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Kiama Council has unveiled details of its celebration of the successful anti-amalgamation campaign of 2016 with a speech and photo competition.


The Kiama Independence Day Speech Contest 2017 gives all secondary students who live or study in the Kiama Municipality an opportunity to improve their confidence and to develop their speech-writing and public speaking skills.

It commemorates the elegant and eloquent way our community presented the case to the state delegate for our local government area to stay independent of amalgamation in 2016.

The topic for the speeches is ‘What does independence mean to me?

The competition requires students from years 7 to 12 to submit a five-minute speech by Friday 21 April.

Eight finalists will be selected to speak at The Pavilion on Saturday 13 May with the winning speaker awarded a trip for three to Vietnam.


The Kiama Independence Day Photographic Competition 2017 is open to everyone aged 5+ and has the theme of ‘Why I love Kiama’.

We want you to show us the uniqueness of our area, community and individuals through your lens, and show us what you value most about our region.

Entries close Friday 21 April.


P1050092 Friday Flicks for websiteWelcome to Kiama Library's Friday Flicks, where each movie is a mystery.

Bookings for each event open the 1st of each respective month.

The title of each film will given when booking.

Due to licencing conditions, only 30 people can be in the audience for each showing.


Where : Family History Centre Auditorium

Cost  : Free

Bookings essential,  call us on (02) 4233 1133 to grab your seat.

When :

3pm April 21st

3.30pm May 19th

3.30pm June 16th

street library2Kiama Library Service is now part of the Street Library movement and have our very own  Street Libraries are placed in accessible places within the community and are an invitation to share the joy of reading with the community.

Books can come and go without anyone checking them in or out. People can simply take what interest them and when they are done they can return them to the Street Library or pass them on to friends.

People can also pop books that they think others will enjoy into the Street Library when they happen to be walking past.

We hope the Street Library will foster a love of reading and encourage our community to take a book and leave a book, create a cycle of generosity and allow people to share the love of reading with those around them. The Jamberoo Street Library is registered on the Street Library website and people can discover their closest Street Library by searching the Street Library map.


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Kathy Lette C nicky johnstoneIt is with great excitement we announce that Kathy Lette will be our celebrated guest speaker at a special Kiama Readers Festival dinner.

It will be held at The Pavilion, Kiama on Saturday May 13th at 7pm for a 7.30 pm start.

An attractive two course dinner will be created by Culinarius followed by tea or coffee, plus dessert provided by FOKL.

Tickets are $65 and  will be available from Wednesday March 15th. Tickets may be purchased online or direct at Kiama Library, Railway Parade or by phone on (02) 4233 1133.

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