Australia Day, celebrated on January 26, is observed as a public holiday in all States and Territories to enable residents to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's a day to be proud and reflect on what this nation has achieved and re-commit to making an even better place for future generations.
Council hosts its annual Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony on the eve of Australia Day to recognise and reward members of the local community who have a consistent record of excellence, have made outstanding achievements in their field, and/or have contributed significantly to the growth and development of sport, community events, arts and cultural life in the region.
Winners will be announced on the eve of Australia Day on 25 January 2018.
View the list of our 2017 Australia Day Awards winners
Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day
Activities will include water play, live music, a celebrity barbecue cook off and more.
Further details about the event will be available on this page in early to mid-January.
Council-supported Australia Day Community Events
Applications for 2018 Council-supported Australia Day Community Events will open later this year.