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Australia Day 2019 - Events Guide

There is plenty happening all around our regions for Australia Day, and we've compiled a list of many of the BBQ's and breakfasts in one spot for your convenience.


Murrumbidgee Council

This year's Australia Day Ambassador is Ginny Stevens. Ginny recognised a need to improve overall health and well-being in small farming communities, and established Active Farmers, a not-for-profit organisation and Health Promotion Charity. It brings together farmers and small farming communities through regular group and fitness classes.

  • Coleambally - From 8.00am there will be a breakfast in John McInnes Square, cooked by Coly Lions. $3 per head. The official program begins at 9am with
national anthem, flag raising, awards and Ambassador's speech, followed by the cutting of Australia Day cake.

  • Darlington Point - The festivities begin from 12pm, at CWA Park, with presentation of citizen awards, followed by lunch.

  • Jerilderie - Celebrations will once again be held in Luke Park adjacent to Lake Jerilderie from 6.30pm on Saturday 26 January 2019. A barbeque, hot chips and soft drinks are available, or alternatively you can bring your own picnic.

Federation Council

Federation Council's Australia Day event in Mulwala kicks off at 9am for a 9.30am start with the official Australia Day ceremony announcing the Federation Council Citizen, Young Citizen of The Year, Community Project and Event of the Year, and the recognition of the Federation Council Local Achievers.

The family fun day is free for those who attend the ceremony. $5 entry per person, $2 for children 6 years and under, which gives you free access to family fun activities, entertainment and rides. Entertainment from 12:30 - 6pm hosted by the Mulwala Water Ski Club which includes a jumping castle, water slide, face painting, wild animal zoo and fireworks.

Narrandera Shire Council

On 26 January Narrandera Shire will come together as a community to celebrate the national day, with Australia Day Ambassador, Charlie Brown, set to join our festivities.

  • Narrandera - Saturday, 26 January, 2019 from 8am to 12pm at Marie Bashir Park, Cadell Street. Breakfast, Australia Day Awards, Citizenship Ceremony, Kids activities and entertainment.

  • Grong Grong - Saturday, 26 January, 2019 from 8.30am to 10am at Grong Grong Sports Club. Breakfast and a Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Barellan - Saturday, 26 January, 2019 from 12pm to 5pm, at Barellan Pool. BBQ lunch and swimming.

Lockhart Shire Council

Australia Day will be celebrated at Lockhart Swimming Pool Complex from 7:30am with scientist and inventor Ethan Buston as the Lockhart Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador. There will be a free breakfast from 9:30 with the official ceremony to commence at 10. There will be music, a BBQ lunch and a Classic Car Display to enjoy.

Greater Hume Shire

Australia Day celebrations will kick-off with a free BBQ breakfast at 8am at Walla Walla Sportsground.

At 9am the Australia Day ceremony will include our Australia Day ambassador's address, presentation of Citizen, Young Citizen, Sports Volunteer and Community Event of the Year and presentation of School Citizenship awards, followed by a morning tea.

In the afternoon, there will be a pool party, live music and a BBQ lunch. There will also be town heritage tours, historical and memorability displays and a German festival in the evening.

Celebrations are being held in conjunction with Walla Walla 150th celebrations. The Walla Walla community has four days of events celebrating 150 years since the town was settled.


Buloke Shire Council

Celebrations are set to be held in 10 towns across the Buloke Shire and for the first time, these events will be complimented by a Buloke Shire event to be held on Australia Day Eve in Wycheproof, from 6.00pm on the Wycheproof Shire Hall.

Tonia Todman will also appear as part of the Australia Day Ambassador Program and the event is fully catered and all residents are welcome to attend.

Buloke Shire Australia Day Community Events Saturday 26 January 2019:

  • Berriwillock - Community breakfast from 8.00am in Tynan Park.

  • Birchip - Community breakfast from 8.00am in Soldiers Memorial Park with Australia Day Ceremony to follow from 9.00am. Special Guest Speaker Professor Greg Sassella as part of the Australia Day Ambassador Program.

  • Charlton - Community breakfast from 8.00am at Charlton Shire Hall. With Guest Speaker Dr David Phillips.

  • Culgoa - Community breakfast from 8.00am at the Soldiers Memorial and Children's playground.

  • Donald - Australia Day Ceremony from 10.30am Johnson Goodwin Village.

  • Nandaly - Community breakfast from 8.00am at Nandaly Hall.

  • Nullawil - Community breakfast from 8.30am with Guest Speaker Cr David Vis.

