150+ PHOTOS: Australia Day on the Northern Rivers
Community stalwarts across six council areas were recognised in a host of Australia Day events this week.
New Australian citizens were also welcomed to the region as Australia Day Awards were presented to those who have given immeasurably to their communities.
An "Invasion Day" rally was meanwhile held in Lismore.
In Byron, Nationals MLC Ben Franklin said he was open to celebrating Australia Day on another day.