A day in the life of Deniliquin

9 March 2021

TITLE: A day in the life of Deniliquin

DATE: Tuesday 9 March 2021

TIME: All day

COST: Free!

LOCATION: Deniliquin

ORGANISER: The Day In The Life Of Deniliquin Committee


Every 10 years, on the same day, we photograph the faces and places that make Deniliquin a truly unique place to live. Join us on 9 March !

About this Event


Please complete the event registration form so we know who is taking photos on 9 March 2021. We will email you an information pack with all the details you need to participate.

Have questions?

We will be hosting an information session on Saturday 20 February from 1.30pm at South West Music (241 Cressy Street, Deniliquin)

This session is designed to answer all your questions. We will explain how it all works, provide a hard-copy photographic log, fact sheets about rights of a photographer and chat about the details such as how you can submit your photos.

Note: This info is the same that you will receive in your information pack on email after you register.

On the actual day: Tuesday 9 March 2021

You can take photos at any time between 12.01am until 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

They may be taken anywhere, and of anything in the Deniliquin region (that is legal of course!)

We encourage you to capture photos that show the full diversity of our local community going about their daily life.

We look forward to seeing people of different ages, gender, cultural background, abilities and life experiences. Don't forget to capture your family, local workplace, buildings, signage, the price of fuel or butter, hairdresser, school bus driver, neighbour, events that may be taking place around town - anything really. The list is endless.

For inspiration visit www.dayinthelifeofdeniliquin.com

How do I submit the photos?

We will host a community submission day where you can drop in an edited selection of your digital images and log of your photos after the event. Please remember to write down the time, location and names of the people in your photos. You can submit photos on a USB, or camera data card. We will email you to let you know when and where this is.

If you are submitting photographs on behalf of a group of people, please get in touch with us, and we can devise a way to make this as easy as possible.


A Day in the Life of Deniliquin began on 9th March 1990 when 36 local photographers and community members took photographs that formed a snapshot of the Deniliquin community over a 24 hour period. On the 9th March 2001, 32 locals continued the project and a selection of 300 images from both years was exhibited.

On Wednesday 9th March 2011 it rained almost constantly but that didn’t deter 132 people from the Deniliquin, Conargo and Murray Shires, who submitted more than 4,500 images that were displayed via an exhibition and street art around town.

In 2021, we are due to host the event again!

The result will be an insightful photographic snapshot of the Deniliquin region over the past 30 years.

It is easy to see how much has changed, from the outdated fashions to the shops and businesses that have closed, but what is also apparent is how much remains constant, from children still learning and playing at school to the services and volunteers that hold the community together.

The images from 1990, 2001 and 2011 have been archived via the dedicated website wwww.dayinthelifeofdeniliquin.com so that this year, on 9th March 2021, the community can continue to document its contemporary history and carry it forward into the future.

Need to contact us?

Kate Butler Ph: 0417 179 253 Email: adayinthelifeofdeni@gmail.com