  • Sea Lake - Community breakfast from 8.00am in Apex Park with Australia Day Ceremony to follow from 9.00am. Special Guest Speaker Tonia Todman as part of the Australia Day Ambassador Program.

  • Watchem - Community breakfast from 8.30am at Watchem Park.

Mildura Rural City Council

On Saturday, 26 January 2019, from 7:30am to 11:00, come join us at Mildura’s riverfront for the Australia Day celebrations hosted by Mildura Rural City Council.

Starting bright and early the event celebrates our Australia Day Award winners and welcomes our new citizens. The program includes breakfast, live music, flag raising ceremony, speech by Australia Day Ambassador Craig Opie, citizenship and awards ceremony, and a range of food vendors and family activities.

There will be entertainment and activities for the whole family including free face painting, jumping castles, henna tattooing, a photo booth, and backyard cricket, with local acoustic trio Off the Chai performing on stage. A BBQ breakfast and pancakes will be available for purchase along with tea and coffee, fresh juice and more, or bring along a picnic to enjoy with family and friends.

Yarriambiack Shire Council

  • Warracknabeal – Cooked Breakfast from 8 am - gold coin donation – with children’s activities and musical entertainment. Australia Day awards from 9am (Warracknabeal awards and relevant Yarriambiack Shire awards) with guest speaker Rob Spicer. Event to be held at Anzac Park, organised by the Rotary Club of Warracknabeal.

  • Minyip – 8am Breakfast Celebrations – Town Square (Main St) Minyip

  • Hopetoun – 8am Breakfast Celebrations – Memorial Hall (Austin St) Hopetoun

  • Woomelang – 8am Breakfast Celebrations – Memorial Hall, Woomelang

  • Beulah – 8am Breakfast Celebrations – Beginning at Beulah Post Office

  • Murtoa – 8am Breakfast Celebrations – Murtoa Swimming Pool

  • Tempy – 8am Breakfast Celebrations – Tempy Lions Park

  • Patchewollock – 8am Breakfast Celebrations Patchewollock Community Centre

  • Wallup – 8am Breakfast Celebrations – Wallup Hall

  • Rupanyup – 8am Breakfast Celebrations – Rupanyup Memorial Park (Wimmera Hwy, Rupanyup)

Central SA

Yorke Peninsula Council

  • Ardrossan - Australia Day Breakfast – 8:00 am at the community club, buffet breakfast only $12.00. Presentations at 10:15 am, bar opens 10:00 am, everyone welcome.

  • Edithburgh - Australia Day Breakfast – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – Sausage sizzle at the Tidal Pool, all proceeds to repairs to the pool. Walk the Yorke from Coobowie to Edithburgh or follow the mosaic trail from Sultana Point.

  • Hardwicke Bay - Australia Day Sausage Sizzle – 12 noon at the community hall

  • James Well Rogues Point - Australia Day Breakfast – 9:00 am at the community centre.

  • Maitland - Australia Day Breakfast – 8:30 am – in the Town Hall Ballroom, cooked by the Maitland Lions Club, $7.00 per adult, $5.00 per child (aged 5-12).

  • Minlaton - Australia Day Celebrations – 2:00 pm at the Minlaton Town Hall. Join Yorke Peninsula Council for Citizenship Ceremony, Affirmation Ceremony, Citizen of the Year Award and Community Event of the Year Award, everyone welcome.

  • Port Clinton - Australia Day Celebrations - 10:00 am on the foreshore opposite the caravan park. Traditional barbecue, cool drinks, tea/coffee, raffles, stalls with cakes, biscuits and lamingtons for sale, kids races and general activities.

  • Port Vincent - Australia Day Breakfast – 8:00 am – On the grassy knoll on the Foreshore, breakfast at the wharf barbecues. Come and enjoy an egg and bacon roll, sausage sizzle, or egg, bacon and sausage roll.

  • Port Julia - Australia Day Celebration – 9:00 am ceremony followed by brunch in the community hall.

  • Port Victoria - Australia Day Ceremony – 10:30 am. Flag raising, guest speaker, followed by lunch catered by Port Victoria CWA.

  • Stansbury - Australia Day Breakfast – 8:00 am on the Foreshore adjacent the caravan park. $5.00 per person, school children eat free. Entertainment provided , followed by presentation of Stansbury Citizen of the Year at 9: 30am. BYO chair.

  • Wool Bay - Australia Day Breakfast – 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the cliff top gazebo. All proceeds to Wool Bay Progress Association, all welcome.

  • Yorketown - Australia Day Breakfast – 8:00 am at Weaners Flat Hall. $5.00 per person, hosted by Yorketown Progress Association.

