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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