Australia Day

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

Check out what is happening in your area by viewing your town's event listing:





Please note that due to COVID19 concerns, the planned award presentations in Rutherglen, Beechworth and Chiltern have been cancelled.

Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Indigo Shire Australia Day Awards have now closed.

These awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and community organisations in the region who make extraordinary contributions to society. 

Australia Day Awards 2021 Winners

2021 Indigo Shire's Citizen of the Year:

  • Pauline Fisher
2021 Young Citizen of the Year:
  • Genevieve Love
2021 Certificates of Achievement:
  • Kiewa- Tangambalanga District: Graeme 'Rikki" Schliebs
  • Beechworth and District: John Eldrid

Other Awards:

  • Indigo Shire Community Organisation of the Year (Joint): Chiltern Ambulance Community Officer Team and the Sandy Creek Recreation Reserve Committee of Management - Kiewa Sandy Creek Community  
  • Emma George Junior Sporting Scholarship: Georgia Stefaniak


Image: Indigo Shire Young Citizen of the Year 2021, Genevieve Love.

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