Freedom of Entry

In accordance with military law and tradition, cities can grant the right to Freedom of Entry to military units, authorising them to freely march through the streets to mark ceremonial occasions with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and ensign flying. 

The honour of the Freedom of Entry became popular during the nineteenth century and draws inspiration from medieval history. A Freedom of Entry is the highest honour a city may bestow on the Australian Defence Force and is celebrated with a ceremonial parade through the city streets.

The honour of Freedom of Entry to Singleton has been bestowed on:

  • 9 September 2016
  • 27 August 2011
  • 29 July 2006
  • 20 October 2001
  • 10 September 1988
  • 10 September 1966