Australia Day


Australia Day

Australia Day is celebrated across Indigo Shire on the 26 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.

Australia Day Awards

The Indigo Shire Council Australia Day Awards are now open! 

The awards celebrate the contribution of individuals and community organisations 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.

To submit your nomination please use the forms below.


Nominations close at 9am on Monday 18 November 2019.

The award categories 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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 and joint nominations wont be considered. All nominations must 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 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.


2019 Australia Day Award Winners

2019 Indigo Shire's Citizen of the Year:

  • Mary Dunn
2019 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.