Festivals & Events

Get your family and friends together and enjoy the fun and excitement of Hay Shire’s many festivals and events.

From the annual Australian Mini Nationals to the traditional Hay Show, Hay Rodeo and the Hay Jockey Club Races, there is something in Hay Shire for everyone.

Garrison Battalion Day
Start Date/Time: Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:00 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority

On 25th July 1940 the Australian 16th Garrison Battalion was formed in Sydney to guard the three Camps 6,7,8 at Hay.  Over 200 of those who enlisted from  Hay during WW2 served in the Hay Garrison.. On 5th July 1943 the strength of the Garrison was increased from 546 to 688.

On 25th May 1943 Hay outpost of 41 Heavy Wireless Unit  began operations and propaganda radio broadcasts to the Japanese in the north

On Sat 22nd July at the Museum,  .learn more about the 16th Australian Garrison Battalion  + our Japanese propaganda broadcasts from Hay. Drinks and nibbles served from 5-6pm.

Owned by Admin Account On Friday, January 27, 2017