Australia Day will be celebrated across Indigo Shire on Monday 26 January 2015 with events in Barnawartha, Beechworth, Chiltern, Kiewa-Tangambalanga, Rutherglen and Yackandandah. Each ceremony has a flag raising or flag lowering ceremony and presentation of Indigo Shire Australia Day Awards.

 2015 Australia Day Ambassadors

Australia Day Event Details

Rutherglen Community Breakfast 7.45am, Lions Park

Cost: Adult $5 Under 12 $2
Local entertainment and award presentations. Please BYO plate, cup and cutlery to help us help our environment.

Chiltern Morning Tea 9.45am, Tourist Park

Cost: Gold Coin Donation - all proceeds to the Chiltern Girl Guides. BYO chair, sunscreen and hat. Bring your own plate, cutlery and cup to help us help the environment. Award presentations, local entertainment as well as face painting and colouring competitions for the kids.

Kiewa/Tangambalanga Community Lunch 11am, Kiewa Memorial Park

Barbecue lunch available for a gold coin donation. Enjoy family entertainment and award presentations.

Yackandandah Community barbecue dinner 5.30pm, Sir Isaacs Park

Cost $10 for a family of four or $4 per person - dinner proceeds to Yackandandah Lions Club. BYO chair, sunscreen and hat.
Bring your own plate, cup and cutlery to help us help the environment. Award presentations, entertainment by Bruce Poulter. Licensed until 10pm.

Beechworth Community barbecue dinner 5.30pm, Town Hall Gardens

Cost: $5 per person or $12 for a family of 4 (kids under 15). All proceeds go to Local Service Clubs, (dinner served from 6pm to 7pm). BYO chair, sunscreen and hat. Award presentations, entertainment, teddy bear picnic (prizes to be won on the night for the best dressed teddy bear), biscuit decorating with the Beechworth Bakery, plenty of games and more!

Barnawartha Community Supper 7.30pm, Soldiers Memorial Hall

Supper is hosted by the Barnawartha Country Women’s Association. Bring your own plate, cup and cutlery to help us help the environment. Enjoy local entertainment and community sing-along.

Indigo Shire Council Australia Day Awards

The Indigo Shire Council Australia Day Awards celebrate the contribution of individuals, community organisations and businesses in the region. These prestigious awards are designed to pay tribute to those who make extraordinary contributions to society or who are outstanding achievers in the community.

The Australia Day Awards are a great opportunity for you to recognise a friend, family member, community leader or colleague who has made a beneficial contribution to the Indigo community.

Nominations are now open and Council invites community members to nominate for the prestigious Australia Day Awards which are presented to local individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to our community.

Awards are:

  • Indigo Shire Citizen of the Year
  • Indigo Shire Young Citizen of the Year
  • Indigo Shire Community Organisation of the Year
  • Beechworth & District Certificate of Achievement
  • Rutherglen & District Certificate of Appreciation
  • Chiltern & District Certificate of Appreciation
  • Yackandandah & District Certificate of Appreciation
  • Barnawartha & District Certificate of Appreciation
  • Kiewa-Tangambalanga & District Certificate of Appreciation
  • Emma George Junior Sporting Scholarship

Who is eligible to be nominated?

The awards are open to individuals who reside within and groups who conduct their activities within Indigo Shire.

How does someone become nominated?

Anyone can nominate by completing the appropriate category Nomination Form and returning it to Council.

Nominations must be accompanied by suitable details to assist the judging panel.

An individual or group may be nominated in one category only. All nominations must comply with the General Conditions of Entry, have a nominator and referee and submit the required documentation addressing all areas of the selection criteria.

What happens once someone is nominated?

The Nomination Form is registered and a letter acknowledging receipt of nomination is sent to both the nominator and the nominee. Once nominations close the nomination forms are forwarded to the Australia Day Selection Panel. The panel will preside over the nominations and determine the award recipients. Nominees may, at the discretion of the Selection Panel, be transferred to another category.

Emma George Junior Sporting Scholarship

The Emma George Junior Sporting Scholarship is aimed at young sports people from within Indigo Shire who wish to apply for assistance in pursuing their sporting activities at Regional, State or National levels of competition. More details can be found in the guidelines section of the nomination form.

A list of the 2014 award recipients can be found here

A list of the 2013 award recipients can be found here

Last updated: 14 January 2015