Clare and Gilbert Valley’s Council

An invitation is extended to all residents and visitors to attend an Australia Day Breakfast and awards ceremony at the following location in the Clare and Gilbert Valley’s Council on Saturday, January 26th.

  • Maynard Pioneer Park, Clare from 8:30am.

  • Riverton Recreation Ground from 8:30am.

  • Saddleworth Recreation Ground from 8:30am

  • Auburn Centennial Park from 8:30am.

Regional Council of Goyder

Congratulations to all the recipients of the Australia Day Awards across the Goyder Region. Awards will be presented at the Australia Day Community Breakfasts on the Saturday 26 January 2019 from 8am in Hallett, Burra, Robertstown and Eudunda.

Northern Areas Council

Northern Areas Council 2019 Australia Day breakfast will be held on Saturday 26th of January at Jamestown Memorial Park. With a cooked or continental breakfast available for $5 from 7:30am with the flag ceremony and award presentation from 9am. BYO chair and coffee mug.

Light Regional Council

Light Regional Council Australia Day Breakfast & Award Ceremony Saturday, 26 January 2010. You are invited to attend the 2019 Australia Day Breakfast and Award Ceremony, to be held at the Wasleys Institute, 47 Annie Terrace, Wasleys.

The celebrations begin at 7.45am and a free BBQ breakfast will be provided by the Wasleys Community Group. Please bring chairs if you would prefer to sit outdoors. Parking is available at the venue.

Copper Coast Council

Australia Day BBQ Breakfast at Wallaroo Town Hall from 7.30am to 9.30am.

Breakfast – Bacon, Eggs, Sausages, Toast with condiments and cereals, also including traditional Australian Lamingtons. Tea, Coffee, Orange Juice and Champagne. $8 Adults, $4 Children.

Mayor Roslyn Talbot will open proceedings and present her Australia Day message inclusive of the Caroline Carleton Memorial Wreath Laying ceremony, presentation of awards for the Citizen of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, Community Club of the Year and Community Event of the Year. There is also going to be a Citizenship Ceremony conducted for the conferral of two citizens. The Kadina Wallaroo Moonta Band will be performing throughout the celebrations. All are welcome to attend.

South East SA

Coorong District Council

  • Meningie - Meningie Progress Association together with the Meningie Lions Club will be hosting Meningie’s Annual Fun & Breakfast on the shores of Lake Albert at the Meningie Cheese Factory, Fiebig Road, Meningie. The Fun Run begins at 7:30am, breakfast will be served from 8:00am with formal presentations to follow at 9:30am. Meningie will be celebrating a long-standing and well-loved community volunteer, Ian Qualmann as Citizen of the Year, and Lake Albert Golf Club’s annual ‘Murraylands Ambrose, Scrambrose & LALA Classic’ as Community Event of the Year. Coorong Cottage Industries will be honoured as Community Project of the Year. Special guest speaker, Dr Bill Griggs AM ASM will also be in attendance as the 2019 Australia Day Ambassador.

  • Tintinara - The Lions Club together with TRADE Inc. will host an Aussie Breakfast at the Tintinara Health & Recreation Centre, Wendt Terrace, Tintinara, to celebrate Citizens of the Year, Jim and Jacki Cunningham, two absolute pillars of their community, and the Tintinara Nature Playground as Community Project of the Year, which was successfully completed in 2018. Breakfast will be served at 8:00am with formal presentations to follow.

  • Tailem Bend – The Tailem Bend Rotary Club invite the community to an Australia Day lunch ($10 per person) at Willow Street Park, Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend, to celebrate Citizens of the Year, Lynton Piggott and Joyce Medlow, two outstanding volunteers who have worked tirelessly for the community for many years. The Tailem Bend Community Centre’s ‘Bucket List’ project will also be celebrated as Community Project of the Year. Special guest speaker, Dr Bill Griggs AM ASM will also be in attendance as the 2019 Australia Day Ambassador. Lunch will be served from 12:00pm with formal presentations to follow. Guests are asked to BYO chairs and drinks.

  • Peake – The Peake Community Centre invite the community to enjoy a BYO BBQ Tea at the Peake Hall, Mallee Highway, Peake, to celebrate local farmer, long-serving volunteer and Citizen of the Year, Trevor Johnson. Please bring your own meat (for barbecuing), salads, sweets and drinks and enjoy a relaxed evening of celebration from 6pm (for 6:30pm start) onwards.

