Australia Day is celebrated each year across Indigo Shire on the 26 January 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.
2017 Australia Day Ambassadors
Mr Damian Brown - Rutherglen, Chiltern and Yackandandah
Mr William Lye - Kiewa/ Tangambalanga and Beechworth
Mr Nick Theodossi - Barnawartha
Australia Day Event Details
Rutherglen Community Breakfast 7.45am, Lions Park
Cost: $5 Adult and $2 for Under 12's
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 and local entertainment
Kiewa/Tangambalanga Community Lunch 11am, Kiewa Memorial Park
BBQ lunch available for a gold coin donation. Enjoy family entertainment and award presentations.
Yackandandah Community BBQ dinner 5.30pm, Sir Isaacs Park
Cost $15 for a family of four or $5 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 the New Reedy Creek Band, Licensed until 10pm.
Beechworth Community BBQ dinner 5.30pm, Town Hall Gardens
Cost: $5 per person or $10 for a family of 4 (kids under 15). All proceeds go to Local Service Clubs, dinner served from 6pm to 7pm and gluten free options available. BYO chair, sunscreen and hat. Award presentations and local entertainment. Alcohol free event.
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.
A list of the 2016 award recipients can be found here
A list of the 2015 award recipients can be found here
A list of the 2014 award recipients can be found here
A list of the 2013 award recipients can be found here
Last updated: 17 January 2017