Thousands of people turned out for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Big Aussie Breakfast at Centennial Park on Saturday.
The family event kicked off a day of celebrations in Kalgoorlie-Boulder with a citizenship ceremony and presentation of Australia Day awards.
“Australia Day is a very special day and Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a very special place,” Kalgoorlie-Boulder mayor Ron Yuryevich said.
“Diversity is what makes Australia so special and I look out and see great diversity among the crowd.”
The Big Aussie Breakfast would not be a Goldfields Australia Day tradition without sausages, eggs, bacon and onions and the Kalgoorlie, Boulder and Hannans Rotary Clubs joined forces for the fifth year to bring food to the locals.
Kalgoorlie Rotary community service director Lloyd Morley said the breakfast was a big fundraiser for the clubs. “We’ve been planning for about three months. All three clubs have been attending regular meetings together,” Mr Morley said on the day. “We’ve served about 1500 Aussie breakfasts today and it’s been a steady flow of people all morning.”