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.
Nominations for Gladstone Regional Council's 2019 Australia Day Awards are now closed.
Awards will be judged in eight categories including:
• Citizen of the Year
• Young Citizen of the Year
• Arts & Culture Award
• Senior Sportsperson Award
• Young Sportsperson Award
• Sports Official Award
• Community Event or Initiative Award
• Community Volunteer Award
All nominees will be named and category winners will be announced at Council’s free public Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony on 25 January, 2019 at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre at 6pm.
Tickets to the awards ceremony are required to be purchased at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre box office, by phone or online at www.gladstoneentertainment.com.
Tickets are free, but are required to be purchased to secure your seat.
Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day
It doesn't get more 'Aussie' than Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day on January 26.
Each year family and friends can celebrate Australia Day at Council's major public Australia Day celebration.
In 2019 Tannum Sands Millennium Esplanade will take centre stage as the venue for Council's free Australia Day Family Fun Day.
2019 free Australia Day Family Fun Day
Beach play will be a major feature of Council’s 2019 celebrations so don't forget your hat, sunscreen, sand bucket and spade, and sun-safe shirts.
The fun will include:
• Gladstone Road Runners – Australia Day Fun Run
Council-supported Australia Day Community Events
In addition to Gladstone Regional Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day on January 26, Council offers donations to assist regional communities to host Australia Day celebrations in their townships.
Council-supported Australia Day community events
Builyan Many Peaks Community Development Assoc Inc
Mount Larcom Ladies Bowling Club Inc
Rosedale Rural Fire Brigade
South End Progress Assoc Inc
Turkey Beach Progress Assoc Inc
Yarwun Grow Group