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**Nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Awards have now closed.

Southern Grampians Shire Council welcomes community members to nominate individuals, groups and events for an Australia Day Award. If you know a Southern Grampians Shire resident who is a great asset to the region and whose contribution deserves to be recognised, or would like to highlight an outstanding event that has enriched our community, then nominate them online here.

Australia Day Award categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year (for people aged under 25), Community Event of the Year (which includes Virtual Events) and the Council's own Community Recognition Awards. Awards will be presented at the official Southern Grampians Shire Australia Award celebrations held on 26 January.

Note: unsuccessful nominations in the Citizen of the Year category are automatically considered for a Community Recognition Award.


The Southern Grampians Shire Council's official Australia Day Celebration will be held on 26 January 2022 from 10:30am in HAMILTON at the Hamilton Botanic Gardens. The wet weather venue will be the Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre (HILAC).

Events also take place in towns throughout the Southern Grampians Shire with details to be outlined here soon. Stay up-to-date with event details here or via the Council Facebook page at

8:00am, Coleraine Tourist Information Centre, Pilleau St.
Flag raising ceremony, award presentations, guest speaker and free community breakfast.

8:00am, Memorial Park, Parker St.
Award presentations, guest speaker & free community breakfast.

8:30am, Penshurst Botanic Gardens, Martin St.
Flag Raising Ceremony, Music performance, Guest speaker, National Anthem, Penshurst Citizen of the Year, free community BBQ.

There will be no 2022 Australia Day events held in the following townships:


For further information please contact Council on 5573 0444 or email

*All events are subject to change.

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