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Australia Day

Australia Day Awards 2019 – nominations for Young Citizen of the Year extended to 5pm Wednesday 5 December 2018

Nominations are still open for the Young Citizen of the Year. 


Do you know a young person (under 27 years of age) who has:

  • Made a significant contribution in the current year or over a number of years.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership or are role models in the community.
  • Excelled in their field, for instance arts and culture, community service, sport and recreation, etc.

    Nominations have now closed for the Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year for the 2019 East Gippsland Australia Day Awards.


    We will present shire-wide awards which focus on those who have made a significant contribution to the region.


    Nomination forms are also available at council's Customer Service Centres and Outreach Centres. 


    Australia Day Award nomination form 


    See this year's winners for inspiration on worthy nominations and the importance of the awards which were announced at a civic ceremony held in Lakes Entrance on Tuesday, 23 January 2018









    Australia Day is a day to celebrate your way. We support volunteer groups to host Australia Day celebrations in a number of towns.  


    Past Australia Day Award recipients

    Find out more about the history of the East Gippsland Australia Day Awards and past winners.

    26ers Club

    The 26ers Club, run by the Australia Day Committee Victoria, is open to all Australians born on January 26.


    Membership is free and includes a birthday card every year and the opportunity to join in the cake cutting at the official Australia Day ceremony.


    Register by completing the form.


    Grants available - Australia Day community events

    Grants of up to $1000 are available to groups and organisations throughout the shire to help the community celebrate Australia Day.


    2019 Australia Day grants are now closed. The next grant cycle will open in September 2019.


    Useful Links

    National Australia Day website

    Victorian Australia Day website


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