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Australia Day
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Australia Day
Council presents shire-wide Australia Day Awards which focus on individuals and events that have made a significant contribution to the region.

Australia Day Awards 2022

Nominations are now open for the East Gippsland Shire’s Australia Day awards.
These awards a great opportunity to say thank you to an individual or community group who has contributed to the East Gippsland community.
Nominations are open for:

·        Citizen of the Year

·        Young Citizen of the Year

·        Community Event of the Year  

The awards will be presented at an invitation only event in January 2022.
Nominations will close at 9am on Monday 29 November. To learn more, download the nomination form.

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Australia Day Awards 2021 recipients

Thank you to all winners and nominees for their commitment to our community. Congratulations to the awards winners. Watch the 2021 Australia Day Awards.


East Gippsland Citizen of the Year 2021
Leo op den Brouw


East Gippsland Young Citizen of the Year 2021
James Bush


East Gippsland Community Event of the Year 2021
Paynesville Classic Boat Rally

Previous Award Recipients (since 2003)

East Gippsland Citizen of the Year

2021 - Leo op den Brouw

2020 - Blake Hollonds

2019 - June Drake

2018 - Gerry Ciaverella  

2017 - Richard Rijs

2016 - Darryl Crowley

2015 - Alan Stuart

2014 - Ronda Manhire

2013 - Judith Williams and John Armit

2012 - Jeff Wilson

2011 - Kristine Cordery

2010 - Ian Clues

2009 - Anne Cross

2008 - David Lewien

2007 - Dr David Campbell

2006 - Aunty Cath Solomon

2005 - Olive Hartley

2004 - Beth Allen

2003 - Alan 'Doc' Carpenter

East Gippsland Young Citizen of the Year

2021 - James Bush

2020 - Annie Rogers

2019 - Torin Troy

2018 - Joint winners Aislin Jones and Jack Peterson  

2017 - Emiliqua (Emi) East

2016 - Carly Fitzgerald

2015 - Jessica Woodward

2014 - Elizabeth Butler

2013 - Jack Wickfeldt

2012 - Chloe Scott

2011 - William Anderson

2010 - Bailey Thomson

2009 - Matt Furphy

2008 - Cassie Richards

2007 - Erika Lind

2006 - Kara Kendell

2005 - Anna Bassett

2004 - Hamish Nelson

2003 - Aimee Burslem

East Gippsland Community Event of the Year

2021 - Paynesville Classic Boat Rally

2020 - Joint winners 100th Orbost Uniting Church Annual Flower Show and Paynesville Music Festival

2019 - Cann River Volunteer Appreciation Day  

2018 - Mallacoota Winter ‘SALTSTICE’ Youth Festival  

2017 - Omeo Golf Club RV Muster

2016 - Cooper's Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball

2015 - Orbost Annual Poker Run

2014 - Mallacoota Kindergarten Fun Run

2013 - Seafarers Multicultural Festival

2012 - Junior and Senior Victorian Surf Lifesaving State Championships

2011 - Convoy for Kids

2010 - Seldom Seen Arts Trail

2009 - 2008 Junior Surf Life Saving Championships

2008 - Mount Nowa Nowa Challenge Run

2007 - Twin Rivers Bream Classic

2006 - Ensay Memorial Car Run

2005 - VAYSAR (Victorian Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation) Senior Football and Netball Carnivals

2004 - Bruthen Blues Bash

2003 - Veiling on McKillops Bridge

26ers Club

Are you a Victorian born on 26 January? Then you’re a 26er!
Join the Australia Day Committee exclusive 26er club. Membership is free and you can join at any time by emailing: austday@dpc.vic.gov.au
Members of Victoria's 26er club are sent a birthday card and lapel pin for Australia Day each year.
For more information about the 26er club, visit 26ers Club.

Australia Day events

We are proud to provide funding support to these community events being held on Australia Day 2022:


Bairnsdale
Time: 7.30 – 10 am
Location: Rotunda @ Main Street Bairnsdale
Contact: Bairnsdale Classic Car Club

Bruthen
Time: 8.30 – 10.30 am
Location: Central Reservation, Main Street Bruthen
Contact: Bruthen Lions Club

Cann River
Time: 8.00 – 10.00 am
Location: Mick Baum Park, Cann River
Contact: Cann River Community Centre

Johnsonville
Time: 10.30 – 12.00 pm
Location: Johnsonville Public Hall
Contact: Twin Rivers Lions Club

Omeo

Time: 8.30 – 12.30 pm
Location: Court House Gardens, Omeo
Contact: Omeo Shire Lions Club

Lindenow

Time: 7.30 – 10.00 am
Location: Lindenow Hall
Contact: Lindenow Lions Club

Orbost

Time: 7.30 – 10.00 am
Location: Cake Location Forest Park, Omeo
Contact: Rotary Club of Orbost

Paynesville

Time: 8.00 – 11.00 am
Location: Paynesville Foreshore
Contact: Paynesville Business and Tourism Association

Lakes Entrance

Time: 8.00 – 10.30 am
Location: Mechanics Hall, Lakes Entrance
Contact: Lions Club of Lakes Entrance

For more information, visit the What's On Calendar

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