Naracoorte Lucindale Council

Bring your picnic blanket, chairs and table to this year’s Australia Day celebrations at Lucindale which commence at 11.00am at Centenary Park, Musgrave Avenue. This is followed by a community lunch, supplied by community groups.

The ceremony commences with the flag raising ceremony, followed by an Australia Day address by Dr Liz Reed. Dr Reed is a vertebrate palaeontologist specialising in aged cave deposits, particularly in the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves. The ceremony concludes with the presentation of the Australia Day Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year awards.

Australia Day celebrations kick off at Naracoorte at 7.00am at the Naracoorte Town Square with breakfast supplied by local service clubs, entertainment starts from 7.35am. The official ceremony commences at 7.55am, with Dr Liz Reed once again to deliver an Australia Day address and the award ceremony to follow.

The Penola ceremony will be at 8am at Memorial Park, Lions Club of Penola hosts a free breakfast sponsored by the Wattle Range Council.

District Council of Robe

All members of the public are invited to join in the 2019 Australia Day Celebrations on Saturday 26 January 2019 on the Robe Institute Lawns. Cooked breakfast provided by the Robe Lions Club will be served from 8.00am at a cost of $10 for a Big Breakfast and $5 for Pancakes. Official ceremony will commence at 9.00am.

Kingston District Council

Council would like invite the community and visitors to our Australia Day Celebrations which will be held in the Lions Park on Saturday 26 January 2019. A free BBQ breakfast will be provided from 7.30am followed by the presentation of the 2019 Australia Day Awards at 9.30am. Honoured this year are Citizen of the Year, Allison Stillwell, Young Citizens of the Year Eliza Wright and Taya Harding, and Commnity Event of the Year, the Kingston Twilight Markets.

Tatiara District Council

The 2019’s Australia Day celebrations in the Tatiara will be held at Clayton Farm Heritage Museum on Saturday the 26th of January. Breakfast will commence at 7.30am. The Australia Day Ambassador for the event will be marketing expert, Francene Connor, and the winners of the annual Australia Day awards will be presented during the morning ceremony. After the ceremony, visitors will be able to view a display of wedding gowns from throughout the ages in the historic Homestead. The Bordertown Motor Vehicle Restorers Club will have cars on display, and weather permitting, a Heavy Horse will be operating the historic ‘Horse-Works’.

Mid Murray Council

Australia Day “Breakfast in the Park” will be held at the Mannum Mary Ann Reserve on Saturday 26 January 2019, commencing at 7-00 am. And the Morgan & Districts Lions Club Australia Day Breakfast & Family Fun Day will also be held on Saturday 26 January 2019, commencing at 8-00 am.

District Council of Karoonda East Murray

One of Karoonda East Murray’s most valued volunteers, Mary Manuel, has taken out the 2019 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award. On 26 January, she will stand alongside winners of the Community Event of the Year Award - the team behind the annual Karoonda Light The Night walk.

The awards will be presented at 9am at the East Murray Tigers Sporting Club on Australia Day, 26 January 2019. This follows an 8am breakfast (with gold coin donation) for those in attendance, plus activities throughout the day.

Outback SA

Municpal Council of Roxby Downs

A Free Australia Day BBQ and award ceremony will be held from 9am to 12pm at the Roxbylink Pool in Roxby Downs.

District Council of Ceduna

Please join us in Ceduna on Saturday 26th January 2019 for an 8am start on the Foreshore lawns (adjacent Ceduna Sailing Club). The Guest Speaker is John Shepherd AM, with awards to go to Leeanne Holmes, for Citizen of the Year, Hailee Skinner as Young Citizen of the Year and Danceduna – 10th Birthday Concert, as the Community Event of the Year, After the Ceremony enjoy a FREE Big Aussie Brekky

Strealy Bay Council

Streaky Bay Aussie Day Awards and Free Breakfast on Saturday 26 January 2019, at 8.00am on the Streaky Bay Foreshore Lawns. Approximately 300 community members and visitors will attend the Streaky Bay celebrations, enjoying a sumptuous breakfast of sausages, eggs, toast, orange juice, tea and coffee all cooked by the District Council Elected Members. The flag raising and award ceremony is at 9.30am. James Trevlyn Smith will be recognized as the Citzen of the Year, Taylor Kenny the Young Citizen, Redding Foodland the Business of the Year and the Streaky Bay New Year’s Eve Fireworks as the Community event of the year.

Wudinna District Council

There will be a free community breakfast and award ceremony on Saturday 26 January to be held at Apex Park in Wudinna, commencing from 8.30 in the morning with the award ceremony held immediately afterwards.

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