Strathbogie Shire Council

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Australia Day Celebrations

Aust Day 2019


Australia Day, 26 January, is the day to
reflect on what it means to be Australian,
to celebrate contemporary Australia
and to acknowledge our history.


On Australia Day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia: land, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy but particularly our people.

Australia Day is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our contemporary and dynamic nation. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  - who have been here for more than 65,000 years - to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home. 

The marking of 26 January is an important date in Australia's history and has changed over time: starting as a celebration for emancipated convicts and evolving into what is now a celebration of Australia that reflects the nation's diverse people. 


The Strathbogie Shire Council appreciates the collaborative partnership of our community groups in contributing to the organization of the various Australia Day events each year throughout the Shire.


The friendly team in the Arts, Cutlure and Economy Department (ACE) are here to assist your community with all aspects of organising your town events.  Whether it is Ambassadors, Awards, printing of the certificates, timelines, running sheets, funds for the event / Ambassador accommodation or where to buy the sausages.....just give us a call on 5795 0000 and ask for Lauren or Libby or drop us an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



For all the information about the Australia Day Celebrations, how to organise the event and where to get help can be found in these guidelines  Australia Day Celebration Guidelines


To access assistance and funding a simple online form can be completed here.  To start, you will need to set up a login.  once completed one of our team will be in contact to help with the next steps, arrange payment of funds to assist with the event, arrange Ambassadors (if required) etc.


Each community has the chance to nominate community members and organisations that deserve recognition for their efforts throughout the year. The awards include:

  • Citizen of the Year (Over 25 years at 26/01/2020)
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Community Organisation of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year – (under 25 years at 26/01/2020)
  • Junior Citizen of the Year (under 15 years of age at 26/01/2020).

All of your winners are submitted to the Councillors to select the Shire Wide award winners.

Online forms to nominate your citizens for these prestigious awards can be found here Australia Day 2020 Nomination Forms


Or collect a paper form from:


Customer Service at:

Euroa Council Offices - 109A Binney Street


Nagambie Visitor Information Centre - 293 High Street Nagambie











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