Australia Day


Australia Day  

 Australia Day is celebrated across Indigo Shire on the 26th of January each year. There are a variety of events across the Shire that include local entertainment, awards presentations, guest speakers and flag raising & lowering ceremonies.


Indigo Shire Council Australia Day Awards

The Australia Day Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and community organisations and businesses in the region who make extraordinary contributions to society.

Anyone can nominate a friend, family member, community leader or colleague who has made a beneficial contribution to our community. 

The 2019 Award Winners are:

Indigo Shire's Citizen of the Year: Mary Dunn


Certificates of Achievement

  • Kiewa- Tangambalanga District: Val White
  • Beechworth and District: Jan Morey
  • Chiltern and District: Eileen Collins

Other Awards

  • Indigo Shire Community Organisation of the Year: Kiewa Fire Brigade
  • Emma George Junior Sporting Scholarship: Callista Race-Stelling

For the full details on each award winner, click here


Awards categories:

  • 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

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

How does someone get 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?

Once nominations close the nomination forms are forwarded to the Indigo Shire Community Grants and Awards Advisory Committee. The committee 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.