorates enduring Aussie spirit
Posted 20 August 2021 Exhibition commemorates enduring Aussie spirit

To commemorate 80 years since the Siege of Tobruk, the Princess Royal Fortress is hosting a free exhibition which explores the Australian story that emerged from this 242-day long siege.

Residents have chance to represent community
Posted 19 August 2021 Residents have chance to represent community

If you or someone you know is passionate about our local community, and want to contribute to making our City a great community, now is the chance to nominate for the 2021 Local Government Elections.

Screenwest helps to put Albany’s name in lights
Posted 16 August 2021 Screenwest helps to put Albany’s name in lights

Albany has recently been formally recognised as a filming destination with the awarding of Film Friendly City status by Screenwest.

Budget underpins sustainable future for Albany
Posted 30 July 2021 Budget underpins sustainable future for Albany

Council unanimously adopted the 2021-2022 Budget at Tuesday night’s Ordinary Council Meeting, committing $125.5 million towards servicing and developing the community over the next 12 months.

Local school artwork heads to the big smoke
Posted 30 July 2021 Local school artwork heads to the big smoke

City of Albany in partnership with WALGA have received nine local primary school submissions to showcase their artwork at Yagan Square in Perth later this year for the #shoWcAse in Pixels exhibit.

Middleton Beach shines in artistic light
Posted 29 July 2021 Middleton Beach shines in artistic light

Our very own Middleton Beach has become the canvas for local emerging artist Jhodi Bennett’s new exhibition Passage Through First Light which will be on display at the Vancouver Arts Centre.

City look for new artist in residence
Posted 29 July 2021 City look for new artist in residence

Visiting artists who want to showcase the heritage, environment, community or culture of our region are invited to apply for an Artist in Residence position with the Vancouver Arts Centre’s program.

FOGO is a go-go
Posted 07 July 2021 FOGO is a go-go

The City of Albany will take the next step towards reducing waste to landfill with the start of the residential Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) bin collection service on 26 July 2021.

Children's Book Week Competition
Posted 06 July 2021 Children's Book Week Competition

We have some awesome prizes on offer for our 2021 Children's Book Week Competition!

Chefs to showcase Albany maritime fare
Posted 06 July 2021 Chefs to showcase Albany maritime fare

Chef and WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey will be visiting Albany as part of the inaugural Maritime Festival to showcase the City’s unique local seafood.

Sponsors support inaugural Maritime Festival
Posted 05 July 2021 Sponsors support inaugural Maritime Festival

The City of Albany’s first ever festival celebrating Albany’s maritime history has received the support of Festivals Australia, Tourism Western Australia and Harvest Road with Leeuwin Coast to make the event a highlight of the school holidays.

Maritime Festival to miss Shanty Men
Posted 02 July 2021 Maritime Festival to miss Shanty Men

The City is very disappointed that the organisers of the Albany International Folk N Shanty Festival have decided to cancel their involvement in the Maritime Festival.

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